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Munch - Banh mi on the Westside?

BIM | Jul 28, 200801:41 PM

When a friend asked if I'd heard of the new Vietnamese sandwich place on Sawtelle my heart skipped a beat - I didn't dare hope - it sounded too good to be true!

Indeed. Munch is actually a little Thai deli with plastic clamshells of take-out Pad Thai and rice dishes and, as the aggressively friendly man said, "Vietnamese-style" sandwiches. Meaning I suppose short baguettes, cucumber spears and cilantro, some with marinated radish/carrots. We ordered three, a Vietnamese Combo which was remotely dac biet-like, but the flavors just seemed off. A Satay Chicken sandwich was bizarre - neither fish nor fowl, and the third, a Sesame Beef, was inedible.

Let's keep dreaming of a Che Cali West.

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