JUNE 30, 2011
@ Bun Mee
There's a reason why banh mi appeared in the Oxford Dictionary this year. The Belly Bun sandwich revamps the bánh mì, featuring a tasty French baguette lathered with aioli, luscious braised pork belly, tart pickled vegetables, fresh peppers, and cilantro.
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- Limit one per user
- No cash value/cash back
- Tax and gratuity are not included
- Cannot be combined with other offers
Served Up By:
- Bun Mee
2015 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
- (415) 800-7696
Mon-Thu, Sun 10:30am - 9pm
Fri-Sat 10:30am - 9:30pm
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Price Range: $
Good for Kids: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Waiter Service: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Has TV: No
The dish not to miss is the Belly Bun, a braised pork belly sandwich with aioli and other fixings. The pork belly is succulent, its richness contrasted with the sweet pickled crunch of carrots and daikon, the freshness of cilantro, and the occasional bite from the jalapeños and onion. All of this is housed in an incredible bun. Bite through the crusty exterior, and you'll find a soft, giving interior. It's no wonder that owner Denise Tran imports those buns all the way from San Jose.
Key Ingredients: Baguette, pork belly, aioli, radish, onion, carrot, daikon, cucumber, jalapeños, cilantro
Bun Mee is the hot new arrival to Pacific Heights, serving up classic Vietnamese street food in a retro-cool sandwich shop. Identifiable from the street by a round red sign with a scooter, the petite eatery offers both authentic and modernized bánh mì sandwiches.
The vibe of Bun Mee is laid-back. Order at the register, take your number, and grab a seat while you wait for your goodies. Like to people watch? Nab a booth in the front to watch Fillmore Street folks mosey by and to avoid the lingering queue waiting to order.
Feeling naughty? Add a fried egg to your sandwich or order a couple of scrumptious chocolate coconut cookies to go.
Dina memorializes her dining experiences in her food review blog, The Dish and The Dirt, which gives a layperson food lover's view of the Top 100 Restaurants named by the San Francisco Chronicle plus other notable eateries. She considers pork, wine and donuts to be a well-balanced meal.