banh mi

or bánh mì

[ bahn mee ]
/ ˈbɑn mi /


a Vietnamese sandwich on a crisp baguette spread with mayonnaise, typically containing pork or chicken and pâté, with pickled vegetables, cucumber, and cilantro.

Origin of banh mi

First recorded in 1985–90; from Vietnamese bánh mì “bread, baguette,” equivalent to bánh “any food made from flour; bread; cake” + “wheat, noodles” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019