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I used to buy these sandwiches at a restaurant in Maryland called Ba-Le, it was a Vietnamese/French deli, and these are just like the ones I used to buy, very authentic. The vegetables are so good prepared this way, and with the bread toasted it's fabulous.

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Kevin Young June 24, 2002

Thanks for posting this. It is just wonderful. A man pleaser.

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L DJ May 23, 2002

Delicious!!! I used fish as the protein (poached cod in a bit of soy sauce, sesame seed oil, and veg stock) and it worked out beautifully. I agree, the 5-spice added a very nice touch. I will try these with tofu next and see if I can make them 100% vegan.

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maria.garcia.bodoh August 06, 2010

Loved this sandwich, it so captures the best of Vietnamese flavors. I used a store bought roasted chicken and also cut back on the jalapeno to half. Bought bulk 5 spice powder at the grocery store so it on cost 16 cents for about 3 tablespoons. This one is going in the favorites file. Thanks Dancer!

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concretegirl July 28, 2009

Tasted fine in a pinch... but not at all like the banh mi I ate growing up (from Banh Mi DC Sandwich in Falls Church, VA). I added sriracha for a spicy mayo and pickled cucumbers with the carrots.

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xcelerasian August 13, 2012

These were absolutely delicious. Thanks for posting the recipe!

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Paris D April 03, 2012

Enjoyed these very much! Used grilled chicken, doubled sugar after tasting and added a little fish sauce, too. Very yum!

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rosslare July 22, 2011

These sandwiches are just right when you want something different, but not dramatically so. I served these to friends for lunch on fresh baked baguettes made from the "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day" cookbook. Everyone enjoyed them!

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deewehr August 05, 2010

This was great! I made a few tweaks, but only to use what I had on hand. I used baby carrots and sliced them lengthwise, used regular white vinegar and served it on wheat bread. It was awesome!

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JennyLynn99 June 25, 2010

Superb ! I love the taste. It is both tasty and healthy :) I think the 5 spice powder really makes the difference in taste. Thanks for the recipe

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Onglets102 March 28, 2010
Vietnamese Sandwiches