Thanh Son Tofu

Asian | Sandwich Shop | Vegetarian | Vietnamese
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Worth driving from anywhere!
Michael Stern | September 30, 2017
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Charging all of $3.50 for a hefty and hugely satisfying banh mi sandwich, Thanh Son Tofu is a fantastic bargain. The torpedo bread loaves themselves are worth the trip. Baked in back of the shop, they are fragile-skinned and fluffy-crumbed but sturdy enough to stay intact even when stuffed with ingredients.

About those ingredients: magnificent! We love the basso profundo BBQ pork that is vividly spicy and a wee bit sweet, so perfectly abetted by a bouquet of cilantro. The meatball banh mi is a dazzling contrast of tender, juicy meat with shockingly crisp vegetables. Continue reading

Charging all of $3.50 for a hefty and hugely satisfying banh mi sandwich, Thanh Son Tofu is a fantastic bargain. The torpedo bread loaves themselves are worth the trip. Baked in back of the shop, they are fragile-skinned and fluffy-crumbed but sturdy enough to stay intact even when stuffed with ingredients.

About those ingredients: magnificent! We love the basso profundo BBQ pork that is vividly spicy and a wee bit sweet, so perfectly abetted by a bouquet of cilantro. The meatball banh mi is a dazzling contrast of tender, juicy meat with shockingly crisp vegetables. Our friend Kim, who took us here, cautioned that the meatball sub must be eaten immediately, lest the moistness of the meatballs compromise the delicate balance of textures. We had no problem gobbling it up in record time.

As for the tofu part of the story, Thanh Son sells it by the pound from a tofu bar that features such flavors as lemongrass, chili, and onion. They look great, as far as tofu goes, but it’s the amazing banh mis that will have us coming back whenever possible.

Dishes to try
Thanh Son Tofu, BBQ Pork Banh Mi
BBQ Pork Banh Mi
Must-Try
Roast BBQ pork radiates radical spices. With crisp veggies in an oven-fresh roll, it's banh mi perfection.
Thanh Son Tofu, Meatball Banh Mi
Meatball Banh Mi
Must-Try
The contrast of tender meatballs and wickedly crisp vegetables makes this banh mi a joy to bite.
Thanh Son Tofu, Sticky Rice
Sticky Rice
Must-Try
Sticky rice is just slightly sweet, just barely edging into a dessert-level treat.
Thanh Son Tofu, Tofu
Tofu
7 varieties at the tofu bar, including lemongrass, onion, and chili.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday8am - 6pm
Monday8am - 6pm
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday8am - 6pm
Thursday8am - 6pm
Friday8am - 6pm
Saturday8am - 6pm
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes