The Vietnamese baguette sandwiches here are all in the 1.75-2 dollarish range. Good bargain price-wise but I was not impressed the first few times I stopped by; the bread to filling ratio was too skewed in the baguette's favor and the flavoring was so-so.
but then I saw Alice Patis & Carb Lover's posts on Dakao, and decided to ask for extra vegetables to go along with my roast chicken sandwich. It was just my luck that the lady making the sandwiches asked if I wanted chilis in my sandwich. Bingo!! the crunch of the vegetables and the just-spicy enough chilis make these $2 sandwiches way too addictive.
I also picked up one of the Dakao goodies by the cash register - this was a rice ball looking thing that's composed of three layers - sticky rice on the outside, a layer of mildly sweet green mochi in the middle, and a savory/lightly spicy meat filling in the center. The flavor pairing is interesting, but what's really cool about this ball o'carb is the texture of its three layers - so very chewy for only $1