This week’s Fagat Survey is from Blake Martin, a fellow Richmonder relocated. In fact, Blake and I first met in gym class in 6th grade. Then, I threw him a surprise birthday party and it was AWESOME. He’s an amazing film director, ex-trumpet player, & Beyoncé lover.
…Oh, and a sandwich that you can’t make changes to (“No substitutions or changes allowed” unapologetically declare the signs downstairs.) But for good reason. What’s to change, when before you sits a little slice of perfection: fresh cucumbers and pickled carrots, tender spiced honey pulled barbeque, chipotle mayonnaise (and plenty of it), all served on the best torpedo roll I’ve had since leaving Philadelphia five years ago. Yeah, yeah, they have other sandwiches and daily specials, but like a good New Yorker, I’m set in my ways and know better than to mess with a good thing.
Num Pang Sandwich Shop
- Address: 21 E. 12th St. btw University Pl. & 5th Ave.
- Notes: They use nontraditional Cambodian ingredients like catfish, skirt steak & cauliflower and make them sing. Cipollini onions and swiss chard?
- Hours: Mon-Sat 11am – 10pm; Sun 12pm – 9pm