Try this Mushroom Bánh Mì for a taste of deliciousness.

The recipe serves 4.


For the pickled vegetables:

  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ cup / 125 ml water
  • ½ cup / 125 ml rice vinegar
  • 1 cup carrot, julienned
  • 1 cup daikon radish, julienned
  • 1 cup cucumber, julienned

For the mushrooms:

  • 4 large portobello mushrooms/mushroom “steaks”, sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 4 Tbsp hoisin sauce

To serve:

  • 4 individual soft baguettes or 2 medium-large ones sliced in half
  • 4 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 tsp siracha
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • Handful fresh coriander
  • Lime wedges
  • Neutral oil
  • Salt and pepper


For the pickled vegetables:

  1. Place the julienned vegetables in a large jar.
  2. Combine the sugar, salt, water and rice vinegar in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Pour the pickling liquid over the vegetables.
  3. Press down to keep the vegetables in the liquid.
  4. Seal and place in the fridge until serving.

For the mushrooms:

  1. Heat a drizzle of neutral oil in a large frying pan.
  2. Add the mushrooms and cook on high heat until golden brown and tender.
  3. Add in the ginger and hoisin and toss to coat. Season with a little salt and pepper.

To build the sandwiches:

  1. Slice the baguettes lengthways from the top down.
  2. Spread them with mayonnaise and sriracha.
  3. Drain veg from their pickling liquid.
  4. Fill with pickled vegetables and mushrooms, layering as you go so every bite has both.
  5. Scatter with spring onions, jalapeños and fresh coriander.
  6. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lime, and enjoy!

Mushroom Bánh Mì Recipe

This Mushroom Bánh Mì Recipe is courtesy of the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), a group of farmers who grow and love mushrooms.

They share their passion by promoting all varieties of mushrooms, creating unique recipes that showcase the many flavour profiles of mushrooms, and engaging in charity campaigns that make the world a better place.

Why mushrooms?

These powerful little foods are packed with nutrients and fibres, have very few calories, and are an excellent source of plant protein. If spiced right, they even make a great meat replacement!

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