SPAM® Bánh Mi

SPAM® Bánh Mi

If someone wants your SPAM® Bahn Mi sandwich, kindly remind them that it is for “Bánh Me, not Bánh You.” Seriously, this is not a sandwich you will want to share. Made with Asian-style steamed buns and sriracha mayo, the flavor will never leave you. Top it off with fried SPAM® Classic, and you’ll want to eat it in a safe place where no one can steal it from you.

Submitted by SPAM® fan

30 min 20 servings 15 ingredients


  • 2 12-ounce cans SPAM® Classic, thin sliced
  • 20 (1-ounce) Asian-style steamed buns (store bought)
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 small bunch cilantro (1/2 cup, roughly chopped)
  • 8 ounces sweet chili sauce (Mae Ploy brand)
  • 3 ounces soy sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 ounces Sriracha
  • 3 cups rice wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 2 ounces vegetable oil


  • 1.Using a medium mixing bowl whisk rice vinegar, sesame oil and sugar until fully dissolved.
  • 2.Julienne onion, carrot, cucumber, and jalapeno and add to mixing bowl. Refrigerate for 25 minutes stirring twice.
  • 3.After 25 minutes strain the liquid from vegetables and add cilantro to pickled veggie.
  • 4.Mix mayonnaise and Sriracha in a small bowl and set aside.
  • 5.In large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat add vegetable oil and SPAM® Classic. Fry until crispy.
  • 6.Strain fat from pan, deglaze pan with soy sauce and add sweet chili sauce. Immediately remove pan from heat and stir until sauce is sticky, about 1 minute.
  • 7.Open steamed bun and slather Sriracha mayo on top and bottom.
  • 8.Stuff with approx. 1 ounce sticky SPAM® Classic and 1 ounce pickled veggies.

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