BÁNH MÌ's AND A DREAM
I am from Ho Chi Minh City. I moved to the United States seven years ago. I spent my first two months in Michigan but I didn't like the weather, it was too cold. I soon got an opportunity to move to Los Angeles and help manage MÝ-DUNG here in Chinatown. My father knew the owner. They were both in the Vietnamese military. He was tired and needed a reliable person to run it for him. We arranged for me to move here to help manage the place and I've been here ever since. I didn't know what to expect when I arrived but it didn't take long to feel comfortable here. At times, Chinatown reminds me of home. There's alot of Asian people here and I have made a few Vietnamese friends. The only difference is that there is alot of poverty in Vietnam. Los Angeles is even better than I thought. We have everything here including the best weather. It's better than the weather back in Ho Chi Minh City. I don't leave the area much. I'm too busy with work and other parts of L.A are much different than here. My work has always involved food so I know the business of Báhn Mì sandwiches (Vietnamese French Sandwiches). Three dollars is cheeeeep my friend! The Bánh Mì sandwiches I sell here are as good as the ones in Vietnam. They are really tasty, try it my friend, you try it! We also sell both the Vietnamese and Chinese newspapers like the Zhong Guo Daily News and The Vîet tide. We have good strong Vietnamese coffee and fresh fruit. I arrive at 6:30am and prep for my 7:30am opening. My life is work, I like work. I'm happy in Los Angeles and this is where I will retire my friend. *Chinh Le said he's living a dream and is happy with his pay. Bánh Mì MÝ DUNG is family operated and is located near the corner of Ord and Broadway in Chinatown. Try the Special Sandwich for $3. He wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year. He also sells seasonal Kumkwats and said they bring good luck.