Bánh mì Style Sandwich
Need a quick and easy lunch, dinner or entertaining idea? Try this delicious Bánh mì Style Sandwich. It is as easy to make as frying tofu or popping crumbed chicken pieces in the oven, peeling a carrot and a cucumber to make a quick no-cook pickle and stirring three ingredients together for the Teriyaki Mayonnaise.
From the picture below you can see how I’ve set the meal up as a Bánh mì station, where everyone can build their own Bánh mì Style Sandwich. This is an exciting family dinner, Superbowl meal, student get together and an easy feed a large crowd idea.
Vegans, Lactose Intolerant and Gluten Free Options
The Bánh mì Style Sandwich can be tweaked to cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten and lactose-free friends by just being mindful when purchasing the ingredients.
For the sauce use a vegan mayonnaise and add a soya based ‘chicken’ fillet for vegetarians and vegans.
For gluten intolerant friends, choose gluten-free crumbed chicken and bread.
Other Filling Ideas:
Fry thinly sliced breasts of chicken without crumbs.
Any Sunday left over meat can morph into this sandwich, beef, pork, chicken, lamb, turkey, left over roasted vegetables or crispy salad ingredients.
Use a crispy baguette.
You can use plain mayonnaise, smashed avocado or anything else you enjoy.
I’ve made a Teriyaki Mayonnaise which is not a traditional Vietnamese ingredient for a Bánh mì. But this marries well with the sandwich ingredients adding a clean, fresh backdrop to the Bánh mì.
This is the quick Teriyaki Mayonnaise recipe:
- 7 tablespoons good quality mayonnaise (I use Hellmann's)
- 3 tablespoons Teriyaki sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Mix together and enjoy.
Make my quick no cook pickle recipe using one cucumber and carrot peeled into ribbons. If you can find a daikon radish peel half or a quarter depending on its size and add it to the pickling liquor which you will need to double.
- 1 cucumber, peeled into ribbons (avoid seeded core)
- 1 carrot, peeled into ribbons
- For the marinade
- 3 tablespoons icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons Chinese clear rice vinegar (or cider vinegar)
- 1 red chilli chopped or to taste (optional)
- Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl.
- Add the cucumber and carrots.
- Stir to coat every strand.
- Top your sandwich.
Add a large handful of coriander leaves to the table.
My husband and son loved the sandwich and found it a filling dinner on its own, no seconds or other sides were needed.
I hope you enjoy trying this idea and when you do please be social and get in touch.