Description

No need to go out for the best banh mi in town.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 large carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 8 baguette rolls, split, warmed or toasted
  • 5 leaves iceberg lettuce, coarsely shredded
  • 2 green onions, shredded
  • 6 birdseye chillies, thinly sliced (see Note)
  • 1/2 cup coriander sprigs
  • Japanese mayonnaise, to serve
  • 3 lemongrass stalks
  • 1.2kg pork belly, fat trimmed, cut into 6cm pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chinese five spice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 3 eschalots, halved
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

Instructions

  1. Combine vinegar and sugar in a large bowl. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add carrot and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Meanwhile, make pulled pork. Preheat oven to 180