April Showers Bring Cuero de la Cocina to Cer Te
April is well under way, which means we are a couple of weeks into Certe‘s latest Sandwich of the month, the “Cuero de la Cocina” ($9.75). It consists of pork belly mole, spicy cabbage & green mango shred, Anaheim chili, and black bean puree on a soft torta. I’ve been on a bit of a torta kick recently, so obviously when I saw pork belly and green mango I ran over there as fast as my little legs could carry me.
This sandwich is pretty hefty in size and generously filled. Each of the ingredients was clearly discernible. The fatty, meaty pork, a nice crunch from the cabbage and green mango, and the creamy black bean puree (which is protruding a little obscenely in the photo below) combined to make a very enjoyable sandwich. The only ingredient I wished was a little more present was the chile, the sandwich definitely could’ve used some more heat to punch it up.
To be honest, this sandwich probably won’t replace your favorite torta from El Rey de Sabor, but if you’re headed to Certe and can’t decide what to get, you probably won’t be disappointed with this. The people at Certe know how to craft a decent sandwich, but if it’s authentic Latin flavor you’re after, you may want to stick to the trucks.
Cer Te, 20 W 55th St (btw 5+6th), 212-397-2020