100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes, No. 33: The Vietnamese Pork Sausage Banh Mi at Sandwich Hag

For once, good banh mi doesn't require a trip north.
For once, good banh mi doesn't require a trip north. Beth Rankin
Leading up to September's Best of Dallas® 2017 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year.

The Sandwich Hag may not look like much, but some serious banh mis passes through the window of this a perky little takeout in the Cedars. Owner Reyna Duong makes every component in house (save for the bread that comes from Quoc Bao Bakery in Garland), and the resulting creation is a massive, flavorful, thoughtful take on everyone's favorite Vietnamese sandwich.

Housemade garlic aioli, pickled carrots and radish, fresh vegetables, the perfect crunch of French bread — every aspect of this sandwich is spot on, especially the housemade Vietnamese pork sausage. This massive hunk of dense sausage is a far bigger portion than you'll get on any $2.50 banh mi. Pair it with Duong's addictive coconut Vietnamese iced coffee, which you can now get earlier in the day. Duong opens at 9 a.m. every day except Monday just to serve this strong iced coffee and a selection of boba teas to people in need of a caffeine fix.
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Beth Rankin is an Ohio native and Cicerone-certified beer server who specializes in social media, food and drink, travel and news reporting. Her belief system revolves around the significance of Topo Chico, the refusal to eat crawfish out of season and the importance of local and regional foodways.
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