Vietnamese Sandwich with Grilled Porky Pâté, Pickled Veggies

Bánh Mì Thịt


Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes

    4 to 6


Appears in

Southeast Asian Flavors: Adventures in Cooking the Foods of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia & Singapore

Southeast Asian Flavors

By Robert Danhi

Published 2008

  • About

In Vietnam, an iconic culinary fusion is this multi-layered sandwich born of multicultural influences. The French introduced yeast-risen bread to Vietnam during their 100-year presence there. The Vietnamese tweaked the recipe, adding rice flour to make baguettes lighter and crisper. The French also brought pâté and butter as spreads for bread. Both ingredients have become integral, authentic parts of Vietnamese cuisine. In Bánh Mì Thit, tender slices of simmered or grilled pork are stacked on French bread, with pâté, butter, pickled carrots, sweet scallions and fresh herbs.