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Vegan Saigon Subs (Bun Mi)
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Vegan Saigon Subs (Bun Mi)

Saigon subs are, in my opinion one of the freshest tasting sandwiches ever! Comprising mostly of fresh herbs and vegetables, they really taste like summer. I first discovered these while in university, since my campus was in Toronto’s Chinatown and there were many shops selling these nearby. I was hooked, and best of all, one Saigon Sub was only $1! (I’m sure the prices have increased in the last few years do to popularity)

Vegetarian Saigon Subs are usually comprised of tofu or mushrooms, though the one in the photo is tempeh, only because my tofu had expired and I didn’t want to eat it.

For one Saigon Sub

1 6 inch section of a baguette, or Portuguese style bun. (or a sub bun!)

1 block of tempeh (or tofu) lightly seared on each side

¼ cucumber, cut into matchstick sized pieces

Pickled carrots

Fresh cilantro leaves

Hoisin sauce

Hot sauce such as Sriracha, or sambal

Cut the bun lengthwise and lightly grill the inside. The grilling will prevent the bun from becoming soggy from the carrots and cucumber. Spread the hoisin sauce on each inner-side of the bun and arrange the cucumbers, carrots, tempeh, and cilantro. Serve either open faced, or closed like a regular baguette.

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  1. Veganara
    Vote no 4. They sound delicious, another Oriental delight!
  2. Roopam
    Sounds yummm...specially with the hoisin sauce...voted! Do check out my Black bean soup and vote if you like.
  3. Carolyn
    Vote #6! Thanks Kristo for sharing recipes utilizing vegan meat substitutes.
  4. SnakeWitch
    I don't know these sauces, but I'll look for something that pleases me down here! Voted! Have you had a chance to read my compilation of vegan jokes yet? Hope you enjoy!
  5. Teresa
    Just looked at your web site and I must say, that you did an excellent job. However, I tried leaving a comment on there, but it would not let me. I had also, tried to look at something else on there, but, it did not show any thing there. Sorry.


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