A Sandwich a Day: Chinese Bakery Fried Chicken from Sweet House Inc.

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.


[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Two-dollar and under sandwiches aren't just a feature in Chinatown—they're a genre. So consider this part of our eventual series, "What You Can Get For Eight Quarters In Chinatown." The Fried Chicken sandwich ($1.75) at the newly opened Sweet House Inc. doesn't stray far from your expectations—it's actually pretty close to a fast food 'wich—and there's a primal pleasure in it that I'd gladly down again.

The fried chicken is a small strip of breaded breast, cooked a little past tender but to the benefit of a crisp, sturdy exterior. Mayo, iceberg, and tomato join the party, but this is really all about the sweet, squishy Chinese bakery bun you either love or hate. If you're a fan of it, and if you're looking to eat on the really cheap, this sandwich will do you right.

Sweet House Inc.

239 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002 (map) 212-219-3373