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Where can I get good Vietnemese sandwich's?

My friend got me into this pretty good Vietnamese style sandwich's in Houston (it's just a small local deli) and I wanted to check about similar ones in LA

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Whereabouts in the great L.A. basin are you located?

    In the meantime, here's a thread about the bahn mi places in the San Gabriel Valley: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/353270

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    1. I recommend Sandwich Express in Reseda 0n Reseda & Sherman Way. They bake the french bread fresh every day & the most expensive sandwich is $3.00. It's a hidden treasure!

      18575 Sherman Way
      Reseda, CA 91335
      (818) 757-7698

      1. In Westminster, which makes the tiny Viet section of Houston look like an attraction at Disneyland.

        Banh Mi Cho Cu and Banh Mi Che Cali stick out as standouts.

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        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          I second Banh Mi Che Cali! Sandwiches are buy 2 get 1 free. But if you're not in the OC, I believe there's a place in the San Gabriel Valley called Banh Mi Paris that's also good.

          1. re: lemon seeds

            Happily, there's a Banh Mi Che Cali in San Gabriel and another in Alhambra. :)

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            Banh Mi & Che Cali
            647 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803

            Banh Mi & Che Cali
            8450 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

          2. re: Das Ubergeek

            Cho Cu is the best! I actually went on a Banh Mi kick and had like one every day for a week to try the ones the SGV had to offer. After all that I still enjoyed Mr. Baguette the best (with Banh Mi My Tho coming in a close second). When I went down to Westminster I couldn't believe I actually found a place that had bread better than Mr.Baguette. It's all about the bread for me, that's what makes or break this sandwich.

            1. re: bigtums

              I just had a banh mi thit nuong from Cho Cu for lunch. YUM. They've gone back to putting cucumbers on the sandwich, which makes for a nice crisp bite.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                I think you mentioned in another review that the daughter of the owner is super nice. Heck yeah she was-is it me, or was she really pretty too? All I know besides the awesome bread/sandwiches, they also have great egg rolls.

          3. There are a number of them in the San Gabriel Valley. I personally prefer Banh Mi Che Cali. Here are some personal reviews of Vietnamese restaurants:
            http://www.geocities.com/raytamsgv/vi...

            1. Check out BattleOfTheBanhMi.com for an extensive directory of banh mi shops . As far as recommendations, all those mentioned on this post are good ones. Banh Mi Che Cali pretty much is the best bet for your buck ( here, banh mi literally only costs a little more than a buck).

                1. re: jeremypb

                  KPs closed, from what I've heard.

                  1. re: jeremypb

                    Yes, KP's has closed, and there's not too many choices closer to Glendale. They do have bahn mi at Gingergrass and Indochine, but somehow it's not quite the same. The pho places in Chinatown might have them ...anyone?

                    1. re: Chowpatty

                      Buu Dien
                      642 N Broadway # 5 *Chinatown
                      Los Angeles, (213) 617-8355 (Don't try calling they only speak Vietnamese). Little market but they have all those Vietnamese bahn mi sandwiches starting at $2 and a selection of Vietnamese sweets and drinks.

                      Buu Dien is tucked in the back(hidden)of a mini-strip mall actually its next to New High Street and just South of Ord Street and North of Cesar Chavez. (Get off the Hollywood Freeway South at Broadway make a left-go to Ord Street make a right and right on New High Street and look for parking on the street.)