Wonder Banh Mi Sandwich
Banh Mi

Vietnamese Wonder Banh Mi Sandwich (Cold Cut Filling)

By Linda Hoang

This is a Wonder Bread twist on a classic Vietnamese Cold Cut Banh Mi Sandwich, but you could also do different fillings based on what you're feeling—from satay beef to lemongrass chicken and more.


For the Sandwich

  • Wonder® White Hot Dog Buns
  • Pickled Carrots and Daikon (Đồ chua)
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Jalapeño Slices
  • Cilantro
  • Vietnamese Chả Lụa (pork, sandwich slices)
  • Head Cheese (sandwich slices)
  • 1-2 of your favourite cold cuts (ham, turkey, etc., sandwich slices)
  • Pork Liver Pate (you can get an herb one to add extra flavour to the sandwich)
  • Vietnamese Mayonnaise (Sốt Bơ Trứng) or regular mayo or butter


Prep Time: 30 minutes (pickling - 1 hour up to 2 days) | Cook Time: 5 minutes (to assemble) | Total Time: 35 minutes

To pickle the Carrots and Daikon:

  1. Peel daikon and carrots, julienne into matchsticks. Place in a bowl and coat with salt. Let soak for about 10 minutes. Then rinse to remove salt, squeeze out any extra moisture. Add to a jar.
  2. To make vinegar for pickling: Boil 1/2 cup of water, add 4 tbsp of white sugar, mix to dissolve, then add 4 tbsp of vinegar. Mix again. Note sugar/vinegar ratio can change depending on whether you want your pickled vegetables sweeter or tangier.
  3. Pour into the jar to just submerge veggies. Place the lid on and store at room temperature for approximately 2 days (or more depending on how pickled you want it).
To make Vietnamese Mayonnaise:

  1. Slowly add drops of 1/2 cup of neutral cooking oil (like a canola or vegetable) to 1 egg yolk and mix until oil binds with egg and forms creamy mayo consistency.
  2. Mix in 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp garlic powder (or fresh minced garlic).
  3. Regular mayonnaise or butter also works as an alternative.
To assemble the sandwich:

  1. Toast the Wonder® White Hot Dog Buns to get an extra crunch / crusty texture on the outside but with a soft inside. (Typically Vietnamese sandwiches are made with crusty baguettes but we're showing how you can have some fun with the pantry staple hot dog bun!)
  2. Open bun and spread mayo on one half and pate on the other half.
  3. Layer on your cold cut meats.
  4. Add pickled daikon and carrots.
  5. Top with sliced cucumbers, cilantro and Jalapeño (if you want a spicy kick)
  6. Close and enjoy!

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