Bánh Mì Sandwich Recipes

Banh Mi recipes

Bánh Mì sandwiches are a classic Vietnamese treat that has grown rapidly in popularity in America in recent years. These light, healthy, and refreshing sandwiches make a great addition to any packed lunch.

Bánh Mì sandwiches originated during the French colonial period in Vietnam. The Vietnamese people took the famous baguettes of France and filled them with Vietnamese meats, vegetables, and sauces for a tasty fusion treat. Typical fillings for Bánh Mì sandwiches include:

Bánh Mì Fillings

Meat/Protein
Vegetables and Herbs
Condiments and Sauces
grilled or barbecued pork or beef fresh cilantro mayo
meatballs shredded pickled carrots and daikon (do chua) paté
sardines sliced cucumbers chili sauce (such as Sriracha)
fried egg sliced chilis soy sauce
tofu butter

Here are some sample recipes and variations to get you started:

Serious Bánh Mì lovers may enjoy experimenting with recipes for homemade Vietnamese-style baguettes, do chua, and more:

For more delicious Bánh Mì recipes, we recommend Banh Mi: 75 Banh Mi Recipes for Authentic and Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches Including Lemongrass Tofu, Soy Ginger Quail, Sugarcane Shrimp Cake, and Honey-Glazed Beef. You may also want to keep an eye on the upcoming cookbook The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches, which will be released in July 2014.

Did we miss your favorite Bánh Mì recipe? Let us know in comments!

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