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One of Vietnam’s favorite street foods has immigrated to Lawrence: the banh mi sandwich. Wild Pho’s take on banh mi includes a baguette-like crusty roll (mini-history lesson: colonization was the impetus for this nifty French-Asian combination) stuffed with meat, shredded carrots, cilantro and the restaurant’s creamy-spicy special sauce. Choose from pork, beef, chicken, Vietnamese meatloaf, tofu or the special sandwich: chicken, pork AND meatloaf.
Where to get it: Wild Pho, 1006 Massachusetts St.
What you’ll pay: $4.99
Try it with: An egg, for an extra 50 cents.
Also on the menu: Pho noodle soup — from basic chicken to tripe and tendon — is the focus. There’s also bun (steamed noodles), rice dishes and the Wild Lady Platter for dessert, featuring the restaurant’s choice of ice cream, macarons and other sweets.