Walking into K Sandwiches at lunchtime is like going to a rock concert. Orders are being called out, the drone of the flat screen hums, blenders are blending away and tables of people are enjoying themselves.
The first thing you see is grandma working away at those eggy waffles which perfume the air. Then the viet and american menu.
I was intrigued by Banh mi Chay - vegetarian banh mi because of a veg friend I wanted to bring here. I ordered this.
After checking out all the goodies and pastries which I hope some one out there will steer me to and reccomend my order was called #1.
So as far as deconstruction goes - the bread was not my cup of tea. The overtly yeasty and powerful wheat flavor threw off the requisite balance of a good banh mi for me. I don't think that they were using the half/half rice flour and wheat flour ratio of a proper saigon baguette. This thin bag. was almost all crust as well.
The innards on the other hand were spot on. I loved the flaky and mock 'bi'-like soy drenched fried tofu a lot. The thicker cut pickles were killer - lending a better sweet sour element. They were generous with the herbal sparkling fresh cilantro and the jalapenos were redeeming in the heat department.