Well, that’s about enough of PlayStation for a little while. I need a mental break. Let’s write about food instead.
Remember a few weeks ago when I posted about an overpriced, mediocre Vietnamese sandwich I had the misfortune of purchasing for lunch? I wasn’t too broken up, because I knew I was en route to Orange County in a few days. And the best thing about Orange County — possibly the one good thing, really — is the suburb of Westchester, which has a huge Vietnamese immigrant community. And that means plentiful, cheap, delicious, Vietnamese food. Such as this:
This is not the best bánh mì I’ve ever eaten, but that’s just because I’ve had better bread before. Everything else about it was perfect. (The bread was merely really good.) The vegetables were plentiful, the pickles perfectly flavored, the meat wonderfully smoky, the mayonnaise buttery rich and spread thin enough that it was an accent rather than an overpowering goop. The bread could have been a little softer inside and a little crustier outside, but what the hey.
And, of course, since it was in Westminster, that means the price wasn’t $8.50 like it is near my office, but rather:
Yes, it was $2.50. Two and a half bucks for 12″ of deliciousness. That makes it half the price of those Subway $5 footlongs. And about ten times as tasty.
You know the sad little bins of withered sandwich fixings you see at Subway? The ingredients were super-fresh and piled high, with an emphasis on quality rather than variety. This is, as it should be.
I couldn’t even begin to spell the name of this place, but if you ever find yourself in Westminster, CA with the desire to buy more super-delicious food than you can eat in a single sitting, look for a place at the corner of Euclid and W Edinger. Your tastebuds will thank you.
No, just kidding; they’ll be too busy exploding with pleasure to thank you, but the sentiment will still be there.