Y-Linh Sandwiches

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What is a Banh Mi?

Banh Mi is a flavorful Vietnamese sandwich that represents a fusion of French and Vietnamese culinary traditions (Banh Mi means sandwich in Vietnamese, which is why we do not call it a  “Banh Mi Sandwich” – that would be a “Sandwich Sandwich”).

Banh Mi typically consists of a crispy, airy baguette (a nod to the French influence) filled with a variety of savory ingredients. The core of the sandwich often includes seasoned meats such as grilled pork, pâté, or cold cuts, complemented by fresh cucumber slices, cilantro, and pickled vegetables like daikon and carrot. Adding depth to the flavor profile are condiments like spicy chili sauce, mayonnaise, and soy sauce. The Banh Mi’s hallmark lies in its contrasting textures and flavors – the crunch of the baguette against the tenderness of the meat, and the tangy-sweetness of the pickled vegetables balancing the richness of the sauces and meats – making it a beloved street food and culinary icon in Vietnam and beyond

What is a Vietnamese Pork Roll?

The term “Vietnamese Pork Roll” can be an alternative way of saying “Banh Mi” in some countries, but also refers to Chả Lụa – a type of Vietnamese sausage, which is the most common type of pork sausage in Vietnamese cuisine. It’s made from finely ground pork, potato starch, garlic, ground black pepper, and nước mắm (Vietnamese fish sauce), which are then tightly wrapped in banana leaves into a cylindrical shape and boiled or steamed. Once cooked, the banana leaves are removed, and the sausage can be sliced and eaten as is or used in various dishes.

Chả Lụa has a smooth, rubbery texture and a delicate flavor. It’s commonly used in many Vietnamese dishes, including as a filling in Banh Mi sandwiches, in pho (Vietnamese noodle soup), in various rice dishes, or served as part of a traditional Vietnamese breakfast or in a Bánh Cuốn (steamed rice roll).

What is a Pâté?

Pâté (often just called “pate” in English transliteration) is typically a smooth, rich paste made from liver, commonly used as a spread or filling. Vietnamese pâté is usually made from pork liver, though other meats may also be used. It’s seasoned with spices and often has a slightly coarse texture, although it can also be found in a smoother, creamier form.


What is a Pate Chaud?

Pate Chaud, also known as “Bánh patê sô” in Vietnamese, is a savory pastry. It consists of a flaky, buttery puff pastry shell encasing a rich and seasoned filling, typically made from ground pork and liver pâté, though variations may include chicken, beef, or other meats. The filling is often flavored with spices like black pepper, garlic, and onions, and sometimes includes additional ingredients like mushrooms or vermicelli.


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