Oakland: Cam Huong
My office is only a few blocks from Chinatown, but it took me a few months before I was confident enough in my ability to dash out to lunch and back to work within an hour to make it down there. (Or more accurately, it took me a few months before I was confident enough to stroll back into the office 10 minutes after the lunch hour.)
One day, SY invited me out to lunch at Cam Huong:
There was a pretty impressive line out the door, but it moved fairly quickly:
Cam Huong offers hot food and pre-packaged items, but what it's really known for are its Vietnamese sandwiches or banh mi. So many variations to choose from! I was in a barbecue pork mood:
Perfection. The bread was crackly on the outside and soft on the inside. Plenty of meat too. And the price? $2.75, baby.
I definitely need to make another lunch stop at Cam Huong one of these days.
920 Webster St
Oakland, CA 94607