A sarnie, like a decent cuppa, always tastes better when someone else has made it. Living in Asia has made me unduly excited about sandwiches, mainly because it’s actually quite difficult to find good ones. An amazing bowl of noodles? No problem; the smoothest tau fu fa on earth that is just the right consistency and not too sweet – check.
Sandwiches don ‘t come out to play until 12 noon, and at 11.55am I was met with a modicum of resistance to getting my paws on one, but nothing that was going to stand in my way. Baguette in style and of the ham and cheese variety, it was worth the slight squabble over timings (maybe too much unsalted butter if I am going to be critical).
They also do delicious apricot and custard tarts (Paul prefers to call them Anglaise Abricots – but then again, he’s allowed to, he’s French), weighing in at the bargain and definitely worth it price of $3.95 a slice. They have a special takeaway section for on-the-hoof lunchers / gift buyers and a separate entrance for restaurant goers so it’s all quite organized and you are not left trying to ram a baguette off a plate and into your handbag, if you are not eating in.
Paul can be found loitering at Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City Tower A, Level 3. There is no SG website as yet. T: +65 6836 5932
Update: He has also opened now in Tanglin Mall