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.

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