Num Pang - NOW OPEN! at Times Square
Num Pang is NYC's cult-favorite Cambodian sandwich shop. With graffiti art on the walls and 80s/90s hip hop blasting from the speakers, crowds extend all the way down the block to order these creative Asian sandwiches that combine the flavors from Ratha’s childhood in Cambodia with Ben’s culinary technique (he worked at fine dining restaurants under chefs like David Bouley). Market-fresh sandwiches include Coconut Tiger Shrimp with Toasted Coconut Flakes; Pulled Duroc Pork with Spiced Honey; with sides like Cambodian Gazpacho Soup with Basil Croutons and Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili Mayo, Coconut Flakes and Lime. Just recently, Num Pang opened their third and flagship location in the up-and-coming NoMad neighborhood, as well as a fourth location in Chelsea Market, with more in the works (including a location in the highly coveted World Financial Center this Winter) in addition to their Union Square and Midtown East locations. Additionally the shops continue to be recognized by top tier media such as Bon Appetit who named their sandwiches “one of the top 25 things to eat in 2012” and they have been the highest rated sandwich shop in Zagat two years running.