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