Top Viet or Not?

Lee’s Bakery: Atlanta, GA, USA

Many ATLiens would say that Lee’s Bakery has the best bahn mi sandwiches in Atlanta.  They are stuffed with one of the best, freshest, and biggest french loaves ever.  I however, like their noodles.  My particular favorite food to get at most vietnamese restaurants is a combination dry egg noodle with pho soup on the side.  This is topped with minced meat and fried lard (the best topping ever), fishcake, quail egg (this is also a really good topping), green spring onions, as well as lettuce and some places even put bean sprouts.  There’s a small ladling of sauce, and you eat it all up after mixing it.  Things I ate were:

  • combination egg noodle, dry with pho soup on the side
  • ngoi cuon (spring rolls)

Spring rolls

PROS

  • fills you up

CONS

  • mostly noodle and lettuce.  This is definitely a filler roll.  I’d have to say that Pho Dai Loi has the best rolls ever.
Lee's Bakery - spring rolls (top)

spring rolls

spring rolls

spring rolls ( up close ) 

Combination egg noodle with pho soup on the side

PROS

  • good quantity: Lee’s may be slightly more expensive but you get full and satisfied.  Shareable if you get an appetizer.
  • good flavors: egg noodles soak up the sauce really well.  It isn’t too sweet or too salty.
  • that quail egg is a nice touch.  It’s like a little hidden gem
  • healthy: lots of vegetables but lots of meat as well
  • well balanced: I’d say between the starch (noodles), the meat, the variety, and the vegetables, this combination is why this is my favorite thing to order on the menu
  • soup on the side: it’s perfect even for a cold day because of that side of soup!

CONS

  • NONE. I love it that much.  Although, I could always use more fried lard bits!
Lee's Bakery - combination dry egg noodle

combination egg noodle with soup on the side

combination egg noodle with soup on the side

combination egg noodle (up close)

All in all: I really like Lee’s Bakery.  I do need to try their bahn mi sandwiches though to verify.  While I’ve eaten it before, it was a few years ago so I can’t quite remember what they were like.  In summary:

  • combination egg noodle, dry with pho soup on the side: **** (4 stars)
  • ngoi cuon (spring rolls): **.85 (2.85 stars)

You can find Lee’s Bakery off Buford Highway, just at the intersection of Clairmont Rd.

4005 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345  ||  (404) 728-1008

If you’re an ATLien, try them out.  If you’re a pho connoisseur, tell me what you think!

R/g

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