A true twist on a traditional Vietnamese sandwich – a Chicken Burger Banh Mi Sandwich. I had a dinner where I put together 3 different sliders for our family. I have seen Banh Mi sandwiches all over but never tried one. So I decided that adapting a chicken burger to the Vietnamese flavor was the way to try this concept for the first time. I will definitely make this again but I will definitely reduce the amount of fish sauce I used.
I looked up the history or origin of the word Bahn Mi and learned that Bahn Mi actually refers to bread. It comes from the French Baguette. In the US, the Bahn Mi has come to mean a Vietnamese sandwich.
Ingredients (adapted from Allrecipes Bahn Mi):
- 1 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup fish sauce
- 1 large carrot, cut with the spiralizer
- 1 large daikon radish, cut with the spiralizer
- 6 radishes, sliced thinly
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced thinly
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1/4 of a lemongrass, bottom end diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- salt and black pepper to taste
- Hawaiian Sandwich Buns
Heat a skillet and add the oil. Put the burger into the pan.