by Original Saigon Team

April 6, 2019


Banh Mi sandwiches are traditionally meat-filled sandwiches that are made in local Vietnamese banh mi bread. As compared with the French baguette, Banh Mi is a Vietnamese baguette that is baked with wheat and rice flour and has a thin crust and white, airy crumb.

Banh Mi comes in some different filling ranging from some traditional fillings to some amazing new fillings. One of the most traditional filling for this sandwich is the cha lua along with thit nguoi. Cha Lua is the pork rolls whereas thit nguoi is the cured pork cold cuts.

In the more modern fillings, we have shredded chicken, pork meatballs, grilled pork, and tofu. There is also a vegetable filling for this yummy Vietnamese sandwich. Some of these fillings are our signature recipe so make sure to try them all. You will love them.

Food history:

Banh Mi Sandwich was introduced in Vietnam back in the mid-19th century during the French colonization. It became a staple food by the early 20th century and the food of choice for on the go meal. Banh Mi is a fusion between the French and Vietnamese ingredients which includes baguettes, chilli and pickled carrots. However, in Vietnam, Banh mi is considered to be too dry for dinner and is usually eaten for breakfast or as a light snack. Following the Vietnamese war, overseas Vietnamese have popularized in many countries such as Australia, USA, and UK.


The Banh Mi sandwich comes in a variety of tantalizing taste bud flavors such as;

  • BBQ Chicken
  • BBQ Pork
  • Special (Pork Meat Balls) 
  • Nem Nuong
  • Tofu


To make Banh Mi as delicious as it is now, the ingredients for the sandwich are carefully selected. The common ingredients include pate, crunchy cucumbers, sweet and sour pickled carrot, coriander. The sandwich can be topped with a little bit of soy sauce and chili. Having additional sauce is highly recommended since the sandwich itself is a bit dry. With all these fresh ingredients, Banh Mi is an ideal healthy takeaway meal in Toowoomba. You can get one for yourself today

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