Double Decker Tonkatsu Sandwich

$7.40 · 11 Reviews

Today’s cafe hopping adventure takes us to Grand Jeté Cafe & Bar at Takashimaya. It’s been here for a few years but I’ve never eaten here. Been dying to try their Tonkatsu Sandwich [$13++] which looked so yummy online. We ordered an Earl Grey tea [$8++] too. The tonkatsu was really delicious, it didn’t have any gristle or fat. Felt a bit let down by the cabbage, it wasn’t cold and super crispy like I expected. Didn’t really think the sesame fit in with the sandwich and found the bread a tad chewy. The fries were nice but a little salty. The tea was concentrated and bitter but the waitstaff were very nice and topped it up with hot water. The homely ambiance reminds me of the fictional cafe in Before The Coffee Gets Cold. An ideal cafe for a chat with friends or a brief respite away from the crowds.

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Today’s cafe hopping adventure takes us to Grand Jeté Cafe & Bar at Takashimaya. It’s been here for a few years but I’ve never eaten here. Been dying to try their Tonkatsu Sandwich [$13++] which looked so yummy online. We ordered an Earl Grey tea [$8++] too. The tonkatsu was really delicious, it didn’t have any gristle or fat. Felt a bit let down by the cabbage, it wasn’t cold and super crispy like I expected. Didn’t really think the sesame fit in with the sandwich and found the bread a tad chewy. The fries were nice but a little salty. The tea was concentrated and bitter but the waitstaff were very nice and topped it up with hot water. The homely ambiance reminds me of the fictional cafe in Before The Coffee Gets Cold. An ideal cafe for a chat with friends or a brief respite away from the crowds.

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The basket for teriyaki chicken sandwich was empty but the chef said he could make it for me on the spot. So I waited 10mins.

I have a hate hate relationship with alfalfa sprouts so I was dismayed to open the packaging to find a mound of it kiapped inside. Sprouts aside, this was not as good as the tonkatsu sandwich. The chicken was thigh meat. 👍🏻 Teriyaki sauce was very average.

They actually sell an assortment of different sandwiches. Saw an ebi sandwich that I wanna try next time.

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This cafe was incredibly hard to find. It was actually outside the Ngee Ann City building. Gotta walk past the lift lobby to access it. Very quiet on a weekday afternoon.

I bought the double decker tonkatsu sandwich as a takeaway. They made it hot for me. Very good service. Bread used was on the tough side, not that it was a bad thing. I actually enjoy chewy bread more than soft bread. As a snack, it was filling and quite cheap. Pork was decent, not too fatty. Despite the fact that reheated fried pork did not taste as good as freshly prepared, I still enjoyed it.

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2 thick slabs of yummy but sinful tonkatsu chicken sandwiched between 2 pieces of well buttered and thick but soft white bread. The steaming hot juice from the chicken just squirts out when you bite down the excessive thick tonkatsu sandwich, delivering you from the boring looking cafe to instant chicken heaven. YUMZ. The chips by the side is also nice to snack on, but it can hardly steal the show from the main lead beside it.

Get the half double decker tonkatsu if you are feeling just mildly hungry. Go for the whole version if you are famished and would like some challenge to finish it. 😋

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Got half the sandwich and it was really filling for me!

Slightly crisped white bread sandwiched with juicy pork cutlets that weren’t too greasy, crunchy cabbage with tonkatsu sauce.

I quite liked the hojicha latte here too and don’t forget to get their signature apple pie! Flaky, buttery and not too sweet.

Look out for Tower B and you should find a sign.
The beef curry is full of flavor - not bad.
The double decker tonkatsu sandwich is also a must order. Just order 1 full sandwich and it'd be enough to feed 2.
Will be back.

Hidden away in a corner of Ngee Ann city, this hidden cafe deserves your attention with it's selection of Japanese inspired food.

For $14.80, the double decker tonkatsu sandwich is a huge undertaking. Built with 2 crunchy toasts, slightly spicy mustard, and 2 crispy breaded pork katsu, it is wonderful if massive, even for a big eater like me.

Don't know what else to say but f awesome lean but juicy hugeass tonkatsu. The bread's a wee dry, mayo coming on a little too strong, but just $14.80 for such yumminess in the middle of Orchard? If that ain't a steal I don't know what is.

Replacing Saint Pierre Market at Ngee Ann City, this Japanese cafe offers pretty good savoury items as well as sweet treats, which means it's ideal both for a casual lunch as well as a relaxing afternoon tea. Go for the Double Decker Tonkatsu Sandwich ($7.40 for half/$14.80 for full), which sees two juicy breaded pork cutlets sandwiched in fluffy white bread with sesame mayo, zingy hot mustard and shredded cabbage tossed in tonkatsu sauce. The half portion is just right for modest eaters; add $4 to make it a set with a soup. Hopefully, you will get a freshly fried cutlet like we did. For something more substantial, settle on the Minced Beef Dry Curry ($14.50) or the Mentaiko Pasta ($18.50). Just be sure not to miss out on the Grand Jeté Apple Pie ($3.40). Folded like a kouign amann pastry with caramelised apple chunks in the middle, this buttery, flaky bake is the ideal tea-time treat with an aromatic cup of coffee ($2.80).
Avg Price: $15 per person
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