Let's Dish: Bahn Mi

March 29, 2014

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Recipe for Bahn Mi

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Serves: 8 sandwiches

Asian Slaw


1 1/2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup distilled white vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups julienned carrot
2 cups julienned daikon radish
2 teaspoons minced jalepeno chile


1. Bring water, sugar, vinegar, and salt to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool.

2. Mix together the cooled vinegar mixture and remaining ingredients. Let marinate for a minimum of 1 hour. It will be better after 12-24 hours in the refrigerator.

Sandwich Preparation


1-1 1/4 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed of all silverskin
1 teaspoon 5-spice powder (or 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger if 5 spice is unavailable)
1 seedless cucumber, cut into 1/4inch or thinner slices
1/2 cup whole cilantro leaves
2 Tablespoons thinly sliced or chopped jalapeno (these can be added to one's taste and could even be served on the side to add as desired)
3 oz. sliced ham
4 oz. Asian marinated tofu, thinly sliced
Asian slaw (above)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 2 ft. baguettes, cut in half lengthwise


1. Season pork tenderloin with 5-spice powder. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 40-45 minutes or until it registers 160° F using an instant read thermometer. Remove from oven and let cool. This can be done a day in advance and keep the pork in the refrigerator until needed.

2. Thinly slice the pork tenderloin.

3. Remove some of the center of the baguettes.

4. Spread the mayonnaise evenly on baguettes.

5. Layer cucumber, pork, ham, tofu, jalapeno, cilantro, and Asian slaw.

6. Place the top layer of the baguette on the sandwich, cut each baguette into 4 servings and serve.

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