Greenpoint: Five Leaves’ Vietnamese Spiced Lamb Sandwich
This sandwich makes us want to cry, and not because we cry easily, but because it is so completely what we want and need in our food. Served on a warm, soft roll, this sandwich features two kinds of vibrantly spiced lamb (rillettes and shredded, roasted leg of lamb), pickled vegetables, and shishito peppers (which, they’re the best kind of peppers…eat them whenever you get the chance). As rich and sort of beautifully gamy as the lamb is, the herbs and pickles give it a brighter flavor profile than a lamb sandwich usually has. Eat this sandwich. Eat them all. Enjoy.
18 Bedford Avenue, Greenpoint fiveleavesny.com
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