Who cares if it's 100 degrees outside? I want this NOW.
Mama's Pho & Sandwiches
8014 North Lower Sacramento Road
Mama's Pho took my Banh Mi virginity.
I ordered the Grilled Pork Banh Mi, expecting to call it a day after that. However, after glancing at the $2.50 price tag, I decided on a SMALL bowl of Beef Ball Pho as backup. I mean, I couldn't possibly be satisfied on $2.50, right? Right?
The sandwich arrived, chock full of pork, jalapenos, and a bunch of other things I didn't spend long enough bothering to identify before shoving that baguette into my gullet. Mmmmmmm....another bite....mmmmm!! Oh, snap! There's my bowl of soup.
$4.95 gets you a rather decent size bowl of pho and all the accoutrements you can handle. Hearty meatballs in a rich broth, covered with bean sprouts, were calling my name. I figured I'd work on the lake of soup, then get back to the sandwich.
You can imagine how that panned out. Doggy bag, please!
I took most of the sandwich home, devoured it for dinner, then pondered why I waited over three decades to try Vietnamese food for the first time. What a loser.