Bánh mì, the Vietnamese sandwich

Bánh mì

A staple in Vietnam, the Bánh mì is a wonderful fusion food involving pâté, bread and quickly pickled vegetables.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword sandwich
Servings 1 sandwich
Author Wheeler Cowperthwaite


  • 1 roll or small baguette. Bolillo rolls also work
  • 2-8 carrot and daikon pickled matchsticks
  • 1-2 ounces Pâté liverwurst or another meat paste
  • 1-3 ounces of grilled pork if desired
  • 4 cucumber slices
  • 4 sprigs cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 2-4 green chile slices
  • mayonnaise (optional)
  • soy sauce (optional)
  • chili sauce (optional)
  • fish sauce (optional)


  • Cut the roll down the middle, so both sides are still attached.
  • Spread the pâté or liverwurst onto the other side of the roll.
  • If using mayonnaise, spread onto one side of the exposed roll.
  • Add the quickly pickled daikon and carrots to one side of the opened roll.
  • Add other meats, if using.
  • Add the cilantro, chiles and any other vegetables.
  • Sprinkle soy or fish sauce and chili sauce on the top, if using.
  • Close the sandwich and press the ingredients back in between the two buns.
  • If desired, toast or grill.

A woman in Ho Chi Minh City makes a Bánh mì on Dec. 17, 2017.

A Ho Chi Minh City woman places quickly pickled vegetables into a Bánh mì sandwich on Dec. 17, 2017.

The Bánh mì is marked by a pate used on the bread, as well as mayonnaise.

The Bánh mì should not be missed, nor should the quickly pickled veggies recipe.

Seriously, try the Bánh mì.

Bánh mì me. Now.

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