My oh my, this just might be one of my VERY FAVORITE things, yet is is so simple to make. You see, The Boyfriend turned me on (hahaha, I crack myself up) to Banh Mi sandwiches at an awesome local place. Now, I can't fault anything at all about the sandwiches they make, not to mention the owner of the place is amazing. I love to just watch him work. He obviously LOVES what he does and takes great care and pride. I was mesmerized watching him stir an iced coffee.. Anyway... I have wanted to create my own version since I tasted that first scrumptious bite!
Now, you really want to find a good quality baguette. Crusty on the outside and somewhat soft, but not too bready on the inside. It makes all the difference. You want a nice balance between the bread and the filling.
So.. I used tofu. My ridiculously simple 5 Spice Tofu. You can use it cold or hot.
This is more of a method than a recipe, I used a regular peeler for the carrots and daikon, chopped the raw jalapenos and cilantro and created a spicy Sriracha Aioli out of my awesome homemeade Low-Fat Vegenaise alternative.
Sriracha Aioli (this makes way more than you'll need for one sandwich, but you'll love it so much I'm sure you'll find other uses for it!)
- 1 cup mayo of choice (link to my home made low fat vegenaise alternative)
- 3 cloves garlic, pressed
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 1/4 tsp lime zest
- 1/8 tsp five spice powder
- 1/8 tsp white pepper
- 1-4 tbsp Sriracha (start with 1 and add more to taste)
- 1 6 inch baguette per sandwich
- 5 slices 5 Spice Tofu
- Sriracha Aioli to taste
- Daikon, Carrot, Raw Jalapeno, Raw Onion sliced in very thin circles (to taste)
- Avocado if desired
I hope you make this sandwich! I am actually going to most likely run it as a special at work. It is super super yummy.