Photo: It’s All a Bánh Mi

Photo credit: Anthony Beal

This is a picture of half of a sandwich I built earlier.  It was my first crack at making a Bánh Mi, and for a first attempt, the result was encouraging.  Tasted good enough that the sandwich’s other half didn’t hang around long enough to be photographed.  Slices of roasted pork layered into a sub roll (the first market I visited was out of the soft baguettes customarily used for these sandwiches, and I didn’t have time to make additional stops) with fresh cilantro, cucumber, sliced jalapeño, shredded carrots, daikon, and crushed peanuts. The cucumbers, carrots, and daikon swam for a bit in a blend of rice vinegar, fish sauce, and mirin before going in.  Fun on a bun.

2 thoughts on “Photo: It’s All a Bánh Mi

  • June 4, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    The ones I usually get at the Pho places are so tiny. I like your American sized sandwich. Yum!

    • June 6, 2012 at 3:11 AM

      Thanks! It was fun to make. I’ll probably just use that same size roll every time, as it’s pretty filling. Maybe next time I’ll try pork belly or meatballs…

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