Taking The Subway Train To A Sandwich

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Available widely around Singapore. Just look O.O

Yummy yummy sandwiches everywhere. Check out that Italian B.M.T which I feel is one of the more delicious concoctions! 

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Today’s foodie adventure brought me to the far reaches of the city into Far East Square where I literally got lost trying to find the place.  Not surprisingly, my HTC Snap  failed at this crucial moment in its GPS functions even though I could get a map of the area using GPRS and Google Maps.

[Thank God for technology!] As I am also not a frequent visitor of the CBD district (I am still emerging from my student-like cocoon), it took me a good 10 minutes and asking directions from people on how to get to the area.

Miss Glitzy and I were invited to a sandwich and cookie tasting session by Subway and believe me, even though I have eaten at Subway occasionally before, quite a few hidden gems were uncovered today.

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 The Subway Melt!

First on the list, The Subway Melt. Consisting of turkey breast, ham and bacon, it is essentially a sandwich topped with three different types of meat to tickle your tastebuds.

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I feel like grabbing a bite now…

The dish was served in a Parmesan Oregano bread which was well toasted in the oven, warming both the filling and the crusty layer of the sandwich. In overall, with the honey mustard sauce, the Subway Melt provided a good mix of savoury flavours that tend to be very attractive for the Ham lovers. $5.90 for a 6 inch sandwich.

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The Italian B.M.T

The Italian B.M.T – it does not in any way stand for Basic Military Training for all you guys out there – brings itself to the forefront by shouldering the name of Biggest, Meatiest and Tastiest. Sandwich wise, the bread was Hearty Italian, which was an excellent choice for the filling as it provided a balance between a good chew and a satisfying sultry stuffing. There was Salami, Pepperoni, and Ham which sounded suspiciously like pizza in a bread. Best of all, only $5.10 for this classic. 

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Almost a favourite for everyone there, the B.M.T went very well with the condiment of olives and pickles. A good combination of textures and flavours in the sweet, tangy, pickly and savoury regions erupted in each bite.

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Wrap me up in a Garden Patty.

I was quite curious about the wraps being served at Subway and I never had the guts before to order one. (Dunno what it was that held me back. Maybe its some sort of wrappaphobia) Well, this wrap was served up with the Garden Patty.

Yes, Subway does serve Vegetarian alternatives apart from the Veggie Delite. The Garden Patty itself is $6.50 but now it is on promotion for $5.90, so you should really try it. I was quite surprised on my first bite that this was even a vegetarian dish. Who knew that the mix of vegetarian “meat” was so tasty and savoury. Very good for the health conscious and those watching their dietary intake.

Though one thing for sure, I definitely should have ordered it with bread and not as a wrap. Somehow the wrap dulls the flavour of the filling and makes you full too fast.

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The Cheese Steak Hot Sub recently underwent a revamp as the meat toppings were replaced from streaky pieces of beef to chunky cubed beef. Importantly, the beef itself had a smoky slightly salty tender taste within. The melted cheese all around added an attractive savoury flavour that simply shrieks Umami!

Simple Italian bread was used in this option and minimal veggies and condiments were added to bring out the full beauty of the meat itself. $6.50 for a 6 incher.

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Chickeeeen Teriyaki! Would KFC be jealous?

Chicken Teriyaki was served as the last sandwich in this little tasting session. Presented in a toasted wheat bread, the filling stood out the most in a sweet with a tinge of sourness exquisite Asian style.

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Nothing much to comment about this sandwich except that the pieces of chicken meat were really chunky which was a major plus point for me. But for an overall sandwich evaluation experience, I still liked it, though it was nothing fantastic that would leave you going “wow!” $5.90 grabs you one serving.

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A tempting dessert was laid out as an end to what would otherwise be an ultra healthy meal where everything was fresh and tasty. The Breakfast Bars (served the whole day only in selected Subway outlets and in no way does it look like a bar but more like a square block) came in two flavours of Chocolate Walnut and the Triple Berry.

With regards to the price of only $1.90 per piece, it would be a very luscious dessert and almost a sin. Being a “healthier option” dessert amongst the cookies and pastries family because of its No Trans Fats, it is still a comfort food nonetheless that would somehow guarantee you a day at the gym to work it off, regardless of what they say.

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Houston…we have triplets…triplet berries that is. 

The Triple Berry Breakfast Bar gives an exodus of sweet and tangy flavours. Almost a crossbreed between a well hardened fudge and a slightly harder brownie, it is a definite choice for the sweet tooth and naturally the tooth fairy.

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 Nuts about Chocolate Walnuts

I preferred the Triple Berries to the Chocolate Walnuts as this one was edging itself closer to a soft and sticky double chocolate brownie. Bearing a slightly viscous inner filling, it was a little gummy that left bits stuck all about the teeth. (You might enjoy it though.) The crunchy walnuts were however a refreshing experience amongst the dark brown quicksand like chocolate.

Subway already has 73 stores in Singapore and it looks set to even more outlets opening in the coming year. It has almost become a household name in the arena of almost affordable sandwiches for the younger generation. While famed for its cookies and delicious concoctions of your daily sandwich, the healthy aspect of the meal must not be ignored. There are several healthy options available, quite a few with only 6 grams of fat or less and as their motto goes, it is to “Eat Fresh”

Now, if they would only chop all sandwich prices down to lets say about at least 50 cents less, I believe it would be even more popular for a larger crowd.

Many thanks to Angie, Jane from Subway, William (Franchisee of Subway at Far East Square) for hosting this Tasty media session!

By | 2016-11-07T04:07:44+00:00 August 28th, 2009|American, International, Subway|

About the Author:

Justin is a lover of food and all things photographically beautiful. Armed with a camera and an appetite, he is on the lookout for dishes that will leave a memorable memory. Come join him in this gastronomic adventure as he goes around Singapore documenting the food that is worth sharing with everybody! And if you have something to recommend, drop him an email to get in touch.

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