• Serves 4
  • 90 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 13 Ingredients


Bahn mi is a vietnamese sandwich – totally delicious. It’s a bit fiddly but well worth the effort to make these at home.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • 250ml rice vinegar
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed
  • 4 soft long rolls
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon hot chilli sauce
  • 2 stalks fresh coriander


  1. Peel the cucumber into ribbons, then toss in a bowl with 1 teaspoon salt and stand for 1 hour.
  2. On medium heat, heat the rice vinegar and sugar in a pan, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from stove and cool.
  3. Peel carrot lengthways into ribbons, then cut into fine matchsticks. Add carrot, cucumber and the juices to the vinegar mixture and chill for at least 2 hours (overnight even better).
  4. Mix soy sauce, peanut oil, honey and garlic together, and then coat the chicken in the soy marinade and refrigerate for 2 hours (overnight even better).
  5. Heat another pan to medium heat and cook the chicken until brown and cooked through. Thickly slice.
  6. Split the bread roll. Lightly grill the cut side for 20 seconds to warm them.
  7. Drain the pickled carrot and cucumber.
  8. To serve, lightly spread rolls with mayonnaise, fill with chicken, cucumber, carrot, chilli sauce and coriander.

  • I haven’t heard of this before, sounds interesting ! Takes a lot of prep but looks like it would be worth it!


  • wow this would be a great lunch idea and it would definately be full of flavour. i really like this as it is something a little more fancy than a regular ham sandwich. thanks for inspiring me with your recipe post


  • Your recipe sounds awesome, the mix of ingredients I like. Can’t wait to give it a go. Thanks.


  • I haven’t ever heard of Bahn Mi before..but reading through the ingredients, it sounds like something, I’d really enjoy!


  • Glad to know how to make it.


  • I have never tried this before


  • Yum, it’s what I always order at local bakery so great to make at home.


  • I love Banh Mi. It’s a favourite meal in our house!


  • If it tastes good, I don’t mind fiddly


  • The ingredients in this sandwich sound like a delicious combination.


  • Yum looks so tasty!


  • His sounds really tasty. I like the idea of maranading / pickling the veg.


  • sounds delicious well except for the coriander that is!


  • I love to try something different & this sounds really tasty. They look nice bread rolls in the photo too! Are they polenta coated ones?


  • Thanks for this sandwich for a tasty looking sandwich – sounds good and packed full of tasty flavours.


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