Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwich Recipe (3 of 3)
Hey I did it – I made my own Banh Mi! Well, sort of. It’s good but I have a feeling it could still be better. The more I research Banh Mi, the more I’m discovering that the varieties and possibilities are endless. According to Wikipedia, the Banh Mi sandwich is made up of thinly sliced pickled carrots and daikon, onions, cucumbers, cilantro, jalapeño peppers and meat. But that is just the start. Think about the basic hamburger and how many varieties and crazy toppings you can stuff in. That being said, here’s my recipe that I’ve put together but by no means is it THE way to make a banh mi and I have to honestly say I’m ashamed to compare mine to the one down the street here in Brooklyn. Oh well, I’ll keep revising and trying.
(my humble) Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwich Recipe
Sliced Pickled carrots and daikon
One Vietnamese Banh Mi bread roll
Liver Pate (optional)
Chinese BBQ Pork sliced thinly
Seasoned Banh Mi Pork Meat:
1lb thinly sliced pork (from pork chops or pork loin)
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
2 cloves of garlic (use a garlic press or finely sliced)
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1/2 onion sliced thinly
Fresh ground pepper (to taste)
2 tablespoons of Olive oil.
Mix the garlic, fish sauce, sugar, sesame oil, olive oil, onion, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Slice the meat and let marinate in the sauce for about 1 hour at room temperature. Fry on high heat till golden brown.
Assembly your Banh Mi Sandwich!
Slice the bread roll lengthwise and lather on the mayo and liver pate. Then add the sliced pickled carrots and daikon, followed by the slices of jalapeño peppers, cilantro and cucumbers. Finally add the pork meat and bbq pork on top. Lastly season with spicy Sriracha sauce to taste. Toast and serve! Enjoy!
p.s. The autosave feature in the new WordPress 2.8 is FUCKING annoying. It keeps pushing the focus back to the top of the page. You know what that means right? Another ensuing wordpress upgrade. At least I don’t use itunes anymore. HAHA