The small banh mi rolls are six for a dollar at the Parisian Bakery next to the giant Viet Hoa supermarket in the Asian shopping center west of Beltway 8 at the Beechnut exit. While I was filling up a bag with the Vietnamese bolillos, I noticed some fine-looking savory pastries topped with chicken, ham and barbecue. They were $2 each and since I didn't have anything planned for lunch, I grabbed one of each flavor. I asked the lady behind the counter what they were called, but she just shrugged.
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The bread tasted like moist brioche. The chewy barbecue topping was excellent and chicken was pretty good too. The ham looked good, but there was lot of rubber band-like gristle in the meat that stretched out when you tried to take a bite. I really like the meat-filled pastries called pate chaud at Parisian bakery. I'll come back for more of these chicken and barbecue open-faced brioche sandwiches too.