|The bread slices may be hollowed out for more beef and vegetable filling|
Store bought French bread may be used but I found a recipe for bahn mi bread from Andrea Nguyen at her Viet World Kitchen website. I followed the exact recipe and the bread (pictured above) came out chewy, crusty and perfect for the bahn mi. Traditional bahn mi makes use of pork, however, what I had were thinly sliced beef that I marinated in soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper and lemon juice. I pan fried the beef until fully cooked and tender. We assembled our own sandwiches by spreading mayo or butter (optional) on the bread before filling with the thin beef slices and finally topping them with the pickled vegetables.