Sandwich #FoodPorn is the best trend since sliced bread

The food item that has been stealing our hearts and blowing up Instagram feeds recently is the humble sandwich. From soft and pillowy Japanese shokupan sandos to crispy ooey-gooey toasties, they are everywhere

16.5.2019

The food item that has been stealing our hearts and blowing up Instagram feeds recently is the humble sandwich. From soft and pillowy Japanese shokupan sandos to crispy ooey-gooey toasties, they are everywhere.

The food item that has been stealing our hearts and blowing up Instagram feeds recently is the humble sandwich. From soft and pillowy Japanese shokupan sandos to crispy ooey-gooey toasties, they are everywhere

Dave Chang’s Peach Mart, which recently opened in Hudson Yards, New York, heightened the world’s obsession with Japanese convenience store-style sandwiches.

. “When I went to Tokyo for the first time with [late celebrity chef Anthony] Bourdain, I told him how much I loved the Japanese egg salad sandwich and, almost across the board, egg salad sandwiches are about 200 yen, it’s a little over two bucks, and it’s tremendous.”

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Up north in Gauteng, Khanya Mzongwana, a chef who uses food as activism and to promote mental health, is well known for making a mean sandwich. She calls her cheddar cheese, egg, mayo and kimchi sandwich “fuel to fight the patriarchy”.

If the food reference of all references, Bon Appétit magazine, is right, this is only the start of many more Japanese-inspired sandwiches on local menus. They reckon no buzzy restaurant opens these days without a katsu sando on the menu.

In case you’re not reading restaurant menus and food Instagrams all day, every day, katsu is short for “katsuretsu” which means “cutlet” in Japanese, and “sando” is short for “sandwich”. The katsu sando is a thing of beauty: two slices of the softest, milkiest shokupan (milk bread), with a thick cutlet of crispy crumbed meat in between.

Read more: Sunday Times

Sandwich #FoodPorn is the best trend since sliced bread The food item that has been stealing our hearts and blowing up Instagram feeds recently is the humble sandwich. From soft and pillowy Japanese shokupan sandos to crispy ooey-gooey toasties, they are everywhere

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