Saigon Sandwich

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I'm originally from the East Bay and lived in San Jose for a couple years and I've had quite a bit of banh mis in my life.  Saigon sandwich is one of the popular spots in San Francisco for banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches).  It's probably the only place I've actually had to stand in a line and wait for banh mi.  Their menu only consists of a handful of sandwiches:  roast chicken, roast pork, meatball (pork), pate, tofu, steam pork & roast pork combination, jamon, and special combination (pate, roast pork, jamon).  I used to be a huge fan of this place.  The bread is always warm and toasted fresh with an amazing crispiness to it.  The fluffy bread used to soak up all the flavors of the sandwich so well.  BUT, after the remodel I must be the only one who thinks that they changed up the bread.  Its a lot more dense and flat tasting.  Also, the bread seems to have a slightly sweet taste to it.  The bread was what made this place.  Looking for a new banh mi spot in the city is on my to do list.  For right now, I'll have to go to Oakland or San Jose to satisfy my banh mi cravings.
I love special combination.  I get it at almost every banh mi spot.  Saigon sandwich's pate is quite good and very creamy. Also, they love to stuff the banh mi here with loads of vegetables.  The pickled vegetables here are a little sweeter than I usually like (I like it to be a little tangy), but they are still very crunchy and fresh tasting.  A minus for the jalapenos not being spicy.
#22- Roast pork sandwich at Saigon Sandwich - 7x7's 2012 Top 100
The roast pork here is really popular.  Its thinly sliced here versus the chunkier slices you see at other banh  mi spots.  I'm really not a fan of the roast pork here.  I find it a little bland compared to others I've had before.  The meat is really soft and tender, though.

updated - Working my way through the 2012 7x7's SF big eat 100 things
Address:                         Saigon Sandwich
                                               560 Larkin St.
                                               San Francisco,  CA

Type:                                 Vietnamese/sandwiches/casual

Popular chomps:   grilled pork sandwich
                                               grilled chicken sandwich

Chomp worthy:         nothing       

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