I’m always disappointed when I don’t have time to cook with this group…the ladies are wonderful, and there’s no pressure. I get even more disappointed when my selected recipe comes and goes and I don’t get to play!! Pork bahn mi sandwiches were scheduled for April 9th….it’s now the 29th. Wow, how time flies!!
A bahn mi is a Vietnamese sandwich filled with grilled meat, cilantro, pickled veggies and crisp cucumber. I hiked to The Wooly Pig Cafe in San Francisco to try a bahn mi…. The sandwich was well worth the hike, but SF is 150 miles away so I can’t do that as often as I’d like bahn mi!
Time was against me, so I cooked, and didn’t take pictures this time. I used a softer whole wheat roll rather than the crisp-chewy baguette, and I forgot to buy daikon, so we were “daikon-less.” I didn’t add quite as much sriracha as the recipe called for….I figured there was some in the marinade for the meat, and some on the sandwich…and I don’t have an asbestos tongue.
Even with the minor adjustments, the sandwiches came out great. The pork was done just right to be tender and succulent, and with those seasonings and pickled veggies….oh yum!! All the flavors I was hoping for were there…a little heat, a little cool cucumber to offset it… Sheer pleasure!
I hope the other ladies enjoyed this recipe from Ellie’s Weeknight Wonders cookbook. It truly was easy to put together too….after a full workday and a weed-eater session!!
Oh….by the way, the next time I get to venture to The Wooly Pig Cafe….I’m having “The Wooly Pig”!!