Shortly after trying the special at Au Coeur De Paris Patisserie & Boulangerie - Westminster ( Little Saigon), basically a Banh Pa Te So (Vietnamese Pate Chaud (French Hot Pastry Pie)) with Vietnamese sandwich fillings, I knew I would recreate this at home. Such a brilliant idea!
I made my usual Vietnamese puff pastry pies, then stuffed them like Au Coeur De Paris does with homemade Xa Xiu (Vietnamese Chinese Barbecued Pork), Cha Lua (Vietnamese Steamed Pork Loaf), and Do Chua (Vietnamese Pickled Stuff). Tucked in a few sprigs of cilantro and little hand-sized snacks were perfect.
I was trying to come up with a name to call these, but couldn't come up with anything shorter than what they are Banh Pa Te So Nhan Banh Mi (Vietnamese Pate Chaud (French Hot Pastry Pie) with Sandwich Fillings). Ha! If you're in the Little Saigon area, I highly recommend checking out Au Coeur De Paris' specials, but otherwise, they're easy enough to make at home, they just have a lot of components.
Hot flaky puff pastry stuffed with three kinds of meat and pickles? Perfection.
Banh Pa Te So Nhan Banh Mi (Vietnamese Pate Chaud (French Hot Pastry Pie) with Sandwich Fillings)
For as many puff pastry sandwiches as you'd like:
Banh Pa Te So (Vietnamese Pate Chaud (French Hot Pastry Pie))
Xa Xiu (Vietnamese Chinese Barbecued Pork)
Cha Lua (Vietnamese Steamed Pork Loaf)
Do Chua (Vietnamese Pickled Stuff)
These are mini puff pastry sandwiches, so make as many as you'd like.
I made about a half dozen Banh Pa Te So. Follow my directions in the above-linked recipe.
Baked them until golden.
Then sliced some homemade Vietnamese barbecued pork and steamed pork loaf. I haven't perfected my recipe for the latter yet so it's not ready for blogging.
Don't forget the pickled carrots and daikon.
Stuff the Banh Pa Te So while they're still hot.
Such delicious little snacks.
Don't you want one?
Other Vietnamese sandwiches:
Banh Mi Hot Ga Op La (Vietnamese French Bread with Sunny Side Up Eggs)
Banh Mi Thit Heo Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Sandwich)
Banh Mi Thit Kho Trung (Vietnamese Braised Pork and Egg Sandwich)
Banh Mi Xa Xiu (Vietnamese Barbecued Pork Sandwich)
Banh Mi Xiu Mai (Vietnamese Meatball Sandwich)
1 year ago today, Bistro De La Gare Restaurant & Wine Bar - South Pasadena.
2 years ago today,
3 years ago today,
4 years ago today, Central Vietnamese-style food at Ngu Binh Restaurant - Westminster (Little Saigon).
5 years ago today, souvenir from my brother Costa Rican guava and passionfruit chocolates.
6 years ago today, Bollini's Pizzeria Napolitana Redux (Tasting Menu) - Monterey Park.
7 years ago today, Saigon Bistro redux.W