If you haven't figured it out by now, reading food blogs can be dangerous. It can make you hungry for all sorts of foods (at all times of the day!). Take for example, Kirk's blog.
Living in Japan, there isn't too much access to ethnic foods like Vietnamese. Well, there is, but most of it is tailored to the Japanese palate. So, after seeing his posts on banh mi (if you go through his blog, he has a LOT, as well as other tantalizing posts as well), I knew it was time to make some.
On my last trip home, I purchased this gadget. Now, making the veggies for banh mi are simple.
I followed the recipe here, but this time I added some chili flakes and a dash of shoyu. I also marinated the veggies overnight.
I wish my flat leaf parsley was bigger, so that I could have added more to the sandwich, but made do with what I had.
This sandwich really settled the fix for banh mi....thanks for the idea, Kirk!