Bahn Mi is a Vietnamese Sandwich that blends French and Vietnamese ingredients. They are commonly filled with grilled pork, liver pate, grilled chicken, fried eggs to name a few. On this Thursday we used Gio Lua, a Vietnamese sausage.
We didn’t work off a recipe because Cindy is half Vietnamese and Soraj has been eating Bahn Mi since the early 90′s and were confident we knew how to make a decent version of one.
Here is a list of ingredients:
French Bread (from the asian market)
Maggi Seasoning Sauce
Gi Lua sliced into thin pieces
Daikon and Carrot Pickle
The pickled carrot and daikon was made the night before (using this recipe). To start, you’ll have to toast the french bread in the oven. Then putting it together, cut the bread in half. Slather the french mayonnaise on one side of the sandwich and dabble some Maggi sauce on the other side. Lay out the pieces of Gio Lua, sliced cucumber, pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro and jalepeno if you like it spicy…and that’s it.
Cooking is one thing that I enjoy doing. I feel delighted when I make good food. It is a pleasure living in Northern California where fresh, local, natural ingredients are abundant. I have a garden I adore and feel proud when I cook and eat the veggies I grow.
Every Thursday my friend Cindy who is also our photographer for Pineapple Seed and *emera bags and I partner up and cook a meal together. I adore her photography and she is one of my best friends. We cook from our favorite recipes and recipes that we've learned from our families.
A lot of the recipes I cook are from scratch. I like to know where my food comes from and how it became what it is. Cindy likes simple recipes with few ingredients and steps. But what we both share is a love of using natural or organic, meats, fruits and veggies that are in season.
Since you can find stone fruits everywhere this summer we made Warm Stone Fruit with Honey. A recipe from Donna Hay. We served the fruit with Honey Lavender ice cream (from Bi-Rite) on the side. It was super easy to make and perfect for when you're having friends over and need a quick dessert. .
Please check out Cindy's blog post on our Cherry Pie Thursday. You will be treated to loads of beautiful photos.