There are new sandwich creations to look forward to at Park Bench Deli!
Mortadella Hero (S$16) - premium sliced wide-girth mortadella nestled against sliced cheese, crisp and fresh lettuce and covered in two thick and tasty vinaigrettes in a soft caramelized onion loaf.
Meatballs (S$17) - ground in-shop and hand-formed meatballs cooked in a rich, savoury PBD tomato sauce before finished with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil, gripped in a warm ciabatta bun.
The Falafel (S$14) - instead of chickpeas, PBD's version is made with freshly chopped broccoli, breaded and fried, then finished with a refreshing, creamy tzatziki dip, alfalfa sprouts and sliced tomatoes on toasted sourdough rye bread.
The Falafel sounded most unusual, of the three. I was intrigued by the broccoli patty. Turns out it packs a punch flavourwise, but was a little on the salty side. Pumpkin seeds added nutty flavour and body, while the creamy tzatziki tied everything together. I liked this vegetarian sandwich, it's no slouch compared to the meaty counterparts.
They have also reinvented their cult favourites:
Cubano (S$16) - now served with lashing of a piquant house-made aji verde sauce, coating a tender layer of overnight-braised pork shoulder, smoked ham and molten cheese. I wished there was more pork, but this was good. The breads they use in all the sandwiches are really well-made and thoughtfully paired with the filling.
Chilli Cheese Taters (S$14) - replacing the Pork Fries, these Chilli Cheese Taters are covered with chili con carne and perfect for an evening post-work snack, best enjoyed over a round of cold beers.
Fried Chicken (S$15) - a generous hunk of chicken thigh is sous-vide cooked, dredged in buttermilk, fried with batter, and then paired with a refreshing jalapeño cabbage slaw and stuffed into an onion roll. It's got Sriracha 😍 kewpie mayo too; next time I'll ask for double the spicy mayo!
You will have trouble containing this chicken in the sandwich as you eat. The meat (and the crunchy Southern-style batter) is practically spilling out with each bite! Best eaten fresh on the spot while the batter is hot and crispy, but I hear it can survive a 15-min Deliveroo delivery.
See my previous post on PBD to see more of their sandwiches!
PARK BENCH DELI
179 Telok Ayer Street
Tel: +65 6815-4600
Open Mon — Fri 10.30am till 10pm (closed 4-5pm)
(last food order at 930pm)
Sat 10.30am till 4pm
(last food order at 330pm)
Thanks to PBD for the treats!