Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ba Le Sandwich





Once again, the images should be viewed from the bottom scrolling up to the top - for dinner on our way home from the North shore yesterday we decided to pick up two tasty Ba Le sandwiches. This Vietnamese chain is all over Honolulu and has screamingly fresh meat, cheese and veggies in all of their sandwiches. We got two of the "specials" -- pork meat steamed, pork pate, head cheese, fresh cilantro, marinated carrots and daikon radish julienned all a top a freshly toasted and baked that morning baguette. You can see photos of the sandwich at the top of the post. Just the thing to eat when you're hungry, but not too hungry and a hearty sandwich fits the bill. We like to drink iced vietnamese coffee with condensed milk - Kahlua Pig is holding up his caffeinated goodness in the first pic. If you don't fancy staying up late from a caffeine buzz you can order an iced Lilikoi passion fruit juice or passion fruit guava juice - much tastier than a revolting Diet Coke. If you have a hankering for dessert then you can have a cup of tapioca pearls with taro pudding or coconut pudding, perhaps lychee or azuki bean? can you spot the rainbow jello cups in the case? very old school and i'm sure would be pleasing to any accompanying Piglets. So much food, so little time....

2 comments:

Regina said...

Clearly, your most important mission is to bring back a cookbook ! I don't suppose you could also bring back a Bale sandwich ?

Terry said...

Dear M & R, I've just seen your post. Impressive sandwich. When I first saw the picture I thought "Bale" was meant as in bale out, you know as in skydiving. Keep the culinary reports coming. By the way, how's the rest of H? Senior Partner