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Nicky's Porkchop Banh Mi

guttergourmet Mar 5, 2007 09:40 AM

The classic pate banh mi pales in comparison to Saigon on Mott's but the porkchop banh mi spicy rocks!

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    big o RE: guttergourmet Mar 5, 2007 10:12 AM

    Amen. Nicky's pork chop banh mi is fantastic, while the classic version barely registers.

    1. a_and_w RE: guttergourmet Mar 5, 2007 10:16 AM

      Agreed. I don't get why more banh mi places don't do the whole pork chop. Must not be authentic? Whatever...tastes delish.

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        asm305 RE: guttergourmet Mar 5, 2007 12:22 PM

        Amen! My sister hates the meat at most of the bahn mi places around the city but loves the pork chop from Nicky's. We order it at least once a week.

        1. nyufoodie RE: guttergourmet Mar 5, 2007 02:36 PM

          They also serve the same pork chops on top of rice or vermicelli...delish!
          There sardines bahn mi is also very good!

          1. eatfood RE: guttergourmet Mar 6, 2007 06:45 AM

            Where is Nicky's?
            150 East Second Street?

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              guttergourmet RE: eatfood Mar 7, 2007 02:54 PM

              sounds right

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                nyufoodie RE: eatfood Mar 7, 2007 10:50 PM

                East 2nd St. between Ave. A and Ave. B (nearer to A and is on the North Side of the Street). Also, was finally able to try Saigon and liked it as well. But, prefer the pork chop bahn mi at Nicky's over the Pork Bahn mi in Saigon. But, Saigon's pork bahn mi wasn't bad it tasted like longganiza! trying-out the sardines for breakfast tomorrow.

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                  guttergourmet RE: nyufoodie Mar 8, 2007 03:26 AM

                  Saigon is as good as I've had in Manhattan (and Montreal, San francisco and Seattle for that matter) but still waiting to get to those in Brooklyn. Where do you find longganiza?

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                    nyufoodie RE: guttergourmet Mar 8, 2007 10:42 PM

                    elvie's turo-turo on 1st ave. cor 13th st. has good longanisa for maybe 1 - 2 dollars a piece. it's filipino food place. if, you like filipino food at all, you can also try elvie's adobo, lumpiang shanghai and beef kaldereta.

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                MinhLikesFood RE: guttergourmet Mar 9, 2007 05:14 AM

                I have to say this place really is great. Grown up with banh mi all of my life but i never liked eating them until i had one here.

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