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Lee's Sandwiches in Westminster--report.

lonegungirl | Jun 22, 200207:24 PM

Hi. Just wanted to know if anyone's been to a place called Lee's Sandwiches in Westminster, on Bolsa by Magnolia? I tried it the other day and thought it was kinda unusual.

First, just getting in the parking lot is a nightmare, as cars are constantly streaming in and out with varying degrees of driving ability, so it may be worth it to try to find a spot on the street somewhere. The place itself reminded me a little of an airport cafeteria, with multiple lines of customers and digital displays flashing pictures of food and descriptions in English and Vietnamese. The big thing is banh mi, I believe, and ordering is facilitated for the Vietnamese-speaking impaired by the use of numbered photographs of interesting sandwiches (cured pork roll, grilled pork, sardines, headcheese, etc.). There also seems to be a thriving business in drinks, particularly iced coffee with jelly. A jillion smoothie flavors are offered as well, in flavors such as jackfruit and durian. A small cart makes and sells small cakes advertised as "cream cakes," stating that this is their first time in America.

I had a grilled pork sandwich with a mango smoothie--both were very good, the sandwich being very fresh and only $1.50. The smoothie was very thick and filling--probably could have been a snack by itself.

Anyway, thought it was an interesting experience--I would go back again, just for the novelty of cheap, fresh food, in an atmosphere resembling the stock market.

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