This Banh Mi sandwich is pretty close to being what I grew up on with a few exceptions: I added a Sriracha mayo, I used grilled chicken vs pork and for the bread I swapped out the French baguette for La Brea’s Reserve Sourdough Demi-Baguette.
I prefer the sourdough because it adds a subtle tart bite against the pickled veggies and the sweetly flavored-beef. Of course like all La Brea’s bread I love the moist interior and hearty crust—the two key elements that really texturally stand-out against the crunch of the veggies.
Now here’s the exciting news, select Krogers are now carrying La Brea’s Reserve Sourdough Demi-Baguette and (French bread) – look for it in their specialty cheese department. I love this accessibility, for this simple banh mi recipe and many more to come. Check out their site for locations on where to buy and a coupon for your next visit to your local Kroger.
Before you get started with making this, here are a few notes to keep in mind:
- Don’t skip pickling the daikon and carrots. It’s a key component. You can buy it pre-made in most Asian markets or make it yourself (recipe below).
- Use a good high quality bread like La Brea’s Demi-Baguettes. It’s worth mentioning you definitely want to avoid breads, that are pillow-soft like a hot dog bun or anything of that textural class. This is a sandwich after all, so getting the bread right makes or breaks this recipe.
I know I would LOVE this sandwich. Banh mi’s are the best! Looks so fresh.
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
This sounds delicious Naomi! I can see why it’s a favorite! I love La Brea’s baguettes!
Jennifer Farley says
This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Leigh Ann says
Love banh mi anything! Can’t wait to try this version out!
Sarah Fennel says
I don’t know if the cyber ghosts have invaded my computer, but I don’t see the recipe.
This looks amazing and I would love to make it.
Lane Beck says
I, too, am having trouble finding the recipe. Love Bahn Mi and would like to try making this. I even pinned one of the images to Pinterest and opened the image there… no luck. Help!
Martha Rotimatic says
Grilled chicken is my favorite and this recipe is quite good. Will try this soon.
It’s not just yummy, it’s such a “healthy hot dog for slimming people” 🙂 I like the recipe, so I’ll definitely try to cook! Thanks for the recipe!
Hey, the recipe is not coming up here.
Where is the recipe?? All I see is a link to grilled beef bahn mi.
Rosario Robles says
Hi! I cannot find or see the recipe of the Grilled Chicken Banh Mi as well as the recipes for the Sriracha mayonnaise and Vietnamese slaw. Thanks.