Bánh Mì Sandwich

Bánh Mì Sandwich
Source: Adapted from http://battleofthebanhmi.com
Prep time: 1 hourCooking time: 15 minutesTotal time: 1 1/4 hours


Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches are a great way to use a lot of garden-fresh veggies. They have an endless variety of options for fillings. An Asian-French fusion, they often use liver pate as a base, or other boldly cooked meat such as black pepper pork (below). You can also try marinated turkey/chicken, shrimp, or firm tofu or seitan. Then top it off with a sweet and tangy carrot-daikon pickle.


1 pound
pork chops, shoulder or loin
2 cloves
2 tablespoons
fish sauce
2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon
black pepper
2 tablespoons
shallots (or onion)
1/4 cup
vegetable oil
1 teaspoon
sesame seed oil
veggie filling
carrot-daikon pickle


Mix all marinade ingredients and add slices of pork. Allow everything to marinade for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Heat up frying pan with a little extra oil. Lay slices of pork in one layer at a time. When one side is cooked, flip to other side to finish cooking.

Cut 5-inch slices of baguette and assemble sandwiches with pork, veggie fillings, any dressing, and carrot-daikon pickle.