Urban Eatery's Asian pork sliders: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 37

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Take that, White Castle!
To think that we once satisfied our late-night snacking urges with the mushy blandness of the White Castle slyder, a meal that's perfectly content to be seasoned with nothing more than steamed onions.

Sure, there's comfort to be found in the squishy buns and flat meat pats, but the Asian pork slider at Urban Eatery shows how far fast food has come in the past 90 years.

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David Chang, New York City's wunderkind chef, popularized the pork belly bun at his white-hot Momofuku a few years back as a contemporary take on the longtime Chinatown treat. But ever since Subo shuttered, they've been hard to find in the Twin Cities, until the recent arrival of Urban Eatery.

The sweet, chewy buns are folded like a lumpy futon to create a nest for spicy pork burgers. The secret to the buns is the contrasting cool crunch provided by three types of razor-thin pickles, and a swipe of sriracha mayonnaise. And Manhattan's version doesn't come with nearly the view.

Urban Eatery
2730 W. Lake St., Minneapolis
612.920.5000
Urban Eatery website

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:


No. 38: Isles Bun & Coffee's Puppy Dog Tails
No. 39: Surdyk's Flight's Chicken Banh Mi
No. 40: Sunny Side Up Cafe's Santa Fe Railroad French Toast</a>
No. 41:
Szechuan Spice's Chicken with Double Chili Pepper
No. 42: Dancing Ganesha's Chicken 65
No. 43: Bradstreet's Black Walnut Old Fashioned
No. 44: Wakame Bistro's Crazy Lobster Roll
No. 45: Brit's Pub Scotch Eggs
No. 46: Peninsula's chili tofu
No. 47: Annona Gourmet's balsamic vinegars
No. 48: Cocina del Barrio's jalapeno poppers
No. 49: Papa's Philly Cheesesteak
No. 50: Swede Hollow Cafe's caramel roll
No. 51: Thomasina's cashew brittle
No. 52: Patisserie 46's Rory Cake
No. 53: Il Gatto's Ravanelli 
No. 54: Mandarin Kitchen's Seafood and Tofu Hot Pot
No. 55: Polish Delight Cocktail at the Inn
No. 56: Gopher Bar's Coney Island Dog
No. 57: Holy Land's hummus tahini
No. 58: The Sample Room's wild mushroom ragout on polenta
No. 59: On's Thai Kitchen Nam Thok
No. 60: Flamingo Restaurant's vegetarian combo
No. 61: Sea Change's Brioche Pain Perdu
No. 62: Haute Dish's "Steak & Eggs"
No. 63: Tremblay's Sweet Shop salt water taffy
No. 64: Bars Bakery's Turtle Bar
No. 65: Pizzeria Lola's Lady ZaZa Pizza
No. 66: In Season's fried oysters
No. 67: Cave Vin's steak frites
No. 68: Everest on Grand's cabbage and potatoes
No. 70: Surly Coffee Bender
No. 71: Quang's bun tom xao
No. 72: YoYo Donuts' maple bacon doughnut
No. 73: Cupcake's mini cupcakes
No. 74: Willy D's ribs
No. 75: Salsa a la Salsa's Fried Chocolate Truffles
No. 76: Anodyne's Artichoke Melt
No. 77: Origami's steamed duck
No. 78: B.T. McElrath's Salty Dog bar
No. 79: Mozza Mia's house-made limoncello
No. 80: Salty Tart Bakery's pastry cream-filled brioche
No. 81: Little Szechuan's bamboo tips with chili sauce
No. 82: Oceanaire's Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
No. 83: Aperitif's Nonni's Meatballs
No. 84: Christos's Saganaki
No. 85: Seven Stars' Sesame Bagel
No. 86: Hell's Kitchen Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes
No. 87: Blackbird banh mi
No. 88: Tank Goodness chocolate chip cookies
No. 89: Sole Cafe's gal bee
No. 90: Porter & Frye's El Pelon
No. 91: Coffee News' fish and chips
No. 92: Bread & Chocolate's Fabulous Fudge Bar
No. 93: People's Organic Panna Cotta
No. 94: Sea Salt Eatery Crawdad Po' Boy
No. 95: Fuji Ya's Tofu Don
No. 96: Ike's Food and Cocktails The Weekender Bloody Mary
No. 97: Punch's Toto pizza
No. 98: Stockholm Pie Company's peanut butter fudge cream pie
No. 99: Dogwood Coffee Co.'s macchiato
No. 100: Al's Breakfast buttermilk pancakes


 


 


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you HAVE to include smack shack's lobster roll on this list!!!

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