I just had lunch at a Vietnamese place on the west side of San Gabriel just north of Mission, in a little strip mall. It had a non-English name that I've forgotten (and can't find on Google).
I had tasty grilled pork over "broken" (= short grain) rice. I think it should have come with a bowl of savory roast pork in broth, which another table received. Anyway, this was a very good and extremely cheap lunch. I added a soy milk and it set me back something like $6.50.
They have a long - but simple - menu, with the usual bun, pho, etc. Anyway know this place and want to recommend other things to try? Seems like it would be a good alternative when Golden Deli is packed. And, it's probably closer for people coming out the 10 Fwy. from L.A.