Thit Nguoi - It is a Vietnamese salami made of cured pork and fat. If this is not available in the market nearest you, ham or head cheese are great substitutes.
Grilled/Roast Pork Slices - You can make a homemade version of this or you can simply buy this at your local supermarket. However, take note that when you’re on the lookout for the best slices, pork belly is great at absorbing flavors and it’s very rich.
Shredded Pork - Aside from grilled ones, you can stuff your sandwich with homemade shredded pork. In my recipe, I marinated the pork ribs with Kikkoman soy sauce, rice vinegar and different spices before putting them in the oven. Afterward, it becomes so tender that you can even shred it with a light stroke of a fork!
Others - Aside from pork, chicken Banh Mi is also popular for non-pork lovers. You can get creative in how you’re going to season your chicken. And if you’re vegan you can even make a no-meat Banh Mi sandwich. Tofu Banh Mi sandwiches are a thing now, and they’re just as flavorful and protein-filled as its meaty counterpart!
Koreans even stuff their Banh Mis with bulgogi (barbeque beef) and kimchi. As I said, Banh Mi sandwiches are versatile. You just have to get creative and see which flavors go well together