Thursday, April 11, 2013
FIVE SPICE GLAZED PORK BELLY - NUM PANG
Num Pang makes fantastic Cambodian-style sandwiches in three locations throughout Manhattan. I've yet to have a bad sandwich there, but the five-spiced glazed pork belly ($8.50) is definitely their best. Served on a semolina roll that mops up the contents well, the pork belly has a sweet tang due to a slice of glazed pear on top and isn't overly fatty like pork belly tends to be. Num Pang's signature chili mayo adds a nice bit of spice to the sweetness, and a generous helping of cucumber and pickled carrots give the sandwich a much-needed crunch. Just make sure to skip their blood-orange lemonade which tastes like Tang.