As I’ve mentioned before, about every two weeks I must satisfy an inherent Asian food craving—be it dumplings or soba noodles—I just have to add an oriental dish to our fortnightly menu rotation. Yesterday I woke up (at my usual 4:30AM) and felt utterly compelled to have bánh mì. Mr. and I hit the gym at around 5:30AM everyday and to kickstart our metabolisms we usually eat a cup of Dr. Mao’s Hot Herbal Cereal before training. That means come 8:30AM it’s practically lunchtime for us. So, around that time yesterday I started marinating pork tenderloin and pickling carrots and cucumber. Honoring the fact that it’s actually the hour of breakfast for most people, I decided to top these classic Vietnamese sandwiches with a couple of fried eggs—genius!
Thankfully, my dear friend and amazingly talented food stylist and photographer, Acirema Hernandez of Food That Looks Good, operates on my (sporadic) wavelength and made a swift impromptu appearance to capture all of this goodness. Enjoy.
Photography and styling by Food That Looks Good.