Num Pang

Num Pang
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.

Pulled Pork
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.DSC03845

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

 

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