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Make the Best Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich) of your Life

Make the Best Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich) of your Life

This is a secret family recipe, that I have perfected over the last 2 decades.  I hold it close to my heart, and hope that you will love it too!

Honey Ginger Pork


  • 5 pounds pork loin
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Honey Lime Ginger Marinade:
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (I personally use mushroom soy sauce)
  • One lime, squeezed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger or 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger



  1. In a large pan heat the oil over medium high heat. Add Salt and pepper to the pork to season.  Let the pork sear until you see it start to blacken. Place the pork into the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together the honey, soy sauce, juice of one lime, garlic cloves, and ginger. Pour the marinade over the pork, and set pressure cooker for 27 minutes.
  3. Once the pork is finished lay onto a platter and pour the juices in a medium saucepan. Cook the marinade over medium high heat until some of the water has evaporated. Cook for a few minutes until it starts to thicken. Pour over the pork.


Now let’s make it into a Vietnamese sandwich!


Banh Mi consists of:

Mayonnaise (mixed with one room temperature teaspoon of butter)

Sliced cucumber (Persian cucumber preferred!)

Pickled Vegetables (purchase at your nearest asian grocery store)

Chopped Cilantro

French Baguette

Sliced Jalapenos (optional)


  1. Toast baguette for 3 minutes in the oven
  2. Layer with mayonnaise and cucumber, and then top with carnitas, pickled vegetables and chopped cilantro. If you would like, add some sliced jalapenos for spiciness.
  3. Nom Nom! Enjoy!