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Baoguette Saint Mark's

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Baoguette Saint Mark's

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hungrycomposer | | Apr 14, 2009 09:52 PM

I've gotten sandwiches from their new location twice. The first time the baguette (traditional banh mi) was delicious, well balanced, not too expensive for the neighborhood at $5. We also got a sloppy bao, which was much less complex but also delicious. Today I stopped by and got another baguette, and the balance of the ingredients seemed off. This time the red "minced barbecue pork (nem nuong) with a sweet glaze" was the predominant ingredient, as identified in the New York Times' "Banh Mi Unstacked" illustration:
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/200...
The sandwich was overly sweet and didn't have enough of the their tasty terrine or pork. I'm guessing they're still getting the kinks out and it'll be better next time. We also got a spicy catfish sandwich, which was even better than I expected: catfish with pickled red onions, some kind of spicy relish, and honey mustard aioli. Tastes better than it sounds! We topped it off with their pandan soft serve, which was excellent. Nice subtle leafy flavor and good texture.

Has anyone tried other items on the menu? I'm dying to try the vietnamese crepe, which I'm hoping is a banh xeo (nobody could tell me). They only serve it at night, but they didn't have it tonight. I'm also wondering how the soups are.

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