Vietnamese Banh Mi Dac Biet

Vietnamese Banh Mi Dac Biet

Course: Entree, Sandwich
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 sandwich
Author: Marv
Vietnamese Banh Mi Dac Biet is typically filled with ham, pork, spread of liver pate, mayonnaise, pickled veggies,fresh veggies and herbs. It is truly an explosion of taste and flavor in one bite. It is my favorite sandwich EVER!
Print Recipe


  • 1 8-10 inch length Vietnamese Banh Mi
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Mayonnaise Real Mayonnaise
  • 3 slices Vietnamese salami/ham
  • 3 slices Vietnamese ham/ Cha Lua I used store-bought
  • 1 Tbsp Chicken Liver Pate I buy from Vietnamese Store
  • 2 -3 slices of jalapeno
  • Fresh cucumber seeded and julienned
  • Do chua
  • Fresh coriander sprigs
  • Sriracha chili sauce optional


Assembling the sandwich:

  • Preheat oven to 325 and bake it for about 15 minutes to crisp up the bread. Cut the baguette horizontally into half but doesn't cut it through    
  • Then I open up the bread and use a spoon to scrape off some of the bread to make it kinda "hollow" for you to put in the filling
  • Spread both sides of the bread lightly with butter on one side and mayonnaise on the other. Spread the liver pate on both sides.
  • Lay few slices of cha que on it. Top with strips of Vietnamese ham. Top with carrot and daikon shreds, cucumber strips and a few pieces of minced chiles, if using, and coriander, spreading them along the length of the sandwich
  • Close and press firmly but gently to make the sandwich hold together. Serve whole or cut crosswise in half