Ma Peche’s Milk Bar Has Pastrami Croissants!?
MomoMidtown aka Ma Peche (56th btw 5th+6th) has been switching it up lately, offering new sandwiches and making the switch to cake truffles-an item that is hot on the black market of my office. It was during the procuring of said truffles that I got my first chance to try their new croissants. There are four new ones, one sweet and three savory. Since mine had to make do as my lunch, I ended up trying one of their savories: rye croissant with pastrami, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing! It takes croissants to a whole other awesome level.
Yes, the actual croissant dough is rye. I don’t know how they do this, but it’s complete with caraway seeds and buttery goodness. I could have just eaten this and been happy, but they had to go all crazy and make it a sandwich. But it’s not really a sandwich, not really a croissantwich, because they bake the good stuff in there! Like magic!
One bite lets you in on the well-seasoned, tender pastrami slices and not-too-sour sauerkraut awaiting you inside. The big inside chamber allows for enough of each to really feel like a sandwich. The creamy Russian dressing doesn’t overwhelm anything else, helping the sum be greater than the parts. I know some would rather have more pastrami, less ‘kraut, but I think that would take it over a meaty edge. Getting all this for $6 is fine by me. It definitely feels a bit decadent, but it’s significantly smaller than normal pastrami sandwiches, and capable of hitting the spot when you’re craving one.
Momofuku Milk Bar (inside Ma Peche), 15 W. 56th St. (btw. 5+6th)