Probably on of the best sandwiches in all of NYC, I set out to recreate the epic Num Pang Pulled Pork Banh Mi Sandwich with this copy cat recipe!
Num Pang Pulled Pork Banh Mi Sandwich
Ermagherd. That's the only semi-understandable word I could utter as I inhaled my very first sandwich at Num Pang. I almost cried it was so good. No, I'm not exaggerating.
And if you've enjoyed a Num Pang experience yourself, I'm sure you've almost shed a tear as well.
From a single location in Union Square, these guys have quickly created a Cambodian sandwich empire across Manhattan. Everyone loves their creative banh mi sandwich recipes. Everyone.
Here's the problem. I'm unable to eat them on a regular basis... there's a proximity issue where apparently they don't deliver to an address 90 minutes away. I know. Major bummer. Although my wife and I live close enough to the city to visit a couple times a month, it's not nearly enough to satisfy my Num Pang cravings.
And so, a Num Pang Pulled Pork Banh Mi Sandwich copy cat recipe had to be created. Success.
This sandwich. It's got balance. The rich fatty pulled pork. The sweet acidic bite of the pickled carrots and pickled onions. The freshness of cucumber and cilantro. And that creamy spicy mayo. Freaking lather me up in it, it's so good.
Step one to a great sandwich is the bread. You have to find a quality baguette. No squishy ordinary lame bread will do.
And yes, I'm fully aware making the pulled pork does take a bit of time. But really, there's only about 30 minutes of hands-on time. The rest is anxiously watching the pot in the oven for a few hours. When you're done, you'll have a LOT of carnitas. That's pure gold. Use it for tacos, burritos, chipotle copycat rice bowls, or more banh mi action.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Step one... make these Num Pang Pulled Pork Banh Mi Sandwiches immediately.Print
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