Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Post Express Deli, Fullerton Hotel
This is a place that I had been meaning to try for a while in the interests of finding sandwiches in Singapore. Located in an outwardly facing corner of the Fullerton Hotel (1 Fullerton Square, 6877-8995), this is a tiny little place that doesn't even have seating unless you go outside. It's meant to be a bit of a gourmet sandwich shop, featuring freshly baked breads, pastries, salads, etc. Of course, they will make sandwiches for you according to your taste, but there was one pre-made sandwich in the refrigerator that looked interesting: a "roast beef pickled papaya with marinated grilled artichoke" sandwich. So I grabbed that along with some Lorina lemonade (from France, apparently). I noticed they had a jar of pickles too, so I asked for one of those.
The sandwich turned out to be really good. It was tender and tasty, albeit incredibly small. The pickle was a bit of a letdown as it turned out to be a sweet pickle (gotta love Seah Street Deli instead in that sense). The funny thing though is how excessively they will go to make this place "gourmet." Witness the uncessarily thick and sturdy paper shopping bag (like one you would get after buying something from Hermes) to hold all your stuff. And the pickle was a bit hilarious as they put this single pickle in this huge bowl and then sealed it with tape.
Anyway, the portions were a bit small too, so I had to head back up and get a bag of chips (yea! they had Kettle Chips!), and then even stop at the Soup Spoon on the way back to get more (BTW, I miss Soup Central when they were at International Plaza...I didn't like the Soup Spoon too much as mushroom soup was actually a bit sweet, despite the great bits of mushroom in here). I'd still come back to the Post Express Deli though - I just have to remember to order more next time.
Digested at 2:58 PM
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