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.
Is the beef pancake ($2) at Tasty Dumpling our favorite in Chinatown? No, that honor would have to go to Vanessa's. But it's a solid sandwich regardless: the pancake is remarkably free of grease and the filling is well-spiced and balanced, not bland or oily.
To review: these aren't your grandmother's pancakes, and they're not to be confused with flaky scallion pancakes. The yeasted dough for these sandwiches is pan-fried in an enormous cast iron pan before getting cut into wedges, split, and stuffed with meat and vegetables. Less messy than the porksplosive pork and cabbage pancake, this sandwich makes for a light, almost refreshing bite, a great accompaniment to an order of Tasty Dumpling's, well, really tasty dumplings.
And did I mention it's $2? Because yeah, it's $2. You have no reason not to order one.
54 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013 (map) 212-349-0070
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