71. Pork Bánh Mì at the OC Poultry and Rotisserie Market

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The OC Chicken Rotisserie currently occupies a level of obscurity I like to call, "Hey, someone set up tables in my grandmother's pantry"--few pegs beneath hole-in-the-wall. To find it on your GPS, you'll have to input the address of the pho spot next door.

But don't be put off by the lack of pretension, by the supermarket-style shelves stocked with laundry detergents. They offer a bánh mì worthy of Little Saigon

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The baguette is formidable, providing a trustworthy bind without reducing the experience to a mouthful of bread. Pry it open and you'll see the carrots stringing through red pork like sinewy veins. The parsley tangles with jalapeño circles providing that watershed bánh mì moment: when you hit the pepper and it overwhelms your senses in a flavorful non sequitur.

This is not a hipster sandwich--just a quality one. And at four dollars, there's simply no better option...unless you're in Little Saigon

The List:

72. Tacos Gobernador from Mariscos Los Corales
73. Dutch Baby at the Original Pancake House
74. Doughnuts from Sidecar
75. Lengua Tacos at La Chonita
76. Oysters from Carlsbad Aquafarm at the Orange Homegrown Farmers Market
77. Lemon Miso Crab Melt at Umami Burger in Laguna Beach
78. Pani Puri from Adya
79. The Pocket at the Pocket Burger
80. Gyro Sandwich from Paul's Place
81. Slice of Heaven at Pie-Not
82. Taquitos at El Toro Bravo
83. Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut at the Donuttery
84. Dan Dan Mian at Wei-Shian Noodle
85. Beef Burger at Rider's Club Café
86. Smoked Trout at Provenance
87. Small Plates at A&J Restaurant
88. Corn Cheese at Zoomak Asian Bistro
89. Pumpkin Curry at Bhan Baitong
90. Poke at Costco Tustin II
91. Pambazo at Tacos Radioactivos
92. Beef Pho at Pho Crystal Noodle House
93. Breakfast Burrito from Cafe Calacas
94. Koobideh Plate from Grill Cafe
95. Tacos de Cecina from Alebrije's
97. Breakfast Sausage from Da-Le Ranch
99. Tres Amigos Burrito from Piaggio on Wheels
100. Bacon-Wrapped Dates from Lola Gaspar

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Location Info

OC Poultry & Rotisserie Market

2117 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA

Category: Restaurant

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