Tung Trang is nestled in one of the corners along Lucky 97 Supermarket. Blink and you’ll miss it. A small shop owned by a Vietnamese couple, open daily (10am – 7pm).
They only sell a few things here, their bread and butter being banh mi, along with a couple of Vietnamese specialties I’ve never seen before (banh tet, Vietnamese buns).
A couple old Vietnamese grannies came in grabbing those items which I’m curious to try another time.
Vietnamese meat special (#1) ($3.50)
I decided to try their standard and most popular banh mi. I liked how the lady made the sandwich right in front of me – she took her time heating up the bun in one of their toasters and then assembling everything together. Taste wise, the baguette wasn’t very fresh. Maybe because it was end of the day (I came around 5pm) but the bread was flaky and crumbled upon being bitten into.
Be prepared for a mess unless your smart and eat it outside. It’d be nice if they gave you a small bag like they do at Van Loc instead of just the plastic saran wrap. The inside had the usual fixings but I wished they had smoothed out the mayo more evenly. Couple spots had way too much.
Decent and cheap but better than Van Loc? Not really. I’ll splurge the extra $1.00 at VL.
9607 – 107A Avenue