If I'm near the East Bay at lunch, Milpitas has some great banh mi choices. Dakao 2 (because there are other Dakaos in San Jose) has some excellent banh mi and other classic Vietnamese choices. My banh mi craving was completely satisfied after one sandwich. The bread was light and crunchy, and the filling was just right in quantity and balance of tastes.
Along with the sandwich, we also ordered the traditional fresh and fried rolls. Both excellent and freshly made for the day. The atmosphere is rugged and casual, while the service is excellent and friendly. I'm definitely coming back here the next time I'm in town.
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