Multiple locations throughout NYC
I stumbled upon Num Pang on Yelp. I was interested to see something that looked very much like a Vietnamese sandwich categorized as “Cambodian.” I tried the location at Chelsea Market, which by the way is an AWESOME food lovers paradise.
The sandwiches have all the construction and accoutrements of a Vietnamese sandwich with pickled carrots, cucumber, and cilantro on a French baguette. Their proteins are more interesting than your run-of-the-mill banh mi spot. Hoisin meatball, 5 spice pork belly, peppercorn catfish, and the list goes on an on.
It was recommended I try their pulled pork sandwich. The meat was very tender and oozing meaty juices. The seasoning was a little sweet and tangy. The baguette was crispy on the outside with a soft fluffy interior.
I can’t really say anything bad about the food at Num Pang, considering I only tried one sandwich. What I will say is that they are very pricey. After taxes, this guy came in at over $10. Excluding the vegetarian options, this is one of their cheaper options. It’s always a bit hard to pay $10 for a “sandwich” and then when you think of it as a “[insert any 3rd world country] sandwich,” it just stings a little bit more. Despite that, I would still be interested to try their other sandwiches.
10 – You NEED to eat here
9 – Awesome
8 – Very good
7 – Good
6 – OK
5 – Average
4 – Not bad
3 – Not good
2 – Terrible
1 – Do NOT eat here