Vietnamese Sandwiches

MM..mmm…I have all kinds of goodness today…in a sandwich.

This is not just any sandwich, it’s a delicious Vietnamese fusion sandwich that my friend Nick turned me on to.

vietnamese fusion sandwich - a caffeinated brunette

It’s great for lunch, brunch, dinner, linner, anything

vietnamese fusion sandwich - a caffeinated brunette



It’s a perfect fresh-tasting sandwich, packed with flavor that will knock your knickers off.

What you will need:

  • Chinese Char Siu Pork (You should be able to find the glaze in a Chinese grocery store or check out the recipe below)
  • French baguette
  • Cucumbers (sliced lengthwise)
  • Celery (thinkly sliced)
  • Cilantro

Char Siu Pork Marinade:

  • 1/2 teaspoon 5 spice powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sherry wine
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon thai chili sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese dark soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated

Sauce to spread on the baguette:

  • Mayonnaise 
  • Hoisin Sauce

Mix mayonnaise and hoisin until it makes an orange paste. About 2 parts mayo to 1 part hoisin.

How to make:

1. Lightly toast the baguette for 3 minutes in a toaster oven.

2. Spread the sauce on the top and bottom of the baguette.

3. Place thin slices of Chinese Char Siu Pork on top.

4. Place cucumbers, celery and a heaping of cilantro.

Enjoy and thank you to Nick for the delicious recipe!

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23 thoughts on “Vietnamese Sandwiches

  1. For the past few days I was thinking of roasting some char siu, and this provides me another idea of what to do with it afterwards.

  2. When I lived in Hell’s Kitchen, NY there were two Vietnamese restaurants within a couple of blocks of me. Needless to say, it became my favorite food. For years it became a regular dining experience and even a part of my wedding. In recent months I started cooking some of my favorite dishes and plan to explore more. I really enjoyed your post and looking at some of that yummy food. Enjoy every sandwich. Cheers

  3. This could easily be the best meal in the world! I love recipes like these. I can almost taste Vietnam in your pictures. And somehow I am hungry now.

  4. This looks amazing! I might even get over my cilantro dislike with this sandwich…definitely going to be trying it out over the next few days…

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