Banh Mi

June 21, 2022

Banh Mi

Baguette with meat is called Banh Mi in Vietnamese cuisine. The perfect homemade banh mi sandwich is as simple as assembling a baguette, pork, and lemongrass.

Banh Mi Sandwich

A Banh Mi is a sandwich that originates in Vietnam. It’s a sandwich popular among street vendors in Vietnam made with grilled pork, chicken, or pate.

Bánh Mi, which means “bread” in Vietnamese, refers to the baguette bread used to make this sandwich.

This sandwich is a favorite in nations with large Vietnamese populations, such as France, Canada, the UK, and the US.

Ingredients for Vietnamese Banh Mi

  • French baguettes
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Vietnamese pickled carrots and daikon
  • Pork or chicken

Pork is extensively utilized in Vietnamese cuisine, referred to as “Tht Nuong” or “grilled pork.” It’s called Banh Mi Tht Nuong if you’re eating a grilled pork sandwich.

Vietnamese restaurants and Vietnamese-owned sandwich and bakery stores are likely to include this sandwich on their menus. Steamed, pan-fried, or grilled meats are just a few options available. The greatest grilled

pork in town is Thit Nuong’s!

How to Make Pork Banh Mi?

The pork is first marinated with lemongrass and other flavors before being grilled. Grill the pork on the grill for a couple of minutes. Grilled pork is placed in the middle of the baguette smeared with mayonnaise before being assembled into a sandwich. If you add pickled carrots and daikon, and cilantro to the sandwich, you’ll have an excellent meal.

Crusty and Light Baguette is the Best!

Use a rustic, crusty baguette for the best results. If you want to make your very own baguette, I have a recipe for you.

Supermarkets carry French-style bread as well. There should be a slight crunch on the outside and a soft interior, but the overall texture and weight should be light. The best supermarket bread may be found in this article at Viet World Kitchen.

What is the average number of calories in one serving?

  • Each serving of this recipe contains only 261 calories.

With this recipe, what are its complementary dishes?

On its own, this sandwich is the most acceptable option. I’ve compiled a list of recipes for Vietnamese food at home.

  • Vietnamese BBQ Shrimp Vermicelli
  • Vietnamese Spring Rolls
  • Vietnamese Chicken Wings
  • Summer Rolls


  • 4 8-inch French baguette, sliced lengthwise
  • 2 lbs. of pork, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices, 8-inch length by 2 1/2-inch width
  • pickled carrots and daikon, store-bought
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves

Lemongrass Pork Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup minced lemongrass
  • 5 shallots, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil


  1. Use a mallet to pound the pork slices. Combine the marinade ingredients together in a bowl before using.
  2. Two hours, or better yet, overnight, marinate the pork in the Marinade. Before grilling, drain off any extra marinade and discard it.
  3. Place the pork on your grill and cook it for a few minutes. Remove it off the grill when both sides are adequately browned or cooked through the pork. A broiler oven can be used to cook pork for 5-7 minutes on each side until it’s cooked through and blackened to your liking.
  4. Cooking time is over, so remove the pork from the grill and let it rest. Garnish the sandwich with a few slices of grilled pork and mayonnaise spread on toast. Pickled carrots and daikon, as well as cilantro leaves, should be atop the pork. Serve right away, with the baguette halves cut in half.
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