Rewind..what's a Cambodian sandwich?
Num Pang is the Cambodian name for "sandwich." Similar to the Vietnamese sandwich, bahn mi, it is meat, pickled vegetables, and cilantro packed in a freshly baked French baguette.
At Num Pang, the sandwiches are made with a protein (beef, pork, veal, etc.), sliced cucumber, shredded pickled carrots, cilantro, and chili mayo on semolina bread. They even have a little kick to it, thanks to the chili mayo. Just be sure to get a lot of napkins - these sandwiches do get a little messy.
Some of my favorite sandwiches sold at Num Pang are the classic pork, beef brisket, or even the pork belly.
During the summer, you can enjoy one of their icy treats - like Pineapple Ginger with Toasted Coconut or Lemongrass Lime with Lychee snow cones. Both are delicious, although I prefer the lemongrass flavor.
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