A Sandwich a Day: Pork and Lamb 'Burgers' at Xi'an Famous Foods
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 the lamb burger ($3) that gets most of the press at Xi'an Famous Foods, though there's a pork burger ($2.50) as well. They're not burgers at all, as any Xi'an fan knows, but palm-sized, meat-stuffed sandwiches that still rank as some of our favorite cheap eats around.
Which do we prefer? We once thought the cumin-spiked lamb with onion and jalapeño was the better filling. But do we want our sandwiches to taste like cumin, or like meat? Recently, we've been partial to the pork, the meat intensely savory and reasonably moist, good enough that you make sure to eat all the pieces that tumble out of the bun.
But don't take our word for it: it's just $5.50 to repeat the experiment yourself (and get a huge lunch out of it, too).