Sunday, March 20, 2005

Bahn Mi in San Rafael

Did you know you can buy Bahn Mi in San Rafael? Of course, San Rafael is not so hip as to call them Bahn Mi. A simple French Roll Sandwich is all the clue you have to their existance. It's mainly a take out shop but there are a couple of small tables for eating in.
Bahn Mi with BBQ pork pickles mayo cilantro in San Rafael CA
On our last visit we tried the BBQ pork with pickles, mayo, soya sauce and cilantro for $3.50. The sandwiches are served with the bread warm and crispy. The meat is heated too. The vegetables, in contrast, are cold.

The French-style bread is a mass-produced industrial-type bread. The kind where the crust flakes off in sharp little pieces that stick to the roof of our mouth. The pork is fairly sweet, but moist and tasty. The veggies are fresh and crunchy. I could handle a lot more chile, what they do put in is barely discernible.

This bahn mi is just ok - I can live with it, but as Fred said on the way back from lunch, "I wouldn't get up in the middle of the night to eat one."

This little sandwich shop without a name can be found on Grand Avenue, San Rafael, between 3rd and 4th Streets.

Bahn Mi sanwich shop location Grand Avenue San Rafael CA
Bahn Mi in San Rafael

4 Comments:

  • At 22/3/05 09:19, Blogger drbiggles said…

    Heh, neat. We have a little place here in El Cerrito that has them. I believe they were in the paper a few months back. If you can believe this, I think the ones here are over a dollar cheaper. I got lunch for two people, including drinks for 5.50. AND check this out, it's right next to a discount porn store. A good lunch is had by all.

    Biggles

     
  • At 22/3/05 16:05, Blogger -reg said…

    There's a small vietnamese sandwich shop at Larkin and Eddy (southeast corner) called.... um I forget the name... (look for the line out the door) that makes an excellent Bahn Min. Roasted pork is $2.75. No seating... You can take them to the park area in front of city hall and watch the bums...

     
  • At 23/3/05 14:26, Anonymous starchmouse said…

    The place on Larkin and Eddy is Saigon Sandwiches. Still the best place I've found in San Francisco - some places don't even give you sliced jalapenos! The nerve...

     
  • At 29/1/06 20:30, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thank you for your article. I was looking for this place, which I heard about from a Vietnamese friend. She had a hard time explaing the location.

     

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