A while back, I mentioned a Vietnamese place was moving into the Tango Gelato spot on Fillmore Street. Here’s an update for you: it’s going to be called BUN MEE, and true to its name, will be serving banh mi-inspired sandwiches, along with appetizers, rice bowls, salads, sides, and desserts. Owner Denise Tran worked with a few consulting chefs from Culinary Edge and, of course, her mother, Mama Tran, to pull the menu together. A preliminary peek at the menu includes nine kinds of banh mi, from five-spice chicken to pork belly, plus smoky eggplant and sardine variations—most hover around $6. (And fortunately one of them includes pâté.) While the menu reads to be pretty lunchy, it will be open for both lunch and dinner (11am-10pm). The opening is slated for early April. 2015 Fillmore St. at Pine, 415-800-7696.
Test meal photo from Bun Mee’s Facebook page.