A Sandwich a Day: Koagie at Myung Ga in Cherry Hill, NJ
In this great country of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Venturing out to Myung Ga in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, I was looking forward to a steaming bowl of sundubu jjigae and barbecued galbi but what I found instead was a pretty spectacular sandwich: the Koagie ($7.95).
Starting with a long, seeded roll (a Philadelphia-area sandwich staple), this Korean hybrid is stuffed with a sweet cabbage slaw, grilled scallions and onions, your choice of meat (bulgogi, chicken, or spicy pork), and kimchi, and served with spicy cucumbers on the side. I chose the bulgogi. The thinly sliced marinated beef gave the sandwich a cheesesteak-like feel—all those beefy, sweet, and spicy flavors. For now Myung Ga has the market corned on these fantastic koagies, but I believe the trend could spread, Korean taco style.