Bahn Mi Sandwich

What is a Banh Mi sandwich?

Banh Mi Sandwich is a Vietnamese sandwich that is made on a baguette usually made of rice and flour. Traditionally speaking, but for today’s post I used a baguette from the local grocery store. The sandwich has many variations to it, but the main ingredients used are some kind of meat, pickled vegetables, cucumbers, coriander/cilantro, spicy peppers, pate, and mayonnaise. Obviously other ingredients can be added to give your own personal touch to the sandwich, but today I kept it pretty traditional.

Tradional Bahn Mi Sandwich

Pork Marinade for Bahn Mi Sandwich

  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 lime (juice)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 green onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  1. Puree all ingredients and add to thinly sliced pork. Minimum 2 hours, or overnight would be even better.

Pickled Vegetables

  • 2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1 tsp chilli falkes
  • 3 jalapeno sliced
  • 2 carrots cut into match sticks
  • 6 radishes sliced
  1. Combine water, rice vinegar, sugar and salt in medium size pot and bring to a boil.

  2. Add all other ingredients in a mason jar and add the pickling liquid. Close the lid and pickle for 1 hour at least.

Bahn Mi Sandwich

Now that we’ve pickled the vegetables and marinated the pork, the final steps are a lot easier.

  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 baguette
  • 1/2 cup cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pickled vegetables
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch chopped cilantro
  1. Remove pork from marinade, and try to scrape or pat dry any excess of marinade. Heat oil in non-stick pan on med/high heat. Once hot cook pork 2 minutes on each side. Remove pork from pan and let rest on plate till all the pork is cooked.

  2. Cut you baguette length wise with a serrated knife but ensure you don’t cut all the way through. Toast the baguette.

  3. Add mayonnaise and sriracha. Add rest of the ingredients. Press the baguette closed gently and cut in half. Enjoy!