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8 best sandwiches to try in Singapore

Quick, easy and sometimes filling – sandwiches make the best meal if you're on the go

Delfina Utomo
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Delfina Utomo
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Sometimes we truly take the humble sandwich for granted. So much can happen between two slices of bread – as these places have shown. Whether it's a fried egg, scrambled eggs, a premium cut of meat, imported cheeses, the schmear, paté or super special sauce, we've picked our favourite sandwiches around the city. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Sandwich shop
  • Chinatown

What's on it? Crispy spam, sauce gribiche, chives, American cheese, brioche.

If a filling and satisfying breakfast is something you want, the Breakfast Sammy ticks all the right boxes. The very thick sandwich comes with slices of crispy luncheon meat, gooey cheese and the best part – a bed of soft, fluffy and saucy scrambled eggs topped with chives. Make sure you're not on the go, this looks like it may be a very messy affair.

  • Restaurants
  • Vietnamese
  • Tanjong Pagar

What's on it? Pate, ham, pork floss and stewed pork.

This hole-in-the-wall joint was started in 2015 by a husband-and-wife team who are from Vietnam. You can expect tasty and authentic sandwiches starting from just $5. Classics like the Bami Sai Gon ($5) is stuffed with homemade pate, ham, pork floss and stewed pork. Elevate the experience and ask for a fried egg to be added into the sandwich. 

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Cocktail bars
  • Outram

What’s on it? Panko-crusted wagyu beef, Japanese mayo and tonkatsu sauce on white bread

Few things hit better than a fast-food burger after a long night of drinking. In Singapore, instead of stumbling to the nearest golden arches for a forgettable patty, the savviest barflies opt for this celebrated katsu sando. Marbled wagyu is brined before it’s crusted in crispy, crunchy panko and deep-fried to a golden hue. From there, the meat is slathered in tonkatsu sauce and premium kewpie mayo before it’s nestled between two slices of crustless white bread. Sure, it’s a bit more costly than your typical cheeseburger, but at least you’ll remember it long after your hangover wears off.

  • Restaurants
  • Tanjong Pagar

What's on it? Scrambled eggs, chicken liver pâté, avocado and pickles.

The hip joint in Telok Ayer brings Singapore’s sandwich game to levels beyond your basic tuna mayo stack. Though it is currently closed for renovations, the folks at here have continued dishing out delicious sandwiches at the nearby Sugarfin. One standout is the Breakfast Banh Mi which is a twist to the humble Vietnamese roll. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Chinatown

What's on it? Omelette, pear sauce, kombu mayo

This is the first dish that the Chinatown café created. It comes with a generously thick omelette patty sandwiched between slices of pullman bread, slathered with Korean pear sauce and  served with a side of mixed greens.

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Raffles Place

What's on it? Smoked salmon, scallion cream cheese, pickled dill cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes.

When it comes to bagels, you can't go wrong with a classic smoked salmon and cream cheese combo. At Two Men Bagel House, the Nova Lox ($14) is a popular favourite. The scallion cream cheese and pickled dill cucumbers give it an elevated twist to the classic combo. 

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Tanjong Pagar

What's on it? A4 Kagoshima Ribeye, seaweed panko, wasabi cream cheese, Hokkaido milk toast

At $68, this might not exactly be anyone's go-to sandwich but as an extra indulgent treat, it's perfect. Fatty premium wagyu comes served between grilled milk toast at Kabuke. It’s great on its own, but even better when chased down with sips of sake. 

Egg and cheese sandwich from 7-Eleven
Photograph: 7-Eleven

Egg and cheese sandwich from 7-Eleven

What's on it? Smashed boiled egg, kewpie mayo, sliced cheese, white bread.

Say what you want but sometimes you just want to grab a cheap and quick sandwich from nearby – and who else is there for us as any convenience store should? Good ol' 7-Eleven. For $2.90, you get two sandwiches that won't exactly bring you to your knees with how amazing it tastes but it does its job. Pro tip: pop the sandwiches in the microwave for a quick ten seconds and for the cheese to melt and mix with the scrambled eggs for better texture. 

More carbs please

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  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries

The birthday celebrations must go on – and for those who prefer to party with no more than five friends at home, these places will deliver the sweet, layered creations you need right to your doorstep. From sweets made with seasonal produce, to rich, decadent stacks, there's a cake out there to satisfy the sweet tooth in you. 

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