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Vietnamese Sub (food truck) in Huntsville, AL?

autiger94 Feb 20, 2012 11:27 AM

I've stumbled across several online references recently to a food truck operation in Huntsville called "Vietnamese Sub." Apparently, it's operated out of a kitchen trailer near the Chevron gas station across US72 from Madison Square Mall. Their "thing" is bahn mi Vietnamese sandwiches and I've heard they are in the process of adding additional Vietnamese specialities to the menu. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge of this operation? Any menu suggestions? Are they at the same location everyday? Thanks!

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    autiger94 RE: autiger94 Feb 21, 2012 02:43 PM

    I made a detour off my regular sales route today to check out the "Vietnamese Sub" mentioned above. Pretty good....authenic Bahn Mi sandwich and a bottled water for the whopping sales price of just $4! I didn't have much of a chance to talk to the owner/operator as he had the window closed to just a crack due to the heavy breeze. I had heard he was out there from 10 to 6 everyday but the sign on the trailer said 11 to 3 and the only items shown on the menu were either the grilled pork or grilled chicken Bahn Mi. I'll have to stop back by on a better day when I have more time to investigate the possibility of new menu items. Good bread....crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, piled high with 2 (maybe 3) types of pork...looked like some roast pork and either a pork pate spread, chopped pork meatballs or some combination of the two. Julienned pickled daikon and carrots, cucumber, cilantro and a splash of hot sauce finished it off. If you are in the neighborhood and out looking for a weekday lunch, check it out!

    1. Davwud RE: autiger94 Mar 1, 2012 08:28 AM

      I wanted to try it at Christmas but they weren't open. Good to know they were probably just on vacay or something.

      I'm surprised they don't have the assorted cold cuts Bahn Mi. That's like the default way of doing them from what I can gather.

      The bread mentioned by a94 sounds spot on. As is the price for what he paid. The sandwich alone should be in the $1.50 range. A great value.


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        Dax RE: Davwud Mar 1, 2012 09:09 AM

        Sandwich should be in the $1.50 range? I seem to recall them being in the $2.50 to $3 range in most major cities with lots of banh mi options and that was years ago. They're like $5 here in Bham which is steep.

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          Davwud RE: Dax Mar 1, 2012 10:26 AM

          Rose Cafe here in TO makes a "Deluxe" assorted. It's $2.50 and considered expensive. The place I used to go was $2. It's a dollar store now though. Too bad.

          Is there much competition in B'ham. It may also be they have to have bread specially made. There's so much competition around here that bakeries compete to sell the bread.


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            autiger94 RE: Davwud Mar 1, 2012 01:05 PM

            The price on the menu at Vietnamese Sub was $3.25 for a sandwich and assorted bottled drinks were $1 each. The guy just rounded off to $4 even for both. Considering your average "Value Meal" at a McD's, BK or Arby's is $5-$7 and up, I thought it was a heck of a deal and tasty at that. It's been a while since I had bahn mi at Saigon Noodle House in B'ham but I vaguely recall their sandwiches were around $5.50 (?). Any suggestions for bahn mi in B'ham other than Saigon?

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              Dax RE: autiger94 Mar 2, 2012 11:02 AM

              $4.50 or $4.95 which is crazy expensive. Unfortunatley, I think SGN and Pho Que Huong on Greensprings are the only two places here that serve banh mi. And both use french bread, which while having the crunchy exterior, does not have the correct soft/fluffy interior. No viet bakeries here to my knowledge.

              Here is a thread on banh mi in town


              1. re: Dax
                autiger94 RE: Dax Mar 3, 2012 05:59 AM

                I have heard of Pho Que Huong but have not yet checked it out....may try it on my next trip to B'ham.

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