Strangest sandwich—pork (2008)
Dropping onto Carmine Street's mediocre restaurant strip like manna from heaven, Noodle Bar offers cheap fusion food that's every bit as good as fancy restaurant fare five times as expensive. One of their strangest inventions is an Asian spin on the Cuban sandwich. Cut on the bias, and oozing Russian dressing from every side, Noodle Bar's take on this Caribbean classic piles roast pork, sliced Spam, oodles of cheese, and—stealth ingredient—fiery kimchi on a baguette. To multiply your cultural confusion, each half is speared with a giant caper berry. Need I say the sandwich is stupendous?