Little Green Cyclo, a Vietnamese food truck, has fresh and flavorful variations on banh mi. sairuh has enjoyed the five-spice chicken and the tamarind tofu (fried farm-fresh egg optional). There’s also lemongrass grilled pork and … wait for it … homemade organic pâté with truffle oil and pork roll. At $5, they cost nearly twice as much as at a more typical sandwich shop like Huong Lan Sandwiches (pâté is $1 extra), but the fillings are generous and the baguettes light, with a thin, crisp crust.

“Their sweet potato fries ($2.75) are, to put it mildly, addictive,” sairuh adds. Maybe because they’re tossed with basil, mint, cilantro, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper and come with one of these sauces: mango mint, honey mustard, passionfruit with peanut, and pumpkin coconut (seasonal).

At dinner, you get the sandwich fillings with a different presentation: tamarind tofu over noodles, or lemongrass grilled pork with rice vermicelli. There are weekly specials, like broken rice (com tam). If you see the dessert special of pandan coconut milk, jackfruit, palm seed, and grass jelly, get it, it’s great, sairuh says.

Little Green Cyclo
Mobile truck; no formal address
415-375-1657

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