A Sandwich A Day: Roast Duck Sandwich at Rheon Cafe

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

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.

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[Photo: Robyn Lee]

Ever since I came back from my month-long stint in Asia not too long ago, my to-do list has consisted of just one thing: fill my belly with some Peking duck. Thanks to the roast duck sandwich ($9.75) from Rheon Cafe, all I have to do now is hop on the subway and ride to Soho. The tastes exactly like what a Peking duck would taste like if it died in the arms of a ciabatta. Filled with thin yet substantial slices of roast duck, this sandwich also boasts what Rheon likes to call a sweet-spicy miso sauce, which really just takes like a saltier version of your typical generic duck sauce.

In fact, if it weren't for the cool crunch of the cucumber and lettuce, I'd say that the sauce would have been a little too overpowering and sodium happy for my taste. Luckily though, thanks to all the different components, everything in this sandwich really does work well together. All in all, I'd say that if it weren't for the too-substantial chunk of fat I ingested on my first bite, this sandwich would have been quite the perfect Peking duck replacement—even if it does lack the dish's characteristic crispy duck skin, hoisin sauce, and spring onion. But hey, at least it has the duck. And seeing as I'm roughly 8,000 miles away from Beijing, that's good enough for me.

Rheon Cafe

189 Spring Street, New York NY 10012 (map) 212-966-7040
rheoncafe.com