Vietnamese Sandwich

Vietnamese Sandwich

World Cuisine Asian Vietnamese

While teaching English in Asia the past several years, I've been lucky to exchange some delicious and authentic recipes with local people. This Vietnamese banh mi sandwich is awesome, and it is a nice break from common sandwiches. The garlic chili sauce is common in Asian sections of markets but Indonesian sambal or Korean chili paste can also be substituted. Beer or red wine is the beverage of choice for this authentic recipe of French-influenced Vietnamese cuisine.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 627
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 15m


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops, cut 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 (7 inch) French bread baguettes, split lengthwise
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise, or to taste
  • 1 ounce chile sauce with garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 small red onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1   Preheat the oven's broiler. Place the pork chops on a broiling pan and set under the broiler. Cook for about 5 minutes, turning once, or until browned on each side.
  • 2   Open the French rolls and spread mayonnaise on the insides. Place one of the cooked pork chops into each roll. Spread chile sauce directly on the meat. Sprinkle with a little lime juice and top with slices of onion, cucumber, cilantro, salt and pepper. Finish with another quick drizzle of lime juice.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 12.1g 19%
    Saturated Fat 3.0g  
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 908mg 36%
Potassium 984mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 72.1g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Protein 55.3g 111%
Sugars 6g  
Vitamin A 170IU  
Vitamin C 8mg  
Calcium 74mg  
Iron 5mg  
Thiamin 2mg  
Niacin 30mg  
Vitamin B6 2mg  
Magnesium 91mg  
Folate 175mcg