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Vietnamese Banh Mi

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The Sandwich of the East. So good, they should rename it Banhwich as a tribute! The key to this delicious sandwich is the fresh bread, fresh herbs and fresh chilies. Notice a trend there? FRESHNESS! Stuff with fresh vegetables and fresh meat – which you’ve COOKED….don’t be a hero – and you’ve got yourself a ridiculously tasty treat! This is truly one of the best sandwiches you will ever try! Try this Banh Mi recipe today!
  Buns 4
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Carrot 1 Large, julienned
  Cucumber 1 Small
  Daikon radish 1⁄4 Medium, julienned
  Mango 1⁄2 Medium, peeled, julienned
  Cooked meat 1⁄2 Pound (Stir Fried Beef / Baked Chicken / Duck / Pork / Cold Cuts)
  Coriander leaves 8 Medium (With Stems)
  Thai basil leaves 12 Medium
  Red chilies/Green chilies To Taste, minced
  Rice wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon

1. Stir sugar into rice wine vinegar until it dissolves.
2. Add Julienned carrots (and radishes if using) and let sit for at least an hour.
3. Add cucumbers and mangoes to marinating carrots, toss and leave for 5 minutes.
4. Slice buns open 3/4 of the way through, leaving a hinge intact. Spread 1/4 of the butter on each of the four buns.
5. Drain marinating vegetables of any excess liquid and divide evenly among 4 buns. Do the same thing with the meat, coriander, basil and chilies.

6. Serve immediately and take a bite.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
This Vietnamese Banh Mi is definitely going to be one of your favorite subs one you try it out. Fresh herbs, flavorful meat, and crisp and juicy vegetables makes it a very rare combination. You can always work on the spice level depending on your palate.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1323 Calories from Fat 396

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g71.1%

Saturated Fat 19.7 g98.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 234.6 mg78.2%

Sodium 1354.6 mg56.4%

Total Carbohydrates 156 g52.1%

Dietary Fiber 9.5 g37.9%

Sugars 52.3 g

Protein 76 g152.9%

Vitamin A 314.3% Vitamin C 87.3%

Calcium 43.5% Iron 44.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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