Banh mi has been much-discussed lately, and rightly so. It's a Vietnamese sub sandwich that is delicious and cheap with fresh bread that is perfectly crunchy and chewy, filled with cilantro, sliced jalapeno, pickled veggies and filling of your choosing such as chicken, sardines or pork.
I remember my first because I was instantly hooked. I had my first banh mi about five years ago at Thuy Café (pronounced "Twee") in Lealman (St. Pete) area. At that time, they were a small shop in a strip center that also holds Vietnamese and dim sum restaurants, as well as an Asian market. The sleek, modern décor was impressive among places most people find to be holes-in-the-wall.