Pork Banh Mi Sammies from WeeliciousPin

I’ve been getting really into Vietnamese street food recently and Pork Banh Mi Sammies are at the top of my favorites list.

Pork Banh Mi Sammies from WeeliciousPin

Ethnic street food restaurants are popping up all over the country with increasing frequency and are quickly becoming all the rage. Inspired by the regional food traditionally sold (and often made) by local street vendors, they are places where you can grab a good snack or meal, generally with an international vibe and a ton of flavor too. 

Pork Banh Mi Sammies from WeeliciousPin

They’re perfect for families since they can often be more affordable then more formal restaurants, and since the food is specific to the region (or regions) of a particular country, you get to pretend you’re visiting a foreign land for an hour or so!

Pork Banh Mi Sammies from WeeliciousPin

Banh Mi is a meat-filled sandwich made popular in the west by Vietnamese settlers in the United States. The bread traditionally used in a Vietnamese Banh Mi is a baguette, a culinary result of Vietnam’s years under French rule. 

Pork Banh Mi Sammies from WeeliciousPin

The sandwich can be stuffed with a variety of fillings, but when I made this one, stuffed with seasoned ground pork, grated pickles, carrots, cucumbers and a thick spread of mayonnaise, it was like a heaven-sent discovery for my kids. I’m talking an all around dream sammie! They couldn’t get enough of them.

Pork Banh Mi Sammies from WeeliciousPin

You can serve these for school lunch, but they are equally at home on the dinner table.

Pork Banh Mi Sammies from WeeliciousPin


Pork Banh Mi Sammies

5 from 1 vote
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 teaspoons mayonnaise (or vegan mayonnaise)
  • 1 french baguette, cut into 4 sections, and sliced lengthwise
  • 2 persian cucumbers, seeds removed and grated
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 2 pickles, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint


  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat and cook the ground pork, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt for 5 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Using your fingers scoop out a small amount of the soft dough on the inside of each bread slice and discard.
  • Spread 2 teaspoons mayonnaise inside each baguette.
  • Fill with the ground pork, cucumber slices, carrot sticks, pickles, and mint and sandwich together.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. They have these sandwiches at a hipster diner type place near me. I get it every time. Can’t wait to make it on my own!

  2. My neighbor makes the best Asian Pork Belly and I would love a good recipe for that so I can make it myself. He tried to tell me how, but something was lost in translation.

  3. I would love to see kid friendly recipes for Filipino lumpia and adobo chicken. Yum!

  4. I’m not sure! Most of your recipes are great, so chances are anything you pic would be good!

  5. My favorite international recipe hands down is my Grandfather’s Hungarian Chicken Paprikash. I have not made in for three years because it includes sour cream, and both my daughters, my husband and I are lactose intolerant. I recently made a recipe in which I used soaked cashews in place of sour cream, and it came out wonderfully. I can’t wait to make this for my Grandpa now that he’s in a nursing home. I would love to see your version of it! Thank you!

  6. Our family favorite is Saag (no paneer; tofu or potato sub?), the delicious Indian spinach!
    Thx for giveaway!

  7. I would love to try Sr Kesington’s mayo – sounds delicious! Maybe a green papaya salad with mayo??

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  9. I’m just happy you shared this recipe! I cried the first time I had one in NY, seriously, it was so good (and I was pregnant, but still). Thank you!!

  10. A shorter version, but just as flavorful, of pho. Can’t get enough and have yet to have any better than in Bangkok.

  11. Vietnamese mini pancakes or banh khot. These are different from the Vietnanese crepes or banh xeo. They are made with flour, coconut milk and 1 shrimp in the center.

  12. We love lo mein and chicken teriyaki on sticks, like from our favorite Chinese restaurant. I haven’t been able to recreate it at home.

  13. I’ve actually been looking for a pork sammie recipe for school lunch that’s portable and delicious but also easy to make

  14. We recently discovered Vietnamese cuisine at a nearby market place and love the flavors! Thanks for sharing the recipe for these sammies…

  15. I’d like to see a recipe for vegetarian pakoras, from (my favorite) Indian cuisine!

  16. mexican and thai slow cooker recipes would be helpful during the school year especially.

  17. I love mayo, so I’m super excited for this giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. […] I’d love to see an Indian recipe or two. Maybe for dal or a chicken tikka? Talkwalker Alert: 50 results for ["indian recipe"] […]

  19. Thai food is my favorite! It’d be awesome to see a kid friendly version of some thai food!

  20. It would be neat to see some sushi recipes! I have never made homemade sushi. Well, at least I don’t count carrot and hummus sandwich sushi. πŸ™‚

  21. I’d like to see a recipe for Pho. (Maybe a tofu version as well as traditional beef.)

  22. My family’s favorite dish is chicken tikka masala and biryani! Would love to win :-)))

  23. We like Pork Bahn mi with slices, but it seems so simple to use ground. Must try!
    I’d like to see pasta carbonara.

  24. YUMMY! My kids LOVE teaching other kids about food from around the world. Started when they met you in NJ…. So thanks for teaching me and my kids!

  25. I’ve been kind of getting obsessed with pork lately and collecting recipes so this is awesome!

  26. I would love to see a recipe for a healthy, wholesome, 100% whole grain Norwegian loaf of bread. Oats, seeds, brans included. And, it has to be moist and airy! Preferably served with brown cheese πŸ™‚

  27. anything Mexican or Caribbean would be a big hit in our family. My little one will eat black beans straight from the can! Cuban black beans and rice would be a great recipe to see on Weelicious. Or how about Arroz con pollo? Arepas would be a great hit for a different sandwich.

  28. I am with a few others…Pad Tai is my favorite!! Would LOVE to learn to make it!!!

  29. My favorite international recipe I want to see on Weelicious is Avgolemono (Greek egg lemon soup)

  30. Looks delicious! I love Vietnamese street food and the mayo looks yummy. Thanks!

  31. I’d love to see an Indian recipe or two. Maybe for dal or a chicken tikka?

  32. My mouth is watering just looking att his sandwich! I would like to see some Thai food. Perhaps Pad Thai or Mago with Sticky Rice.

  33. Awesome! As a Vietnamese American, I’m so glad to see the wide spread love for these sandwiches! (But FYI, it should be spelled BANH MI, not bahn mi). Thanks for sharing your version!

  34. These look delicious, will definitely be making them for my family!

  35. Sir Kensington’s mayo and ketchup are my FAVORITE!!! I also made a vegetarian eggplant Bahn Mi Sami for the first time and it was a huge hit, I did not expect it to be so EASY to make!

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