I echo the previous comment - it is easily understood and executed. We had one from a Vietnamese restaurant while visiting a son. Such a good combination of flavors, I had to try it at home. And my wife and I could add what we wanted from the ingredients (which is to say, she does not enjoy hot/spicy).
In recipes like this, I wonder why coarse salt is specified, since it is being dissolved
I made this and it was spectacular. Crunchy, spicy, salty and creamy, this sandwich has it all. My baguette was a lighter type and I toasted it to a nice crispy outside while the interior was tender. It would not work as well with a chewy baguette. My son loved it and I'll make this again for sure. I looked up many recipes for banh mi, but this one was the most accesable. I am happy because I am far away from any vietnamese take out places. Thank you!