Among the various food carts and trucks to ogle in my area, is the Vietnamese banh mi cart. For the uneducated, a banh mi is a delicious sandwich served on a baguette. It comes in various flavors - it's bumped up in flavor with some traditional Vietnamese flavors like lemongrass and cilantro. The near varieties often include a pate.
The Bahn Mi I made, is made up of layers:
- Mayonnaise or Vegan Mayo
- Daikon/Carrot Pickle (recipe below)
- Baked Tofu Vegenaisse(recipe below)
- Thinly Sliced Cucumbers
- Thinly Slice Red Onions
- Thinly Sliced Avocado
recipe slightly adapted from eat, live run
1 lb extra firm tofu
2 tbsp tamari
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tsp honey
1 tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
2 tsp. red pepper flakes
pinch of sea salt
Drain the tofu and slice the brick of tofu so it's about 1/4 inch thick. Cut the brick in half.
Mix the marinade ingredients.
Marinate tofu for about an hour.
Preheat oven to 350.
Drain 75% of the marinade ingredients. The rest will burn off.
Bake for about 15 minutes on each side.
Have all of the ingredients prepped and ready to go. Layer your sandwich together. Get ready to eat. Enjoy!