Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The Third Sandwich
Today, Wally and I visited Saigon Deli in the International District. The deli was packed with sandwich lovers and the ordering system was a free for all. After I ordered my sandwich, I cowered in the corner and watched the aggressive Asian ladies push themselves to the front of the line. They wanted their sandwiches and they wanted them now. One woman ordered fifteen sandwiches. The soda and the sandwich cost a total of $4.00. That is awesome.
The sandwich, Banh Mi Nuong, was more bready than I prefer but the baguette had a nice crunch to it. The pickled cucumbers and carrots were spicy and tasty. The pork was fine but not necessarily out of this world. Today, I appreciated the size of the sandwich because I was not very hungry. Had I been hungrier, I'm not sure that one sandwich would've appeased my ravenous appetite. For $2.75 this sandwich was worth every penny. However, I know that Seattle Deli, another deli featured in the top 48, offers delicious banh mi for only $2.00. So if you want the most bang for your buck, you should travel two blocks and hit up Seattle Deli (225 12th Ave S Ste 101, Seattle, WA 98144).
1237 S Jackson St Ste E