For some people its that piece of chocolate cake; for strange people like myself its a really good banh mi that makes those pupils roll back.
Damn, I am confounded by the deliciousness of the sandwich but I guess it just makes sense. They are bakery and thats what the sandwich nearly consummates in entirety. But bread aside, I admit I was impressed by the chilled Vietnamese charcuterie filling. Good width slices of cha lua baloney, jamon, and best of all a wonderful cooling slice of head cheese! So good on a hot day sitting on top of the trunk of your car in the sun chowing down.
I wish the daikon carrot slaw was better balanced [almost all sweet carrot] and thicker cut but props for the bounty of it and cilantro. Jalapenos that are spicy that you get that cooling sensation post-comer.
They seem to prefer a light hand of margarine rather than mayo here and the pate is lighter and moister than Dore.
Strangely enough I was expecting a Saigon Baguette like Cafe Dore's but instead I got a slightly bigger - crustier and better version of the cut ends K's style baguette. This was likely 100% wheat.
I have to mention the extremely gracious, nice woman who works there. She made the visit even better.
Its hard to tell you whether Paris Bakery I like more than Dore's. I am truly content with both.
Anywhere else you can get head cheese on a Banh mi, guys?
Paris Bakery is located on El Cajon Blvd. E of the 15 fwy next to Saigon on the South side of the blvd.. I think they close relatively early.