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New restaurant "Tea" in West Columbia, SC

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Has anyone tried it? It's a new banh mi joint on State Street in West Columbia. I am hopefully optimistic that we finally have a place to get great banh mis in the Midlands!!

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  1. Tried it this past week. I had the spring rolls and the "house adventurer" bahn mi. The spring rolls were the fresh kind, not the fried kind. They were average representatives of the kind -- good, but nothing special. I loved the bahn mi. They have a variety of options available, including shrimp, tofu, vegetarian, etc., but I had the classic one, with grilled pork, head cheese, pate, chili pepper, cilantro, and sweet pickled vegetables, on a good sized, hearty roll. I highly recommend it. One warning, though: they are slow (or at least they were the day I was there), so don't go if you are in a rush. Tip: they can make any of their dozens of real brewed tea into an ice tea for you.

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    1. re: north2south

      On your recommendation, I tried the house adventurer. I second your opinion. It was great, although there was a bit too much bread for me.

      I'll be back to sample the spring rolls, etc.

      1. re: north2south

        The owner's mother will be in town Wednesday and Thursday of this week. She is preparing pho. The owner spoke of her mom's pho rapturously.

        I will be there to see if I have the same reaction.