We ordered a #9 banh mi sardine and a banh mi bowl with white rice, lemongrass tofu and Vietnamese dressing. We didn't see this banh mi bowl before so decided to give it a try. It's a custom order bowl similar to Chipotle. Pick your carb (jasmine white rice, brown rice, etc), pick your protein (pork, chicken, etc) add a sauce or for $1.5 add an extra. The base price was $7.95. This wasn't very economy compared to the huge banh mi that only cost $4.95.
|sardine banh mi|
The banh mi was a very good value for the price. The bowl came short of expectation. The lemon grass tofu was very bland though it looked like it was seasoned with some sort of herbs but it wasn't salty or anything. So the tiny container of sauce wasn't enough to make it up to par. It was a huge bowl and had generous amount of rice but the taste just wasn't there.
|lemongrass tofu rice bowl|
|goi cuon (spring roll) with prawn, pork, lettuce and rice noodle|
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