I admit it….I am obsessed with easy foods that are packed with flavors and Bahn Mi is my new go to dinner sandwich! At first I was a little nervous when using some slightly unusual ingredients and not quite knowing what to do with the sriracha and fish sauce. I was shocked though to find how easy this sandwich was to make and Estus was even more surprised to find out how delicious everything was. I was first introduced to the delicious Bahn Mi a couple of months ago by my foodie coworkers. They were raving about all Vietnamese food and told me that I just had to try this sandwich. Boy, was I hooked!
I googled the word Bahn mi because of my endless curiosity and came up with a very interesting description. According to Wikipedia, Bánh mì; Vietnamese pronunciation: [ɓǎɲ mî]) is a Vietnamese term for all kinds of bread. Bread, or more specifically the baguette, was introduced by the French during its colonial period. The bread most commonly found in Vietnam is a single serving baguette, therefore the term bánh mì is synonymous with this type of bread.
My Bahn Mi was a little bit different that the usual. I used a pork loin because they are easy to find. I started out by marinating the pork loin in garlic, soy sauce, fish sauce, and pepper all day while I was at work. I then seared all sides of the pork loin to make sure I created a nice crust. Finally, I baked the pork loin in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes and it came out perfectly!
I almost marinated the cucumber and carrot mixture in some soy sauce and rice vinegar to make sure the flavors perfectly blended. I added some of the Sriracha to the mayo to make sure I had a little bit of a kick and wow! The sandwich was perfect. The flavors are great together with the perfect crunch from the baguette.
I am Emilie, I have always been lover of food and travel, but just starting out when it comes to being a foodie (and the creation of food). I have always been fascinated by food, food creativity, and the origins of each ingredient. However, usually I defeated myself with my lack of knife skills or some other excuse not to just try.
This is my journey on what can be seen as trials and tribulations of food exploration and other fun key ingredient adventures. I will explore healthier ways to eat all the while pushing out of my comfort zone when it comes to ingredients and new tricks. These recipes and tricks will not only help you become a healthier person this year, but hopefully also help you impress your loved ones.