Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich

Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich

This is a sandwich that I often saw being sold on the streets of Vietnam.
The vinegared carrot salad and liver paste are surprisingly delicious.

Ingredients: 1 serving

French baguette
1 thin baguette, sliced about 15 cm long
Liver paste (optional)
1-2 tablespoons
2 slices
Mayonnaise (optional)
a small amount
Lettuce, cucumber
as needed
Coriander (or parsley)
a small amount


1. Please use liver paste, liver paté, or liver spread. I used canned liver spread.
2. Prepare some vinegared Vietnamese salad (Recipe ID: 293382). You can make this with Japanese ingredients if that's easier.
3. Crisply toast the baguette and spread the inside with the liver paste and mayonnaise.
4. Add in the cucumber, ham, namasu, and lettuce. The sandwich is ready to eat.
5. This sandwich tastes great with a little fish sauce, soy sauce or Vietnamese sauce (Recipe ID: 291003).

Story Behind this Recipe

When I bought this off an elderly gentleman on the side of the road from his bike, he pulled out a jar and topped it up with something that looked like the sweet vinegar salad we eat for New Year's Feasts in Japan. I was a bit hesitant at first but when I took a bite it tasted amazing! Please give it a try too!