You may be wondering what’s a “Korean” Toast. Isn’t it just another sandwich.
Maybe that is true.
Over in Korea, this breakfast item is commonly served from street carts and kiosks target at the early morning office workers, to provide them with a convenient, economical and filling meal. Also easy to grab-and-go.
What distinguishes it, is perhaps the use of Korean sauces such as spicy gochujang within, and fillings with Korean seasoning such as Bulgogi beef and kimchi.
Here are 5 Korean Sandwich Places In Singapore:
NY Night Market – 313@somerset
313@somerset #01-29, 313 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238895
Tel: +65 6957 4620
Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm Last order 10.30pm (Sun – Thurs), 8am – 1am Last order 12.30am (Fri – Sat)
Ideal as a hearty breakfast, quick lunch or afternoon snack, NY Night Market’s sarnies ($5.90 – $6.90, only available at 313@somerset outlet) are hefty stacks composed with toasted brioche, sliced cheese, and shredded cabbage.
A dollop of a special secret-recipe jam in sandwiched in between.
There are seven choices available, including the best-selling Hawaiian Freestyle ($6.90) made with a chicken patty with corn omelette, grilled pineapple and BBQ sauce.
Another popular choice among Korean food lovers is the Bulgogi Babe ($6.90) which includes slices of bulgogi beef with corn omelette and pickles.
The third recommendation is a brekkie favourite: You’re Bacon Me Hungry ($6.90), sinfully offering strips of crispy bacon with scrambled egg and hash brown.
I enjoyed the freshly prepared creamy scrambled egg, which went well with sweetish jam which reminded me of pineapple. However, I did wish there was a spicy sauce in between to make it more distinctly “Korean”, but was thought they wanted to keep it suitable for the family. NY Night Market (313@somerset)
Isaac Toast Singapore
Plaza Singapura #B2-42, 68 Orchard Road Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily
Probably the most popular Korean Toast from Seoul itself, Isaac Toast’s first outlet in Singapore is located at Plaza Singapura Basement 2.
The varieties include Double Spicy Cutlet ($6.90), Bulgogi MVP ($6.50), Bulgalbi MVP ($6.50), Hot Chicken MVP ($6.50), Shrimp MVP ($6.90), Hot Tteokgalbi MVP ($6.50), Bacon Best ($4.90), Steak Ham ($5.90), and Ham Special ($4.90).
Prices listed are for ala carte order, and a set with a drink of Americano, Green Tea, or Earl Grey is at $2 extra.
As I have eaten Isaac Toast quite a number of times (even in other cities), I thought that the Singapore version was decent but won’t be that impressionable if this is my first time having it.
Somehow, the proportion of ingredients and sauces over in Korea feel just right, with elements nuances of sweetness and spiciness, and refreshing sliced cabbage. Isaac Toast Singapore (Plaza Singapura)
60 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Square, #01-62 Singapore 409051 (Paya Lebar MRT)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
“Is this the Egg Drop we saw in Korea?”, as passersby were sceptical and mumbling to themselves.
One’s Egg Drop, this is Egg Stop.
Not seeing double, Egg Stop is a local kiosk that offers “Korean sandwich shack with an influence of American style breakfast comfort food”.
There are so many similarities between Korea’s Egg Drop and Singapore’s Egg Stop, from the concept of American-styled toast to the different options on the menu and the white takeaway packaging.
Flavours include Signature Sandwich ($4.60), Chicken Ham & Cheese (4.90), Turkey Bacon & Cheese ($5.50), Smoked Chicken ($5.90), Beef Teriyaki ($7.40) and Avocado & Egg ($7.90).
My favourite is the Beef Teriyaki ($7.40) with thinly sliced marinated beef torched for smokiness, teriyaki sauce, caramelised onion, mayonnaise and a single raw egg yolk.
Korea’s better lah. Egg Stop (Paya Lebar)
KToast Sandwich & Coffee
Grantral Mall #01-23 (Cityvibe Clementi) Commonwealth Ave West Singapore 129581 (Clementi MRT)
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
The shop serves up “authentic Korean Toasts”, with a Korean chef behind the recipes and working in the kitchen. The chef is said to be recruited from Myeongdong and is a certified barista.
The sauces used are also imported from Korea, with ONE secret sauce created by the chef.
Items offered by the new KToast include the original Ktoast – which includes ham, egg and cheese ($2.90), Bacon Toast ($3.90), Bulgogi Toast ($4.90), Chicken Toast ($4.90) and Potato Toast ($3.90).
I was recommended to try the Hot Bulgogi Toast ($4.90). True enough, a Korean chef was working meticulously, pan-frying the ingredients and assembling the toast together.
In terms of packaging and varieties offered, KToast does remind us of Isaac Toast.
There were some elements that I liked – that it was freshly made and piping hot; that thinly shredded cabbage was added to balance off the ‘heatiness’; and both the bread and egg were fluffy. KToast (Clement)
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)
Located at Raffles City, this is a takeaway kiosk which specializes in making stretchy cheese sandwich.
Using brioche bread, the sandwiches are toasted till golden brown before being served. There are variants of cheese sandwiches offering, ranging from plain to hearty meat fillings.
While technically, this is not a Korean sandwich shop, they do offer a Annyeong Fried Chikin – fried chicken drizzled with kimchi and filled generously with fried egg, mayonnaise and coral lettuce. 52 Sandwich Shack (Raffles City)