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O Banh Mi

This is my new favorite sandwich in all of the Los Angeles area.   They have only a few, and they are Vietnamese style, and are amazing.

Now I have never been to Vietnam.  I’m not even sure what all is totally authentic Vietnamese food.  There are a few places in our neighborhood that I think have “gringo” Vietnamese.  I would love to one day travel there, and experience it all for myself.  I have seen my fair share of TV shows on the area.   So I know that they are not afraid of bold flavors, and mostly giving you bang for your buck.

There are only 6 sandwiches until Friday, when there is a magical 7th.  The Roast Pig.   Yes a Roast Pig Sandwich that is divine.  You can ask for a small side of gravy.  A cross between a gravy and au jus.  On top with a few drops of Sriracha.  A perfect sandwich.

O Banh Mi Menu

O Banh Mi Menu

 

Starting with the most important part of any sandwich, the bread.  They use a super soft, crunchy on the outside baguette.  Not too bready, just the right amount of crunch to soft.   Perfection.  Not too many parts inside either.  You get a little bit of everything in each bite.  Some bread, some sliced cucumber, some pig, some pepper, some herbs.   Now, I’ve only had two different sandwiches.  In multiple times there, if it’s during the week, I get the Shredded Lemongrass Chicken, and on Friday’s it’s the Roast Pig.

There are two salads mentioned, but I’ve never known anyone who’s had one.  Let alone being in the shop and seeing one.

 

It’s a perfect little neighborhood spot.  I’ve seen a few of the same people there multiple times.  You can nearly miss it along this section of Hyperion Avenue.   Almost hidden behind a large tree.   Just look for the two small tables and chairs on the sidewalk.  With a few more seats inside, that’s it.   You can easily miss it, but you don’t want to.  It’s that good.  They are at 1997 Hyperion and are only open from 12-3.  And if you want that awesome pig, get there early.

 

O Banh Mi