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Banh Mi Near SG Superstore?

boogiebaby Aug 3, 2007 08:51 PM

We're driving out to the San Gabriel Superstore tomorrow for some shopping. Are there any good banh mi places nearby? I know there arer quite a few shops in that same shopping center but I don't remember what. I've been craving a nice banh mi, and the ones here in the SFV aren't cutting it for me!

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    Burger Boy RE: boogiebaby Aug 3, 2007 08:55 PM

    I like http://www.baguetteexpress.com/ the cajun shrimp

    1. ipsedixit RE: boogiebaby Aug 3, 2007 09:19 PM

      You are literally at the Banh Mi epicenter if you are heading to the SG Superstore on Valley and San Gabriel Blvd.

      You have Ba Le, Banh Mi Che Chali, Mr. Baguette, Lee's, Baguette Express, just to name a few places all within 0.5 miles of Valley/San Gabriel Blvd intersection.

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        boogiebaby RE: ipsedixit Aug 3, 2007 11:36 PM

        Ooh I've heard of all of these but never tried any of them! What's the closest to the Superstore? I have to convince my hubby to make the detour with our 2 kids with us so it needs to be as painless as possible for him -- although I know he won't say no to a banh mi once I get them!

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          phant0omx RE: boogiebaby Aug 4, 2007 12:16 AM

          saigon bakery is the closest i think. it's right on the corner of san gabriel and valley. you can just walk there since it's practically in the same parking lot.

          across the street on valley blvd next to the popeye's chicken is ba le.

          east on valley blvd is mr. baguette, banh mi che cali, and lee's. i believe it's in that order.

          west on valley blvd is baguette express. all as ipsedixit has pointed out is within 0.5 miles.

          1. re: boogiebaby
            Chowpatty RE: boogiebaby Aug 4, 2007 07:04 AM

            Especially with the kids I would vote for Baguette Express as it's usually easy to park around there, it's air-conditioned and more pleasant inside than some of the others, and there's a wider selection of drinks and snacks in addition to the bahn mi, which is excellent, second the rec for the Cajun shrimp.

            1. re: Chowpatty
              Burger Boy RE: Chowpatty Aug 4, 2007 08:13 AM

              It is less hecktic!

        2. monku RE: boogiebaby Aug 3, 2007 10:27 PM

          I've never tried it, but the Yum Cha Cafe in the San Gabriel Superstore has a separate counter that sells banh mi? I question it because I'm never there in the afternoon to see if the banh mi counter is actually open. I see a menu of sandwiches listed.

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