Settled for 2nd best, which was really fine as all - the Grand Poona, which was a toasted baguette stuffed with lots and LOTS of deliciously tender 6hr braised beef pulled and sautéed in jus. It was an incredibly juicy and messy sandwich, best eaten with hands. So sinful, but awesome stuff! Thanks @burpple for jio-ing 😉 #burpplegotjio #burpple
Today in yet another tragic disaster, Hungry Bazterdz has officially shut down till June, and they'll reopen somewhere along Arab Street then. Of course, I can't miss out on the experience of having sinful sandwiches just below my office for one last time, so there I was with a Grand Poobah in hand. For just ten bucks, due to HB's awesome moving out sale.
This time, I elected to pile on all that delectable pulled beef and caramelized onions that had been braised for six hours in au jus onto two thick slices of sourdough bread instead, and boy was I satisfied.
I'm not sure if the Grand Poobah has gotten better since the last time I devoured it last year, but it sure tasted like it! There was a strong note of sweetness that wasn't there the last time, which accentuated the stellar beefy savoriness of the massive mound of meat between the sourdough.
The sourdough was definitely a better pick over the usual hoagie roll, and the crustiness of the crust (sorry, I couldn't dig up another description) contrasted the softness and tenderness of the beef pleasantly, while the soft chewy dough gave a little resistance to the otherwise all-too compliant pulled beef (that's a good thing, mind you), and managed to stay relatively un-soggy until I finished savoring every last morsel of the Grand Poobah.
Now that's what I call going out in style.
$12 (+ drink): Grilled cheese (spammed), roasted mushrooms, caramelised onions, white bread. Real deal.
Fried chicken with lettuce and tomato relish? You already have me. Then you layer on other things some more... which I will talk about in an upcoming post.
We didn't have a full meal here, just a couple of bites of my dining companion's cheesesteak sandwich. It was perfectly flavoured, not overly cheesy, and leaves you wanting more. Lovely welcoming atmosphere too, definitely relaxing if you come outside the usual office peak hours. Will definitely be back to try the other sandwich flavours or takeaway if I'm in the area again!
Just when I thought I'd found my favorite chicken sandwich in town, Hungry Bazterdz outdoes themselves with this utter slice of sin between two slices of wholemeal sandwich.
The Pablo Chikon is yet another one of HB's new sandwiches, comprising of a thick, juicy chunk of crispy fried chicken, spicy sesame mayo, tomato relish and most appealingly, crispy fried Cajun marinated salmon from Fish Sh-nack between two slices of thick wholemeal bread.
And simply put, it's the best new sandwich. Think of a McSpicy on steroids but even better, and you've got the Pablo. It's one of the messiest sandwiches in the HB lineup due to how outrageously thick the delicious chicken patty is, and how lavishly that sumptuous spicy sesame mayo is spread all over the bread. It can get a little rich due to all the delicious elements within the sandwich, so the smaller eaters may want to bring a pal to tag team this sandwich.
Hungry Bazterdz doesn't just serve up shockingly sinful sandwiches, they pour up a mean cuppa joe that's guaranteed to jolt your brain (and your other end, if you're that genetically unlucky) awake. They use top notch beans from Nomad the Coffee Roaster, which guarantees that each cup of coffee, irregardless of black or white, hot or cold, is an experience to be enjoyed.
Case in point is this stellar sea salt caramel latte. It's rich, full bodied cocoa taste and the pleasant bitterness are not overly suppressed by the milkiness of the latte. It's smooth and velvety, thick on the tongue and slithers down your throats like a seasoned dancer. The caramel brings the sugar rush into this drink, creating an element of viscosity into the drink while thickening the brew up even more. Last but not least, the sea salt provides a counter to the sticky sweetness of the caramel, complimenting the latte astonishingly well as it allows the rich tones of bitter coffee and the smoothness of the milk to shine through even more while adding a little saltiness to shake things up a little.
While the sheer size and sinfulness of HB's sandwiches will put many into a state of sleepiness, you can count on their exceptional coffees to curb the food coma.
Mighty Cheese Steak ($15)
It was love at first bite with the heaps of beef, and rich melted cheese. It really was the ultimate cheese steak sandwich. Sadly though, this is one of those times where that love just doesn't last till the end. In my opinion, there was just way too much cheese in there, and along with all that grease, it made for a pretty "jelat" meal to finish. In fact, I was already filled by the time I finished half of it, and finishing the other half was a struggle.
It was really delicious though, at least the first half of it. So if you intend to try it, I'd recommend you share it. And then go to the gym so you don't feel too bad about consuming all that calories!
