Light, fluffy, and crunchy. Castro Tarts bakery cafe has the…

Light, fluffy, and crunchy. Castro Tarts bakery cafe has the perfect bread for Vietnamese banh me sandwiches. They bake it right there in house every morning. Here we have their lemongrass pork loin with sauteed onion sandwich.

Most of the shops in San Francisco use a bread that is way too thick and heavy for such a Heavenly treat. Some kind of sourdough tommyrot! The secret to light crunchy and fluffy is rice flour added to the recipe.
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I’ve been craving all week for one of these. Banh mi…

I’ve been craving all week for one of these.

Banh mi sandwiches, a gift from Saigon to the rest of the world, are a fusion of French and Vietnamese cuisines.

The French baguette is made lighter, fluffier, with a delicately crunchy crust by using rice flour along with the traditional wheat.

The improved product is sliced open and slathered with spiced up mayonnaise sauces. Then it’s stuffed with grilled, fried, or roasted pork, chicken, duck, or beef, pork bellies, cold cuts, liver pate, tofu, fried egg, sometimes all of the above! Pickled shredded carrots and white radishes complement the meats nicely, along with fresh cilantro and jalapeno peppers. So satisfying.

This fabulous version is from Dinosaur’s in the SF Castro. Grilled pork.

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