UPDATE: recipes for banh mi here and here.
I found a recipe for a 'vietnamese sandwich' on epicurious.com and was planning on making it later this week. This is what prompted me to order what was called the 'vietnamese sandwich' or banh mi thit cha at lunch today from Nha Trang Palace in Brooklyn Chinatown (good, friendly, fast restaurant). The sandwich was $3.00. It was fantastic. There was a layer of something mayonnaise/pate like on the bottom of the sandwich and the shredded carrots were pickled. I think that the 2 different kinds of meat on it are both pork.
I'm going to try every vietnamese sandwich I can find from now on.
We also got some fantastic greet tea candy that reminds my husband of milk duds.
We are going back for more of both tomorrow.