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.
It's hard to imagine on first glance that such a dingy little shop ("hole in the wall," back when that didn't signify teensy and precious) could be so beloved. Indeed, the prospect of plump, steaming, dollar dumplings (that's five dumplings for one dollar) may incline you to add a Sesame Pancake sandwich to your order of dumplings. The sesame pancakes are light and spongy, with so many sesame seeds they practically form a second crust (this is a good thing). The Roast Beef Sesame Pancake ($1.75) has a few wizened cuts of beef, plentiful slivers of carrots, and cilantro, while the Roast Pork ($1.75) differs only in its disks of fennel-scented pork. In other words, the sandwich fillers are just that—simple accompaniments that plump up the pockets of such a delicate, almost buttery-tasting pancake.
46 Eldridge Street, New York NY 10002 (map)