Tofu Bánh Mì Recipe - Vietnamese Grilled Tofu Sandwich
Tofu Bánh Mì is a super delicious snack that can be had as your meal as well. The sandwich is made using a Baguette bread which is filled with pickled vegetables, grilled tofu and generous spread of mayonnaise. You can serve it along with a freshly tossed salad by the side and a glass of Ice tea.
Vietnamese Style Grilled Tofu Bánh mì Recipe is a famous street food dish in Vietnam. It is a kind of sandwich made by slicing a Baguette lengthwise and filling it with various filling like pickled cucumber, carrots, radish, jalapeños, and grilled tofu for vegetarians or pork sausages for non-vegetarians.
It is also smeared with a good amount of mayonnaise before layering the sandwich. There are many other fillings that you can add as well to make it absolutely delicious.
Baguette has been the staple food of Vietnam since the influence of French cuisine in the Mid-19th century. Banh Mi literally translates to “Banh” – any kind of food and “Mi” means Bread.
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- 1 Baguette , 12 inch
- 4 tablespoon Classic Mayonnaise (With Egg)
- 2 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
- 3 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil , for cooking For Pickled Vegetables
- 1 English Cucumber , sliced
- 1 Red Bell pepper (Capsicum) , sliced
- 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , sliced
- 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , cut into julienne
- 1 Mooli/ Mullangi (Radish) , sliced
- 2 Pickled Jalapenos , sliced
- 1/2 cup Chilli vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- Salt and Pepper , to taste For the Tofu
- 250 grams Tofu , sliced into thin rectangular shapes
- 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon Red Chilli sauce
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
- 1 teaspoon Dry ginger powder
How to make Tofu Bánh Mì Recipe - Vietnamese Grilled Tofu Sandwich
To begin making the Vietnamese Style Veg Bánh Mì Recipe, we will first keep the vegetables chopped and ready.
Add all the vegetables into a bowl, add in chilli vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper and mix it well. Rest the vegetables in the fridge until you finish making your grilled tofu for the Bánh mì.
Take a mixing bowl, add soy sauce, red chilli sauce, honey, pepper powder, ginger powder, salt a pinch and give it a mix. Add in tofu slices and mix will and allow it to soak in the mixture for 10 minutes.
Heat a grill pan, once it is hot, brush the pan with some olive oil and place the marinated tofu pieces on to the grill. Grill on each side for at least 5 minutes, until you notice brown grill marks on either side.
Once done, take the grilled tofu slices and place them on a plate. Keep the pickled vegetables also out and we can start to assemble the Bánh Mì.
Cut the Baguette into a 6 inch length, cut it lengthwise on one of the sides in order to stuff in the fillings inside. You can optionally toast the baguette along with butter or olive oil in the oven, to make it warm and more crisp.
Spread 2 tablespoon of mayonnaise evenly on the bread, and again spread about a tablespoon Sriracha sauce as well.
Layer the pickled vegetables over the bread and next place two grilled tofu slices one next to each other.
Place sliced cucumber and jalapeños neatly on top of the grilled tofu and finally garnish it with freshly washed coriander sprigs. Repeat the procedure for the remaining half of the baguette.
Your Vietnamese Style Veg Bánh Mì is ready to be served.