I was near University Place today around lunch time, which often means NUM PANG! Regular readers of NYSF know about my love of Num Pang, and it’s been a couple of months, so there was no question about Today’s Lunch, other than what to order.
Num Pang is located at 21 East 12th St between 5th Ave and University Place. I haven’t written about Num Pang recently, so for our newer readers, Num Pang is in the Honorary Street Food category. This means a storefront with little or no seating that serves food traditionally known as street food in their home country – in this case Cambodia. Num Pang is basically a Cambodian variation on banh mi.
Today’s Lunch is a grilled king mackerel sandwich with leeks and thai-basil infused olive oil ($8.45 incl tax) from Num Pang. Yes, it was as good as it sounds, and there are more details after the jump.
The chili mayo can sometimes be pretty hot, but it didn’t seem that hot today. Maybe I’m just getting used to it.
The sandwiches are on toasted rolls, which maintain their firmness but are not too crunchy.
Today’s Lunch was one of the best lunches for under $10 that you can get. There’s a reason I keep going back to Num Pang – because it’s one of the best damn sandwiches around! Good thing I don’t live a little closer to Num Pang, or I’d be ordering dinner in from here on a regular basis.