Thursday, November 19, 2009

Baon – Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich)

The one and only sandwich that truly hits the spot for me is the Vietnamese Banh Mi.

What is Banh Mi?

It is a sandwich composed of a light and crispy baguette (made using a combination of rice and wheat flour) filled with mayonnaise, liver pâté, chillies, coriander, cucumber, pickled carrot and your choice of protein (Vietnamese cold cuts, leftover roasts/barbecues, etc.).

It does sound a lot…because it is. But you only need small quantities of each to create this masterpiece of a sandwich.

For today’s lunch I’ve used leftover lechon (and Vietnamese pork roll) to give it a Pinoy touch and then some beetroot instead of pickled carrots to add a bit of an Aussie element to my sandwich.


Rocky Garcia said...

Vietnamese Food looks good. Didn't taste it yet, but I think it's also good in taste. Do you know any restaurant here in the Philippines which offers these dishes?

The Beancounter said...

Hello there Rocky Garcia! I know there are some in the Phils specially in the major malls. I'll do some research and find out some good ones for you...drop by early next week... i'll have some answers for you then...

The Beancounter said...

Rocky, here are some links to Viet Food in the Phils: