Banh Mi is a sandwich baguette consisting of meat, pickled vegetables and chilli. We live pretty close to a store that only sells Banh Mi. My partner loves them, and when I’m passing by I’ll pop in and buy him one. However, they’re definitely not gluten free or even gluten free fiendly! There are crates of gluten baguettes piled high in the corner and Maggi seasoning sauce spirnkled on everything (I still haven’t been able to locate a gluten free version of this!). So I set about trying to recreate Banh Mi at home. That’s the thing about gluten free, I find myself creating alot of recipes at home that most people would just eat out.
The gluten free baguette: purchase from any good gluten free bakery or try the Purebred hot dog rolls available at Woolworths. I purchased my baguettes from Simply Gluten Free bakery located in Mentone, VIC.
The pickled vegetables: an assortment of carrot, cucumber and daikon (the white vegetable). If you can’t find daikon you could add some capsicum or add extra cucumber.
The chicken: is packed full of flavour! But make sure you use chicken thighs, otherwise it’s more likely to dry out.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Simon said it compared to the ‘real gluten deal’.