Today's L U N C H. Grand Poobah 🎉🐄🐄 or should I say moobah! 🐮💓 Second time still as good as the first!!! Ommmygawd, my absolute ❤️ Best pulled sarnie eva! Dammmnnn niceee!!! Very moist, juicy, burstin' with flavour tender shredded beef, maximum umami!!! In case you're wondering the black bits are not chia seeds 😁😅, it's fresh black pepper bits yasssss 😍😍😍😍 I added some sriracha hot chilli sauce 🌶🌶🌶🌶🌶 and whoaaaaa 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻😘 feel like I can conquer anythhing comin' my way !!! Die die must try, triple confirmed for all da beef 🐮❤️ers out there! They start serving da yumz food as early as 7am! Perfect for Grab n go guys! And to avoid the lunch hour queue! @$14 nett
Gooey melted cheese and thick chunky salmon slapped in between two pieces of perfect toasted bread. It was a messy lunch. Warning: do not order this for lunch if you have a afternoon meeting because it will send you to food coma. And share with someone else. #freakwich
Mighty cheese steak S$15
Hoagie roll soaked with 4-Cheese roasted beef. Up level sandwiches caring less bout the hype, focusing on execution.
Yeah no, I'm not trying to be a jackass. This sandwich IS called the Eggslut sandwich.
Although it sounds like the culinary version of the harlot of Babylon, it's actually pretty modest in real life (or maybe that's due to HB's insane lunch offerings permanently spoiling me). Crispy, salty rashers of chicken bacon (well, Hungry Bazterdz is halal after all) are laid on a bed of creamy avocado spread all over thick toasted white bread.
Of course, lets not forget the main attraction, the fabulous, fried sunny side up egg that leaks its savory juices out onto its partners, adding that extra element of creaminess to the proceedings. It could all get a little overwhelming, but fortunately there's an abundance of spicy ranch dressing to cut through the richness and to spice things up a little.
This Eggslut might not be the most sinful temptress around, but it will definitely leave you satisfied and licking your fingers clean of all the sauciness.
FINALLY tried even though it's opp my workplace why did I wait so long?! Good 'Ol Grilled cheese ($12) and we added roast beef which was flavourful and tender. Portion was pretty generous! Unlike PBD's (filled entirely w 3 types of cheese) which I swear by, this one is slightly less pricey, has red onions (didn't even mind them!), chunky mushrooms in it and is an even messier, wetter version. Liked that you can add meat to it. Nothing to shout about for the wholemeal bread but texture was on point, nicely toasted and doesn't take the attention away from the beauty of what's inside. Can't decide which I prefer but with more choices around I'm not complaining!
Hungry Bazterdz has added three (!) new sandwiches to their already ample array of sumptuous sandwiches, and the Master Panino is one third of the new trio. Also, they've upgraded their menu that's hanging on the wall, and it's now pretty much a (very) delicious scientific chart of what's in your sandwich.
The Master Panino comes with 3 protein options: beef, salmon and their excellent roasted chicken fillet which I went with for this round. As always, the roast chicken was spot on. Juicy, tender, succulent, thick and supremely savory, it was a joy to behold and of course, devour. The seductively stretchy slices of mozzarella cheese melted atop the chicken just added more fun to the enjoyment factor.
As for the sandwich itself, it tastes much like a meatball sub, sans meatballs but with earthy roasted mushrooms playing substitute. The red peppers were charred just right and were bursting with sweetness, while the tomato sauce slathered upon the thick cut white bread brought a little acidity to the affair.
The pesto spread on the other slice of thick cut toast was heavily herby, but unfortunately the oil had all soaked into the bread, making it soggy and a real challenge to eat. The arugula leaves brought a little pepperiness and crunch to the sandwich, rounding out this tastefully thick fiesta of flavors nicely.
I may need to retract my previous statement about the previous chicken sandwich I had, because Master Panino has mastered the intricacies of my tastebuds to become my new favorite chicken sandwich.
With this saucy supersized Soy Chicken sandwich, chicken sandwiches will no longer be the boring, 3am post bender sandwiches cobbled out of leftover rotisserie chicken from the fridge that we all have probably downed at some point or the other.
This hunger busting sandwich is carefully crafted out of two massive chicken thighs that have been pan fried in a sweet and savory soy and honey sauce, a few strands of mamee-esque crispy noodles, and some fantastically fresh lettuce and tomatoes (hey, gotta relieve some of the guilt right?) stuffed between two slices of good, crusty bread.
That soy and honey mixture makes the chicken tremendously tasty with a tinge of sweetness, and the downright delish sauce is poured all over the sandwich (yep, that lagoon is the aforementioned soy and honey sauce) which softens up that crusty bread and adds even more fantastic flavor to the already tremendously tasty sandwich. The rest of the components are just silently but diligently plugging away behind the scenes to make this the best damn chicken sandwich in town.