Was Check Please Chicago’s review of the Ba Le Bakery on target?

BBQ pork banh mi sandwich

Resident Foodies say: After Check, Please! Chicago reviewed the Vietnamese sandwiches at Ba Le Bakery yesterday, Resident Foodies decided to give it a try. While the French baguette was outstanding (both crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, as the way it should be), we were not as impressed with the filling inside. The pork was a little bit stringy, and we couldn’t taste anything barbecue about it. The cilantro, daikon, and Jalepeno peppers were all good. Frankly, the sandwich might have tasted better without the bland pork. But, hey, maybe for a sandwich under $4.00 we are asking for too much! It is a bargain and definitely a great change to the typical lunch sandwich.