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Y & Y Vietnamese Deli on Clement


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Y & Y Vietnamese Deli on Clement

mariacarmen | Mar 21, 2010 08:35 PM

Anyone ever been here before? I tried doing a search and nothing came up. Just happened by, little hole-in-the-wall, two tables with stools at the window, just inside the New May Cheong Co. market. We tried the meatball banh mi, and the thit nuong cuong (bbq pork rolls). The rolls were outstanding. The pork in them is not actually bbq'd, nor grilled, but is pan fried to order, and somehow it achieved a good smoky flavor as if it had been grilled. Delicious. I really want to try the "BBQ'd" pork bahn mi now. The banh mi xiu mai was good, although a could have used a tiny bit more flavor - maybe not enough of the rice vinegar sauce they pour on top at the end, or it appeared the veggies had not marinated in that sauce at all. But the bread was EXCELLENT - although not typical of Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches at any of the places I've tried in Little Saigon in Southern California, or even here, it was toasted and served hot, roughly crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. I thought that the very sweet woman cooking told us they get the bread from Bakers of Paris in Daly City, but a search turned up bakeries by that name in Brisbane and San Francisco - it was Paris something. Anyway. Y&Y had maybe 9 other kinds of banh mi, and a variety of pho, bun, rice dishes, special snacks, desserts and beverages. Definitely worth checking out.

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