Happy Year of the Pig!!!! (oh… and uh President’s Day too. Go America!)
It’s President’s Day, which means no work (hopefully for everyone). If you are stuck at work today, I’m sorry. This normally means no post either- but since this weekend was Chinese New Year, I figured this would be a good day to celebrate the start of the Year of the Pig… or as I like to think of it- My Year Baby! Technically speaking, I am a dragon (born in 1976), but considering that I’m fat, and pork is easily my favorite food- I consider myself to be an honorary Chinese Pig (and my love of Chinese buffets makes that work on one extra level)… So in honor of my year- I figured I’d share some of the best pork that Midtown has to offer:
Should probably start Chinese right? Roast Pork over Rice @ Hing Won (48th btw. 5+6th)
The pulled pork sandwich @ Daisy May’s BBQ Cart (right now the only one operating is on 50th btw. 6+7th). I don’t actually have a picture of the Pulled Pork Sandwich, so you’ll have to settle for this picture of the Beef Brisket sandwich- but whatever, if I hadn’t said anything, you would have never known the difference!
The pork anything @ Pampano Taqueria (3rd btw. 49+50th). This is the Chilorio (Pork) Torta, but the Pork Tacos are equally as good!
My pick for the best pork in Midtown- PLUS my favorite New York Pork dish, after the jump…
Margon gets all the glory, but I still insist that Cafe Cello is the place to go for some Cuban Roast Pork action. They have it every day, it’s not as crazy as Margon, and they give you a big hunk of crispy skin on top! Heaven on earth.
There’s a ton more Midtown pork dishes, but there’s just not enough room (and I didn’t have pictures for them all). Honorable Mentions go to Smothered Pork Chops @ Ressie May’s Soul to Go, Pork Tonnato Sandwich @ Bouchon Bakery, Cuban Sandwich @ Margon, Pork Sausage from the Hallo Berlin Cart, & the Hakata Ramen @ Menchanko Tei.
Finally, my favorite Pork Dish in Manhattan….
Crispy Pig Tails @ Momofuku Noodle Bar. David Chang is the master of pork, and these were amazing. Toss in some Pork Buns, and the Pork Neck Ramen and you’re golden!!!