Is the Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich quite possibly the best sandwich of all time? Let us ponder… does it involve juicy succulent roasted pork? Yes. Has it an ideal crusty baguette as the bread? Uh-huh. Is the flavor and texture profile complex? Only if you consider fresh basil, cilantro and mint, combined with the sweet and sour of pickled veggies, the flavor of the scallions, the crunch of salted peanuts the creaminess and heat of the chili garlic mayo complex? And all that awesomeness isn’t even counting the pork. Mmmmmm pooorrk…. Really and truly its an amazing sandwich. Watch and learn my friends.
The only special kitchen tool I used for this recipe was my roasting rack for the pork shoulder. It kept the pork up and out of the drippings and helped it cook evenly and crisp on all sides.
Leah”s ingredient Snobbery for this dish
I really prefer the Huy Fong brand chili garlic sauce for the mayo. I know some people use sriracha, I’m more a chili garlic girl, myself
I also used Nakano brand Seasoned rice vinegar to pickle the veggies, which was very good.