Banh Mi /ˌbɑːn ˈmiː/

Banh Mi is a Vietnamese sandwich that has acquired popularity both in Vietnam and beyond. The sandwich is made with a light and crispy baguette that is loaded with savory ingredients like as meat, pâté, pickled vegetables, herbs, and spicy sauces.

Banh Mi recipes vary according to area and personal tastes, but the most typical fillings include grilled pork, chicken, or beef, as well as pickled carrots and daikon, sliced cucumbers, fresh cilantro, and chili peppers.

The blend of French and Vietnamese culinary influences is what distinguishes Banh Mi. The baguette in the sandwich is a relic of French colonization in Vietnam, while the filling reflects the country’s distinct flavors and ingredients.

If you’re traveling to Vietnam and want to taste the best Banh Mi, you should visit to the city of Hoi An. This seaside town is renowned for its sandwich, which includes crispy pig belly and a variety of handmade sauces. Other famous Banh Mi destinations include Saigon, Hue, and Hanoi, where you may find this delicious sandwich sold by street sellers and tiny stores.

“That’s a symphony in a sandwich”.

Chef Anthony Bourdain