Sunday, May 15, 2016

Vietnamese Bahn Mi Sandwich

I made The Blog Tech his favorite sandwich for lunch last week.  It is a Vietnamese bahn mi.
 These sandwiches can have a variety of fillings but they almost always have pate', pickled vegetables and cilantro in them.  I spread the buns (use ciabatta or baguette) with wasabi mayonnaise.  You can use plain mayonnaise too.  Then I added thin slices of pate and some truffled ham slices.  It's also traditional to add chicken so I added pieces of marinated chicken too.  Layer some sliced, salted cucumber on top.

I added a bit of this tamarind sauce which adds an extra flavor that is very good.

 I made Asian pickled carrots in advance and added them which is one of the main flavors of this sandwich.  I also added some fresh arugula from my garden.  Add some sliced onions or green onions if you have them.

 Add lots of fresh cilantro.  You have to add cilantro!

 I wrap them tightly in plastic wrap to compress them.  You can see the slice of truffle on the ham in the upper left.  This is a new item I found at my favorite Italian store and it became an instant favorite.

 This made The Blog Tech very happy!