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Monday munchies: Vietnamese sandwiches

The Belly Flop banh mi with roasted pork belly and beef bulgogi fries from Baguette Bros in Kearny Mesa. (Amy T. Granite)
The Belly Flop banh mi with roasted pork belly and beef bulgogi fries from Baguette Bros in Kearny Mesa. (Amy T. Granite)

For the munchies afflicted, a food-related scenario doesn’t get much better than home-cooked flavors for prices you could find in your couch cushions. Except Baguette Bros doesn’t totally fit the cheap eats bill like other banh mi joints - but who likes sacrificing their stomachs to mystery pâté anyway?

Stepping into the newly minted, already well-received eatery, there’s a stoked looking lunch crowd, clean surroundings, and enticing descriptions for house sandwiches - like the Belly Flop ($8) with roasted pork belly with extra crispy skin glazed with sweet chili - and naughty sides including three kinds of wings: honey sriracha, fish sauce and lemon pepper.

Without a doubt, the “fusion” banh mi sandwiches here are tasty - but the bulgogi beef topped, house cut fries ($8), smothered in kimchee mayonnaise and topped off with a fried egg - is the kinda stuff fat kids dream about, namely this one.

Thinly sliced beef is sweetly marinated then wok-fired until tender, placed on a heap of flavorful house-cut fries - a cross between shoestring and standard-sized fries - along with grilled onions, squirted with tangy rich kimchee mayo and a runny egg topper.

It’s like Asian steak and eggs, but not just for breakfast, because Baguette Bros is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

4698 Convoy St. #105, Kearny Mesa. baguettebros.com

Source: DiscoverSD


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