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Bánh mì 🇻🇳

This week we'll dive into the iconic Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich. Bánh mì is the Vietnamese word for
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Bánh mì 🇻🇳
By CookUp • Issue #7 • View online
This week we’ll dive into the iconic Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich. Bánh mì is the Vietnamese word for ‘bread’, but also understood to be the Vietnamese baguette.
Originating on the streets of Saigon in the 1950s, the bánh mì sandwich is a French-Vietnamese hybrid consisting of an airy baguette, sour pickled daikon and carrot, crisp cilantro, spicy chilis, and a cool sliver of cucumber surrounding any number of protein options, from sweet minced pork to fatty pate to sardines. Let’s get to it and cook up some delicious bánh mì of your own.
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Photo by Flo Dahm
Photo by Flo Dahm
“The Banh Mi sandwich is really the only good argument for colonialism.” — Calvin Trillin
Very traditional
Char Siu Chicken Banh Mi
Grilled Lemongrass Pork Bánh Mì
Vietnam’s Banh Mi sandwich per region
Something different
Banh Mi Smashburger
Spicy meatball Banh Mi
A veggie option
Vegan Banh Mi sandwich
Next week
Next week we’ll head back to Italy for one of their most popular dishes, Pasta Carbonara. Stay tuned and happy cooking!
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