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Eggplant sandwiches (NOT parms)?

shivohum Mar 2, 2009 10:20 AM

Any recommendations for eggplant sandwiches in this city, especially ones made with tasty, thinly-sliced, fried eggplant? I'm not looking for eggplant parm sandwiches -- anything else would be great. Thanks.

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    preppie foodie Mar 5, 2009 10:01 AM

    Another option is the roasted marinated eggplant sandwich at 'wichcraft. its warm and served with watercress which sounds weird but really works. its vaguely provencal inspired. They have locations throughout the city.

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      jthefoodie Mar 2, 2009 08:36 PM

      Kampuchea, a Cambodian restaurant, has a fantastic and unusual grilled eggplant sandwich. I just revisited the menu to make sure it's still there, and it's actually made with 2 types of eggpant: Thai and Chinese! Hope you try it. It's on Rivington and Allen.
      I also love eggplant - I'd love to hear your reviews once you're done with this quest!

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      1. re: jthefoodie
        Pan Mar 2, 2009 10:03 PM

        Is Chinese the light purple-skinned one? I know the Thai eggplants are very small.

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        Pan Mar 2, 2009 07:44 PM

        Cafe Mogador makes a good sandwich for lunch with roasted eggplant, tomato, boiled egg, tahini, and parsley. I know that's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's good, and at $6.50, a fair value.

        1. Sophia. Mar 2, 2009 12:09 PM

          not fried, but 'wichcraft makes a marinated eggplant sandwich with chickpeas, roasted peppers, and watercress.

          1. Miss Needle Mar 2, 2009 12:03 PM

            The sabich sandwich at Taim would be perfect for what you're looking for.

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              kobetobiko Mar 2, 2009 07:38 PM

              The eggplant in the sabich sandwich sandwich isn't fried as OP wanted, but it is definitely delicious.

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                Miss Needle Mar 3, 2009 01:30 PM

                Actually, I think the eggplant is fried. It's just not breaded like they do in the style of eggplant parm. If it's not fried, there's an awful lot of oil.

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                vvvindaloo Mar 2, 2009 07:55 PM

                I immediately thought of Taim, as well.

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                chow_gal Mar 2, 2009 10:45 AM


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                  secondbecky Mar 2, 2009 11:47 AM

                  came on here to say Defontes too, but its an outer borough. Moreover, I don't know how I'd like it as a vegetarian option without that roast beef!

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                    chow_gal Mar 2, 2009 11:48 AM

                    there is one in Manhattan now. Have it without roast beef and SHAZAM, vegetarian.

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                      secondbecky Mar 2, 2009 11:50 AM

                      i know what vegetarian is lol! i just think that the eggplant is only a second fiddle to the roast beef.
                      anyways, I did hear that it was in Manhattan now, just forgot! sorry.

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                  small h Mar 2, 2009 10:44 AM

                  I like the eggplant at Maoz on Union Square - I get it as an addition to the falafel sandwich. A caveat: go during the day when the place is busy, so the food will be fresher. Here's the website, which is VERY STUPID AND ANNOYING.


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