Vietnamese Baguette -Banh Mi

Vietnamese Sandwich Recipe: the Vietnamese baguette Banh Mi combines grilled pork, tangy pickles, cucumbers, pate, spicy lime mayo and cilantro.
Vietnamese Sandwich Recipe: the Vietnamese baguette Banh Mi combines grilled pork, tangy pickles, cucumbers, pate, spicy lime mayo and cilantro.

I love this Vietnamese sandwich recipe. Love it. And I hope you will too. I’ve made it about 6 times now, and it’s always a crowd pleaser.

Vietnamese sandwich recipe

I’d heard of this sandwich before, but never had it, but I knew from all of the ingredients that it would be yummy. I really like Vietnamese food,  so I experimented with a few different recipes and versions, to come up with all the elements of this amazing Vietnamese sandwich recipe.

vietnamese baguette with grilled Vietnamese pork and homemade pickles

Vietnamese picked radish and carrots

Vietnamese Sandwich -Banh Mi

Vietnamese Sandwich -Banh Mi
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


Vietnamese Grilled Pork

  • 500 g pork shoulder, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

Pickled Daikon and Carrot

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups daikon (Chinese radish) -cut into matchstick size pieces
  • 2 cups carrot -cut into matchstick size pieces

Spicy Lime Mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup favorite mayo
  • juice of one lime
  • Sriracha hot sauce -to taste, 1-2 tsp.

To Make the Sandwich

  • 2 French Baguettes
  • Chicken Liver Pate
  • English Cucumber, sliced
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Picked Daikon and Carrot
  • Grilled Vietnamese Pork


Vietnamese Grilled Pork

  1. Combine al the ingredients to make a marinade for the pork, and let sit several hours in the fridge, or over night.
  2. To cook, remove from the marinade, and grill on the bbq until done.

Pickled Daikon and Carrot

  1. Combine sugar and vinegar and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add carrots and daikon and let sit for several hours or overnight.

Spicy Lime Mayonnaise

  1. To make the mayo, combine all the ingredients.

To Make the Sandwich

  1. Slice baguette in half and spread one side with pate, and the other with spicy lime mayo. Add the grilled pork, cucumber slices, cilantro and picked daikon and carrots. Enjoy!
Vietnamese baguette -banh mi sandwich

I served this sandwich on the weekend at a summer get-together with some old friends in the back yard.  I shared the rest of the menu and the pretty summer decor here if you’re interested. This sandwich really is perfect for summer entertaining.

The pork is done on the bbq and the pickle can be made the day before so all you need to do the day of is assemble. It’s something different and really fresh. I hope you love it too!

How to make a Vietnamese sandwich -banh mi

With a yummy Vietnamese Sandwich Recipe, life really is a party!

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