Google Doodle dishes up savory Vietnamese street-food sandwich

Today’s Google celebrates banh mi on the ninth anniversary of it being admitted into the Oxford English Dictionary. The popular street-food sandwich represents a cultural melting pot of flavors. Vietnamese bread appears on the Google homepage and Google's animated Doodle shows us the making of a typical banh mi.

Vietnamese Street-food Sandwich


Tuesday's Google Doodle celebrates "banh mi", the popular Vietnamese street food sandwich that's a melting pot of cultures and savory ingredients. Banh mi literally means "bread" and is based on a type of baguette that was introduced to Vietnam in the mid-19th century when Vietnam was part of French Indochina.



Banh Mi

Banh Mi is a symbol of Vietnamese street food and a signal of modern Vietnam lifestyle. Fresh, flavoursome and immensely satisfying, a baguette is a good idea at any time of the day or night.



How To Make Banh Mi?

The savory and satisfying Vietnamese street-food sandwich known as bánh mì, a smorgasbord of flavors that represents a true melting pot of cultures and ingredients alike. They will have to wake up very early in the morning to go to the markets just to buy the best fresh foods (such as pork pâté, giò lụa, Vietnamese cold cuts,  meatballs, pickled radishes, carrots, and cilantro). It begins with a thin-crusted baguette being split lengthwise and dressed with condiments such as spicy chili sauce, Maggi seasoning sauce and mayonnaise. It's then filled with a wide variety of savory ingredients, such as meats and vegetables from native Vietnamese cuisine, as well as cucumber slices, cilantro and pickled carrots.



Where to Eat Banh Mi?

No matter where you are in Vietnam, you can easily capture a view of banh mi vendors or banh mi stores. Near the old quarter, you may get the best banh mi for your breakfast or near other destinations, banh mi is readily served for your tasty meals, but where better to enjoy it than in the country’s capital? enjoy your own special banh mi and start your Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi Local Experience with us!


During the past couple of decades, the savory Banh Mi has spread to markets and restaurants around the world, one can find countless spin-offs of the sandwich in street stands, markets, and restaurants, from New York, to London, to Halong Bay, Hanoi or Saigon.

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