Sunday, March 31, 2013

Lunch & Dinner at Num Pang in NYC

In two days I tried four different type of Banh Mi sandwiches at Num Pang.  Explored both the Union Square and Midtown East stores.  Both were pretty small but the Union Square shop has a whole room upstairs where you can sit and eat.  The Midtown East shop has some standing space right by where you order.  Everything I ate was amazinggg.  Definitely the best banh mi I've had so far.  The sandwich shop is actually Cambodian, not Vietnamese, which is the only type of banh mi I've had.  Everything tasted so fresh and the meat was perfectly seasoned.  Amazinggg.  Only negative is cash only, but everyone came prepared.

Non Coca Cola Diet Cane Cola.  Was interestingly sweet.  Still love Diet Coke itself ha

Inside of the Pulled Duroc Pork.  All sandwiches are served with cucumber, pickled carrots, cilantro and chili mayo.  The bread was so nice and crunchy but still soft.  The meat soooo juicy and tender.  Everything was perfectly married.

Pulled Pork altogether

Roasted Cauliflower - Pooja got this and it was very tasty.  Instead of chili mayo it had a Chinese and Thai eggplant spread

Ginger Barbecue Brisket with pickled red cabbage.  Dan got this and was generally very pleased, though said it was a little tough to get the meat out

Five-Spice Glazed Pork Belly - the STAR.  I tried to get this at Union Square but it was sold out.  This was definitely the BEST of the bunch.  So tender and had just enough fat but not too much to be gross.  The spice was excellent and the rest of the pork was so wonderfully meaty.  Like the pulled pork but with the crunch and fattiness of the skin.

Fuller shot of the Five Spice Glazed Pork Belly.  Look at that pickled Asian pear.  AMAZING.

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