The 2021 cricket season is well underway, and people all over the country are cheering on their favourites. However, rooting on your team takes a lot of energy, so snacks are paramount! Luckily we anticipated your need for munchables and have put together a series of mouth-watering, speedy, and filling recipes that you and your buddies can chow down on during each match.
Today, we bring you a cold-cut Banh Mi. It is a sandwich filled with two of our ready-to-eat cold cuts and complimentary toppings. Before we delve into this recipe, let us learn more about the Banh Mi.
From Vietnam to the rest of the world
Near the end of the 18th century and well into the mid-1900s, Vietnam discovered many things: Coffee, Christianity, villas, and the baguette. People called it “Western Bread” as it was filled with the most expensive meats and sold as a sandwich for the affluent.
The banh mi first originated in 1958 and was the brainchild of a northern Vietnamese couple – Mr. & Mrs. Le. They aimed to use fresh ingredients to create an affordable takeaway sandwich, unlike its predecessor, the Banh Tay (western bread). Their shop is still open today, where customers can go for a cheap, flavourful, and calorie-rich meal.
The Banh Mi is more than just a sandwich. For some, it symbolises the end of colonialism (The French were vehemently against the Vietnamese eating their food). For others, it is an integral part of modern Vietnam. For others still, it is a perfect start to the day.
The Licious Banh Mi
Traditionally, people serve the Banh Mi with an assortment of grilled or fried meats, chilli sauce, mayonnaise, eggs, cheese, herbs, and pickled vegetables. You shouldn’t have to go through the trouble of frying meat before an exciting cricket match. You need a quick, wholesome snack, so here’s a Banh Mi 2.0!
You’ll need only a few ingredients, one of which is the bread – baguette, crispy, flaky, and golden brown. The other main attraction is our cold cuts. In keeping with the original Banh Mi, we recommend using both our Chicken Loaf (Smoked & Sliced) and Peppery Chicken Salami. There’s no cooking needed; we make our cold cuts with fresh meats and ingredients so they are ready-to-eat straight out of the pack. We also have other delicious options, so feel free to browse our range.