Hipsters Just Insulted Vietnamese Food With Ridiculous ‘Banh Mi Bowl’ Recipe

A Banh Mi-inspired recipe published by Tastemade has been pulled from the site amidst criticism for its “tasteless” lack of research.

The original post was of a video detailing how to make the Vietnamese sandwich with French baguette, sans the bread (substituting rice instead).

Banh Mi Bowl Recipe

The Twitter account @raceandfood was quick to point out that the name “Banh Mi” literally means “bread”, showing that a key ingredient in the dish was, in fact, the bread that they had deemed unnecessary.

Others agreed and added that the deconstructed Banh Mi dish already resembled another classic Vietnamese meal — bún thịt nướng.

New recipe at HungryHuy.com – Vietnamese grilled pork with rice vermicelli noodles and veggies (bún thịt nướng)

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Netizens voiced their confusion and amusement on Twitter.

One person seemed to find the happy solution:

What do you think? Totally tasteless or honest mistake? Let us know in the comments!

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