It’s the best banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) in the Mission. (It’s probably the only banh mi in the Mission.) It’s a couple Asian ladies manning the Duc Loi Kitchen counter inside the Duc Loi Supermarket. Yes, they’re a bit slow because they don’t seem to multitask – they make one sandwich at a time – but the result is worth the wait.
I ordered their fried chicken banh mi and when I saw them breading the chicken breast fillets and tossing them into the fryer, I counted … 1, 2, 3, 4 … and I thought they were making at least a couple sandwiches, but nope, it was all mine! Dark meat probably would have resulted in a juicier sandwich, but it’s all good since the fresh cucumber, daikon, carrots and the pate (yum!) helped moisten it up. (Honestly, though, the chicken breast filets weren’t that dry.)
Overall, not the best banh mi, but definitely well-worth the $5 and I’m definitely going back for more.
2200 Mission St
(between 19th St & 18th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
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