Bánh Mì is one of the most iconic dishes of Vietnam, it represents the French influence in Vietnamese cuisine and continues to morph and transform even more in the U.S. Bánh Mì is typically filled with a flavorful protein, then stuffed with pickled daikons, carrots, cumbers, cilantro and chilis – the melding of the different flavors and textures is what makes this sandwich so amazing.
Vietnamese Bánh Mì, which translates to “bread” is a airy baguette with a light and crisp crust – it’s quite different from traditional French baguettes which is denser and has a much thicker crust. If you can’t get a hold of Vietnamese Baguettes, Bolillo Rolls or Pão Francês make an excellent substitution. If you can only find French baguettes, I would hollow out the center since it can be quite dense.
This tuna bánh mì is one of my favorites and easy to make at home since canned tuna is used – the addition of a sunny side up egg just brings it over top!