As promised, here we are with our first review of Toasties!
We received 3 tip-offs within 12 hours and I actually went down that very evening but it was sooooo packo plus they had apparently run out of bread so I figured we’d come back another time.
The one thing we heard was that Toasties was the new ‘Halal Subway’. To be honest we were not really expecting much because we had heard this claim a few times before with other makan places so we figured we’d better check it out before we get too excited.
So tell us if any of this sounds familiar to you okay 🙂
So when you get in the queue at Toasties, you have to first of all choose your order.
You can actually choose between bread, Cheese Oven Baked Rice, Salad, Wrap or even Pizza!
This was definitely looking promising!
Next step is to choose your bread.
They have Crunchy, Honey Oats, Oregano Parmesan and Premium. In case you were wondering, YES THEY MAKE THEIR OWN BREAD!
And of course you have to choose if you want a 6-inch or a Footlong.
And then of course, you have to choose your filling.
They divide their menu into different categories for easy selection and pricing.
Choose from the Premium (Italian Trio, Chicken Bacon or Beef Pastrami), the Classic (Egg Mayo, Tuna Mayo, Turkey Ham or Garden Delight) or Special (Smoked Chicken Breast, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Beef or Beef Ham).
And of course you can choose what veggies you would like to have as well.
And lo and behold they toast up your sandwich for you and after you choose your veggies, choose from a variety of sauces to zest up your sandwich!
I’d say that so far things look promising but how was the food?
|Italian Trio aka ‘The Manwich’ ($6.90)|
So the Italian Trio is made up of Beef Salami, Beef Pepperoni and Beef Bacon (or least that’s what I gather from my expert analysis lol).
Somehow (as you can see from the picture above) we were left feeling a little bit underwhelmed.
When something is dubbed ‘The Manwich’, I have the impression that it’s such a massive or at least a massively packed sandwich that it’s really gonna be a mouthful. But in this case, it seems like it’s really really lacking in meat leh…
And just to let you know I’m not complaining as a guy who is a big eater… This was actually ordered by my Darling Wife and even she was left feeling like she could do with a bit more before she gets full…
Anyways, just for the record, she chose the Crunchy bread which has a nice crisp on the outside once it was toasted. The meat was not bad other than the fact that there was too little of it. Beef Bacon was a bit tough but I guess that’s pretty normal.
Sauces she chose were the Honey Mustard and the Mayo. Oh, and they’d run out of onions.
|Grilled Beef ($6.40)|
I had actually decided to go for the Beef Pastrami but they told me they’d run out. Pfffttt…
So I decided to go with the Grilled Beef because we all know I’m ‘The Meat Guy’ right?
Well, it turns out that the ‘Grilled Beef’ was actually a burger patty. I’m not sure if it was a Ramly Burger patty or not but I have to say it was seasoned really well. Just the meat on its own was pretty tasty. I went with just the Honey Mustard which gave a nice tang.
I went with the Oregano Parmesan bread which I normally quite like but this was a little strong on the Oregano seasoning. I didn’t get a chance to ask them if they baked their own bread because the queue was super long by the time we were done with out food but I think overall the bread we had was actually quite nice.
And I’m not sure if it was because I removed the juicy veggies like tomatoes but I found my sandwich to be a bit dry. A little hard to swallow after awhile without a gulp of drink even though there was sauce in the sandwich.
You actually have the option of making your meal a set with either Nachos or Cheesy Sausages plus a drink for an additional $2.90. They also have soups like Clam Chowder or Mushroom oup for $2.90 as well. That means you should prepare to fork out at least $10 or more when you go for the works.
Anyways, if you wanna add more meat or double meat or more cheese, there’s always that option but of course please be prepared to top-up accordingly.
Grilled Beef 3.5/5 — Italian Trio 2/5
Italian Trio 3/5
Well, if the aim was to give the people a ‘Halal Subway’ then I think this is definitely the closest you’ll get to it so far here in Singapore. Prices are bit on the high side but what can I say. And I guess maybe because they just opened so they have a few teething issues here and there (e.g. running out of bread, ingredients etc) but I’m sure they’ll pick up in time.
Definitely plan on heading down again and hopefully this time we can get what we intended.
But it’s really great that they make their own bread! Nice and fresh!
And if the good people at Toasties are reading this somehow, a little feedback if you don’t mind.
Get a Facebook page or Instagram or something cos you guys could be huge. In the meantime, hope this review helps spread the word for you.
When The Halal Food Blog first visited Toasties, we spoke directly to the management and was informed that they had submitted their application for Halal certification and was pending approval.
Toasties Management has now clarified their stance and the situation still remains that Toasties is still pending approval for Halal certification. We do not know what name the application will be submitted under.
The Halal Food Blog Team acted based on information provided by the Toasties management which was deemed accurate at the time of posting. We apologize for any confusion this has caused and look forward to updating when the certificate from MUIS has been issued to Toasties.
The Halal Food Blog
TOASTIES HAS BEEN CERTIFIED HALAL BY MUIS AS OF NOVEMBER 2014
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