Saturday, June 16, 2007

Tony's Cuba East at Tasty Deli

I just had the cuban sandwich at Tasty Deli in Washington Heights. It was almost as good as I last remembered it and is still the best cuban sandwich I've been able to find.

I'm not sure exactly what makes it so good, but I have a feeling that the secret is in the bread and the peppers. The bread is a sesame roll encrusted with garlic that has a thicker crust than most rolls typical of cuban sandwiches. The red bell peppers, aside from great flavor, have a tang to them that offsets the relative dryness of the roast pork.

I like that they use ordinary ingredients to make a great sandwich. No need for perfectly cooked heritage pork and a fancy cheese here.

Tasty Deli
4020 Broadway (between 169th St & 170th St)
New York, NY 10032
(212) 923-0700

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