Definition of banh mi in English:

banh mi


  • (in Vietnamese cuisine) a sandwich consisting of a baguette (traditionally baked with both rice and wheat flour) filled with a variety of ingredients, typically including meat, pickled vegetables, and chili peppers.

    ‘along with classic banh mi, there are refreshing cold noodles and exceptional bowls of soup’
    • ‘Already on the rise as part of the New York food scene is the Vietnamese banh mi - a toasted baguette filled with pork, pickled vegetables, fresh coriander and mayonnaise.’
    • ‘Even so, banh mi, those Vietnamese heroes loaded with lunch meats more mysterious-looking even than an Oscar Mayer variety pack, are not everyone's idea of a suitable breakfast sandwich.’
    • ‘But in Ho Chi Minh City, banh mi for breakfast is as common as bagels and lox are on the Upper West Side.’
    • ‘This bright little Vietnamese shop, owned by Hanco Tang, has just a counter and a few tables; the attraction is banh mi, sandwiches on warm, plump, crusty baguettes.’
    • ‘And a Vietnamese-style sandwich made with crumbled pork sausage, pickled vegetables, fresh cilantro, and garlicky aioli on great French bread is a worthy tribute to Brooklyn's banh mi shops.’


From Vietnamese bánh mi bread.


banh mi

/ˈbän mē/