I find this lady selling something fried and bready from a stainless steel bucket on Tran Phu street in front of the main market in the ancient and popular tourist town of Hoi An in Central Vietnam. She tells me it’s called Banh mi
cha chien. I might have the cha bit wrong there. – se comments. I buy a 2,000VD bag and tuck in. As far as I can tell it’s simply bread, with some pork meat melded to it via a deep fat fryer.
It’s a pretty good, greasy street nibble and not one I can ever remember seeing before. Maybe it’s more of a northern thing? I’d buy it again. Nice.