1800 14th St. NW, (202) 733-5131
When you think of Doi Moi, you probably don’t think of sandwiches. That’s changing thanks to this phenomenal lunchtime pop-up on Fridays and Saturdays spearheaded by Chef Sasha Felikson. It’s a tight menu with only three options, all inspired by Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches. If you must pick just one, order the small torpedo baguette packed with a belly-filling crispy rice cake—soft and glutinous on the inside with a crispy exterior pleasantly reminiscent of the grains that stick to the bottom of the wok during a stir-fry—complemented by pickled carrots and daikon for crunch and acid ($12). Don’t forget a side of the curry fries with Thai-spiced ranch dressing for dipping ($5).