Bánh Mi Brunch

A few weekends ago we had friends over for brunch. I had slow-roasted a pork shoulder and thought it might be nice to thinly slice the meat and make Bánh Mi, the Vietnamese style sandwiches, as a main course.


Appetizer: cubes of fresh mango (so sweet this time of year!), drizzled with plain yogurt and sprinkled with some homemade granola.


Homemade Bánh Mi: Baugettes from Le Blanc bakery on Sukhumvit Soi 39 with sliced roasted pork shoulder, corriander, mayonnaise, pickled carrots and daikon radish, hot peppers, and a splash of fish sauce. In this initial round, I didn’t add enough pickles. The next evening I made another batch, this time with more pickles, and the results were much closer to authentic.


Fresh papaya and watermelon for dessert.


And a loaf of homemade banana bread, served with some whipped cream cheese and butter.

0 thoughts on “Bánh Mi Brunch

  1. If I ever get married… can you be in charge of all the food :)Everything looks amazing but I’m most drawn to your mango+yogurt+granola appetizers I want some sandwiches too… Thinking about getting subway now (I’m gonna be wishing it were one of the ones you made)

  2. I think it all looked tasty BUT I am drooling over the mango appetizer and the papaya & watermelon. I’ve been craving good fruit. We are between seasons and all they have are last year’s apples and overpriced berries and bananas. I can’t wait for the plums, peaches, nectarines and apricots!

  3. looks delicious! mmm… i miss fresh mango, haven’t had that in a long time. like val, i definitely can’t wait for the first crop of local fresh fruits to arrive!

  4. @CurryPuffy – Oh, I’d imagine you have no shortage of good Banh Mi places in LA, right? Especially down in Westminster.@wretched_epiphany – I’m jealous – you are at the source! There is this fantastic picture of me and my high school friend Ryan in Ho Chi Minh City in February 2006, buying banh mi from this old lady. We each ate one apiece and afterwards she said, in halting English, that it would make her very happy if we bought another one. Who could resist that?@hilabpartnerxD – Yes, just a simple sugar and vinegar mixture left to sit a few hours.@kunhuo42 – @murisopsis – When I’m back in the US in May and June I sure hope the stone fruits are ripe and ready!@Devilzgaysianboi – I’d be honored to be in charge of the food at your wedding! @sassyjessie – Motivational entry, huh? =)@aftershejumped – Sounds like a plan!@Randy7777 – Yeah, the papaya in the tropics is much, much better. Mango, too.@smile4leena – @Fatcat723 – @nov_way – Glad you enjoyed the entry!

  5. I’m a huge fan of the Vietnamese sandwiches, they’re delicious and so refreshing on warm summer days. The bountiful amount of fruit is such a wonderful choice for brunch ๐Ÿ™‚ You have very lucky friends

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