Flavourful layers of taste from the far-east: Vietnamese style Banh Mi sandwiches at MLH

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Vietnamese baguette sandwiches, called Banh Mi, have attracted a loyal fan base and will be the most sought after because of the unique and delicious flavours at MLH.

The uniqueness of these sandwiches not only lies within the French influenced baguette, but it’s also the flavour packed, savoury Viet fillings that makes the marriage of the two main ingredients a true love affair.

From 21 to 26 March the Governor’s Terrace will be pungent with the aroma of the various leftovers which would be tossed into the sandwich to finish them up (like a po’ boy). MLH will range its menu from chunked BBQ grilled pork, sliced pork pate and shredded grilled chicken to grilled and smoked salmon, sardine, meatball, Chinese-style sausage and even tripe, which are some of the ingredients.

MLH’s Viet style French baguette; with a combination of rice and/or wheat flour, resulting in a very light, crackly crust and not overly dense bread, will use the following condiments for the filling: pickled julienned carrot, pickled julienned daikon radish, cilantro leaves and stalks, super-thin jalapeño slices, fresh sliced cucumber and other fresh and organic ingredients.

The menu will include:

nSpecial combination ‘banh mi thit nguoi,’ which translates as ‘bread with meat cold cuts’.

* Vietnamese meat loaf – Banh Mi Ba Cha Lua

* Shredded pork – Banh mi bi

* Charbroiled beef – Banh mi bo nuong

* Curry chicken with French roll – Banh mi ca ri ga