During a trip to the United Kingdom a couple of years ago, we got to spend a week in one of my favorite cities in the world – London! Taking a break from the sites, we stopped for lunch at Borough Market (http://boroughmarket.org.uk/). This is a big food market with vendors that sell produce, specialty goods, and cooked food to eat! As I strolled through the stalls, I was immediately drawn to one called “Roast to go” with a pig being roasted at it’s side.
One of the popular offerings from this stand is a roast pork belly sandwich with cracklings (fried pig skin) and apple sauce. This is the best sandwich I have ever had – the pork was beautifully roasted and together with the tartness of the applesauce and the crunchiness of the cracklings, I savored every single bite!
Coming home, I have craved this sandwich on more than one occasion. A close second to is a pork sandwich sold at the Roli Roti stand at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, known as the Porchetta! Made with a rotisserie style cooked pork, flavored with lots of great spices, it is served with crispy pork skin, arugula, and carmelized onion. Being cooked rotisserie style, the pork is moist and tender. The arugula and onions give it nice texture and depth of flavor along with the cripsy skin. It’s no doubt everyone raves about it and lines at this stand are often around the corner on the weekends! (http://www.roliroti.com/home, http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/farmers_market.php)
So, oink oink my friends! Whichever side of the pond you are on, I hope you a chance to eat a pork sandwich!