After chef-proprietor Simone Tong opened her mixian store Diminutive Tong within the East Village, no fewer than 5 other rice-noodle consultants popped up internal blocks that one year. Now Tong has added a recent predicament on 53rd Avenue, geared toward the midtown takeout-lunch crowd. To that halt, she’s added a sandwich that’s so terrific it can possibly accurate encourage a wave of Chinese-sando retail outlets. Tong says the JB Melt (which changed into as soon as born out of an experiment for a crew meal) is a glean of deplorable between a jianbing and the guokui pancakes she grew up drinking in Chengdu. Whatever its lineage, the sandwich is crispy, gooey, and crunchy accurate now, with an invigorating hit of má là, that addictive Sichuan spicy-tingly quality.
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On the lunch menu at Diminutive Tong Noodle Store; $thirteen; 235 E. 53rd St., nr. 2d Ave.; 929-383-0465.
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