I love going to Chelsea Market every time I’m in NYC because of all the different little eateries I can try! This time, I stopped by Num Pang Sandwich Shop to get their special five-spice glazed pork belly banh mi.
Biting through the crispy bread, a tsunami wave of multiple Asian flavors filled my mouth. And after that, I couldn’t stop taking bites until there was nothing left! Even after that, I was debating on whether or not to get another… But watching everyone around me eat all their raw, vegan and organic foods from One Lucky Duck, I felt a bit too guilty to, even though I thought my sandwich could have used a bit more pork belly!
To wash down my banh mi, I got a very refreshing blood orange lemonade. I loved the overly sour taste to it!
- DO NOT ask for modifications to the sandwiches. This shop is not made for those who have picky taste buds (whether it’s preference or allergies) – they will refuse you a sandwich if you ask for any changes to the original banh mi (they won’t even cut it for you!).
- For those who are cutting down on carbs, Num Pang also serves salads!