Vietnamese sandwich shops popping up everywhere. An Choi has a tasty sounding one, Banh Mi Thit Heo Quay – Chinese Crispy Roasted Pig chunks of moist chinese roast pork belly and slivers of crispy skin $8. It was a pretty solid Bahn Mi, but the vegetable weren’t quite pickled and the pork belly wasn’t as fatty and melting in mouf as I had hoped. I think this version caters to a safe American taste which I’m not sure what that means …but not too spicy, not too pickled, not too fatty. Plays it safe. I just think if you advertise pork belly, put the fat on my back!
Next door I got two pickles for $1 at Guss’ Pickles. Sour and pickled tomato. Nice snack.
An Choi – 85 Orchard St (btw Grand & Broome St) New York 10002
Guss’ Pickles – 87 Orchard St New York, NY 10022
$8!! yikes. And there’s an entire store just dedicated to pickles!?!? OMG I want… You d*mn lucky New Yorkers!