Monday, December 29, 2008

Lee's Sandwiches in Rowland Heights

Honestly, I've never been a big fan of Lee's Sandwiches. Their sandwiches and che just don't taste authentic or fresh to me, and there are better places to get Vietnamese sandwiches, such as Van's or Banh Mi Che Cali's. But when you're stuck out here in the Rowland Heights/Diamond Bar area, there's really no quick place to go for a good banh mi, until now.

My friend and I have joked about opening up a Lee's for a while now, so when I found out from hubby that one actually opened up in Rowland Heights, I was pleasantly surprised. Sometimes I just have to get a good Viet sandwich, and a so-so sandwich is better than none at all.

Unfortunately, when the family went on one of the coldest nights in December, I wanted some Vietnamese dessert (che), and when I asked the girl at the counter if they had any, it seemed as if she didn't know what I was talking about. They did have the thach (agar desserts) that the kids love, but I really wanted some warm che, doggonnit! At least their cafe sua da (Vietnamese iced coffee) was familiar and just like how we drink ours at home. Don't ask me why I wanted ice coffee on one of the coldest nights in December.

Like I said, their sandwiches are so-so. And again, sometimes you just really want some banh mi. Lee's also have ham croissants and the like if you're not so into the Viet stuff.

This branch of Lee's Sandwiches is located at 18194 Colima Road, Rowland Heights, CA


imjustatree said...

welcome back. i was wondering what happened. those truffles look delicious. and i'll def. have to stop by lee's sometime and check it out

MyCollegeKitchen said...

I'm not so much of a Lee's sandwich fan either, I think their banh mi is ok, but not the greatest. In the westminster area, my recent banh mi discovery (haha..the place isn't new, but i just recently knew about it) is Tan Hoang Huong - I like their french loaf alot more than the baguetts.
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shavedicesundays said...

mothermayi, thanks, and enjoy the rest of your vacation.

MyCollegeKitchen, thanks for the info. I've never heard of that place before. I do like the french loaves better too.