Deli Sarnies Done Right

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Hey Hey, Makan Kakis! Are you looking for great Deli-style sandwiches that are chock-a-block with decadent ingredients? This is one place that we’ve mentioned before but bears repeating because it really is that good! This week, our foodie friend Chef Tim Ross-Watson of PIXIEMOSS recommends chef-favourite, Park Bench Deli, for a Europrean-American sandwich in which you get more filling than bread, about 70% filling : 30% bread – talk about more bang for your buck! These guys don’t skimp at all. in fact, they sometimes cut out some of the bread so they can cram more luscious filling in! And what do they do with the excess bread? Cleverly make croutons for other dishes, of course!
So what’s good to eat? Just about everyone recommends the sinfully-delicious PBJ Sandwich, a massive sweet treat featuring 3 layers of overindulgence – picture this: 2 slices of bread flanking thick slatherings of peanut butter and jelly, with a centre layer of sweet corn bread, all of which is battered in cornflakes and pan-fried in butter! Crunchy, oozy, ridiculously delicious – this is a must-try!
If you want a savoury, main course type of sandwich, Chef Tim recommends the fried chicken katsu sandwich, which is juicy and crispy. You get a panko-crumbed chicken thigh, tonkatsu sauce, japanese cucumber, shredded cabbage and lashings of Japanese mayo – MMMM!  Try also the Vietnamese-inspired Bahn Mi sandwich, which is full of this porky goodness:
You get slabs of melt-in-your-mouth slow-braised pork belly in a pillowy French Baguette, along with lots of pickled julienned veg and coriander. Perfectly balanced flavours of fatty, piggy richness and crisp, tangy pickle. Soooo good!

179 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore, 068627
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10.30am – 10pm; closed 4  – 5pm;  Sat 10.30am – 4pm
Tel: +65 68154600


Park Yourself Here for Stunning Sandwiches

Listen to this week’s mouth-watering episode on sandwiches here!

Cured Meat

Today, our Makan Kaki Chef Anthony Yeoh of Restaurant Cocotte suggests we have lunch in the Telok Ayer area at Park Bench Deli. Run by Tony’s buddy Ming, this sandwich joint serves up loaded, inventive creations of meat, magic and so much more. In fact, if you’re a meat lover, you have got to go for the Cured Meat Sandwich – brioche bun packed with layers of delicious deli cuts of meat like Salami and Pancetta and also Mozarella cheese and tomato,


The other one Tony urges you to try is their Kong Bak Banh Mi (Vietnamese French Baguette). What makes this sandwich such a winner is the pork belly which is cooked with coffee. It adds this earthy, nutty flavour to the meat and the caffeine really gives jolt of energy to the whole sandwich. This Banh Mi is a little sweet, a little salty and a whole lot of fresh with the veggies garnishing the pork belly in the bun. Be prepared to get a little messy – juices will be dripping down your hands, so have lots of serviettes handy!


Finally, a sweet treat – the dessert of sandwiches and specially for those who get to Park Bench Deli early enough for breakfast – the PB&J sandwich. Classic American, with the peanut butter and jam, but given the “Ming Swing” with an extra coating of cornflakes! The ENTIRE exterior of the sandwich is covered in cornflakes and cooked with plenty of butter for a crispy, crunchy first bite before your teeth sink into the oozy goodness of the peanut butter and jam inside. Ridiculously excellent!

179 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068627
Open: Mon – Fri 9am – 10pm
Tel: +65 6815 4600