I returned to Paris Sandwich with my trusty buddy Lizz to split two more banh mi. First up was the #9, pork roll & pate baguette, to see how it differed from the Paris Special. I liked the special much better, though this was still good. The special just has more going on, which brings a lot of flavors to the palate.
Per usual, however, the bread was still delicious and crisp.
This messy, kind of dirty lookin’ sandwich is the BBQ pork sandwich. It was interesting because the pork was more like the “grilled” pork from Saigon; little nuggets that had a nice chew to them, flavored nicely.
While I liked it, I can’t say that I’ll be ordering this version again, not anytime soon, anyway.
It was just a little too messy for me. Ack, see those evil jalapenos peeking out? Because I didn’t! Hahahaha. A little discomfort but nothing that didn’t fade.
When I’d posted about Paris last time, Gar had commented that I should try the pumpkin custard wedge. So I did. I think this was $3 and change.
Initially I tried just the custard and thought, meh. Plain custard. But then I dug into the flesh of the kabocha squash and ate it with the custard – I don’t even like pumpkin most of the time – but this was really good! It was sweet and gently flavored but a lovely end to a lovelier meal. I was definitely happy with this dessert and recommend it – I have to go back and try more of the pretty items in their display cases…
Yvo says: Yes, Paris remains my favorite banh mi place, though I’m still exploring the other places and trying other sandwiches to see what’s good. Paris’s bread is definitely the best yet, but I’ll keep taking suggestions from everyone (since you’re going to make them anyway!)… and keep trying to see if I can find a place that tops Paris.