Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich)

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on June 26, 2013.

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Ingredients:

Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich)

  • 1 French baguette roll (about 7 inches in length)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon shoyu
  • 3-4 slices of your favorite seasoned chicken, beef, pork or tofu
  • 4-5 thin Japanese cucumber slices
  • 3 cilantro sprigs, roughly chopped
  • 3 thin jalapeño pepper slices
  • 1/4 cup (or more to taste) do chua (pickled turnip and carrots)

Directions:

Preheat toaster oven to 325°F. Slit the bread lengthwise and hollow out the insides, making a trough in both halves. Discard the insides or save it for another use, such as breadcrumbs. Toast until lightly crisp; cool for a minute. Generously spread the inside with mayonnaise. Drizzle shoyu on bread. Start from the bottom portion of bread to layer in the remaining ingredients. Makes 1 serving.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including meat choice):
350 calories, 5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 36 g protein

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