I got a meatball banh mi from Saigon yesterday for lunch and I think their sandwiches are my favorite of the two storefronts. Even though it sat in the car for about 20 minutes while I drove home, the bread crust was still crunchy, the carrots still had their snap, and it was just a rockin' sandwich.
I ping pong back and forth between these two stores b/c at $2 per sandwich, why not? But I think that the crusty, crunchy, shatter-everywhere texture of the bread at Saigon just stands out in my mind. In fact I want another right now but I think I'm opting for snickerdoodles at Desiree today.
Does anyone know what kind of other prepared foods they serve? I've also purchased the spring rolls, egg rolls, sticky rices with shrimp, and bananas with sweet rice. But yesterday I saw large buns that look like the steamed roast pork buns you get at dim sum houses. What's in that? And they both sell sweets that are always fluorescent colored with pinks, greens, yellows. Has anyone tried these and can tell me a little more about what they are/taste like, etc? Are they bean-based? Are they mochi-esque? Thanks!