Today's stop on my quest to find Houston's best bánh mì sandwich was Miss Saigon, a Vietnamese café near Rice University. Definitely more upscale than the average shop on Bellaire, Miss Saigon sells its bánh mì sandwiches sell for four times the price at Don Cafe. But Don Cafe's hearty sandwiches are priced at a mere $2, so even four times that is a bargain, especially for the Rice University area. And the way that those crisp, crinkle-cut pickled carrots contrast with the tender grilled pork!*
(Plus there's this really cool mural of Bến Thành Market in Ho Chi Minh City on the back wall.)
*Apologies for the sentence fragment. But if I completed the sentence, there could be a serious risk of driving back to Rice Village right now for more juicy goodness.