Bun mee combo – Bun Mee

Bun mee combo - Bun Mee
Grilled lemongrass Kurobuta pork, pate de campagne, mortadella, fried egg garlic mayo, shaved onion, pickled carrot and daikon, cucumber, jalapenos, cilantro. $7.50
Bun Mee, San Francisco CA

This is the closest Vietnamese sandwich place to my office. They’re pretty good, but definitely not as cheap or tasty as Saigon Sandwich.

Bun mee combo – Bun Mee

Bun mee combo - Bun Mee
Grilled lemongrass Kurobuta pork, pate de campagne, mortadella, fried egg garlic mayo, shaved onion, pickled carrot and daikon, cucumber, jalapenos, cilantro. $8.50
Bun Mee, San Francisco CA

This sandwich was fine, but the cashier overcharged me and had such an attitude. So lame!

Belly bun – Bun Mee

Belly bun - Bun Mee
Kurobuta pork belly, radish relish, shaved onion, pickled carrot and daikon, jalapenos, cucumber, and cilantro. $6.75
Bun Mee, San Francisco CA

This tasted great. I wish there was more pork in it, of course, but the ingredients were quality and Bun Mee always makes great sandwiches. The roll is kinda harder than I like, but the mayo helps soften it.

Hawker bowl – Bun Mee

Hawker bowl - Bun Mee
Fried egg, shredded papaya, lotus root relish, pickled carrots and daikon, topped with Vietnamese herbs, spicy mayo, and fried shallots over brown rice and grilled pork. $11.75
Bun Mee, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was a great, creative Vietnamese salad. The combination of ingredients was great and it was pretty hearty for a salad. I’m a sucker for eggs on top of everything so they had me there. I especially liked the lotus root relish because it was very different.

Hawker bowl - Bun Mee

Sloppy bun – Bun Mee

Sloppy bun - Bun Mee
Red curry ground beef, house garlic mayo, shaved onion, thai basil, jalapenos, sunny free range egg. $7.75
Bun Mee, San Francisco CA

This sandwich was good, but it didn’t blow my socks off. I thought that the red curry beef could have used a bit more flavor. My favorite part was the sunny egg and jalapenos. The sandwich did maintain its Vietnamese roots in its flavor profile which was nice. I thought it was really good quality so I’ll probably return and try some of the other banh mi’s.

Sloppy bun - Bun Mee
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2013