Bánh Mì is a Vietnamese sandwich that beautifully combines French colonial influences with Vietnamese flavors. This Easy Pork Bánh Mì recipe features marinated pork, crisp vegetables, and vibrant herbs on a baguette, creating a symphony of tastes and textures. It’s a quick and satisfying meal, perfect for lunch or dinner.


For the Pork:

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

For the Pickled Vegetables:

  • 1/2 cup carrot, julienned
  • 1/2 cup daikon radish, julienned
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, julienned
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Sandwich:

  • 4 baguettes or Vietnamese-style baguettes, split lengthwise
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pâté (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Soy sauce or Maggi seasoning sauce


  1. Marinate the Pork: In a bowl, combine soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Add the pork slices and marinate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight for more flavor.
  2. Prepare the Pickled Vegetables: In another bowl, mix rice vinegar, sugar, and salt until dissolved. Add the carrot, daikon, and cucumber. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes, then drain.
  3. Cook the Pork: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the pork from the marinade and cook until browned and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Set aside.
  4. Assemble the Bánh Mì: Spread mayonnaise (and pâté if using) on the inside of each baguette. Layer the cooked pork, pickled vegetables, fresh cilantro leaves, and sliced jalapeños. Drizzle with a little soy sauce or Maggi seasoning sauce.
  5. Serve: Cut each baguette into halves or thirds. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 550
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Protein: 35g

Prep and Cooking Time:

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes (including marinating and pickling time)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • Serves: 4 people

This Easy Pork Bánh Mì brings the quintessential Vietnamese street food experience right to your kitchen. The combination of savory pork, tangy pickled vegetables, and fresh herbs, all encased in a crusty baguette, makes for an unforgettable sandwich that’s both easy to make and delicious to eat.

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