One of my absolute favorite things to eat in China Town is the Vietnamese sandwich from A Chau Deli on Mulberry Street. It is really just a tiny little stand with very very little room to eat. I think two skinny people might be able to sit down and eat, but it would be hard for anyone else to order while they were eating.
This, however, does not matter, because A Chau Deli is all about the food — and the price. For $3.50 you get a choice of 4 or 5 different types of sandwiches, Vietnamese style on a French Baguette. My favorite is the meatball with jalapeños.
The toppings are really what make the sandwich stand out. The pickled carrots and daikon are just fantastic and go perfectly with the meatballs and the spiciness of the jalapeño.
I am ready to eat one of these bad boys right now, too bad they are only open till 7PM. Oh well, lunch time tomorrow will have to do…