Banh Mi Sandwiches

If you’ve never heard of Banh Mi before, they’re Vietnamese sandwiches that are really good! I first had one only a couple months ago from a Pho restaurant and fell in love. Crusty bread, lightly pickled vegetables, and (for vegetarians) marinated tofu all come together to make something really special. Although they’re usually pretty cheap, I still like to make my own. This is my own style of Banh Mi, there are many other ways to make it that can be found online.

Ingredients:
2 Hoagie Rolls (or other crusty, light bread)
1 carrot julianned (I used my peeler to peel off strips)
1/3 cucumber sliced finely
1 jalapeno sliced finely
1/3 red onion sliced finely
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
6 pieces smoked flavored tofu (can be found at asian markets)
Vegenaise
Soy Sauce
Cilantro

Add the carrot, cucumber, jalapeno, and red onion to a bowl. Mix together the water, sugar and white vinegar and add to the bowl. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Once that’s ready pan fry the tofu with a little sesame oil. Slice the bread in half and lightly toast it. Then it’s time to put everything together. Put the vegenaise on the bread and add a little soy sauce, then add the tofu and put the vegetables and cilantro on the sandwich. Enjoy!

*Makes 2 sandwiches

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