Vietnamese Sandwich

    15 mins

    While teaching English in Asia the past several years, I've been lucky to exchange some delicious and authentic recipes with local people. This Vietnamese Sandwich, or Banh Mi, is brilliant and it is a nice break from common sandwiches. Use garlic chilli sauce but Indonesian sambal or Korean chilli paste can also be substituted. This is an authentic recipe of French influenced Vietnamese cuisine.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 boneless pork loin chops, cut 6mm thick, may use boneless chicken breast meat instead
    • 4 hot dog buns, split lengthways
    • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise, or to taste
    • 2 tablespoons chilli sauce with garlic
    • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 1 small red onion, sliced into rings
    • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced lengthways
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Cook the meat slices on the tawa. They should be browned on each side. Keep them moist and don't let them dry out.
    2. Open the hot dog rolls and spread mayonnaise on the insides. Place one of the cooked meat pieces into each roll. Spread chilli sauce directly on the meat. Sprinkle with a little lime juice and top with slices of onion, cucumber, coriander, salt and pepper. Finish with another quick drizzle of lime juice.

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    nice and easy but what is the sauce biside in the picture  -  12 Aug 2015


    I personally think that these sandwiches have got to be some of my favourite. However, I got spoiled years a go by a local Vietnamese family restaurant. I would like to offer a few additions to this basic recipe. That is, try adding some sliced jalapeno chilies if you like some spiciness. The local shop also sprinkled some Maggi seasoning sauce. One thing that has been left off of this recipe that I have never seen NOT included is shredded marinated carrots. Finally, consider marinating the pork and charbroiling it. You also might consider pulling out some of the bread inside each sliced half. I know this sounds a bit wasteful, but it will make it much easier to manage and hold all these ingredients/fillings.  -  06 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    needed the carrots to make it authentic: thinly slice carrots then add it to a bowl containing a mixture of some rice vinegar with 1 teaspoon sugar. You can also marinate the onions and cucumbers in this mixture as well. Do this part fist, so it can marinate fully while you are assembling the sandwich.  -  30 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)