When it is slightly past dinner time and the temperature is inching closer to freezing, Belly Shack's late-night weekday hours are more than inviting to hungry Blue Line commuters such as myself. On one of those nights in question, I found myself seeking a sandwich at this Korean-Puerto Rican fusion restaurant, and I really only had one choice on the concise menu: the Asian pork meatball sandwich ($9.00). With somen noodles, pork meatballs, Korean chili paste, and shredded mint leaves all stuffed inside a soft pita-esque pocket, this is anything but your typical sandwich.
Once you get past the messiness factor—lucky for me, I was dining at home—the combination of the noodles soaked in chili paste mixing with the semi-spicy meatballs and the coolness of the mint just clicks. The soft bread works well to hold all of the components together too, allowing the chili paste and mint to infiltrate every inch of the pita pocket. Somehow, it all makes sense.
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