Before we embarked on our sweet journey at Citizen Cake, I thought that it was a good idea to eat something savory and fulfilling. We came across Bun Mee, which was right down the street from there. I can say that I am a newbie to these Vietnamese sandwiches, and I have been wanting to try one for awhile now. The inside of the little eatery is very colorful, and I absolutely adore the way that their menu was written out on chalkboards. There is just something about chalkboards in coffee shops, or restaurants that I have always had a bit of an obsession with. If it was up to me, we would have chalkboard paint on various walls in our house. Okay, so I might have gotten a little bit off track. Back to our grilled pork filled sandwiches at Bun Mee in San Francisco.
The colors on the plate are the first thing that grabbed my attention. I am all about color. As much as I wanted to start off with a sweet potato fry, I held back and took a bite into the sandwich. There are so many textures, as well as flavors going on in the wonderful world of Vietnamese sandwiches. The grilled pork with the combination of pickled shredded carrots, and cilantro alone was so fresh and satisfying. Then you get this kick from the jalapeños, and a bit of spice from the garlic aioli. The crunchy baguette brings all of the fillings together, and yet again adds another level of texture. Can you tell that I love textures with my food? Every single ingredient that made up this sandwich worked together just wonderfully. Of course you won't forget to eat the sweet potato fries, and the delicious red curry aioli. I actually dipped my sandwich in the sauce as well. I wish that there was one closer to me than San Francisco, it is a sandwich that you can easily crave.