If you ever happen to find yourself hungry in Allston with only a few bucks to spare, look no further than Super 88. Now, there are plenty of notable establishments in this food court but I’m only here to talk about one of them today – Phở Viet’s.
More specifically, I’m here to introduce you to the infamous viet sub. For only $3.75 (it used to be $2.70 when I first started coming here), you can get quite possibly the best sub ever created. Not even Subway’s $5 foot long can hold a candle to this culinary masterpiece.
Please excuse the terrible picture. I was trying to be inconspicuous while taking it from behind this pole.
They come in beef, pork, chicken, shredded pork, tofu, and ham. The only ones I’ve ever had are the beef and pork and I honestly couldn’t tell you which is which because they both taste the same. It starts off with a fresh crispy baguette slathered in their house mayo. Next comes a generous portion of marinated meat topped of with pickled radish and carrots, cucumbers, spicy jalapeños, and a few sprigs of fresh cilantro. It’s a deadly combination. So simple yet so delicious.
Just look at the size of this baby (no, not Selma. She is small). Now, the appropriate number of viet subs to consume is N+1 where N=the number of subs it takes for you to lose all the skin on the roof of your mouth. These subs will do a number on your mouth so proceed with caution.
Selma was also craving some boba tea so we stopped by the Lollicup next to Phở Viet’s.
There was probably pounds of sugar in this but it was the perfect complement to the viet subs.
I have tried other viet subs in town and I haven’t found one that compares to Phở VIet’s. Their Pho is pretty good as well but I prefer Le’s when it comes to satisfying my Pho needs.
And with that, thanks for reading!