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Restaurant Review: Num Pang Sandwich Shop – NYC

About:

Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz met on the Clark University Campus in 1994. When the college buddies reconnected in New York City in 2000, they were surprised to find that they were both working in the restaurant industry. After Ratha Chaupoly opened Kampuchea restaurant in 2006 where Num Pang sandwiches were an integral part of the menu. The pair decided to open up the first Num Pang Sandwich shop near Union Square in March of 2009 and soon after a location in Midtown East. With graffiti art on the walls and 80s/90s hip hop blasting from the speakers, crowds extend all the way down the block to order these creative Asian sandwiches and sides that combine the flavors from Ratha’s childhood in Cambodia with Ben’s culinary technique.

In spring of 2012, Num Pang opened their third and flagship location in the up-and-coming NoMad neighborhood, in addition to a location in Chelsea Market, and just recently opened a fifth location in Times Square with more in the works (including a location in the highly coveted World Financial Center in Spring 2014) . Additionally the shops continue to be recognized by top tier media such as Bon Appetit who named their sandwiches “one of the top 25 things to eat in 2012”, The Village Voice who awarded them “Best Sandwich of 2013”, and they have been one of the highest rated sandwich shops in Zagat since opening.

Menu:
CLASSIC SANDWICHES
SEASONAL SPECIAL SANDWICHES

All Sandwiches Are Served With Cucumber, Pickled Carrots, Cilantro And Chili Mayo On Bread Baked Fresh Daily In NYC.
Pulled Duroc Pork $8.25
Spiced Honey
Peppercorn Catfish $9.75
House Made Sweet Soy Sauce
Hoisin Meatballs $8.50
Jasmine Rice, Basil, And Stewed Tomatoes
Coconut Tiger Shrimp $10.25
Toasted Coconut Flakes
Roasted Cauliflower $7.50
Chinese And Thai Eggplant Spread (Chili Soy)
Grilled Skirt Steak $11.75
Crushed Coriander And Peppercorn
OUR SANDWICHES WERE CREATED TO BE ENJOYED AS THEY ARE. PLEASE, NO MODIFICATIONS!
Five-Spice Glazed Pork Belly $8.50
Pickled Asian Pear
Ginger Barbecue Brisket $9.25
Pickled Red Cabbage
Grilled Khmer Sausage (Brooklyn Bangers) $8.75
Asian Slaw
Roasted Chicken ‘Chimi’ $8.00
Pickled Apple (Chili Yogurt)
Spicy Organic Tofu $7.50
Ginger Soy-Honey Glaze, Leeks (Chili Soy)
For Delivery Please Call:
Times Square: 212-421-0743
SOUPS & SALADSSIDESBEVERAGES
Curry Red Lentil Soup (sm) $4.25
Pickled Red Cabbage, Carrots, Cilantro, Fried Shallots
Curry Red Lentil Soup (lg) $5.75
Pickled Red Cabbage, Carrots, Cilantro, Fried Shallots
Hot & Sour Chicken Rice Soup (sm) $4.25
Cabbage, Soy Sprouts, Bell Peppers, Fresh Herbs, Green Onions, Fried Shallots
Hot & Sour Chicken Rice Soup (lg) $5.75
Cabbage, Soy Sprouts, Bell Peppers, Fresh Herbs, Green Onions, Fried Shallots
Coconut Tiger Shrimp Salad $11.25
Romaine, Cabbage, Bell Peppers, Sprouts, Cilantro, Roasted Peanuts, House Dressing
Peppercorn Catfish Salad $9.75
Romaine, Cabbage, Bell Peppers, Sprouts, Cilantro, Roasted Peanuts, House Dressing
Grilled Skirt Steak Salad $13.25
Romaine, Cabbage, Bell Peppers, Sprouts, Cilantro, Roasted Peanuts, House Dressing
Roasted Chicken ‘Chimi’ Salad $9.75
Romaine, Cabbage, Bell Peppers, Sprouts, Cilantro, Roasted Peanuts, House Dressing
Spicy Organic Tofu Salad $9.25
Romaine, Cabbage, Bell Peppers, Sprouts, Cilantro, Roasted Peanuts, House Dressing
Side Salad $4.25
Romaine, Cabbage, Bell Peppers, Sprouts, Cilantro, Roasted Peanuts, House Dressing
Grilled Corn on the Cob $3.25
Chili Mayo, Coconut Flakes, Chili Powder
Cambodian Slaw (spicy) $3.25
Napa Cabbage, Red Cabbage, White Cabbage, Soy Sprouts, Bell Peppers, Fresh Herbs, House Dressing
Seasonal Market Pickles $2.25
Selection Varies by Season
Raw Kale & Apple Salad $4.25
Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette
Grilled Seasonal Vegetables $6.00
Seasonal Vegetable, Carrots, Long Beans & Red Onions in Chive Lime Vinaigrette
Boylans Soda (Any Flavor) $2.75
Perrier (Any Flavor) $2.25
Pellegrino (Any Flavor) $3.00
Blood Orange Lemonade $3.25
Green Jasmine Iced Tea $2.75
(unsweetened)
Virgil’s Cream Soda $3.00
Ithaca Ginger Beer $3.00
Coconut Juice $2.50
Poland Spring Water $1.75

-numpangnyc.com

After I purchased the coconut juice I saw they make homemade blood orange lemonade sooo yum 😭😭😭

Next time!

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That’s the way the came above

I ordered the Roasted Chicken ‘Chimi’ $8.00 below:

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It was delicious! The pickles and carrots with cilantro layered the flavors nicely! First you tasted the amazing baked and toasted fresh bread, then you tasted the chicken and wham you get smacked with the sour pickle and sweet carrots with potent fresh cilantro at the end! All I one mouth full of chewing!

It was amazing and I would go back! I would also order the spicy Cambodian Slaw next time with the blood orange lemonade!

My sister ordered the Pulled Duroc Pork $8.25 and she too said it was amazing and she would order it again, and that’s coming from an extremely picky eater!

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The location was small and quaint, but it quickly got loud with the young clientele that came in.

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They have a few locations check them out! You won’t be sorry!

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2 responses

  1. John Critchfield

    When I’m not dieting would love to go!

    May 7, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    • What happened to IIFYM? A carbs a carb? Lol

      May 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM

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