Bánh mì is the Vietnamese word for bread. In Vietnamese cuisine, it also refers to a type of short baguette with thin, crisp crust and soft, airy texture inside that is often split lengthwise and filled with various savory ingredients and served as a meal.
This recipe I use pan seared chicken, a quick pickled Asian seasoned vegetable mix, and a spice mayonnaise.
Many banh mi recipe are made with pate as well, the pickled vegetables and lots of fresh coriander are what make this sandwich special.
It may seem like just a sandwich but the mix of pickles, chicken, cilantro, spicy mayonnaise, and fresh baguette makes this sandwich fresh and different then just your regular deli sandwich.
I have created the “at home” version so it can be made by everyone and enjoyed as a quick lunch or even dinner.
In our kitchen in the restaurant I make it for the staff and it’s a huge hit.