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Banh Mi Thit Nguoi

February 9, 2008 | By More

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What is Bánh mì?

Bánh mì is a Vietnamese baguette made with wheat and rice flour or a type of sandwich traditionally made with this type of baguette. The sandwich is made up of thinly sliced pickled carrots, daikon, onions, cilantro, and meat or tofu. Popular bánh mì fillings include pork, paté, chicken, and head cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili paste (optional)
  • 1/2 pound carrots, shredded
  • 4 baguettes (or 8 hero rolls)
  • 1/2 pound roast pork or ham
  • 1/2 pound turkey roll (substitute chicken roll)
  • 1 cucumber, quartered lengthwise as for a crudite
  • 1 bunch coriander, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 pound pork liver pate
  • Hot chili sauce to taste
  • Hot chili peppers (optional)

Directions

  1. Mix vinegar with water, sugar and, if desired, fish sauce and chili paste.
  2. Marinate carrots in this mixture in refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
  3. Halve the baguettes, slice open and top each with a thin slice of roast pork and turkey roll.
  4. Top with carrots, cucumber and coriander.
  5. Spread mayonnaise and pate over bread.
  6. Add chili sauce or peppers to taste.

[NY Daily News & Flickr]

Category: Food

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