Eating with chopsticks requires a certain level of dexterity, like beating a difficult video game or spitefully disassembling a too-difficult video game. Conquer your hunger with this Groupon.
$16 for a Vietnamese Lunch for Two (Up to $31.76 Total Value)
- Two entrees (up to an $8.41 value each)
- Two poached eggs (a $1.87 value each)
- Two sides (a $2.80 value each)
- Two drinks (a 2.80 value each)
SA PA's succinct menu includes a banh mi sandwich—with a choice of braised beef, pork meatballs, ginger lime chicken, sake-cured salmon, or marinated tofu—and a noodle soup that features a 24-hour-simmered veggie or beef broth.
A gargantuan blackboard menu hangs behind an ordering counter at SA PA, but it's mostly blank—the menu itself is so specialized and compact. The line cooks only make Vietnamese sandwiches, vermicelli salads and rice bowls—with a choice of beef, pork, tofu, chicken, or salmon that has been cured in sake for 72 hours—alongside veggie or beef broth soups that are simmered for 24 hours and constantly stirred by the spirit of Pepin the Hunchback. If there’s any food left over when it’s time to close, they donate it to their neighbor, the Boston Rescue Mission.