Banh Mi with Lemongrass Pork: This fresh Vietnamese baguette roll with golden crust is exceedingly crispy and crunchy. As for the Thịt Nướng (grilled meat), it turned out nice and tender with charred aromas. Spread the baguette with some mayo or butter and fresh cilantro, jalapeno slices and most importantly, the pickled carrots and daikon, you’re on your way to a very substantial meal. This is another great summer recipe to try as the aromas of the grilled lemongrass pork beckons from afar.
Nem Nuong 2 lbs. ground pork 2 heads of garlic (cloves, peeled; use more or less according to taste) 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 tbs salt 1/2 tbs pepper 4 tsp or 1 small package of Alsa baking powder (single acting) 1/4 cup water 1 drop red food coloring or 1 tsp caramel syrup (optional and found in most asian groceries or make your own)