If you’re making the trek down to Tribeca, stop by Mangez Avec Moi for vegetarian-friendly Southeast Asian cuisine with a array of soul (fake) chicken options. Mangez Avec Moi’s menu spans across Asia, hitting China, Thailand, and Vietnam, although I’m not sure which country is the lucky home to these Sticky Rice Pancakes.
I approached these hefty pancakes cautiously, taken aback at their size. I didn’t know what a sticky rice pancake entailed and I was worriedly anticipating a rice cake. Thankfully, these were anything but boring; upon cutting a piece of one, fragrant steam rose from the glutinous rice. A coating of fried egg gave these pancakes a crispy, salty skin that contrasted appealingly with the chewy filling, and for pancake perfection, I crowned my piece with the scallions and a quick dip in the sauce. Sharp and sweet, these pancakes were packed with punch.
Mangez Avec Moi is at 71-73 West Broadway, near Warren St., New York, NY. (212) 385-0008