After pho, perhaps the best-known Vietnamese dish among Western populations, is the flavorful banh mi. In this rendition, we pull apart the sandwich's components and enjoy it bowl-style.
This marinated steak uses bold flavors such as ginger and fish sauce. Make the marinade in advance, but only add the steak the same day. The pickled carrots and cucumbers are a great make-ahead side. You can also serve this dish with brown rice.