a sandwich for epicures

the next time you decide to drop by at the friendly neighborhood deli for a sandwich, here’s a suggestion for what is arguably the best sandwich in the world, especially so because it was concocted by me.

it consists of hot pastrami, melted provolone, lettuce, tomato, onions, regular mayo, and (here’s the special ingredient) lots of hot sauce. You may ask the guy behind the counter to use any hot sauce he has, but I have found that Sriracha works best.

Oh, and dont forget to order it on a toasted plain bagel. All other forms of bread are inferior to toasted plain bagels. Toasted plain bagels rock, they are the best. Okay, enough said about plain toasted bagels. (Did I mention that I *love* plain toasted bagels?)

when you eat it and discover, as I did, what is possible the best combination of flavors in the world – the butter like texture that pastrami gets after bring grilled, the sublime combination of lettuce tomato and onions, the taste of mayo lurking out there just beyond sight, and the occasional stab of Sriracha- do spare a thought for us.

We will appreciate it, consequently, by the law of karma, good things will happen to you – you will get the raise you were looking for, you will hook up with the girl (guy, if you happen to be a girl or are gay-not-that-there-is-anything-wrong-with-that) you have always wanted to hook up with and other such things. Forget god – its all about cause and effect. Do good and good shall be done unto you.

Right. And I know that it is a bit weird when a recipe for a great tasting sandwich turns into an exposition of the law of karma. What else did you expect when you came here?


4 Responses to “a sandwich for epicures”

  1. Brown Magic Says:

    though the supremacy of a well-toasted plain bagel cannot be denied (Sourdough does pose a serious challenge though), let me offer a breakfast/brunch sandwich a shoo-in for the record books –
    twice toasted plain bagel, chive cream cheese, lox and tomato – yummy yummy for your tummy.

  2. Tabula Rasa Says:


  3. Falstaff Says:

    I disagree. The best sandwich in the world is a grande sized cup of freshly roasted black coffee between two shots of espresso with a dash of Irish Whiskey added on top. Trust me.It’s the perfect breakfast and it puts trivialities like money and relationships in perspective.

  4. Heh Heh Says:

    OK, i might as well reply to this one.
    bm: i dont know about sourdough, but glad that you agree about toasted plain bagels. and as far as that concoction of yours is concerned, i tried something similar to it this morning (minus the lox minus tomatoes plus sundried tomatoes).

    tr: glad to see NYC still lives in HK.

    falstaff: you say coffee, i say cwafee.

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