Hot Dog Banh Mi

Hot Dog Banh Mi

The classic Vietnamese Banh Mi and the classic American Hot Dog have a lot of similarities. They both often use ground meat of questionable origin, often include a pickled garnish, and are served on a long split bun. For fans of both sandwiches, many people will argue that the real treat is in the condiments.

So we thought, why not just combine the two?


  • Crusty french loaf of bread
  • Bunch of cilantro
  • Shredded carrots (and daikon if you can get it)
  • Jalapeno
  • Mayonnaise
  • Hot dogs (the fattier the better)


  1. Shake about a cup of white vinegar and a tablespoon of sugar in a mason jar to mix. Add shredded carrots and daikon and let sit for at least an hour to create a quick light pickle.
  2. Chop your jalapeno pepper and set aside. Remove the seeds if you’re going to be a baby about heat.
  3. Cut open your french loaf to make a sandwich. If your bread is extra crusty, slice off the ends so it won’t murder your mouth.
  4. Smear mayonaise on your bread, but don’t go overboard. We want the veggies to be the real star here.
  5. Butterfly your hotdown down the middle and sear it on a hot oiled grill. These things are almost always pre-cooked, so we’re just trying to get a little crisp texture on the edges.
  6. Lay down a few sprigs of cilantro, don’t bother chopping them, just lay them in the sandwich whole. Garnish with a few slices of jalapeno to taste, a generous helping of your pickled veggies and then slide in that hot dog.

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