August 19th, 2010

banh mi

So, i've got some daikon pickling in the fridge and was struck my the urge to make banh mi, Vietnamese sandwiches.

I know I'll also need cilantro, but I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to go about the rest, I haven't had one in a while.

Firstly, the bread: what kind is necessary? Where can I get it? Does it have to be a special Vietnamese kind or will any sort of demi-baguette suffice?

Also, I have some tofu and was planning on using that, do I cook it or use it straight out of the package? If I cook it, what in, is there a special sauce of some sort?

Speaking of sauce, what to use in that respect?

Also, other veggies to add?

Any and all help is much appreciated!