I finally got my hands on a Vietnamese Sandwich. I have read about the wonders of the Vietnamese Sandwich all over the interweb, but have not been able to find them anywhere in Memphis & we eat at all the Vietnamese joints.
We regularly shop at the Viet Hoa Market on Cleveland Ave. & recently they have opened a restaurant (Lobster King) next door & have started doing take out fare in the market.
This is extremely exciting to us as we shop there regularly. They do a buffet, have pre-made sandwiches, Bun (rice vermicelli bowls) & an assortment of ducks, chicken & geese (i think they are geese?). Seeing whole cooked fowl hanging in a heated case gets us salivating every time we walk by.
The other day we picked up lunch there. I had a sammich (FOR $2 BUCKS!!!) & La got a Bun bowl. Both were awesome.
The sandwich had some unidentifiable meats, something like pate', some processed meat product, that I think was Vietnamese sausage & what I am pretty sure is BBQ'ed Pork. A nice menage a trois, whatever it was. What tied it all together was the crispy baguette & the veggies. Loads of fresh cilantro, pickled veggies (mostly carrots), some jalapeno, bell pepper & tomato made it unforgettable.
It is going to be hard not to get one every time we swing by to get our score of fresh seafood.
I will have to take some pics & post about the fresh seafood selection. It deserves it's own post, hell, it deserves it's web site. It is huge & is the best place to get fresh seafood in Memphis.