Banh Mi - Vietnamese French baguette
Banh Mi (meaning bread in Vietnamese) is most probably one of the most famous sandwiches from all around the world and a staple in Vietnamese cuisine and in street food in general.
This Vietnamese sandwich with French influence consists of a French baguette 🥖 (which was introduced to Vietnam in the 19th century, when it was still a part of French Indochina), pickled veggies like carrot and daikon radish, cucumber, meat, mayo, chilli and coriander.
My version of today is completely vegan - I have substituted the meat with marinated tofu and it was incredibly good! Trust me when I say I don’t really like tofu, but in this combination, using the right ingredients, it’s perfect❤️
Mix the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, water and crushed/finely chopped garlic in a bowl. Add the sliced tofu to it and marinate for at least 30 minutes. I left it overnight. After 30 min, remove it from the marinade and fry it in a hot pan on each side until caramelised. Set aside.
Slice the baguette and spread 1 tsp vegan mayo on it. Add the caramelized tofu and then add the pickled veggies. Add some cucumber slices, some coriander and some sliced chilli. Enjoy