A little 3-table place called New Saigon Sandwiches has opened in the outer Richmond District. Their sandwiches run a little higher than other such places but they're still inexpensive. The BBQ Chicken sandwich was $2.75, a shredded pork sandwich was $3.49.
I think they use standard French rolls, the crust of mine didn't shatter when I bit into it. My BBQ Pork sandwich had carrots, cucumbers, cilantro and some peppers. They didn't use any daikon and I missed its sweetness and crunchiness. The combo of the softer bread and not as crunchy insides would put their sandwich behind the ones at Little Paris (Inner Richmond District). Still, this is a new business so things could change.
A young woman said she and her brother were running the place. She was quite friendly, advising her customers not to buy spring rolls if they weren't going to eat them today. (The rice paper dries out, she said.)It seems to be a popular place with the neighbors, she seemed to recognize all of the customers.
New Saigon Sandwiches
2960 Clement near 31st Avenue
Open 7 days, M-Fri 8-5, Sat-Sun 9-5