I was craving a Vietnamese sub so I figured, what the hey I'll drive out here. I've actually been here many times before for their baked goods but have yet to try their subs. It's a small store front with a few case displays and a deli counter as they prepare the subs right before your eyes. If you arrive at the right time, you can enjoy a freshly baked baguette. Their baguettes are footlong in length, light, airy and flaky yet soft inside, filled with all the usual fresh veggies, including hot peppers; not too much, not too little filling. Let the bread sop up the sauce a little.
My lemongrass garlic chicken sub was the perfect, non greasy midday snack. The tender chicken pieces were marinated nicely, with a garlic hint that slightly overpowers the lemongrass. I also picked up a few buns to go including their well known durian coconut bun, which is similar to a cocktail bun, with a richer and more ample durian and shreadded coconut cream filling. Try it.
Their more unique buns are a little more expensive though I feel it's well worth it, and they have all the regular standbys like egg tarts and bbq pork buns. The subs are a near steal, starting at $2.75, and uses their fantastic in house made bread. I'm not sure if they still have that deal where you buy 10 subs for $25 and get the 11th one free but it didn't look like their prices have changed after all these years. Arguably one of the best banh mi's in the city.
Service is polite, friendly and efficient, and the staff speak several languages. A small quibble would be that they've always used white paperbags to pack the buns; I don't know if they use box containers or reserve them to large orders.
On a street riddled with at least a dozen other Vietnamese foodstops, it's worth dropping by. Another great thing, they don't run out of bread, so you can get your banh mi fix right up until closing.