There are as many places to get bahn mi (Vietnamese sandwiches) along Buford Highway as there are places to get pho, some better than others. Lee’s Bakery has long been considered among the best, with Saigon Deli following close behind. Nhu Y Deli is one to avoid. After trying Quốc Hương (in Asian Square – directly across from Saigon Deli) this weekend, it could be the new favorite.
I’ve been trying to figure out what it was that made the bahn mi thit heo nuong so appealing. Typically, it would be the grilled pork, but I really think in this case it’s the generous and liberal serving of vegetables (pickled daikon, carrots and cucumber). I’ve heard good things about the bahn mi ga here, so now I’ve got an excuse to go back – that, and they have a full menu of pho and bun dishes. Pricing is typical of the other Vietnamese shops – $2.50/sandwich, buy 5, get one free. One of the best deals in town.