Bánh Mì Chả Recipe

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Vietnamese pork sausage sandwich (Banh mi cha) is a dish including a baguette filled with a savory filling; in this case, pork sausage is the main star. The pork sausage sandwich is enjoyed as a meal, ideally breakfast, but you can enjoy it any time of the day you want.

You will find preparing this Vietnamese-style pork sausage sandwich at home is a simple task. It requires only 3 tools, 8 kinds of ingredients, and 2 preparation steps. You will also learn 4 tips to make your Banh mi cha more delicious. So read on for more details!

What Is A Vietnamese Pork Sausage Sandwich (Banh Mi Cha)?

Vietnamese pork sausage sandwich (Banh mi cha) is an authentic meal in Vietnam consisting of a baguette with fillings like Vietnamese-style pork sausage and cinnamon pork pate, pork liver pate, Vietnamese mayonnaise, garlic soy sauce, pickles, condiments, and vegetables.

The baguette has a thin, crisp crust with soft, airy white crumbs. The pork sausage (called cha in Vietnamese) refers to a sausage made of pork and typically wrapped in banana leaves.

There are different kinds of pork sausage in Vietnam. In the Banh mi cha recipe, I use 2 kinds of pork sausage, one is the most common pork sausage (called cha lua) and another one is cinnamon pork pate (called cha que), a sausage flavored with powdered cinnamon, then fried.

In general, a Vietnamese sandwich is a fusion of Vietnamese and French cuisines. It is a very common food for breakfast in Vietnam. There is a wide range of Banh mi prices in the country, normally ranging from $1 to $5, depending on what version of Banh mi or where you buy it.

Now, let’s start to make it by checking which tools are used for making this Vietnamese-style pork sausage sandwich (Banh mi cha).

What Tools Do You Need To Prepare Banh Mi Cha?

There are only 3 main tools you need to make Banh mi cha, such as:

  • Small knife: To cut the baguette and spread the pork live pate evenly
  • Small spoon and chopstick: To put the ingredients inside the baguette to assemble the Banh mi cha
Banh Mi Cha Tools

What Ingredients For Making Banh Mi Cha?

You need to prepare 8 kinds of ingredients to make Banh mi cha. You can buy them in the market or make some of them yourself.

  • Vietnamese pork sausage and cinnamon pork pate: Or you can use smoked meat, cold cuts, or other sausages that you like.
  • Vietnamese baguette: Or you can use other bread based on your liking.
  • Pork liver pate (Pate gan heo): Feel free to use the canned version. However, you can also make pork liver pate easily at home!
  • Vietnamese mayonnaise (Sốt bơ trứng): It is easy to prepare yourself, so I highly recommend it at home so you can use this Vietnamese mayonnaise for various kinds of bread. Plus, you can utilize other egg-based butter sauces according to your preference.
  • Garlic soy sauce: This sauce is quite easy to make and is similar to the sauce used in boiled pork belly with garlic sauce.
  • Vietnamese pickled carrots and daikon (Đồ chua): To add balance to the flavors of the overall dish.
  • Chili sauce and mayonnaise: To add more flavor to your bread.
  • Vegetables: Medium-sized cucumber, chili, scallion, coriander.

At this point, you are ready to prepare your Banh mi cha at home!

Banh Mi Cha Ingredients

How To Make Banh Mi Cha?

Making Banh mi cha only needs 2 steps: preparing the ingredients and assembling all ingredients inside the bread.

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

Wash, rinse the green onions and cucumber, then let them dry

Slice the cucumber and chili

Julienne scallion

Banh Mi Cha Step 1 Prepare Ingredients

Step 2: Assemble the Ingredients Into The Bread

Use a small knife to slice the baguette lengthwise. Don’t slice the bread too deeply; otherwise, the ingredients inside it will fall apart easily.

Banh Mi Cha Step 2 Assemble Ingredients1

Next, take a sufficient amount of pate and spread it evenly inside the bread, then continue to spread a layer of Vietnamese mayonnaise sauce over the pate.

Banh Mi Cha Step 2 Assemble Ingredients2

Afterward, gradually add all the ingredients like cucumber, green onions, a few slices of chili, pickled vegetables, and garlic soy sauce.

Banh Mi Cha Step 2 Assemble Ingredients3
Banh Mi Cha Step 2 Assemble Ingredients4
Banh Mi Cha Step 2 Assemble Ingredients5

Add the Vietnamese pork sausage and cinnamon pork pate inside the bread.

Finally, drizzle chili sauce and mayonnaise over the filling.

Banh Mi Cha Step 2 Assemble Ingredients6

Your pork sausage sandwich is ready to enjoy! In case you want to improve your experience while consuming the sandwich, the next part will show you the 4 best tips.

Banh Mi Cha Outro

What Tips To Upgrade Banh Mi Cha?

Below are 4 tips to make a Banh mi cha taste much better.

Vietnamese cuisine is known for locals’ creativity. Therefore, you can find several versions of Vietnamese sandwiches with different ingredients.

What Are Other Must-Try Vietnamese Sandwiches (Banh Mi)?

With the other 5 Vietnamese-style sandwiches below, you will never run out of ideas for a delicious meal, especially for breakfast.

Banh Mi Cha Recipe

Vietnamese Banh Mi Cha: A Delicate Dish For Everyone!

A Vietnamese pork sausage sandwich (Banh mi cha) is a simple dish for breakfast or any meal. With this recipe, you can bring the taste of Vietnamese cuisine into your kitchen without using too much time and effort!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: banh mi cha, Vietnamese Banh Mi Cha, Vietnamese Pork Sausage Sandwich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 494kcal

Ingredients

  • 3.5 ounces (100g) Vietnamese pork sausage & Cinnamon pate
  • 1 ounce (30g) pork liver pate
  • 1 ounce (30g) Vietnamese mayonnaise
  • 75 ml garlic soy sauce
  • 3.5 ounces (100g) Vietnamese pickled vegetables
  • 1 Vietnamese baguette
  • Condiments: Chili sauce and mayonnaise
  • Vegetables: 1 medium-sized cucumber, chili, green onion.

Instructions 

  • Wash, rinse the green onions and cucumber, then let them dry.
  • Cut the cucumber and chili. Julienne green onions.
    Banh Mi Cha Step 1 Prepare Ingredients
  • Use a small knife to slice the baguette lengthwise. Don't split the bread too deeply.
    Banh Mi Cha Step 2 Assemble Ingredients1
  • Take a sufficient amount of pate and spread it evenly inside the bread.
  • Then spread a layer of Vietnamese mayonnaise sauce over the pate.
    Banh Mi Cha Step 2 Assemble Ingredients2
  • Gradually add other ingredients like cucumber, green onions.
    Banh Mi Cha Step 2 Assemble Ingredients3
  • And then put a few slices of chili, pickled vegetables.
    Banh Mi Cha Step 2 Assemble Ingredients4
  • After that, sprinkling garlic soy sauce.
    Banh Mi Cha Step 2 Assemble Ingredients5
  • Add the Vietnamese pork sausage and cinnamon pork pate inside the bread.
  • Drizzle chili sauce and mayonnaise over the filling. Enjoy!
    Banh Mi Cha Step 2 Assemble Ingredients6

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Notes

  • Heat the bread to make the bread crispier by the oven.
  • Buy high-quality pork sausage and cinnamon pork pate.
  • Remove the crumb a little bit if it is too dense
  • Enjoy bread with Vietnamese coffee.

Nutrition

Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 811mg | Potassium: 252mg | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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