Recipe by Maito
These are excellent and rival anything you would get at a Vietnamese sandwich shop. If you use sourdough for the baguette, it gives it a nice tang. Feel free to use meat leftover from another meal, especially one that contained Asian flavors. Thanks to Mersaydees for putting this recipe in her best of 2008 cookbook!
Top Review by DailyInspiration
I have been wanting to try one of these sandwiches and just haven't had the chance. This was an incredibly delicious and flavorful sandwich. I marinated the chicken overnight and then marinated the carrots this morning. I couldn't find the radishes, but the carrots were perfect. DH is not a carrot eater so more for me. Loved the combination of the carrots, cucumber and cilantro.
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or medallions of pork or other meat, marinated in satay, below, or other Asian marinade)
- 1 carrot, thinly sliced lengthwise
- 1 daikon radish, 4 inch piece, thinly sliced lengthwise
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons sugar, divided use
- 3 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons water
For sandwich assembly
- 1 small baguette, cut into 3 sections, sliced lengthwise, with centers hollowed out
- mayonnaise or light mayonnaise
- soy sauce
- fresh cilantro
- 1⁄2 cucumber (shredded or thinly sliced lengthwise)
- 1 jalapeno, seeded, cut into matchsticks (or use a serrano or add some seeds, if you want it hot)
- 2 tablespoons mirin
- 1⁄2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1⁄4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
- 1⁄2 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
- 1 tablespoon sake
- 1 green onion, white part only, sliced
Directions See How It's Made
- If using satay marinade, combine ingredients, and marinate meat at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
- Sprinkle carrot and daikon with salt and 1 teaspoon of the sugar and toss with fingers.
- Let sit about 3 minutes, until softened (they should be bendable but still crunchy). Rinse and drain.
- Mix vinegar, water, and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Add carrot and daikon, and let marinate at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
- Grill meat until done and slice.
- Lightly toast bread. Spread lightly with mayonnaise and sprinkle on soy sauce. Fill with cilantro, carrot, daikon, cucumber, meat and jalapeno. Close and enjoy!