Banh Mi Sandwich

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Welcome to the vibrant world of Bahn Mi Sandwiches, where the name itself, derived from Vietnamese, translates to “bread.” In Vietnamese cuisine, Bahn Mi represents more than just a type of bread; it embodies a culinary masterpiece—a short baguette boasting a delicate, crispy crust and a soft, airy interior. Split lengthwise, this magnificent bread becomes the canvas for a symphony of savory ingredients, akin to a submarine sandwich, transforming it into a satisfying meal bursting with flavors, colors, and textures.

Our Bahn Mi Sandwich recipe pays homage to tradition, beginning with a crusty French roll that acts as the foundation for layers of culinary bliss. Tender slices of golden pork belly take center stage, complemented by an ensemble of pickled vegetables and fresh herbs. Each component harmonizes to create a robust and hearty delight that dances upon your taste buds.

In the realm of the traditional Bahn Mi, the French baguette roll reigns supreme, adorned with a medley of pickled carrots and radishes, crisp cucumbers, fragrant cilantro, and an array of tantalizing meats. Pork, whether grilled or in the form of pate, is a customary choice, and sometimes, a fusion of the two is embraced. A generous slathering of mayo adds a creamy richness, while thinly sliced fresh jalapeños infuse the sandwich with a delightful touch of heat, awakening the senses.

As you embark on this culinary adventure, be prepared to experience the symphony of flavors that make Bahn Mi Sandwiches an exquisite delight. The contrasting textures, vibrant colors, and harmonious blend of ingredients will transport you to the bustling streets of Vietnam, where the aroma of these sandwiches permeates the air. So, savor each bite, relish in the cultural fusion, and allow the Bahn Mi Sandwich to whisk you away on a gustatory journey you won’t soon forget.


Bahn Mi Sandwich

banh mi sandwich

Bahn Mi Recipe – Vietnamese Sandwiches with Golden Pork Belly – Bahn Mi is the Vietnamese word for bread.

  • Author: Hungry Huy
  • Prep Time: :20
  • Total Time: :20
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Sandwich


Units Scale
  • 4 to 6 baguettes
  • 1 to 1.5 lb homemade pork belly or 1 to 1.5 lb grilled pork
  • 23 crunchy cucumbers Persian cucumbers are ideal
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded, optional
  • 23 radishes, thinly sliced, optional
  • 1 medium yellow onion thinly sliced, optional
  • 8 to 12 sprigs cilantro
  • Maggi or soy sauce to taste
  • 1 to 2 medium jalapeños thinly sliced, optional
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste, optional


  1. Toast baguettes to warm, but not so crispy that they fall apart when you split them to add fillings.
  2. Wash all the veggies and slice to prep. Slicing with a mandoline will keep everything uniform.
  3. Cut baguettes in half but leave the back part uncut so the loaf stays intact
  4. Add mayo to the bottom, then layer the meat and veggies to your liking
  5. Add a few shakes of Maggi or soy sauce, and a few grinds of pepper to taste
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