Pork Meatball Banh Mi

January 8th, 2010 by katie

If you like Vietnamese food I highly recommend Bon Appétit’s Pork Meatball Banh Mi which was absolutely wonderful.  I love the flavor combinations in Banh Mi sandwiches but I didn’t think I could properly cook the caramelized paper thin slices of beef or pork at home.  These meatballs are a great, easy solution to get all of those flavors without too much work.  My favorite julienne peeler was perfect for making the pickled carrots and daikon.

One last tip if you make this recipe, I used Sambal Oelek Chilli Paste because I feel like it has a lot more flavor than sriracha.  It also has a lot more heat!  However tempting don’t cut back on the amount in the meatballs.  It really adds a nice flavor and not too much heat.  The Hot Chili Mayo is much spicier, so I did cut the amount in half there-you can always stir in a little more!

I subscribe to Bon Appétit but I might have missed this great recipe if Biz hadn’t made it on her blog! Thanks Biz!

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10 Responses

  1. sweetbird

    I was just talking about how much I wanted a Banh Mi last night. You have, once again, read my mind.

  2. MaryMoh

    That looks soooo delicious! I would want one now!

  3. noble pig

    That is a bautiful sandwich…wow. I mean really appetizing looking.

  4. Rate This Recipe

    Wow, what a great looking sandwich, am sure it taste fantastic!

  5. DailyChef

    What a picture! I now have a new option for lunch. Thanks for the tip on the chili paste – I’ve always used sriracha before, so will have to try it.

  6. Biz

    Yours looks a lot prettier than mine! 😀

    Glad it worked out for you – I actually have wonton soup for lunch today, and I seasoned my broth with that exact chile paste! You are right, it has a lot more flavorful heat than sriracha, which is just plain hot in my book!

    Happy Monday!

  7. RobinSue

    Been dying to try this sandwich but did not want all the work. This recipes look a little easier to handle. Thanks!

  8. Unplanned Cooking

    That looks amazing! I love spicy, meaty sandwiches.

  9. Erica S.

    I made this too and yes, it is so good! Beautiful photo–love the crusty roll!

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