Take your spam elsewhere, douche.
I love the salted egg yolk in moon cakes.
Your grandfather is freaking awesome!
What passes for your definition of a good Banh Mi place then? Please don't say Lee's Sandwiches.
That's because the darkest jujubes are the best, much sweeter than the unripe greens.
Out of all the superior Vietnamese Banh Mi places in Little Saigon...this, really? I would be much more interested in what you guys thought of Banh Mi Cali, or one of the more established places.
Well, that looks nothing like the promo photos. You might get a better looking one at Burger King.
Seriously? You might as well call a banh xeo a Vietnamese pizza. Not everything round and flat needs a pizza label slapped onto it.
The perception of the durian's odor is due to brain wiring, I thnk. I've always loved the way durian smells, to me, it's subtle, creamy, just wonderful.
Head first for eating taiyaki. Always.
That is a pitiful looking sandwich for the price.
Absolutely stunning pastries.
Taikyai? Don't you mean taiyaki?
I'm all for a good steak but that honestly does not look anywhere near worthy of the price.
The food looks pretty pitiful, actually, but I'm Vietnamese and spoiled from living in Little Saigon.
@Mawich, I've never heard of "grocery" pronounced with anything other than an "s" sounding "c."
Looks like a pile of greasy, soggy, and limp sautéed onions more than onion rings. I'll pass.
Lovely bit of reading, as others have noted :)
A mallet? Is it that hard? Why not just give it a good whack on the counter?
Excellent writing as usual, Kenji.
I saw the same thing, I'm glad I wasn't alone.
Another vote for raw tomatoes, except in salsas, lettuce, and raw celery above all. I cannot stand raw celery and god knows I've tried to like it.
I'd still eat the hell out of that caramel bar. That's absolutely gorgeous, gooey caramel
Screw the burger. I just want that egg.
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