It all started with a warm, crusty, toasted baguette.
I love French bread – especially with sweet, creamy butter – but lately, every time I see a baguette I start craving Vietnamese food.
I keep thinking of the banh mi sandwich – equally French and Vietnamese. A fresh baguette filled with pork and pate and pickled veggies. Slathered with a creamy aioli. And, in my heat-loving world, best served with a drizzle of sriracha.
We were able to try other goodies too. There were nine food trucks in the event, and all of them look enticing. So we did what we had to do: we split up and decided to just get double orders from several trucks, and share them with each other.
The banh mi sandwich was spectacular. Soft pork barbecue, homemade spicy mayo and pate, pickled carrots, daikon, cucumbers, cilantro and red onion. The textures and flavors were like a a spicy cool Asian party in my mouth. Without a doubt, the banh mi was the best part of our food truck adventure. And note that it’s a banh mi, not a bang me – although White On Rice‘s version is indeed very exciting.
Have you ever had a banh mi?