Pork Banh Mi with Homemade Pickles
I like to make food from everywhere, I pick up ideas on my travels but most of the time I make things that I haven’t eaten before. Researching and planning food is half the fun of my job, I get to be creative and look at what other people do but in the long run I can combine whatever I like to achieve the flavors I’m after. My banh mi sandwich is intense, fresh carrot and daikon pickles spiced with star anise, marinated lemongrass pork and a spicy cilantro mayo sauce on fresh baked bread. The components on their own are great, but all together stuffed into a baguette completes the package and a much easier vehicle for stuffing your face, I could eat a dozen of these!
I use this baguette recipe.