The “Bang Me” Banh Mi


vietnamese banh mi fried egg bang me recipe

banh mi vietnamese sandwich bang me fried eggs cilantro

banh mi vietnamese sandwich bang me fried eggs liver pate cha lua gio thu

banh mi vietnamese sandwich bang me fried eggs liver pate

banh mi vietnamese sandwich bang me fried eggs

banh mi vietnamese sandwich bang me fried eggs soy sauce

banh mi vietnamese sandwich bang me fried eggs

In case you were wondering, I wasn’t the genius who came up with the name for this sandwich. It was this couple. Though, I wish I did because it’s pretty funny, if you ask me!

Being Asian, you would think that making a banh mi (vietnamese sandwich) should be a no brainer to me. But, guess what? Never in my life have I made one, so I’m going to give this one a try. I mean, there’s hardly any cooking involved so it’s gotta be super easy, right? You ready to make a “bang me” banh mi with me?

  • 8” French baguettes. Should be soft with a slight crust. Split and grilled.
  • Rich liver pate. Spread generously on one side, it adds extra flavor.
  • Vietnamese cold cuts. Normally rolled up in banana leaves or aluminum foil. The white kind is called Cha Lua, or pork loaf. The pink kind is called Gio Thu, or headcheese. (You may substitute with marinated grilled meats or tofu meatballs.) Slice to your desired thickness for banh mi and layer your meats. 
  • Pickled carrots and daikon. You can buy in a jar or make your own. Spread it on top of the meats. 
  • Cilantro. Add desire amount. 
  • Soy Sauce. Dash of it, or lots of it if you desire.
  • Jalapeño pepper. If you like to add a kick to it, thinly slice the pepper and add desire amount. 
  • The “Bang Me” Fried eggs. Here’s the real deal! I prefer to get the small farm eggs for this. Fry your eggs a bit longer for crispy edges for more bite and add to sandwich. 
  • Cut in half and ta-ta! 

Ok, time to hit the local Asian market!

(Source & images via White On Rice Couple)

  • The name had me LOLing. I’m Asian and I’ve never made one either but these look incredible. I love the addition of the fried egg and can just imagine how good it must be when the egg yolk melds with the other ingredients in your mouth.

  • i love fried eggs…so i’m going to have to try this recipe out!!
    thanks for sharing :)

  • Yum! This recipe looks pretty easy and absolutely scrumptious! I’ve had Vietnamese sandwiches before, but I’ve never had the liver spread, so that’ll be a first for me when I try the recipe. 

  • You had me at Vietnamese sandwich, which I love. (We favor Lee’s down our way.) Then, add a fried egg to it?! That’s officially taking it to the next level.

  • Fenny Setiawan

    I actually love to make sandwich and experiment with sort of ingredient, and this is a great idea to try :). Love about the presentation as well.