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Vietnamese Sandwich Lao Style

July 10, 2011

I was dying for Vietnamese Sandwich called “bánh mì” and have no desire to drive 45 minutes to the store I figure I can come up with something close to the original.

Salad: shredded papaya and carrot

Since I don’t like daikon I used green papaya instead.  In lao I think they used papaya as well.

Hot water, sugar and vinegar to marinated shredded salad

Toppings: Slice Kirby cucumber, Cilantro, Red onions, Red pepper

Liver Pate, slice really thin pork roll, and BBQ pork

I used three different kind of baguette: Wheat, regular and ciabatta

Breads are toast with unsalted butter spread with japanese mayonnaise, liver pate and assemble the rest of ingredients..

The wheat sandwich is much heavier than regular bread.


I was too hungry I forgot to take the picture on the plate oh well. It was a lot of work but it was worth it. I was able to shared with my co-workers.

  1. July 12, 2011 10:03 AM

    Wow!!! you have to drive 45 mins to get some vietnamese sandwich? I guess you must live up in the hills:-). By the way, your sandwich looks awesome.

    • July 13, 2011 10:22 PM

      Yes up in the hill alright. I travel freqently to the city for entertainment and dinning. There are Asain store near where I lived but it doesn’t have many selection especically Lao or Thai ingredients.

      The shredded papapya really reminded me of Laos. Every time I flew back to Vientaine I always stop at the shop near Lao Plaza to get couple of sandwiches before I head to my home and for 7,000 kip per sandwich is not too bad at all.

  2. July 13, 2011 1:53 AM

    This is one of my favorites also. I bought 6 at the temple on Saturday morning, went off to take pictures of the water lily and by the time I got back it was all gone. I didn’t get to eat any. I should have gone back and bought some more.

    Your photos came out real nice, what kind of camera do you have?

    • July 13, 2011 10:58 PM

      I know when I got there they were all sold out of course I was late. Any how there were so many delicious foods so many to pick from first time I had bai thery khow lam was really good.
      I have Canon iT2 waiting for my IS macro lens any day now from amazon:)

    • July 15, 2011 1:44 AM

      We normally get to Wat by 9am on Saturday and Sunday for Almes giving and the last 2 years the crowd was real thin early in the morning. I think it’s not as festive like the past years.

      I have the Canon T2i also, you will love the macro lens in comparison to the kit lens that came with the camera.

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