Our take on the popular and flavorful Vietnamese street sandwich Banh Mi is made with tender pork meatballs braised in broth. This technique infuses the meatballs with savory flavor and makes them light as air. Banh mi is a Vietnamese term for all kinds of bread, and the type of bread used is very important in this sandwich. Choose fresh, crusty bakery baguettes or crusty Italian rolls for the best flavor and texture.
Thoroughly mix the pork, egg, garlic, onion, panko, 1/4 cup broth, fish sauce and 1 teaspoon sriracha in a large bowl. Shape the pork mixture into 12 (2-inch) meatballs.
Heat the remaining broth in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat to a boil. Carefully drop the meatballs into the broth and cook for 18 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through and the broth has evaporated, turning the meatballs occasionally.
Stir the mayonnaise and remaining sriracha in a small bowl. Stir the carrot, radish, cucumber, vinegar and sugar in a medium bowl. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on the rolls. Divide the meatballs among the rolls and top with the vegetable mixture.
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.