Banh Mi Recipe (Banh Mi Thit Noung)

Banh Mi is Vietnamese baguette with grilled meat. Easy banh mi recipe with grilled lemongrass pork and baguette to make the perfect banh mi at home.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword Banh Mi
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 400 kcal


  • 2 lbs boneless pork butt, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices, 8-inch length by 2 1/2-inch width
  • 4 8-inch French baguette, sliced lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • pickled carrots and daikon, store-bought
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves

Lemongrass Pork Marinade:


  1. Lightly pound the pork slices with a mallet or the back of the kitchen knife. In a bowl, mix all the Marinade ingredients together. Marinate the pork with the Marinade, for 2 hours or best overnight. Discard excess marinade before grilling. 

  2. Fire up the grill. Arrange the marinated pork onto the grill. Grill until the pork is nicely charred on both sides or until the pork is cooked through. If you are using a broiler oven, broil for 5-7 minutes on each side or until the pork is completely cooked and nicely charred.

  3. Remove the pork from the grill. Spread the the mayonnaise on the baguette and add a few grilled pork slices. Top the pork with pickled carrots and daikon and cilantro leaves. Cut the baguette into halves and serve immediately. 

Nutrition Facts
Banh Mi Recipe (Banh Mi Thit Noung)
Amount Per Serving (6 people)
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 898mg39%
Potassium 857mg24%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.