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Banh Mi Rolls is a similar to spring rolls, but with all the goodies from the famous vietnamese sandwich Banh Mi. As many knows, the Banh Mi  Sandwich (check my recipe) was brought by the French into Vietnam during their occupancy during the Indochina time. I’m myself a big fan of those precious sandwich, but this version is a “back to the roots” one. I’ve taken out all the French elements (baguette and mayo) to make it a Banh Mi Roll (a la spring rolls). The Banh Mi Rolls consist of marinated chicken, pickled carrot/daikon, cucumber sticks and cilantro leaves which are the Banh Mi elements, then the usual spring rolls elements of rice vermicelli and rice paper. To finish it up, the usual fish sauce dip with extra spice to replace the spicy mayo from the sandwich. A great new way to eat your “rolls”, or Banh mi… You can…

Banh Mi with Lemongrass Chicken is another one of those highlights from Vietnam. The sandwich got created back in Indochine, when the French were occupying Vietnam. That’s why it’s a baguette bread, although all the rest is Vietnamese flavors. I remember my first bite into a Banh Mi, it was in my college years back in Montreal, a sweet and sour, fresh crunchy cilantro and little touch of heat, the perfect bite for lunch. I would go for almost every lunch in this Vietnamese family owned restaurant. Then many years later, I’ve got the chance to visit beautiful Vietnam, a country hit by many wars, but the people’s attitude about it is so peaceful and forgiving, there are extremely resilient. Plus, this country is such a culinary paradise, they make an art out of noodles of all kinds, and their flavours are always done to perfection. There is many of those little food carts in…

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