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They say it's a life changer, an experience not to be missed, a journey one should take, that you have to eat a Katz's pastrami sandwich at least once in your life and make sure you do it at an early age to live happier after. That's Katz's, the address of one of the world's best Pastrami sandwiches. Enter into a huge space, a large rectangular diner exactly like the ones you've seen in movies. It's a restaurant and it has no waiters just a counter where you order and choose a place to sit and eat.
Katz is one of those places you just have to try before you leave this world. An experience a foodie will appreciate more than Disneyland, a sandwich that will put a smile on your face. Oh man, Katz it is.
Entering Katz, you feel the same amazement, as if it were your first time. A huge place, well lit for better photos, hundreds and hundreds of pictures decorate the walls and a thousand people eating like crazy. Katz might be a place visited more often than the Statue of Liberty.
Each week thousands of visitors from around the world flock to Katz's to dine in this legendary deli, and to feast on the most delectable sandwiches, platters and meats. But it's really New Yorkers have made Katz's Delicatessen what it is, making Katz's an inherent part of the city's culture and history. They enthusiastically spread the word, brought their friends in, wrote books, shot films, and kept coming back for a pastrami on rye.
The best cuts of beef are selected to produce corned beef, pastrami, brisket, and other fine foods. The corned beef and pastrami is cured using a slower method, which best flavors the meat, without injecting chemicals, water, or other additives to speed the process. The finished product can take up to a full 30 days to cure, while commercially prepared corned beef is often pressure-injected (or "pumped") to cure in 36 hours.
Oh my God! A gigantic sandwich filled with a dozen layers of finely sliced pastrami. Juicy meat with black borders, a fatty meat embraced by a moist bread spread with mustard, a fine one. A sandwich of dreams if I may say.
Life changing indeed: A huge, extravagant, extraordinary sandwich of more than ten centimeters in height filled with at least a dozen layers of pastrami meat carefully crafted, juicy to heart with their black pepper envelope left to be devoured. Two slices of bread and the famous mustard spread for life and enjoyment. What a sandwich indeed! The meat, the smoky aromatic meat, just melts as you bite into it, the meat's intense taste and sour after note, the fat adding a real richness to every bite, that's a dream come true. They come in pairs, the pickle plate and pastrami sandwich.
With that are the pickles, the delicious pickles, two kinds of them, the giant cornichons with their cucumber taste and the real pickles with their sour touch and sweet after note. Those are one of the best pickles I've ever had. Mustard is so good it can be eaten with a spoon. I'm amazed, I'm impressed and feel honored to have passed by a place like Katz's, open for the last three generations of master meat curers.