A Sandwich a Day: Roast Pork Club at Dominique Ansel Bakery
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.
I eat my fair share of $12 sandwiches for this job, and to be honest, most aren't worth it. $12 is two lunches elsewhere in this fair city, so if you're serving a sandwich at that price, it better be twice as good as others, or at least twice the size. At Dominique Ansel, it's both.
The Roast Pork Club is a beast of a sandwich: three slabs of well toasted Pullman bread and a fistful of incredibly tender roast pork shoulder, left in large chunks with meaty edges that splay open and crisp. If that weren't rich enough, pickled egg and chili mayo add a luxurious creaminess to all the meat, along with a welcome heat that highlights the pork's natural sweetness.
Both by quality and generous portioning, the pork here ranks among the best of New York's hunks-of-pork-on-bread sandwich set. This is easily a two-lunch sandwich, if you can manage to keep your hands off the second half.