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Chinese roast pork on garlic bread

mdb0610 Feb 3, 2012 10:21 AM

Many years ago in the Catskills a 2AM treat, (and we had to stand in line) was thinly sliced chinese roast pork, served on a garlic hero. The sandwich was made famous at a restaurant in Loch Sheldrake NY, and then appeared at restaurants all through the metro NY area.

Does anyone know where this sandwich is still being served?

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  1. Tapas52 RE: mdb0610 Feb 3, 2012 01:35 PM

    I see it a lot on some diner menus...another idea is to go to any Chinese takeout and get an order of sliced Roast Pork..... get some good soft hero rolls....butter /garlic spread, toaster oven grill and Voila! also good with some duck sauce too.

    1. jnk RE: mdb0610 Feb 3, 2012 01:42 PM

      Were this the 1960's, I would say "The Flagship Diner" in Briarwood Queens.

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        Tapas52 RE: jnk Feb 4, 2012 08:39 AM

        1960s Brooklyn Irvings on 86th/21st Ave street Bensonhurst Chinese Roast pork was always on the menu I remember it $1.25 w/ Fries..lol

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        robrot RE: mdb0610 Oct 7, 2013 01:13 PM

        -) I serve it at home. Remember it from I believe, Herbie's, in Loch Sheldrake down the road from Brown's and the Evans hotels. Just buy a large order of thinly sliced roast pork from a Chinese take-out (usually in the appetizer section), buy a prepared ready-to-heat long garlic baguette at the supermarket. You can toss the pork with either/both/none of duck sauce and chinese mustard... Put it all together and enjoy. You'll be in Loch Sheldrake again eating in the hotel card room.

        1. porker RE: mdb0610 Oct 7, 2013 01:25 PM

          Loch Sheldrake? Isn't that where Baby filled in for Penny and danced with Johnny. Down the road from Kellerman's?
          Granted its been awhile (like this post), what was it, 1963?

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            robrot RE: porker Oct 7, 2013 01:44 PM

            I don't think Kellerman's was in Loch Sheldrake (although I seem to remember something about the old couple stealing wallets from a hotel in Loch Sheldrake). Doesn't make a difference though. It was a nice little town - ice cream shop called "the Beachcomber"... the Sakofsky Pharmacy... a gas station that had a soda machine that dispensed small glass bottles of Coke for 10 cents up until the 1970's!

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              porker RE: robrot Oct 7, 2013 01:57 PM


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                mdb0610 RE: porker Oct 7, 2013 02:45 PM

                The restaurant was indeed Herbie's in Lock Sheldrake

                ...and it was also served in their branch on Flatlands Ave, B'klyn.

                After catching the late show at a hotel, we'd drive to Hervies, and yes, stand in line at 2 AM.

                I've yet to find a restaurant in NJ that does the sandwich justice.

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                  robrot RE: mdb0610 Oct 7, 2013 03:36 PM

                  You can easily make it. It'll bring back fond memories.

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