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.
A chicken sandwich on a bun might sound like a classic American sandwich, but this Chicken Katsu Sandwich ($6.80) from Tebaya, a small Japanese place in Chelsea, does quite well against its American counterpart. The shop specializes in deep-fried chicken, and it's clear that they know what they're doing. The outside of this chicken katsu is dark brown, crunchy and salty, while the chicken inside stays moist and full of flavor. There is a nice drenching of miso-laced sauce and a very thin layer of slaw (it could have used a little more), all on a squishy bun that's just right for soaking up all the sauce. I'd say the classic American chicken sandwich has some serious competition.
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