A superior $3 breakfast sandwich: Banh Mi My Tho, Alhambra


Following the footsteps of Christian so and so, the publisher of “What Stuff People Like”, now available in print, you decide to partake in a bit of #71 action: “Being the only white person in the room”. In the morning, from say Silver Lake, or Echo Park, City of Alhambra is only a quick 20 minute jaunt. If you’re on your fixie, I’d suggest shelling out the big bucks at La Mill. But given the opportunity, the little ladies of Banh Mi My Tho throw down a better breakfast than Mr. Adrian Vasquez (who recently became a father to a baby daughter, and of course, is the pastry chef behind LA Mill’s gourmet eats).

the clusterF that is BMMT

BMMT's crazy interior

You start off with a very basic fried egg “sandwich” at $2.50. This ham Sammie, over foot long, is presented as a freshly baked faux French baguette, sometimes just out of the oven. Some may contend Subway also uses “freshly baked” bread, but let’s not forget Subway’s dough is always previously frozen, shipped from a central location, and when baked, has the texture of dry sponge. Banh Mi My Tho bakes their baguettes in small batches everyday. At breakfast time, it’ll be almost warm, topped with peppery fried egg , dressed with a wee bit of mayo, stuffed with lightly pickled julienned daikon and carrots, as well as sprigs of cilantro, slices of jalapeno and cucumber, all “done your way”. To turn this into a breakkie Sammie, all is needed is another $1 for a couple slices of Vietnamese style ham.

Here we present the $3.50 breakfast sandwich:

yummy banh mi

Under $10 meals are just too simple. Let’s go for a realtor-in-Florida broke and take this baby down to $5 per meal from now on.

Banh Mi My Tho
304 W Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 289-4160

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