One of the wonderful ladies who has run/managed Saigon Sandwich on Larkin st since the days it first opened years ago has taken the leap and opened her own place, she's owner/boss, down the block at 426 Larkin St at Golden Gate. It's called Vietnam Sandwiches and/or New Vietnam Sandwiches ,this is only her third day and it's all handmade signs on the front window. She's even dropped the prices back and is selling the Xui Mai , roughly translated as Meatball Pork , for $1.75. I realize this is a matter of taste/choice but this is their/her speciality sandwich , kind of a vietnamese sloppy joe. If all you've tried is the chicken or roast pork give it a go. And all sandwiches come with a free glass of hot tea if you eat there. Five or six seats and it looks like room to add more as she gets organized. She'd be estatic to see famaliar faces, or new faces for that matter, and the vietnamese for "congradulations" is roughly "Juk Moon". And tell her you saw it on the internet, I told her I'd do my part to help get the word out.
While I'm promoting people , next door at 448 Larkin St , PHU HUONG , The Pink Flamingo, is owned and run by a mother and daughter who make a wonderfully mellow Hot and Sour Prawn Soup for $4.50 and they'll throw in a free side bowl of rice or rice noodles if requested. It's a LARGE bowl of soup and I always dump one of them in. Really nice people and a GREAT soup.