Sunday, February 20, 2011

New York, New York

My brother has come to visit and I'm so excited for our day of fun.

He is absolutely obsessed with Pinkberry- a frozen yogurt franchise that we don't have in Toronto. Every time he visits, we walk over maybe two or three times a day! They have several unique flavours to chose from and seasonal flavours introduced throughout the year- such as pumpkin  on thanksgiving and watermelon in the summer. You can select from loads of different toppings like mochi, an array of fresh fruit, chocolate sauce, caramel and praline...

We took our Pinkberrys and hopped in a cab. Destination: East Village.

We stumbled upon Sara Jenkin's Porchetta. I had the mozzarella sandwich. It was insane. Fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and capers bathing in the most delicious and fruity basil extra virgin olive oil. It was simple, rustic and such a delight to bite into.

My brother had the Porchetta sandwich. He's right beside me and will write about the experience first hand.

Tristan: First and foremost, I am not a lover of pork, which is interesting seeing that I come from a Filipino household. But let me just say, the Porchetta sandwich is one of the most delicious sandwiches I have ever had. It was such a simple dish, roasted pork on bread, but the taste was out of this world.
The meat was so succulent and packed with flavours, there were hints of pepper and undertones of garlic.But the best part of the sandwich were the crispy bits of fat. They were like little square parcels of juicy, crunchy goodness. They would crunch and then burst into a river of heavenly fat. Fat usually has a negative connotation in our society, but this fat is the new skinny. Whether or not you love pork, you cannot pass on the opportunity to have this sandwich. It will change your life.


  1. And Ginger ale to wash it down with? Lovely...

  2. Yes! It's all natural too... Different taste to what you expect but really delicious!