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.
The first thought that came to mind when I encountered the Turkey, Swiss, and Honey Mustard Sandwich ($6) at Momofuku Milk Bar: airplane food. It was in the presentation—already prepared, pre-wrapped in plastic. The woman behind the counter offered to warm it up, and I accepted. She nuked it in the microwave. I crossed my fingers, hoping the bread wouldn't turn rubbery, and dug in.
First off, major bonus points for creativity with the sandwich, having all the ingredients baked into the individual loaves of oat-speckled bread. The individual components were good, a classic: honey mustard throughout the interior, melting Swiss cheese, and turkey piled between. I would've loved the combo in a baguette or even between ordinary slices of sandwich bread. But the microwaving quickly turned the bread rubbery, just as I had feared. I ended up throwing out most of the bread and eating the sandwich "interior" alone. I don't regret it, but next time I'll pass on a nuke in the microwave, and instead eat it at room temperature or warm it up in my home oven.
Momofuku Milk Bar
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