A much-loved traditional Vietnamese street food, the humble bánh mì has taken inner city suburbs by storm to become a lunch favourite in Australian cities everywhere. Skip the long lines that snake past neighbourhood shops and cut to the chase by creating this fresh and scrumptious go-anywhere meal yourself.
You can buy pickled carrot and daikon, but it’s pretty simple to make.
Combine vinegar, sugar, and 250ml warm water in a saucepan over medium heat, stir until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.
Then add carrot and daikon and refrigerate in an airtight container to pickle.
A week would be ideal.
Preheat oven to 200C.
If you want crisp pork, you have to score the skin. Ask your butcher or do it yourself with a very sharp knife. Cut lines 1cm apart on the skin, and then slice lines diagonally the opposite way.
Rub 2 teaspoons of salt over the skin and into the cuts.
Roast pork 40 to 45 minutes or until golden and crisp.
Allow pork to rest for 10 minutes and then thinly slice.
Spread a small amount of Hoisin and mayonnaise on the roll, and then fill with the other ingredients.
Recipe courtesy of Magnum + Queens Wines.