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Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 45 mins (30m prep + 15m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

street food vietnamese style

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a bowl, combine the thinly sliced chicken or pork with soy sauce, garlic, and vegetable oil. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. 2.In a separate bowl, mix together rice vinegar, sugar, and a pinch of salt until the sugar is dissolved. Add the julienned carrots and daikon radish, and let them pickle for at least 15 minutes.
  3. 3.Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook the marinated chicken or pork until cooked through and slightly charred, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from heat and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  4. 4.In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and sriracha sauce.
  5. 5.To assemble the banh mi sandwiches, spread the sriracha mayo on one side of each baguette piece. Layer the sliced grilled chicken or pork, pickled carrots and daikon radish, cucumber slices, fresh cilantro, and fresh mint leaves on top.
  6. 6.Serve the banh mi sandwiches immediately and enjoy!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor an extra kick of flavor, add thinly sliced jalapenos or chili peppers to your banh mi sandwich.
  • chevron_rightIf you like it extra crunchy, lightly toast the baguette pieces before assembling the sandwich.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to experiment with different proteins like beef, shrimp, or even tofu to suit your preferences.
  • chevron_rightMake sure to slice the meat thinly for a tender and juicy filling.
  • chevron_rightIf you're short on time, you can use store-bought pickled carrots and daikon radish.
  • chevron_rightServe the banh mi sandwiches with a side of Vietnamese iced coffee for a complete meal experience.