Why banh mi is better than any other sandwich
Simply because it is served the Vietnamese way – fresh and delicious.
Born out of a need for a quick lunch, the banh mi is the ultimate sandwich. It’s easy to eat on the go, super portable, and makes a great meal at any time of the day.
Popularized by the French, Banh Mi’s are found all over the world. While the French may have introduced the sandwich to Vietnamese citizens, the sandwich has become a staple at Vietnamese restaurants.
This unique sandwich is a great way to try a number of Vietnamese foods. The sandwich usually includes a meat of your choosing, cilantro, cucumber, mayonnaise, spicy chilli paste, daikon radish, carrots, and cucumber.
The baguette is made by steaming the dough and then baking it to perfection. This gives it a light and airy texture that is perfect for sandwiches. It’s a recipe that has been adapted over time, but the French influence in Vietnam has given us a bread that is incredibly flavourful.
How to enjoy your banh mi
It’s sweet, savoury, and compliments the fillings perfectly. Some people are a little hesitant to try it, but it’s super easy to eat. I’ve laid out the steps below.
- Take a small bite and tear small pieces off.
- Pop them in your mouth and chew.
- If you are still hungry, go for more!
The first bite should be just enough to get your taste buds tingling. You’ll find yourself wanting more as you chew and swallow.
This sandwich is so good; you’ll find yourself eating the bread with your hands. Don’t worry about getting crumbs all over your shirt; they’ll come off in the wash. Just remember to use cold water and a gentle cycle.
You’ll find yourself reaching for this sandwich whenever you’re feeling under the weather or need a pick me up.
It’s easy to eat on the go and will leave you feeling satisfied. It’s also great for people who have dietary restrictions. It can be made without pork, chicken or beef and still be delicious. Non-meat versions are easily available, too!
It’s a quick and easy way to get all the important vitamins and minerals your body needs. If you’ve never had a banh mi, I highly recommend you give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.