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Oct 23, 2006 10:39 PM

Banh Mi in L.A.

Anyone know of anywhere to get Banh Mi in L.A. west of Chinatown? Please also let me know how much they charge and taste compared to SGV/Little Saigon.


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  1. There's a banh mi place (the name of which I have completely lost) on Sherman and Reseda, which, while technically west of Chinatown, is also significantly north of Chinatown.

    I don't know of any banh mi shops on the Westside -- the Westside is a bit of a desert as far as many ethnic cuisines are concerned.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek

      That would be La Baguette, where I got my fix just today. Try the #4, Char Grilled Pork. Tell the couple I sent you. (OK, they don't know my name, but they know my face.)

      The stand in the Calimax store just around the corner on Sherman Way is no longer. In fact, the Calimax store is no longer. It's some crappy Latin market -- no longer an asian market with a mexican-sounding name -- and they just ripped out the sandwich stand entirely. Too bad, the sandwich was good, but not as good as my beloved La Baguette.

    2. Here's a long post on the subject. Basically KP's Deli, Gingergrass and Indochine around Silver Lake and a few other assorted places. None are "authentic."

      1. Probably the farthest west your going to find "authentic" is on the western edge of Chinatown.

        Buu Dien (back of a strip mall at New High Street)
        642 N Broadway # 5
        Los Angeles, CA 90012
        (213) 617-8355

        1. the only place that i can think of is east/west in westwood. but i really cannot recommend them as their portions are skimpy and the prices are 2-3x what is typical for a banh mi.