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banh cuon(g) at a banh mi shop?

augustiner | | Nov 15, 2006 10:41 AM

hello.

so a while ago i posted asking about banh cuong in the city. i have this vietnamese american friend who is moving away soon, and he wanted to find this dish. i found the suggestions here about...uh..was it hung ky? anyways that dinner never worked out for various reasons. however, my friend has now eaten banh cuong twice in a row at a sandwhich shop. it was for sale behind the counter and it passed muster, at least for him. he couldn't remember the exact name, but he said the word "baguette," so i'm assuming it's the baguette express on larkin. i was wondering if anyone has tried it here, or even seen it, and if it indeed passes muster.

amusing anecdote: he said that one of the women working there kept pressuring this customer to meet her niece, and he eventually put his foot down and said, "look, if you have a nephew, that might be another matter. but I am GAY." my friend started laughing on the side, and the guy realized that he could understand what they were saying (in vietnamese, of course), but the woman just laughed it off. no, he can't understand. so anyways if you are a cute vietnamese male, these people may try to play matchmaker with you. completely irrelevant, but i'm quite tipsy. so has anyone experienced this? the banh cuong, i mean. i don't care about her niece.

thanks!

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