Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Meal in the City: The Sandwich Guy, Eastwood, Quezon City

Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what the sandwich filling is?

Last week I'd found myself ordering a bacon, beef, mushroom, and cheese [otherwise known as a Mushy Bacon] from a branch of The Sandwich Guy near my office. It was pretty good for a first meal at that place, except perhaps for the part where I had to drink several glasses of water afterwards. The bacon was salty and flavorful, but the cheese sauce they used was a tad bit too much for my tastes. Enjoyable, yes, but not something to eat too often.

Having enjoyed the generous hit of bacon bits in the first sandwich, and having been intrigued by the presence of a peanut butter and banana sandwich on the menu, I decided to put the two together and create - what else - an Elvis sandwich.

[Yes, as in "Blue Suede Shoes".]

My half-eaten Elvis sandwich.

So I dropped in at the shop tonight during my lunch break, ordered the PB&B, and then smiled sweetly at the cashier and said, "Please add bacon to that."

Her reaction was pretty priceless and went something like this:




She wound up punching in the codes for the PB&B sandwich and then the code for "Extra Deli" into the register, and then retreated to watch the sandwich makers do their thing, still looking green around the gills.

[Seriously, has no one ever ordered one of those at this branch or at any of the other branches? Why the shock and awe?]

So I watched as they layered two toasted slices of whole-wheat bread with chunky peanut butter; a whole banana, sliced; and a generous scoop of bacon bits.

Cue missed moment of awesome: I really should have had the presence of mind to say "Thank yew, thank yew very much" - but hey, I was hungry, and I needed to get back to my desk.

Verdict: DEE-LISH. Apparently the final topping on the regular PB&B sandwich is a sprinkling of cinnamon; mixed with the bacon, it did help quite a bit to temper the salty taste. And, yeah, peanut butter and bananas - what's not to like?

Seriously, this sandwich was great. I'm definitely having this again very soon.

I hope you get a chance to make yourself an Elvis sandwich today - or, failing that, getting one from your local sandwich shop / takeaway. [I just hope they don't look at you like you've sprouted an extra head, and that teased into a pompadour.]

1 comment:

Racine said...

Have you tried PB&Co (Peanut Butter and Co) in SM North? They have Elvis sandwiches on the menu :D