Spicy Asian Sub‏

Spicy Asian Sub‏

Reduce reuse Ren is recycling again.

With still plenty of leftover cochinillo asado, Ren recycled the pork to create another original. Having eaten Korean kimchi as a side with our mushunillos last night, she was struck by how well the cochinillo-kimchi pairing went so decided to formally combine the two, putting together these scintillatingly spicy, Vietnamese Bánh mì inspired roast pork with kimchi submarine sandwiches.

Creating another original using recycled cochinillo, this time in sandwich form, I’d have to say that reduce reuse Ren is on a roll.

Ba-da-bum tsssch!!

I need to refrain from writing these cheesy puns too often, otherwise the editor-in-chief (aka wife) may Bánh mì from doing so forever.

Ba-da-bum tsssch!!

Now I’m on a roll. 😉

Spicy Asian Sub‏

The unctuousness of the cochinillo is tempered beautifully by the acidity and spiciness of the kimchi. If you can’t handle too much heat in your food, don’t fret. The bread, cucumbers and lettuce do a good job in neutralizing that zing.
Spicy Asian Sub‏‏


  • Leftover roast pork
  • French roll (cut into 6″ segments) or ciabatta
  • Kimchi, chopped
  • Sriracha mayo (mixture of mayonnaise and Sriracha, to taste)
  • Thin slices of cucumber
  • Green oak leaf lettuce


  1. Assemble with loooove. 😉


That although “bánh mì” is commonly used to characterize any type of meat-filled sandwich, the term by itself only refers to bread? In the Vietnamese language, additional words are added to “bánh mì” to describe the kind of fillings in the sandwich, so one made with pâté and meat would hence be called “bánh mì pâté thịt.”

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JB is one half of Will Fly for Food and its chief itinerary maker.  He’s the one to blame for all the crappy photos and verbal diarrhea on this blog.  Don’t listen to him.

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