Bahn Mi Recipe: Top 4 Cooking Ideas for a Wonderful Breakfast

Bahn Mi Recipe - Photo by T.Tseng from Flickr

Sep 17, 2020 01:00 AM

Bahn mi is a common dish that you can easily find in Vietnam when it is breakfast o'clock. Bahn mi is widely known as a local sandwich in Vietnam. Usually, the locals add various topping on it such as grilled pork, tofu, or shrimp.

Now, you do not need to spend some bucks for the plane ticket to go to Vietnam and have Bahn mi for your breakfast. You only need some steps to your kitchen to bring the whole authentic taste of Bahn mi to your table. 

There are many of Bahn mi recipe that you can easily follow by using common ingredients. We suggest you re-cook the tofu Bahn mi recipe if you are on a diet but if you want to gain some weight you have to re-cook the grilled pork Bahn mi recipe.

Without waste any time, let's scroll the recipes!

1. Grilled Pork Bahn Mi Recipe

Grilled Pork Bahn Mi Recipe - Photo by T.Tseng from Flickr


  • 1/4 cup daikon radish
  • 1/4 cup carrots
  • 1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 crusty French sandwich roll
  • 4 ounces cooked pork roast
  • 2 ounces smooth pate
  • 6 thin spears English cucumber
  • 6 thin slices jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves


Step 1. Preheat the oven until it reaches 400 °F and places a baking sheet with aluminum foil on it.

Step 2. While waiting for the oven to reach the heat, prepare the veggies. Cut the daikon radish and carrot into slices and toss it with seasoned rice vinegar until well-coated. Let the veggies getting soften in 20 minutes. Drained it and set aside.

Step 3. In a bowl, mix well the mayonnaise, hoisin sauce, and sriracha. Set aside.

Step 4. Split the French roll into two and spread the mayonnaise mixture in the inside of the french roll. Then, place it in the prepared baking sheet (with the cut side up) and let it baked for about seven minutes or until the edges start to brown.

Step 5. Once it is done, remove the french roll from the oven. Place the sliced pork, pate, cucumber, daikon radish, carrots, jalapeno, and cilantro leaves in the roll. You may cut it into half if you want. Serve it warm!

2. Tofu Bahn Mi Recipe

Tofu Bahn Mi Recipe - Photo by Naotake Murayama from Flickr


  • 350g extra-firm tofu
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Sriracha
  • 1 soft baguette
  • 1 recipe Quick and Easy Pickled Sandwich Veggies
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno


Step 1. Drain and press the tofu until it's free from any water for about 15 minutes.

Step 2. While waiting for the tofu drained, prepare the marinated sauce by mixing the lime juice, soy sauce, agave, and garlic in a bowl. Then, cut the pressed tofu into eight slices and toss it in a covered dish, and marinated with the sauce for 15 minutes. For more flavorful tofu, marinate it for some days in the fridge.

Step 3. Once it is done, grill the marinated tofu in a pan until each side getting browned. If you want, you can rub the tofu with the marinade sauce in the middle of cooking. Set aside.

Step 4. In the same pan, toast the bread for a few minutes to make it a little bit crisp. 

Step 5. Prepare the sriracha mayo by mixing the vegan mayonnaise along with sriracha in a bowl. But if you cannot stand the spiciness, you can skip the sriracha and only use the mayonnaise.

Step 6. Spread the sriracha mayo in the inside of the bread and topped with the grilled tofu, pickled veggies, cilantro, and jalapeno. And here is your healthy Bahn mi!

3. Crockpot Bahn Mi Recipe

Crockpot Bahn Mi Recipe - Photo by Ribs from Flickr


  • 4 lbs pork shoulder
  • 2 tbsp Chinese Five Spice powder
  • 4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 3 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 4 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 loaves Báhn Mì baguettes
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 3 carrots
  • 4 radishes
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup of rice vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro


Step 1. Place the pork chopped in a bowl and marinate it with the Chinese Five Spice for about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Step 2. In a separate bowl, mix well the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sherry, honey, garlic, and ginger. Set aside.

Step 3. Place the marinated pork in the bottom of the crockpot and coat it well with the spices mixture. Let it cook for 4 hours in high heat or eight hours in low heat. You need to stir it in the middle. Once it is done, sherd the pork to release all of the fat.

Step 4. While waiting for the pork getting cooked, place the sliced veggies in a bowl. Sprinkle the veggies with salt and sugar and coat it well. Draw out the moisture by letting it sit for about 10 minutes. Once it is done, rinse and drain it. Set aside.

Step 5. In a separate bowl, mix the rice vinegar, water, salt, and sugar. Then, pour the mixture over the veggies and set aside for an hour.

Step 5. Prepare the aioli by mixing well the sriracha sauce along with low-fat mayonnaise. Set aside.

Step 6. Slice the Bahn Mi in a half and spread the aioli inside it. Layer with pulled pork, pickled veggies, and cilantro leaves. Serve it warmly!

4. Shrimp Bahn Mi Recipe

Shrimp Bahn Mi Recipe - Photo by Charles Barilleaux from Flickr


For the pickled veggies:

  • 1 carrot  
  • 4 radish
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 10 Szechuan peppercorns
  • 2 crushed cardamom pods
  • 1-star anise 
  • 1 inch square of lemon rind 
  • Salt

For the shrimp:

  • 1 1/2 lbs of shrimp
  • 1 1/2 heaping tbsp togarashi 
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Bahn Mi baguette 
  • Roughly chopped cilantro
  • Sliced chili pepper

For the aioli sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper


Step 1. Prepare the pickled veggies first by tossing the water, mirin, rice wine vinegar, sugar, peppercorns, star anise, cardamom pods, and lemon juice for about 15 minutes over medium heat. Once it is done, let it cool and pickled for two hours. Set aside.

Step 2. Dry the shrimp with a paper towel and mix well the grated garlic, togarashi, olive oil, and salt & pepper in a bowl. Marinate the dried shrimp with the sauce mixture for about 20 minutes. Set aside.

Step 3. While waiting for the shrimp, mix the mayonnaise, lemon, and olive oil in a bowl. Adjust the taste with salt & pepper.

Step 4. Cook the shrimp in a large pan over medium heat for two minutes until each side getting pink. Set aside. In the same pan, toast the Bahn mi until it getting slightly brown.

Step 5. Spread the aioli sauce over the inside of the Bahn mi and layered with the shrimp, veggies, chili, and cilantro. Your delightful Bahn mi is ready to serve!


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