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Old 07-06-2015, 07:54 AM   #1
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Question on a BBQ Pulled Pork w/ Cabbage sandwich

For all you who know me, I didn't switch teams, still a vegetarian, so you can calm down now

Im in Philly, lunchtime on the go, so I stopped in a store which sold a variety of vegetarian " Imitation Sandwiches".

I grabbed the vegetarian 'BBQ Pulled Pork" sandwich which consisted of an imitation meat product ( BBQ flavored) stuffed in half of a pita bread.

It actually tasted pretty good. As I was chewing, I noticed something with a certain crispiness too it. I then began to dissect my sandwich to see what I can find.

The mystery item ( other than whatever the meat stuff was made out of) was cabbage.

So, My question is: For all you meat eaters out there who have eaten a BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich, is it common to put shredded cabbage in it? If so, is the cabbage typically prepared in a certain way? or is it just shredded and mixed in for a texture thing?

It didn't add much flavor, but as a texture element, it was perfect.

Just curious ,

Larry

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Old 07-06-2015, 08:22 AM   #2
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Typically, it is coleslaw. We do a pulled pork at the deli. Bun, bbq sauce, pulled pork, slaw...
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:27 AM   #3
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Typically, it is coleslaw. We do a pulled pork at the deli. Bun, bbq sauce, pulled pork, slaw...
Thanks, having never eaten one before , and vegetarians usually adding all kinds of funky things to their sandwiches, I was sure if it was legit , or them trying to be authentic.

I knew it was cabbage, but since it was mixed in, wasn't exactly sure what they did.

Now I know, thanks

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Old 07-06-2015, 08:51 AM   #4
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I think the added cole slaw adds dimension and texture. If you use a Peppery hot vinegar based Bbq sauce, ( my favorite) the slaw adds a soothing flavor and if you use a sweet tomatoewy sauce, ( my favorite) it cuts down on the sweetness a little. ( I like several types of sauce.) Plus it's a cheap add on to the sandwich from a restaurant perspective.


Oh, and if you found a good tasting sammie, you done good. Other than veggie / bean burgers, the few times I make vegetarian dishes special, I don't try to mimic meat type dishes, but make something that stands on its own legs.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:35 AM   #5
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Cole slaw for sure

Some people also add raw white onion
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:47 AM   #6
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We did a BBQ for friends last week. Included on the menu was pulled pork which we served with BBQ sauce, cole salw and buns. Some of us put the cole slaw on the sandwich and others ate it as a side dish.
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Old 07-06-2015, 01:03 PM   #7
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I used to frequent an old time drug store soda fountain that served a 'slaw burger' ....It was awesome! The old guy would not share his slaw recipe....not even with his employees. Tried to buy it from him but he just smiled! Took it to his grave I guess.
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Old 07-06-2015, 01:23 PM   #8
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I love cole slaw on my pulled pork sammies!
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Old 07-06-2015, 01:28 PM   #9
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I love coleslaw on anything but ice cream! Such a nice crunch. Really good on PP.
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:17 PM   #10
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I think the added cole slaw adds dimension and texture. If you use a Peppery hot vinegar based Bbq sauce, ( my favorite) the slaw adds a soothing flavor and if you use a sweet tomatoewy sauce, ( my favorite) it cuts down on the sweetness a little.
Definitely gave the crunch factor and also cut back the sweetness a bit.
Perfect addition to the sandwich, just wasn't exactly sure what it was.

Now time to go home and try to duplicate it before my taste buds forget what i ate.
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