This Unique Sandwich Features Sumptuous Tiger Shrimp & Decadent Coconut

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 8, 2016
References: foodspotting & popsugar
When you think Southeast Asian sandwiches, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the ubiquitous banh mi sandwich, but this unique sandwich makes use of classic Cambodian flavor profiles instead.

The coconut tiger shrimp num pang sandwich, available at Num Pang locations in New York City, uses the hearty flavor of tiger shrimp and the delicate touch of coconut flakes. It's easy enough to prepare at home too. Start by making a dressing of chili, mayonnaise, sugar, salt and pepper, before pickling your carrots, slicing cucumber and preparing cilantro leaves.

toast your baguettes, before spreading the chili mayo dressing and vegetable toppings. Then add lightly seared and seasoned shrimp that is cooked with a bit of coconut milk for a caramelizing effect. Sprinkle toasted flakes on top and enjoy!

What's great about this unique sandwich is that it brings together ingredients that may seem incompatible but makes them work spectacularly well.