I described this sandwich to Cranky the other day as a "salad sandwich." It was made from excellent barbecued pork, marinated daikon, carrots, cucumber and cilantro. And a tiny smear of something mayonnaisey. On a shatteringly crisp, tender roll.
Well. According to Wikipedia, the bánh mì is, in fact, a Vietnamese translation of the French "salad sandwich." (Remember those pan bagnats on the beach in Nice?)
Upon reading more about this delicious snack, I realized I've only scratched the surface. I don't think I've ever tried one that wasn't made from barbecued pork, but there are so many other combos to try: chicken, egg, even vegetarian.
So I've got some 'splorin' to do.
But I was so, so happy with my sandwich the other day. Cranky picked it up on a whim on his way home from a trip to The City (which is a pretentious way Bay Areans describe San Francisco). The shop was called Them Ky, on Ellis Street, if you're local and so inclined.
I declare it the Best Sandwich Ever.
Oh. And it was only $2.50.