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Moody's 1st Impressions

bakerboyz | May 15, 201411:25 AM

After reading all the rave reviews, particularly about the Pastrami (as I recall many compared it very favorably to Katz's deli in the LES), I have been looking forward to their store made cured meats for about 3 months! Yesterday, I finally made it in. I ordered the Pastrami sandwich (named "The Katz") and the Banh Mi. While waiting, I was given a taste of one of their house cured salami's and the small taste that I had was absolutely delicious. I have eaten at Katz's deli numerous times and it is my favorite pastrami sandwich of all time! Unfortunately, I was badly disappointed in the "The Katz" from Moody's. I found it to be overly salty and despite the salt, nowhere near as rich and flavorful as the real thing. I also much prefer the banh mi at the Super 88 food court to the one at Moody's. To me the one at Moody's did not taste anywhere near any version of a banh mi that I have ever had and I just did not enjoy the way the flavors came (or didn't come together). The flavors of a traditional banh mi with the combination of grilled meat, mayo, pickled daikon and carrot, cucumber, jalapeno, etc, just seems to be perfect in every way. I will return to try some of their other charcuterie and house made sausages but not their pastrami or banh mi.

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