52 Sandwich Shack – Stretchy Cheese Toast Sandwich Making A Comeback? #Cheesepull Alert
Food trends come and go, and I would say year 2017 has been pretty much cheese-centric.
Is the cheese toast hype going to make a comeback?
(DFD’s crystal ball says more cheese toasts will start appearing in Singapore, even at pasar malams.) That is including the popular Say Chiizu Toast from Bangkok which will be setting foot on Singapore at The Clementi Mall.
At Raffles City, there is already a takeaway kiosk which specializes in making stretchy cheese sandwich.
Previously known as KOKI Tamagoyaki which served Japanese rolled omelette, perhaps the lack of demand for tamagoyaki has caused the need to revamp its offerings.
Using brioche bread, the sandwiches are toasted till golden brown before being served.
There are 6 variants of cheese sandwiches offering, ranging from plain to hearty meat fillings.
The signature 52 Grilled Cheese ($6.90) was a testament to how stretchy their cheese toast could go, and probably the most insta-worthy.
Stretchy fun aside, the toast was made using a blend of 3 cheese – Mozzarella, Cheddar and Provolone to give a more robust cheesy fragrance as well as flavour.
Meat lovers should opt for the Yakiniku Pulled Pork ($8.90) which came with tender juicy shredded pork complemented with tangy pickles to balance out the meatiness.
Otherwise, the Wagyu Beef ($11.90) would also satisfy the meat craving.
Served with sous vide egg, the staff advised to dip the beef sandwich into the yolk before consuming.
I though the beef sandwich was already tasty on its own, not too sure if dipping into the egg would make a distinctive difference.
My pick was in fact the Truffle ‘N’ Mushrooms ($9.90). Despite having only cheese, mushroom and spinach, it was through these simple ingredients which made the scent of truffle stood out.
Apart from sandwiches, the kiosk also serves Fries which are interestingly shaped like a swirl.
Known as the Sidewinders, they are one of the two in Singapore to serve fries in this cut. (The other provider, you know who lah.)
The fries come in 3 flavors ($3.90) – Truffle, Salted Egg and Cheese. All the HIT flavors and I was torn between choices.
I tried the Salted Egg Fries but thought it could be improved if the sauce is more savoury than sweet.
Fans of the Shuu Choux would be relieved to hear that they are still around.
You can continue to lay your hands on the plump fillings choux with signature flavors of Matcha, Black Sesame, Earl Grey and Vanilla at $4.30 each.
52 Sandwich Shack
Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-54, Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6920 2922
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 10pm (Mon to Fri), 10.30am – 10pm (Sat & Sun)
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.
January 08, 2018