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Bahn mi yum!

dixieday | | Feb 8, 2002 04:54 PM

Yesterday, lashed with wind and rain, I gave up my usual good-lunch treks in favor of a quick pre-made sandwich from Java City. Blech! $5.50 for a skimpy, bland cheese sandwich on dried-out baguette...
Today, with the sun out and my appetite whetted by all those taco-truck postings, I headed up to Saigon Sandwich. It was jammed, as usual, but in just a few minutes I had my own warm, neatly wrapped chicken sandwich--warm, crisp-crusted roll soaked inside with chicken juices and stuffed with moist shredded carrots, onions, cilantro,jalapenos, and lots of savory chopped chicken redolent of five-spice powder, plus that ineffable slightly sweet, slightly tangy vinaigrette (no mayo for me.) YUM--and all for a whopping $2.25. Very curious about the various unlabeled pastel-colored jellies/puddings in the cooler--but I hate coconut, and figured that most would be coconut-based.(True?) On my way back, I stopped in at Vietnam Sandwiches, just to case the joint, and ran into Pointybird and Juniper, on their own lunchtime bahn mi run.