September 30, 2008

AWED: Banh-Mi Style Vietnamese Sandwich

I love participating in food events for the very fact - they challenge and push you to experiment! that's what happened yesterday. To be very honest, I have no clue about 'Vietnamese' cuisine, except for the fact that they use a lot of fresh herbs and vegetables in their cooking. (thanks to my office colleague, who is from Vietnam).

After much googling, I narrowed in to make this 'Banh-Mi Style Vietnamese Sandwich' and to describe in one word how it tasted - "Out of this world". My roommate, who is a calorie-conscious person, couldn't stop for one and served herself the second one..:)

Thanks Dhivs, for making me famous among my roomies - that I am 'awesome' cook ..:D and off this goes to your AWED: Vietnamese event..:)

Banh-Mi Style Vietnamese Sandwich (Adapted from here)


- 2 mini Ciabatta bread rolls (or any other bread)
- Assortment of vegetables:
fire roasted bell peppers (store bought)
Tomato, sliced
Onion, cut into rings
Broccoli slaw
Cucumber, cut into discs
- Mixed shredded cheese, handful
- 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil

For sandwich sauce:

- 2 tbsp Lime juice
- 2 tsp Soy Sauce
- 1/2 tsp toasted Sesame Oil
- 2 tbsp Canola Oil
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1/3 cup Water


Step 1: Preheat oven for 350 deg F. Place thinly slit Zucchini pieces on a baking dish and drizzle some olive oil on them. Bake for 15-20 mins.

Step 2: In a bowl, stir in the rice vinegar, some lime juice and cold water. Soak carrots and onions for 10-15 mins.

Step 3: Meanwhile, mix in all the ingredients listed for 'Sandwich Sauce' above in a small bowl. This is an unbelievably simple yet yummy sauce I have ever made.

Step 4: To assemble the sandwiches: Sprinkle some sandwich sauce on each side of bread and place baked Zucchini first, then some tomatoes, cucumber, marinaded carrots & onions. Drizzle some more sandwich sauce and place rest of the vegetables over it. Finally top with some mixed cheese and microwave (or bake) it until the cheese melts. (approx 30 seconds). Close with the top and Serve warm..:)



  1. Tell me if it is gooey like this, I wonder it is just heaven :)Simply superb!
    I agree with you Siri, Dhiv event is just challenging ! We ve now our own way to explore the other cuisine :)

  2. Sounds delicious with the cheeeese Siri!

  3. This looks so good. The sandwich is so colorful. YUM! Sounds healthy too....

  4. Very interesting...looks delicious :)

  5. hey Siri this is superb. looking very tempting n mouthwatering. will try this. added to my favourites.

  6. Looks so good! I have tried Vietnamaese rolls and now this is on the list!

  7. I have never had vietnamese food only because of the assumption that most of it is thanks for posting this wonderful recipe which i can now try out at home.


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