$10 Lunch: L.E. Tapioca & Sandwich

Categories: Cheap Eats
John Linn
The deal: This Vietnamese lunch counter serves spicy banh mi sandwiches and the requisite boba teas to cool your mouth off afterward.

What you get: Each of the exotic sandwiches larded with rustic deli meats and crisp vegetables costs under $6. The smoothies and teas made with chewy tapioca pearls (boba) cost $3.75 and come in dozens of flavors.

John Linn
We tried: A mixed pork banh mi ($4.39) came with an assortment of fatty, home-style pork and spongy ham. Its nicely toasted French roll was outfitted with jalapeños, cilantro, cucumber, daikon slices, and spicy sambal. A vegetarian version ($5.69) came with faux ham made from soy. Unfortunately, the vegetables didn't taste as fresh as they could have. We also got a made-to-order taro smoothie that tasted rich and creamy, but the tapioca pearls inside were a little tough and oddly slimy.

Bonus Points: Tapioca uses a pretty complex-looking machine to put a colorful wrapper on the lid of its boba smoothies. It's kind of neat to watch it work.

L.E. Tapioca & Sandwich
136 State Road 7, Hollywood 33023

Location Info

L.E. Tapioca & Sandwich

136 State Road 7, Miramar, FL

Category: Restaurant

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