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Banh Mi Heo Quay

Roasted Pork Sandwich

Probably the most popular type of banh mi in the country, roasted pork is sliced up and served on a freshly baked bun with the typical banh mi dressing (mayo, cucumber, pickled carrot and daikon, chives, cilantro, etc). Because of its delicious fat and tender meat, the pig's belly is most often the cut of choice. It's the same cut used for bacon, but in Vietnam it's roasted, instead of smoked, with a thick layer of salt and some spices. You may be asked if you want ớt on your sandwich. It's sliced chili peppers. They're very spicy and oh so good. If you're lucky, you'll get a smear of delicious pate on it too.

Banh Mi Heo Quay or Vietnamese Roasted Pork Sandwich