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Bánh Mì Recipe - Vietnamese Sandwiches w/ Pork Belly

Homemade pork belly and Vietnamese pickles means more control over the flavor in this sandwich. Vietnamese sandwiches are a unique creation and you owe it to your taste buds to give this a shot!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sandwiches
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Servings: 6
Author: Hungry Huy


  • 4 to 6 Vietnamese baguettes - the fresher the better
  • 1 to 1.5 lb homemade pork belly sliced
  • 2-3 crunchy cucumbers Persian cucumbers are ideal
  • Vietnamese pate optional
  • Homemade Vietnamese pickles / Đồ chua - as much as you'd like
  • 1 medium yellow onion thinly sliced, optional
  • 8 to 12 sprigs cilantro
  • Maggi or soy sauce to taste
  • 1 to 2 medium jalapeños thinly sliced
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste, optional


  • Toast baguettes to warm, but not so crispy that they fall apart when you split them to add fillings.
  • Wash all the veggies and slice to prep. Slicing with a mandoline will keep everything uniform.
  • Cut baguettes in half but leave the back part uncut so the loaf stays intact
  • Add mayo and/or pate to the bottom, then layer the meat and veggies to your liking
  • Add a few shakes of Maggi or soy sauce, and a few grinds of pepper to taste