So I never ate Vietnamese food until I went off the college. I didn't know what I was missing and it's now one of my favorite foods. I love the South East Asian/French fusion with so many herbs, pickles, spices and delicious ingredients in general. I loved the first time I had Vietnamese sandwiches at this great bakery and they cost $2. Now that they've become popular, they're often $6 or more at a nicer, hipster restaurant. I don't buy them from those places. I only buy them from my cheap sandwich shops (though I've raised my budget to $3... sometimes you have to)
The next time you want a different sandwich, give this one a try. It's refreshing and delicious.
Ingredients for pickled vegetables
- equal parts carrot and daikon, julienned on a mandolin
- rice vinegar
- white sugar
- Add vinegar, sugar an a big pinch of salt to a pan on the stove. Bring to a boil and taste to make sure it's balanced. Add more sugar if needed.
- Pour vinegar mix over vegetables and place in the refrigerator for several hours until pickles are done and cool
- Small French rolls
- Tofu/chicken/beef/pork marinated in fish sauce, lime and chili
- Cilantro, mint and basil
- Pickled vegetables
- Fresh sliced jalapenos
- Place rolls in the oven until slightly toasty. Let cool before slicing in half.
- Spread mayo and a thin slice of pate on the bread. Add pickled vegetables, herbs, desired meet, cucumber and jalapenos.
- Add sriracha if desired and enjoy.