Friday, July 23, 2010

Bahn Mi

I love all kinds of street food because it is clean, simple, and unpretentious. Ethnic food is pretty hard to come by here in the North, but you can get by. Although you can't get a tomatillo anywhere in the city, canned or fresh, the selection of Asian groceries is not too bad. I have never dabbled in Vietnamese food at all, but this recipe in Vegetarian Times looked simple enough and I had the ingredients on hand (though I did not make it very spicy for the kids). I like the idea of a pickle or slaw to ratchet up a sandwich a couple of notches and will have to explore this concept more in the future.

12 comments:

Noelle said...

Is this not a great sandwich? I made it a while back using a recipe I found on Bon Appetit and using Match vegan meats. SO GOOD! If you are interested: http://ameliefille.blogspot.com/2010/04/vietnamese-meatball-bahn-mi-and-mai-tai.html

Diana @ VEGeneration said...

Hi! Thanks for the recipe link. Your bahn mi looks yum! I'd love to make this veganized version for my boyfriend; he really likes the "real" thing.

Erin said...

Oh, man, I love bahn mi. My favorite recipe is Liz's from Food Snobbery is my Hobbery, here.

Geek 3000 said...

Ok so you need to do some serious vietnamese dabbling. it is just about the most wonderful vegan optioned food on the planet!

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Vanessa Quinones said...

Hey, that does look good! I have evrything but the daikon radish. Frankly, I'm not sure what that is! I can get tomatillos by the boatload but it's a struggle to find asian produce. Ah, well. I'm going to make some version of this.

The Crunchy Kitchen said...

Please dabble in Vietnamese recipes they are usually so healthy and tasty! My favorite is the bi chay sandwich on a french baguette! I love the ones sold at Lee's Sandwich's in California, they are mind bending good!

GEORGE ALAN FRAMPTON said...

Thanks for the recipe. I usually go to a place on Spadina, in Toronto, and order a couple of Vegetarian Banh Mi sandwiches to take home. Yours recipe sounds a lot like the ones I get.

saveyrgeneration said...

I saw this recipe in VT a couple of months ago and really wanted to try it. It looks so simple.

Dawne said...

Mmmm...One of my favorite sandwiches! I am lucky enough to live not too far from a place that uses vegan chicken in theirs. Definitely give this recipe a try; it's a flavor explosion!

Yung said...

Hi Vegan Dad!
It's actually "Banh Mi`", just for your reference. :D

veggiekins said...

mmmm-mmmm

I make the vietnamese sub from Tal Ronnen's Conscious Cook nearly every week- pretty much the same recipe, but includes an astounding tofu marinade.

This version looks quite delectable as well!

Thanks for blogging so well!