Cer Te’s Boneless Buffalo Wing Sandwich is Another Winner (Despite the Terrible Name)
Monday brought the oddly named new March Midtown Lunch sandwich at Cer Te, “The Fall of Saigon.” I’ll say it… the name’s no good. I don’t know what it should be called, but definitely not this. Maybe Hanoi Matthew instead? Or The Matthew? Or All That’s Missing is a Beer?
Whatever you call it, the thing is damn tasty.
First thing’s first, like the Chubby Chinese Girl this is a total play on everything that is a traditional banh mi. The baguette’s been switched out for roll, the meat for buffalo chicken, all that’s left intact are the vegetables. There’s not even cilantro! But is it delicious? Hells yes.
The fried, hot-sauce slathered chicken hit my spicy threshold while the blue cheese dressing sauce added that familiar tang. The julienned vegetables gave the familiar banh mi crunch, but I feel the roll may need to be switched out for something with a bit more crust. Mine soaked up so many juices, it couldn’t hold up against the meat. Granted I also hauled mine back to the office adding a good amount of soaking time. My colleagues jealously eyed my sandwich, “what is it?” like buffalo wings as a sandwich, all I needed was a beer. Added bonus news for them: Cer Te (on 55th btw. 5+6th) delivers and we’re in the zone.
I did discuss the name issues while waiting for my lunch, the man at the counter said that they hear your concerns and may yield on this issue.