A Sandwich a Day: Roti Wraps at Rhong-Tiam Express

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.


[Photo: Robyn Lee]

You're looking at the Roti Wraps from quick-service Flatiron Thai spot Rhong-Tiam Express. They're pliant, unleavened flatbreads that make for delicious filling vehicles. We liked the juicy, sweet crispy basil pork and the coconut curry chicken, in a slightly spicy peanut-cabbage sauce. Less exciting was the chickpea curry potato, whose flavors were flat and unmemorable. At $5.45 for one, $8.45 for two, they're a good bit more expensive than similar kati rolls around town, though in fairness they're a bit bigger. One would make a reasonable, if not super-filling lunch; two would fill up just about anyone.

Rhong-Tiam Express

31 East 21st Street, New York NY 10010 (map) 212-420-7500