I love the subs and the owners at the Thi Thi (Chinatown location), but I also really like Trung Nguyen. The line-up is also shorter than Thi Thi and the female owner is super nice. I usually get the Assorted Sub ($5.50) but the Sate Chicken and Roasted Duck ($7.50) are an excellent choice as well.
The baguette is soft with a crusty exterior. The ratio of meat and veggie to bread is proportional. I’ve added extra vegetables before but it just throws off that balance of bread vegetables and meat.The assorted sub comes with cold cut meat, mayo, pickled carrots, onions, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro.
The sate chicken is good, with its spicy, nutty sauce. However, there’s just something classic and comforting about the assorted sub. I tried the duck sub and I was happy with the generous chunks of meat. Whichever sub you pick, you can’t go wrong.
The female owner told me to call ahead of time and she’ll come out to hand me the sub, so that I won’t get a parking ticket. Apparently, Calgary Parking is lurking out often enough that it’s not worth the risk of parking illegally. I don’t drive but I appreciate the gesture.