Originally Posted by SFC415
Many of the good Asian and Latino restaurants that couldn't afford rent any longer in SF have disappeared from the city and have been replaced by trash white-washed restaurants that charge double/triple for the same type of food and lure in customers with a nice or hipster decor. The new restaurants can survive because all the Midwesterners with no taste buds have moved into the neighborhoods and do things like pay $10 for a garbage banh mi sandwich
, when you can get the real thing (which tastes 100x better) for $3-4 in the South and East Bay.
I literally never go out to eat in SF anymore, even though I still live only 20 mins away after moving out.
Those are the absolute worst. Last year, My homegirl who is white/black, her friend and i were in downtown Sac and they were hungry. They decide to go to the sandwich place they go to for lunch time (place is owned by a white dude). Told them to order me a CocaCola since i wasn't hungry and went to say what up to my homie who works down the street. I come back and ask them what they ordered. They said a combination banh mi. I laugh and said that's not a banh mi. Everything was wrong with it. From the bread to the meat to the veggies. The daikon and carrots weren't even pickled and are the size of french fries
...i did have a picture of the sandwich on my Instagram but deleted it cause I was embarrassing her.
Took them to duc huong in South Sac for the real banh mi the following weekend. They were surprised it was only $3.75. Both got the banh mi Thit Nuong and I got the banh mi dac biet. They took a bite of their banh mi and their reaction was
... After they were done eating, each ordered one to go lol. From that day on, they have been buying the banh mi and exploring Vietnamese restaurants in South Sac.