Chelsea’s Market is filled with goodies! Not too far from the delicious Los Tacos No. 1 (click here for review) Num Pang is an Asian sandwich shop very much like the Vietnamese banh mi. What makes them unique is their smaller-sized breads…
Five-Spice Glazed Pork Belly. Pickled Asian Pear.
Inside: Five-Spice Pork Belly. Pickled Asian Pear.
I’d never thought I’d say that I’d pay over $4 for a banh mi sandwich. If you’ve ever been to any Vietnamese banh mi shop, the most it’ll cost you is $3.50 a sandwich. This sandwich is $8.75 and to really blow your mind, it’s roughly 2/3 the size of a normal banh mi…but it is AMAZING. The bread is slightly buttery and lightly crisped. The 5-spice pork belly was so tender and flavorful. I usually scoff when I see a banh mi over $4, but Num Pang has proved me wrong!
If you happen to be strolling through Chelsea’s Market and can’t decide which delectable goodness you’d like to fill your tummy with, I highly suggest Num Pang’s Five-Spice Pork Belly as one of them. Add a Watermelon Juice to your order. It’s fresh, pure, and I love the chunky pulp.
Rating: 5/5 spoons