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Every Sandwich at Bahn Mi Che Cali (penultimate edition!)

Hungry1 | Dec 19, 200505:31 PM

My quest to sample every sandwich offered at this refurbished Taco Bell in Westminster is nearly complete!

Sunday's sandwich: meat loaf. It's nothing like the standard middle American meatloaf--rather, it's a mass of dense, pureed forcemeat (rather like an ivory-colored bologna) sliced thinly and served cold. It's slightly chewy and very mildly flavored; no particular spice flavoring jumped out at me as I ate it.

The meat loaf was perfectly inoffensive but a bit boring--its main advantage was that being cold and dry, it didn't cause the bread to become soggy, so the crust was still good and crisp (and the crumb still light and fluffy) by time I got my sandwiches home. I can easily imagine this being something a Vietnamese mom would put together for her kids' school lunches--it's safe, bland, and travels well.

The blandness of the filling also made me notice, for the first time, the richness of the mayonnaise they use on their sandwiches. I generally consider mayo on sandwiches a waste of space, but whatever they use at BMCC is darned tasty.

One more filling to go...


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