(All Vietnam) – To Vietnamese people, Banh Mi has become an essential part of their eating habit, a great choice for breakfast or for any extra meals during the days. For foreigner tourists, it has opened a new chapter of flavor, brought a distinct taste out of standard sandwich.
Banh Mi presents the perfect combination of Western and Vietnamese cuisine. it carries the full features of a modern dishes that can satisfies even the busiest people with limited time to enjoy their meals. Incredibly tasty, inexpensive, nutritious, these words are what can be said about Banh Mi, explaining why it becomes so addictive to eat.
The sandwich began with colonialism over a century ago, when the French first brought its baguette to Vietnam. As time went by, Banh Mi was born in the creativity of Vietnamese bakers with the new unique recipes that greatly enhances flavor delivery. Banh Mi is the combination of pork, pate, refreshing veggies (cucumber, carrots, cilantro, etc.), herbs and mayonnaise, stuffed into a thin-crisp baguette. It is however possible to customize your sandwich with different filling options depending on your regional location and the local cuisine. The most common are Vietnamese cold-cuts, grilled pork, roast chicken, headcheese, pork sausage and various vegetables.
Banh Mi – A masterpiece of Vietnamese cuisine
Although Banh Mi is not served in a fancy restaurant but more often in a small traditional shop, its amazing taste has tempted many people to make a return visit. In fact, people remember this delicious sandwich with its own original Vietnamese name without having it translated into their language. Banh Mi has become a phenomenon, a proper noun which was added to the Oxford English Dictionary on March 24, 2011. It has truly made its way to be popular in many countries and one of the best street food in the world.
David Farley, a Food/Travel Writer once said in BBC that Banh Mi was a pretty magical sandwich. It is definitely a must-tried food for anyone who gets a chance to visit Vietnam.
I’m in love with Banh Mi, are you?