Monday, November 29, 2010

Vietnamese Po'Boys

Do you need a break from Thanksgiving leftovers yet? I know I do! Tonight I made the Vietnamese Po'boys from 1000 Vegan Recipes. According to the cookbook, they are based on the Vietnamese banh mi sandwich, which I've never eaten.  But now I want to.

For the sandwiches, I made Soy-tan Dream Cutlets, also from 1000 Vegan Recipes. These cutlets contain both tofu and vital wheat gluten (the main ingredient in seitan) -- so they're like a firmer, denser tofu patty, or a less chewy seitan.  I thought they tasted better than the "Tourkey" Cutlets I made on Thanksgiving. These reminded me of Morningstar Farms veggie burgers (except much cheaper, and vegan!) They were extremely easy to make and I'm sure they would be good in all kinds of sandwiches, not just these po'boys.

Besides the cutlets, the po'boys were filled with cucumber, shredded carrot, cilantro, minced jalapeno, and a creamy dressing made from Veganise, lime juice and sriracha. I love that there are so many different flavors and textures contained in a single sandwich! I'll definitely be making them again.


  1. You make me want to give the Soy-tan cutlets another try! I made them once last year and I wasn't too impressed. Granted I didn't make the Po' Boy sandwich, so maybe I should!

  2. WANT! Wow, that looks and sounds so delicious.

  3. I wanted a vegan Po'boy so bad when I was in New Orleans, but I never found one. This looks so good! The dressing sounds especially delicious.

  4. AWESOME! Best looking sandwich I've seen in a long time!