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lemongrass pork banh mi
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Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi

An easy recipe for Vietnamese banh mi that includes lemongrass pork, fresh vegetables, pate, and mayonnaise.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: banh mi recipe, pork banh mi
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 579kcal


Lemongrass Pork

  • 1 lb pork shoulder
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 stalks lemongrass minced
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Other Ingredients

  • 2 baguettes halved
  • 1 roll cha lua thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup pate
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 2 Persian cucumbers thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup pickled carrots
  • ¼ cup pickled daikon
  • 1 jalapeno thinly sliced, optional


  • First prep your cha lua, cucumbers, and jalapeño. Thinly slice all these ingredients and set aside in the fridge.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the lemongrass pork in a bowl. Make sure the pork is coated in the marinade. Let the pork marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat a grill pan or regular pan over high heat. Cook the pork for 1-2 minutes on each side until brown. Set aside.
  • Put together your banh mi. Cut the baguette about halfway through length wise, so you can open it like a Subway sandwich. Smear mayonnaise on one side of the baguette and pate on the other side of the baguette. Add the lemongrass pork, cha lua, cilantro, cucumbers, pickled carrots, pickled daikon, and jalapeño to the baguette.
  • Enjoy!


Serve right away for the best flavor and texture.


Serving: 1banh mi | Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 1733mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1404IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 5mg