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Banh mi sandwiches on wooden board, with coffee and baguettes in background.

Cold Cut Banh Mi (Vietanmese Sandwich)

A delicious Saigon-style cold cut banh mi sandwich, filled with savoury meats and fresh vegetables.
Course Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Vietnamese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 841kcal
Author Michelle | Sift & Simmer


  • 2 crusty baguettes homemade recipe linked in body
  • 2 tablespoon butter or mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon pate
  • 6 slices cha lua (Vietanmese steamed pork sausage) cut in half
  • 6 slices head cheese
  • 6 pcs sliced pork or char siu (BBQ pork)
  • do chua (Vietnamese pickled carrot and daikon)
  • cucumber sliced
  • cilantro
  • jalapeno sliced, optional
  • splash of Maggi seasoning


  • Slice the baguettes in half.
  • Slather the bottom half with mayonnaise or butter.
  • Next, spread on the liver pate.
  • Layer on the cold cut meats (cha lua / pork sausage, head cheese, sliced pork).
  • Add the pickled daikon and carrot (do chua).
  • Next, add cucumbers, cilantro, and jalapeno (if you like it hot, or omit).
  • Splash a little Maggi seasoning over the top.
  • Close up the sandwiches, and enjoy!


Calories: 841kcal | Carbohydrates: 133g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 1727mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 8mg