Pork Bahn Mi Sandwich

Overhead shot of two pork Bahn mi sandwiches with extra veggies and sauce next to them

Crunchy, sweet, salty, and savory are all words we use to describe this Pork Bahn Mi Sandwich. So many juicy delicious flavors all smushed between ciabatta bread. Perfect for an epic work from home lunch or a handheld dinner that will please the family. We are still drooling over these sandwiches. Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think!

Two sandwiches filled with toppings on a wooden board

Inspiration

Our work from home lunches have been taken to another level recently. We always try to mix it up but more recently we have been on a sandwich kick. Making marinaded cucumber or pickled veggies to keep a crunch but add a ton of flavor. The best part of any sandwich though, is the sauce you add. Sure, you can add the typical mayo or mustard, maybe even mixing a little BBQ or hot sauce in the mix. Little by little we were making all the components of a Bahn Mi Sandwich just without the pork. A few marinade tests later and we found a winner! Now our biggest problem is trying to continue to up our work from home lunch game!

Close up shot of an open faced pork bahn mi sandwich

Tools Needed

No specific tools are needed to create this recipe other than knives, bowls, and something to cook up the pork on!

Ingredients

Fish Sauce: This ingredient might be odd for a lot of people to keep in their fridge, but I promise once you use it in a recipe you will always keep this stocked. This sauce provides an umami that most dishes can use but Pork Bahn Mi is based off of.

Vinegar & Sugar: Multiple parts of this recipe call for either vinegar or sugar and sometimes both. This combo gives the perfect pickling flavor for the veggies.

Hoisin, Sriracha, Mayo: Many people make the sauce for a Pork Bahn Mi Sandwich with a mix between mayo and sriracha. While this is tasty the hoisin adds a touch of sweet & salty to the sauce really amplifying the flavors.

A sandwich bursting with pork and pickled veggies next to jalapeños and a white bowl filled with spicy sauce

Step by Step

To start making this Pork Bahn Mi Sandwich, peel and chop the carrots and daikon, slice the jalapeños, and place in a jar that can handle boiling water. In a sauce pan over medium heat add the water, vinegar, and sugar and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and pour into jar with the carrots, daikon, and jalapenos. Place in the fridge once cooled and let sit for 1-4 hours. Julienne the cucumber and place in a jar with vinegar, salt, and honey or sugar. Mix well and let sit in fridge for 1-4 hours.

Add all of the pork marinade ingredients into a large ziplock bag, mix, and add the pork tenderloin. Mix well again to make sure the entire pork tenderloin is coated and let marinate in the fridge for 1-4 hours. In a bowl mix together the sauce ingredients: hoisin, sriracha, and mayo. If you are not using right away, let the sauce rest in the fridge.

After the pork is done marinating heat the drill or a grill pan over medium heat. Make sure to oil the grates or oil the bottom of the pan so the pork doesn’t stick. Sear the outside and cook the pork until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Remove from the grill and let rest before slicing. Slice the ciabatta in half and begin assembling your sandwiches. Spread the sauce at the bottom of the bun, add sliced pork, marinated cucumbers, and pickled veggies, toss some extra cilantro, and top it off with the bun. And there you have Pork Bahn Mi Sandwiches!

Two open faced bahn mi sandwiches on a wooden board
Overhead shot of two pork Bahn mi sandwiches with extra veggies and sauce next to them
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Pork Bahn Mi Sandwich

Pork Bahn Mi Sandwich jam packed full of fresh and juicy flavors! Made with pork tenderloin, pickled daikon and carrots, and spicy sauce!
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Pork Marinade

  • 2 pork tenderloin
  • 6 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 ½ tbsp cilantro chopped

Pickled Veggies

  • 1 cup carrots julienned
  • 1 cup daikon julienned
  • 1 jalapeños sliced thin
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 5 tbsp white sugar

Marinated Cucumbers

  • 1 english cucumber julienned
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • cup white sugar or honey
  • 1 tsp salt

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp hoisin
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 4 tbsp mayo

Other

  • 1 ciabatta loaf
  • cilantro to garnish

Instructions

  • Peel and chop the carrots and daikon, slice the jalapenos, and place in a jar that can handle boiling water.
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat add the water, vinegar, and sugar and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and pour into jar with the carrots, daikon, and jalapenos. Place in the fridge once cooled and let sit for 1-4 hours.
  • Julienne the cucumber and place in a jar with vinegar, salt, and honey or sugar. Mix well and let sit in fridge for 1-4 hours.
  • Add all of the pork marinade ingredients into a large ziplock bag, mix, and add the pork tenderloin. Mix well again to make sure the entire pork tenderloin is coated and let marinate in the fridge for 1-4 hours.
  • In a bowl mix together the sauce ingredients: hoisin, sriracha, and mayo. If you are not using right away, let the sauce rest in the fridge.
  • After the pork is done marinating heat the drill or a grill pan over medium heat. Make sure to oil the grates or oil the bottom of the pan so the pork doesn't stick. Sear the outside and cook the pork until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Remove from the grill and let rest before slicing.
  • Slice the ciabatta in half and begin assembling your sandwiches. Spread the sauce at the bottom of the bun, add sliced pork, marinated cucumbers, and pickled veggies, toss some extra cilantro, and top it off with the bun.

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