The JB Melt is an incredible crispy scallion pancake sandwich found at Little Tong Noodle Shop in Midtown East. In this short episode of the excellent Fork Yeah series from our friends at Thrillist, see how chef/owner Simone Tong came up with the idea, and see how it's prepared.
Specializing in Yunnan-style noodle soup, Little Tong Noodle Shop led the charge in New York City’s recent rice-noodle wave. One night after a long service, chef/owner Simone Tong accidentally stumbled on her latest creation, the JB Melt, while making a family meal for her staff. Grabbing scallion pancakes, she began to serve her staff taco-like sandwiches filled with her six-hour braised beef shank and gooey melted cheese. After some tweaking and refining, the JB Melt was born and added to the menu at the restaurant’s Midtown location, where they specialize in lunch.
Originally published on September 24th, 2018
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