Delicious banh mi pork tenderloin sandwich

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I really feel like you should stop whatever you are doing and make this Delicious Banh Mi Pork Tenderloin Sandwich. I mean, it has it all. Tender and flavorful pork, marinated veggies and a delicious bun. Come on!!

The rundown for making the sandwich

The lineup is fairly simple. It can be double too, and made into meal prep. So, win/win. Slice your pork, marinate pork, marinate veggies, grill pork and serve. That’s it. Okay, it takes a little more time, but still really simple.

Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Start by thinly slicing your pork tenderloin. If you prefer, you can also use the loin, but I promise you the tenderloin is so much better. I sliced mine into about 1/8-1/4 inch slices. Place into a bowl or bag for marinating.

woman slicing pork tenderloin on white cutting board with chef's knife

Now, start your marinade.

woman pouring honey into small mason jar

The fish sauce adds such great flavor, it is definitely a must.

woman pouring fish sauce into mason jar for a delicious banh mi pork tenderloin sandwich

As is the spicy chili sauce. Don’t skip! Well, unless you aren’t comfortable with heat in your food, then you really should skip. 🙂 I always add plenty to our dishes. The link above is to our favorite kind and you can find it just about anywhere.

I also like to mix my marinades and dressing in mason jars. Then cap it and shake until is well mixed in.

woman pouring chili sauce into small mason jar for marinade

Now, pour the marinade over the sliced pork. Mix in and mix well. I like to do this with my hands to ensure each piece is covered. Cover and set aside while you prep the rest of the ingredients. Also, make sure and wash your hands I am a little germaphobe when it comes to meat. I ALWAYS wash thoroughly after handling.

woman pouring marinade over sliced pork tenderloin in glass bowl

Marinated veggies

Let’s move on the veggies. I prep my marinate first. It is a vinegar based marinade, you really can use any kind you want, but rice vinegar is the most common.

woman pouring rice vinegar into small mason jar

You can use honey if you prefer, but I like granulated sugar here.

woman pouring granulated sugar into small mason jar for marinade

Again, it’s the mason jar for mixing.

woman shaking marinade in mason jar for banh mi sandwich

I used carrots, radishes and red onions for marinating. You don’t have to slice them like I did, but I wasn’t the shape to match the matchstick carrots I used…so….

woman slicing radishes for banh mi sandwich

We used a lot of veggies on our sandwiches, so I marinated plenty. Add to a mason jar, like I did, or a bowl.

woman adding sliced radish to mason quart jar

I bought my carrots as matchsticks to save on time. Stuff them in as well.

woman adding matchstick carrots to quart mason jar

Pour the simple marinade over all.

woman pouring marinade over carrots and radishes in quart mason jar

Shake well to coat all the veggies.

woman closing mason jar with marinated veggies

Not all the veggies are marinated. I like the cilantro to be added like it is.

woman slicing cilantro for banh mi pork tenderloin sandwiches

Plus, fresh sliced cucumbers.

woman slicing cucumbers

Grilling or pan frying the pork tenderloin

You can always grill your meat, but I decided to pan fry mine in the cast iron. It is simple to do this way, but it will be up to you. So, heat your cast iron. Add in oil to coat the bottom. Next add in your marinaded pork. It will cook quickly if the pan and oil are heated well. Like, 3-5 minutes per side. You don’t want it to dry out.

woman searing marinated pork tenderloin in a cast iron skillet for banh mi pork tenderloin sandwiches

Assembling the delicious banh mi pork tenderloin sandwich

Now, I didn’t mention above, but I used a sriracha mayo on this sandwich. The recipe will be included below. You can use whatever bun or bread you choose. We have a great bakery near us and they have some really awesome french bread rolls we love. That is what I used.

woman adding sriracha mayo to delicious banh mi pork tenderloin sandwiches

Next, layer in that perfect pork. Don’t be shy here, load it up!

woman adding pork tenderloin to banh mi pork tenderloin sandwiches

Top with all your marinated veggies, cilantro and cucumbers. Add the top with slathered in more sriracha mayo and it’s done! You might want to make at least 2 for yourself. Although it is filling, it’s hard to not want another!

delicious banh mi pork tenderloin sandwiches

And seriously though, isn’t it beautiful?? Seriously though, you have got to try these Delicious Banh Mi Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches. They have it all!

delicious banh mi pork tenderloin sandwiches

If you are looking for more sandwich ideas, I have a few. Sandwiches are a pretty popular menu item in our house!

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Delicious Banh Mi Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

These amazing sandwiches are perfect. Marinated tenderloin compliments the crunchy veggies, all topped with a generous serving of sriracha mayo.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword banh mi, banh mi pork sandwiches, banh mi pork tenderloin sandiwiches, banh mi sandwich, pork tenderloin, pork tenderloin recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
marinate time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 1 pork tenderloin between 1-2 pounds
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1-3 tablespoons chili sauce I used 3 for mine, but if you don't like spice, maybe use 1.
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup canola oil for frying

Pickled veggies

  • 1 cup sliced radishes
  • 3 cups matchstick carrots
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Other ingredients for sandwich

  • 6 buns of choice
  • 2 cups sliced cucumbers
  • 1 cup rough chop cilantro
  • 3/4 cup sriracha mayo Recipe also included in post.


  • Start by marinating your pork. Slice in thin medallions about 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Place in a bowl.
    Combine remaining ingredients for pork marinade- fish sauce, honey, granulated sugar, black pepper and garlic. Mix well and pour over the pork. I like to mix in the marinade with my hands to ensure it is well mixed, massaging into each piece. Cover with saran wrap and set aside. You can marinate it anywhere from 1 hour to 7 hours. If it is only an hour, leave it on the counter top. If it will be longer, place in the fridge and bring to room temp before cooking.
    While it is marinating, start the pickled veggies. Add radishes and carrots to a quart mason jar or bowl. Mix pickling solution in a separate container- the rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Pour over the veggies and mix well. Set aside to marinate while the pork is marinating.
    Once the pork is ready to go, you have 2 options. You can either grill it, which is yummy. Or you can skillet fry it, which is really yummy too! If you are skillet frying, heat your cast iron pan on medium until it is hot. Add the oil and heat this as well. Lay the pieces of tenderloin on the pan. There is so much pork you will need to do this in several batches. Now, fry for about 3 minutes per side. It won't take long. Quickly, and carefully wipe down the pan if needed and start again until all the pork is cooked.
    Now it's time to assemble the sandwiches.
    If you are using the sriracha mayo, which I recommend, slather that on the bottom bun. Next add on your pork tenderloin. Top that with plenty of the pickled veggies. Cilantro and cucumbers are last. Then slather on more mayo on the top of the bun, and place that on. You are ready to go.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!!
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Sriracha Mayo

This simple to make condiment is perfect for sandwiches, burgers, or even for dipping your tempura veggies, fries and onion rings.
Course condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword flavored mayo, flavored mayonnaise, sriracha, sriracha mayo, sriracha mayonnaise
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 1/2 cup mayo of choice
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce we actually prefer a 1:1 ration with the mayo. If you are a little unsure of how hot you can handle, the 2 tablespoons is a great place to start.
  • pinch salt
  • pinch ground black pepper


  • Mix all ingredients. Taste. Adjust as needed.
    This can be made and stored for up to 5 days in an air tight container in the fridge.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!

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