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Ba-Le Sandwiches & Plate Lunch
It began as a French-Vietnamese bakery on Oahu and has branched into popular small restaurants sprinkled throughout the Islands. Some are kiosks in malls; others are stand-alones with some picnic tables out front, as is the case at this location, which is one of four on Maui. Vietnamese pho (the famous soups laden with seafood or rare beef, fresh basil, bean sprouts, and lime) share menu space with local-style saimin and plates of barbecue or spicy chicken, beef, pork, or local fish served with jasmine rice. The delicious sandwiches—banh mi in Vietnamese—are perfect for lunch to stay or to go. There are a slew of tapioca flavors for dessert. www.ba-le.com. Credit cards accepted.