How to prepare the Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich

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How to prepare the Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich


Banh Mi is a type of sandwich prepared in the Vietnamese cuisine. The basis of the food is a baguette, which was spread to Vietnam during the time of French control. The Vietnamese version changes upon the original with usage of rice flour.

The fresh bread is cut lengthwise, to create the area that is later filled with meat and vegetables. The type of meat used varies, but usually is grilled beef, and sometimes chicken or fish. Various vegetables are used, like daikon and carrots, fresh cucumber, chili peppers and cilantro. Rousong can also be part of the fill, which is cooked meat later separated into strands and then cooked and dried another time, or the Vietnamese salami Gio Lua. To flavor the sandwich, mayonnaise soy sauce or chili sauce is used. In Vietnam, banh mi is usually sold in street carts as fast food for breakfast, and every small manufacturer has their own recipe that differs from those of others.

With Vietnamese immigrants, this meal has spread across the world and is a favorite in North America under the brand Lee’s Sandwiches.


  • 1 clove of fresh garlic
  • ½ teaspoon of 5 spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 200g pork
  • Pâté
  • French baguette
  • Cilantro
  • Carrots
  • Daikon (white radish)

Preparation time: 30min