Lunch can get pretty boring day after day, especially here in Pasadena, where it's not exactly a Foodie Paradise!
So this cute little cafe called Abricott opened on Lake Ave and came to our rescue!
Obviously I had to take advantage of the closeness this is to my work... So I made my way out there for lunch the other day and decided to try their most popular item: Pork Belly Bahn Mi!
Now, I'm not an expert in Bahn Mi sandwiches and therefore cannot tell you if its close to a "traditional" one, I am however, an expert on "Deliciousness", and it was delish!
Being as persnickety as I am with food and specially fat on meat & smells...I was a little worried the Pork Belly would be just too fatty for me, but it wasn't at all... in fact, I loved it's slightly sweet taste ever so gently caramelized onto the charred meat... yummy, right??
The Bread was a soft french style baguette, lacking in crispiness, but fresh and easy to bite into.
The traditional accompaniments such as the lightly pickled veggies and fresh cilantro added a nice balance.
|Bahn Mi Sandwich|
Pickled Veggies, Cilantro, Shoestring Fries