The Vietnamese sandwich, sometimes called a "bánh mì sandwich", is a product of French colonialism in Indochina, combining ingredients from the French (baguettes, pâté, and mayonnaise) with native Vietnamese ingredients, such as cilantro, cucumber, jalapeño, pickled carrots and daikon.
The classic version, bánh mì thịt nguội, sometimes known as bánh mì đặc biệt or "special combination", is made with various Vietnamese cold cuts, such as sliced pork or pork bellies, chả lụa (pork sausage), and head cheese, along with the liver pâté and vegetables like carrot or cucumbers.
Some restaurants also offer bánh mì chay, a vegetarian option, made with tofu or seitan. In Vietnam, vegetarian sandwiches are rarely found on the streets. They are usually made at Buddhist temples during special religious events.
Another option is the breakfast bánh mì, with scrambled eggs served in a baguette. The version eaten more widely for breakfast in Vietnam is eggs fried sunny-side-up with onions, sprinkled with soy sauce or Maggi sauce, served on a fresh (and sometimes buttered) baguette.
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We are a family owned business, passionate about cooking authentic, simple and delicious Vietnamese food. We specialize in Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches and offer a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes based on our family recipes. BANHMIZON currently operates in a FOOD TRUCK, catering to San Francisco and the Bay Area.
We provide breakfast/lunch/dinner to-go or deliveries, and catering for private & public events. (Orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance.)
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