I was pretty late on the banh mi bandwagon. My friend has been convincing me to try the grilled chicken banh mi from Master Roll Vietnam in South Yarra. Last month, I had my first banh mi and it was love at first bite!
Now I understand why banh mi is popular in Australia . It was no ordinary roll, it was the most flavourful roll I ever tasted! A crusty baguette filled with fresh coriander, onion, daikon, pickled carrot, fresh chilli and grilled spiced chicken, how can you not drool by the sound of these ingredients? Every bite was a party in my mouth!
Inspired by my new found love for banh mi, I’m keen to recreate it at home but with a twist – in a wrap form using Chia and Red Quinoa wraps by Mission Foods which are available in Woolworths and selected independent supermarkets.
Retailed at $4.79, they have no artificial colours or flavours and a good source of fibre. This makes them a delicious packed lunch option when one wishes a change from sandwiches. The addition of Chia and Red Quinoa provides a nice texture to the wraps.
Whenever I make packed lunch for myself and my beloved, I was always in a rush mode. Needless to say, my version of banh mi wrap recipe has gone through a tremendous fuss free treatment.
In this recipe, I won’t be slicing carrots into matchsticks or running them through a fancy food processor because I don’t own one. So my shortcut was to buy ready to use rainbow salad mix from Woolworths.
There won’t be any pickling involved. To substitute the sourness from the pickled carrot, I simply squeeze a lime over the filling before wrapping them. Alternatively, you can pack a lime wedge with the banh mi wraps and squeeze the lime over the filling just before eating.
I’ve also added pea shoots to bulk up the filling as well as they don’t require any knife work. And don’t forget fresh coriander leaves, hand torn of course! 😉
The following are the ingredients that will need prepping:
- Sliced onion
- Sliced red chilli
- Prepare a marinade for chicken
- Grill and slice the chicken
And the recipe below… Enjoy!