Kind of an odd combination I’ll admit, but once you taste a Cambodian sandwich (or a few) from Num Pang while taking in one of the most recognizable buildings in all of New York City, you’ll agree that it’s a good one.
Cambodian sandwiches are similar to Vietnamese Bahn Mi, but a little different that you’ll see when you taste it. They offer options you won’t see just anywhere, so be prepared for options like Hoisin Meatballs, Peppercorn Catfish, Glazed served semolina or quinoa baguette with cucumber, pickled carrots, and cilantro and chili mayo. It sounded a bit iffy when I got the recommendation, but after eating there, I was sold. There are also several vegetarian and vegan options, and Num Pang has a few other locations scattered around the city, so you can enjoy them while taking in other famous landmarks around Manhattan too!
The ordering process was a little strange, but in all the times I’ve eaten here, they’ve never messed or misplaced my ticket. I wish the sandwiches were a little bigger for the money, but it’s New York and it’s delicious, so whatever.