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Melanie Wong | Dec 27, 201501:56 AM     1

The "Grand Opening" banner has been flying on Story Road for a couple years already. Two weeks ago I finally made a point to stop in, my first visit to any of the Đức Hương Giò Chả locations. I loved the aroma of fresh baked bread when I stepped in the door. There were as many customers lining up to buy baguettes and rolls as sandwiches. The banh mi come in small or large sizes. The overhead menu features 16 different types.

I went with the grilled pork (banh mi thit nuong), $4 for large, mostly because it was #1 on the board. The bread is very good here with a decidedly crisp crust and very moist, chewy crumb. It's handled well with some of the core pulled out and toasted enough to warm but not harden the roll. The grilled pork itself was pretty average, not that tender and little charred character. Veggies were somewhat skimpy other than the four slices of jalapeño, which I considered excessive. Yet, I liked the beurre and the fresh baked bread and would come back to try a different type. I didn't know at the time that Đức Hương makes its own cold cuts and is known for its chả lụa. So a classic combo is probably in my future.
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Đức Hương Giò Chả Sandwiches
1020 Story Rd
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 993-8001

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