Adapted from Andrea Nguyen
Please refer first to Andrea Nguyen’s Master Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe. The only thing we’ve done differently is substitute nuoc cham for the Maggi/soy sauce.
1 Vietnamese baguette, supermarket demi-baguette, or 7-inch length of light, not-too-chewy baguette
Flavorful meat or tofu of any kind
Nuoc cham (see Andrea Nguyen’s recipe)
Long English or Asian/Persian cucumber, cut into thin strips
1 jalapeño pepper, sliced into rings
Daikon and carrot pickle (yep, Andrea’s recipe again)
cilantro sprigs, roughly chopped
Cut a slit into the bread lengthwise and open it up like a book. Spread the bottom surface lightly with mayonnaise. Add the meat and drizzle with nuoc cham. Add vegetables to taste.
Yield: 1 serving.