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Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwich - The Beginning

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Published on Aug 17, 2011

This simply shot video gives a glimpse of one of the most popular sandwiches in NYC, The Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwich. Soon to be in Morningside Heights...care of Banh Mi and More!

Bánh mì

Bánh mì or bánh mỳ (English pronunciation: /ˈbʌnmiː/, Vietnamese: [ɓǎːɲ mî]), literally biscuit or cake (Bánh) and flour or wheat (mì), is a Vietnamese baguette made with both wheat and rice flour, but more popularly known as a type of sandwich traditionally made with this type of baguette.[1] There are many global and regional variations of the sandwich, but the most common version features thinly sliced pickled carrots and daikon (known as đồ chua), cucumbers, cilantro, chili peppers, pâté, mayonnaise and various meat fillings or tofu. Popular bánh mì fillings include roasted or grilled pork, steamed or roasted pork belly, Vietnamese sausage, chicken, head cheese and ham.
Bánh mì shops can be found in many countries, especially in areas with a Vietnamese immigrant community. The contrasting flavors and textures of the sandwich — as well as its relatively low cost — make it a popular dish. They are often marketed abroad as "Vietnamese sandwiches" or "Vietnamese subs". In Australia, they are known as "pork rolls". In New Orleans, they are marketed as "Vietnamese Po' boys."

"Bánh mì" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary on March 24, 2011.

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