It is easy to see why bánh mì are so popular. A leftover influence from French colonization, these Vietnamese sandwiches are inexpensive and bursting with great flavors and textures. The typical bánh mì consists of a baguette (often the deciding factor between a good and great bánh mì), tangy pickled carrots and daikon radish, zesty cilantro, spicy slices of jalapeno and meat or fish. Some shops will add homemade mayonnaise, soy sauce or extra veggies such as scallions and cucumbers. Bánh mì fillings range from the traditional combination of ham, headcheese and pâté to the more approachable barbecued or grilled pork. However you enjoy your bánh mì you will surely find a favorite from this list of ten unique bánh mì shops in the South Bay.
And feel free to add to this list by sharing your favorite South Bay bánh mì shops in the comments.