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Banh Mi in Little Saigon, OC

david t. | Sep 27, 2007 08:17 PM

Anyone have recommendations for really good banh mi dac biet in Little Saigon or elswhere in OC?

I'm only concerned with the banh mi dac biet (pork sausage). Not interested in the other sandwiches (bbq, chicken etc).

The type I'm looking for: very strong peppers, good quality pork meat (not the red food coloring variety with thick slabs of fat) with strong peppercorns embedded in the meat, pate, and the french bread MUST be hoagie-style, not the Lee's style with the long cut french baguette, and the mayonnaise should not taste funky, obviously.

The banh me at Banh Mi Che Cali (on Brookhurst) really is excellent and the best I've had anywhere, by far. They are absolutely the best with freshness, quality, with perfect proportions, but I'm curious if there is anything better being that there are so many shops out there.

The only critique I have of Che Cali that keeps it from being perfect is that the bread, although good, is not as shatteringly thin as it could be with the light web-like interior that you can find at bakeries that sell the bread alone.

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