Wednesday, August 05, 2009
On our way to pick up a donated smoker, the Burgerbaroness and I stopped into Viet Huong to see how their Vietnamese Hoagies compared to others we've devoured in the quest for the perfect sandwich.
As most good foodie friends do, we divide and conquer. Ordering two different sandwiches cut in half let's us each enjoy two (or more!) delicious offerings. This first sandwich is the most traditional. Crusty french style bread is sliced in half, spread with butter and stuffed with Vietnamese ham, head-shoulder roll, pork roll, pate and lightly pickled daikon and carrots. Then thin slices of jalapeno pepper and sprigs of cilantro are added on top with a sprinkle of black pepper.
We also tried a more modern twist on the original sandwich. This one is stuffed with charbroiled pork, cucumber, carrots, daikon, cilantro and jalapeno peppers and is sprinkled with a douse of fish sauce before serving.
At under four bucks each, these sandwiches are not only delicious and filling, but a steal! You can get one to go, or sit down and have it delivered to your table wrapped in wax paper. If you like things extra spicy, siracha is nice addition, but I found the seasoning and fresh peppers on my sandwich to be plenty spicy. By far this has been my favorite destination for Vietnamese hoagies to date. They're generous with the fillings while still maintaining a budget-friendly price, and the bread is spot on, crunchy on the outside and slightly warmed before service.
1110 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147