A Sandwich a Day: Beef Sesame Pancake at XSG Dumpling House
In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
XSG Dumpling House, just off of 8th Avenue in Brooklyn's Chinatown, is a four-for-a-dollar dumpling joint, but the main draw here are their unbelievable sesame pancake sandwiches. As big as a burger and absurdly inexpensive, the Beef Sesame Pancake ($2) is filled with vinegar-marinated shredded carrots and cucumbers, iceberg lettuce, and lots of sweet-salty-fatty braised beef. The pancake itself looks like an oversized English muffin, crisp and sesame-studded on the outside and pleasantly chewy within. Sriracha, soy sauce, and vinegar are available to dress your pancake, but between the flavorful beef and quick-pickled vegetables, this sandwich doesn't really need any additional condiments.
XSG Dumpling House
5301 8th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11220 (map)