BM# 68-Cooking Carnival: Day 16
Theme of Week 4: Bread based Street Foods
Dish: Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich
Continuing with our ‘Cooking Carnival’, this week I’m going to post recipes with Bread in Street foods. First up is this delicious Vietnamese sandwich called Bánh mì. This is one of the product of French colonial Vietnam. This sandwich combines crusty French baguette with cold cuts or roasted meats, a smear of mayo and plenty of vegetables – cucumber, cilantro and pickled carrots and daikon.
This is a vegan version of the traditional meat based sandwich and is made with baked tofu. You can either make your own baked tofu or use store bought one. I used Trader Joe’s sriracha flavored tofu and the sandwich turned out a little spicy and yummy.
There’s a lot going on in this sandwich in terms of textures and flavors. Pickled veggies add a nice sweet and sour flavor with a fresh crunch. The spicy mayonnaise spread adds a slightly spicy and tart flavor. I followed the recipe from Vegetarian Times magazine.