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Jul 14, 2009 11:27 AM

Is White Castle still serving the BBQ Pulled Pork in NY?

Hey, I tried this about a month ago and liked it a lot, but I've been in California since and will be for a few more weeks. Wouldn't mind trying it again, does anyone know if they're still serving it? I hate when fast food chains serve their best things only for a limited time.

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  1. They still have it in NJ.

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      1. as of lasta week, they still had it in New York on Long Island. Never tried it

        1. Just curious what you like about them. I haven't tried it yet either.

          1. It was one of those rainy, walking in the rain on 125th street in Harlem I decided to stop in at the White Castle. It's been at least 5 years since I've had anything from White Castle, but the first thing that caught my eyes was the BBQ pulled pork.

            I got one BBQ pulled pork and one bacon cheese burger. Further down 125th I got one fried chicken thigh from Lincoln Fried Chicken. Got home and ate first the BBQ pulled pork. generous amount of meat in proportion to the bun. Sweet, tasty, and very satisfying. It made me wish the Chinatown's char siu buns could be this good. The bacon cheese burger that followed felt at first lacking in the beef, but it got better because of the savory bacon. Then the Fried chicken that was the last thigh before the fresh ones were due to come out in 6 mins. I didn't wait for the fresh. Still this thigh had its charm that onlyLincoln's fried chicken can have, which is how it can taste good, (even more crisy) when cold.

            Not to worry, I followed my "best of fast food" dinner with leftover white rice heated and topped with the special vegan Taiwanese "Loba" sauce I had made with my own stone-ground sprouted wheat gluten &barley...all accompanied by some lithuanian beer.

            I, too, hope white castle continues with the bbq pulled pork sandwich.

            7 Replies
            1. re: HLing

              *high five*, hling. i like the way you eat!! i haven't eaten at a White Castle in more than 15 years, but your description makes me want to hit one up ASAP.

              1. re: cimui

                cimui, right back at you :)

                As I almost never eat out these days, I'm always pleasantly surprised that my chowhound antenna still steer me to the right place when the time is right. It's a different chow game these days, where i feel not so honorable if I'm eating when not hungry...and so each bite, fast food or home made, is happily ingested.

              2. re: HLing

                Where do you get your baos in Chinatown? I am a big fan of char siu bao AND White Castle and sadly the pulled pork slider was just a huge miss for me. Especially in comparison to the wonderful char siu I get in Chinatown.

                1. re: JungMann

                  JungMann, i used to like the steamed Char Siu buns at the old Mei Li Wah for the fatty bits and the light, non-cakey bread dough. Re-reading my post I realized i should have been clearer in that I wish for the same amount of meat in Chinatown buns. Too often I'd get a bun where the bread is tasteless, the filling is mostly red-colored sweet starch with a few pieces of uninteresting bbq.

                  Which is your favorite for char siu bao in Chinatown? I don't often get char siu buns these days, so it'd be nice to know where to go for a sure bet when the craving hits.

                  1. re: HLing

                    I'd also like to know. Especially any that places that open at 7:00am.

                    1. re: michele cindy

                      Michele cindy, I can't seem to find the thread where I was asking Lau to go test out the bbq baos at Ka Wah bakery on 9 Eldridge street. I know they have bbq baos, but I've never been there early enough to try one. It looks like they open at 7:30 AM.

                    2. re: HLing

                      I haven't had char siu bao since the Spring, and typically I have always been reliant on Mei Li Wah as I have also had my share of bad bao. I had a hankering yesterday and went around the northern part of Chinatown trying to find something new, but only found bao at Deluxe Supermarket... judging by the looks of it, it wasn't worth my 80 cents, so I will have to wait to find a challenger to Mei Li Wah. If only Wah Fung would make bao from their char siu!