The visual guide
Here are the components of bánh mì thịt (banh mi thit)(meat sandwich).
These are the varieties of bánh mì thịt (meat) fillings my mum makes:
I heard that bánh mì doner kebabs are popular in Hanoi, which sounds interesting but for now I'll be sticking to the classic meat fillings.
Bánh mì chay
A veggie option includes all the usual - cucumber, onion, pickled carrots etc. plus slabs of tofu and a spead of Laughing Cow Cheese (instead of the pate).
Preparing bánh mì
These are instructions for preparing a Vietnamese style baguette sandwich for busy people. I say 'instructions' and 'for busy people' as this is just a quick step-by-step of how to assemble bánh mì thịt; using ingredients that are available to buy in your local supermarket and which you might already have.
Stage 1: Preparing the ingredients
Stage 2: Assembling the baguette sandwich