Banh Mi My-Tho
Cheap Eats: Southeast Asian, June 2012
At this Vietnamese convenience store, a mere $3 nets you a hefty bánh mì on a fresh baguette. The soft bread has a crackling crust, the bits of grilled pork are supple and salty-sweet, and the pickled vegetables lend the right amount of crunch. The San Gabriel Valley abounds with ridiculous bargains, but this sandwich reigns supreme.