If you’ve been to Num Pang you know it’s possibly the best place to get a Southeast-Asian inspired sandwich for lunch or dinner. But now, that’s not all they have for you, as owners Ben Daitz and Ratha Chaupoly have started the “Guest Chefs Give Back” series, which kicked off with Mario Batali’s Italian-Asian fusion sandwich last month.
Starting today, they are offering their second chef collaboration in the cycle and this time, it’s with chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Dan Kluger of ABC Kitchen. The four men have created the ABC Pang, which features a semolina baguette slathered with cashew butter, Thai chilies, and candied ginger and stuffed with lemongrass poached chicken salad, Thai basil, chili mayonnaise, and lime.
“It’s exciting to collaborate with our friends and watch them put their own personal spins on our sandwiches,” says Daitz. “We’re the biggest fans of ABC Kitchen, as is everybody, so we were really excited to work with Jean-Georges and Dan on this latest sandwich.”
The best part, while you chow down on the spicy-sweet combo, you can feel extra good about yourself given that the $9.25 meal donates $6 of each sale to the Edible Schoolyard and The Double H Ranch foundations. Last month’s collaboration with Batali raised about $10,000, which is approximately 1,666 individual orders. And that, says Chaupoly, “Is a lot of sandwiches!”
You can get the special for a limited time at both the Grand Central and Union Square locations of Num Pang.