I just spoke to the owner of Baguette Express, formerly in San Gabriel. He verified that he had closed the SG branch of Baguette Express and concentrating on the San Diego branch. His place was the one with authentic banh mi with all the proper fixings-- generous charcuterie, pickled daikon, carrots, cucumber, jalapeno peppers, and CILANTRO. Most of the other banh mi joints (Lee's, Mr. Baguette, etc...) are so stingy with the veggies and no longer provide the all-important cilantro.
Which banh mi place can take over the mantle from Baguette Express near that corner of Valley Blvd and San Gabriel Blvd?