Best No-BS Banh Mi
We're happy that the best thing to come out of colonialism in Southeast Asia has gone from a cheap comfort food into a high-end culinary attraction top chefs tinker with and put on their menus. But like a pile of noodles from a well-used wok, sometimes simpler and easier is better than sophisticated or overwrought. Very little is needed to make a banh mi: french bread, meat or tofu, pickled vegetables, and jalapeños — and Latte Express keeps those simple elements simple. The speed and efficiency with which the sandwiches are dispensed make them a prime option for a cheap lunch on the go, but even a would-be Bourdain might find enough to wax poetic about while unwrapping a roll of perfect simplicity under the sun in nearby Mint Plaza.