Spicy Pork Meatball Bahn Mi

Spicy Pork Bahn Mi Sandwich Recipe
The Woks of Life


Carrot daikon salad:
2medium carrots, julienned
1cup julienned daikon radish
2tablespoons sugar
1/2teaspoon salt
3tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2teaspoons sesame oil
1pound ground pork
2tablespoons chopped cilantro, basil or parsley
1 scallion, chopped
3cloves garlic, minced
1tablespoon fish sauce
1tablespoon Sriracha
2teaspoons sugar
salt and pepper, to taste
1tablespoon corn starch
To assemble sandwiches:
1tablespoon oil
1/4cup mayonnaise
2teaspoons Sriracha
1 baguette, cut into 4 equal pieces and lightly toasted
1 fresh jalapeno, seeded and thinly sliced
fresh cilantro


  1. Start by preparing the carrot and daikon. Add the julienned carrots and daikon to a large bowl and toss in the sugar, salt, vinegar and sesame oil. Set aside for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. While that’s going, thoroughly combine all the meatball ingredients in a bowl, and form into meatballs (you should get about 20). Place the meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet, and transfer to the freezer for 20 minutes. After the meatballs have been chilled, heat a tablespoon of oil in a cast iron or nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Fry the meatballs until browned on all sides and cooked through.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise and Sriracha. Open up each piece of bread, and spread the Sriracha mayonnaise on each side. Fill with the pickled carrots and daikon, cooked meatballs, jalapeños, and cilantro. Serve!

This recipe by The Woks of Life for Honest Cooking was reprinted with permission. It originally appeared as Spicy Bahn Mi Stuffed with Pork Meatballs.