Vietnamese Sandwich (Bánh Mì) is the general Vietnamese term for bread. But with the introduction of the baguette by the French during its colonial period, the term bánh mì has become the synonymous with this type of bread. Vietnamese Sandwich however, is usually a single serving baguette (hence shorter), which is more airy in the inside and has a thinner crust compared to the French or other Western baguettes.
This makes it much easier to fill all the delicious ingredients into the Bánh mì, yet keeping a diameter that still fits into your mouth. In Western countries, bánh mì is often associated with Vietnamese Sandwiches, which can feature a whole lot of different savory goodness together with some sweet, sour, spicy and herbal fixings. Vietnamese Meatball Sandwich (Bánh mì xíu mại) refers to the soft pork meatballs that are placed in a garlicky tomato sauce.
So let’s get started with Vietnamese Meatball Sandwich (Bánh mì xíu mại), so that you can also enjoy this yummy breakfast one of these days!