Saturday, June 7, 2008

Huong Lan Sandwiches

Huong Lan Sandwiches in Milpitas is my favorite place to get Vietnamese banh mi (baguette sandwiches). To me, their banh mi is a fast, cheap, convenient, and very tasty snack, which can also serve as lunch or dinner (in which case I'll eat 2 of them).

I always order the #7 sandwich, which contains pork filling. The bread is crisp on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside. The roasted pork comes in generous amounts, and is very tender and tasty. The accompanying ingredients of pickled carrot and radish, cilantro, and peppers combine with the meat to create a unique symphony of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy tastes - deliciously orchestrated and in perfect balance.

They also have a lot of delightful Vietnamese sweets that make for a perfect dessert after enjoying the sandwiches. Like these rice cakes flavored with green beans and banana:

My wife and I like to bring home these sandwiches and munch on them leisurely, as we snuggle closely together while watching movies from that's nice ;-)

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A. Rizzi said...

look out for that chili on the right'll sneak up on ya. Try to check out a banh mi 'xiu mai' or 'cha ca' if you can find them. Keep grubbin.

AsianFoodFanatic said...

I know exactly what you're talking about A. Rizzi. Since I'm a total wuss when it comes to spicy food, I remove the chili before eating the sandwich. Sometimes I give them to my wife, who eats those things like candy (ugh!)