A Sandwich a Day: Pork Chop Sandwich at Cafe Hong Kong

A Sandwich a Day

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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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I can't say Cafe Hong Kong gets everything right, or that it's a Hong Kong diner destination, but I'll stand behind this humble—and quite cheap—Pork Chop Sandwich, a mere $3.50 for a sizable fried pork cutlet on Wonder-soft white bread. Small details matter here: bread that's just lightly toasted so it remains soft and pork chop-centric; pork that's relatively moist and free of gristle. It's not intensely seasoned pork, so add a hefty spoonful of the oily chili paste on each table for best results.

Cafe Hong Kong

51 Bayard Street, New York, NY 10013 (map) 212-608-5359