15 Feb 2013

homemade banh mi

Sometimes my Dad makes pretty awesome stuff, like these homemade nem nuong. We had leftovers from previous night's dinner so Dad went out in the morning to get some crusty Vietnamese baguettes for breakfast. We filled them with whatever we could find in the fridge. 

Asian lettuce, thinly sliced cucumber, pickled carrots, Vietnamese mint and perilla and the leftover meat patties and sauce. Rather than having them in bun or in the rice paper rolls, everything just tasted so much better in the baguette. We're just missing some chopped roasted peanuts and coriander.

I reckon it's going to be hard going back to the regular nem nuong banh mi from the Vietnamese baker. At least we still have two boxes of marinated mince in the freezer.

Dad's nem nuong: ground fatty pork, copious amounts of finely chopped garlic, garlic powder, fish sauce, white pepper, potato starch and nem nuong powder. || Sauce: hoisin sauce, crunchy peanut butter, water, sugar and vegetable oil.