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)

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.

Source: DiscoverSD