Asked for spicy, which translates to extra jalepenos everywhere. DRAGONEATS delivered. A finely done, proper bahn mi sandwich down in SF.
The Bahn Mi Viet/French Semi-Baguette bun situation was on lock. Crispy, flaky exterior, soft chewy interior. This is a huge priority in a proper Bahn Mi. This is the groundwork, this is the vessel, this is the afterthought of many places. We don't want the roof of our moth scraped up like we just ate a bowl of Captain Crunch, but we don't want any weak-ass soft buns here either. Get it right. Chiles on point, as I said. Fresh as can be with a crisp. Cilantro load was heavy to deliver the punch and bite of freshness you want here to go hand and hand with the cucumber delivering refreshing glory to your palate. Mayo, likely kewpie in this instance, forms a layer of goo to protect the bun, not to necessarily act as a condiment.
Almost as imortant as the bread, is the pickled vegetable component here. Crunch and tang add to the sensory experience that is a glorious Bahn Mi. Sweet plays off the heat, and we want carrots, alot of 'em. The filling here was a traditional ground pork situation I believe, which was super delicious, but moreso because the ratio was proper. I want 2 veg on my bahn mi for every 1 meat. Sorry, this isn't a fucking philly cheesesteak, it's a Bahn Mi. #hackchef