Category Archives: Recipes

June 13

The Grifters Grinder

THE SANDWICH: The surprise sammies are finally back with The Grifters Grinder! THE INSPIRATION: The 1990 neo-noir classic, The Grifters, starring the delicious John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies, and all three actors are spectacular. WHY? Because Noir is the Let’s Lunch* theme for June, in honor of Singapore Noir, a new book of […]

February 14

Bangerz & Mash Sammies

💚💜💛💙 [there are supposed to be heart emojis there] to everyone! Not because it’s Valentine’s Day, but because February 14th means that Miley Cyrus is kicking off her Bangerz tour tonight! Woot! I’m giddy about all the turnt-up, twangy trippiness that’s bound to happen, so I made a marshmallow fondant Miley wrapped in a cotton candy fur coat 👅👅👅 … … and a […]

December 31

Most Popular Sandwich Surprises of 2013

Happy Happy, internets! Five more hours until 2014, and my boyfriend and I are holed up, waiting for the Seamless guy to drop off some Spice Thai. Before our countdown to Miley begins, here are the top 5 most-clicked-on Sandwich Surprise posts of 2013: 5. CHEESY CREAMED CORN FRITTATA WITH BACON SANDWICHES: I have to thank […]

December 13

Edible Holiday Decorations: Ornament Sandwiches!

Holiday season, Let’s Lunch-style, means it’s time for a festive, new topic: edible decorations. I wasn’t sure how to keep it sandwich-themed, but then, voilà . . . ornament sammies! I made the ornaments and baguette out of homemade maple-flavored marshmallow fondant, and MacGyvered the details using edible silver dust, mini candy canes and colored sprinkles. This week’s […]

November 15

Sausage (or Steak) & Egg Popovers!

I’m a sucker for popovers. They’re super simple to make, and they’ll happily go whatever way you want them to — sweet (strawberry jam! maple butter!), savory (scrambled eggs!) or both (fig spread and cheddar!). Yum. This time, I went savory, filling it with a mini sausage, gruyere and dill omelette: For the popovers, I […]

October 31

Halloween Surprise! Los Pollos Hermanos Tortas

Happy Halloween, bitch! Yep, since this is my costume this year . . . . . .  today’s Sandwich Surprise is a tribute to Breaking Bad  (RIP): a Los Pollos Hermanos-inspired torta. In honor of Gustavo Fring’s “piquant” and “zesty” Chilean fried chicken made for a Mexican clientele, I filled  tortillas with shredded spicy fried chicken and melted Monterey Jack, […]

October 11

The Breakfast Club Sammy, The Edible Version

I chose the theme for this month’s Let’s Lunch* post, and it’s all about guilty pleasures. (Click here to jump down to everyone’s drool-worthy treats, like Mars Bars Slices and biscuits and gravy!) With Halloween — my favorite holiday — nigh, I thought it was time to bust out a sandwich with candy, a big-time guilty pleasure, […]

September 27

Fall Sammies, Filipino Style!

I had a hankering for more pork and apples after making the Apple Pie Sandwich for September’s Let’s Lunch post. So I bought a couple pounds of cubed pork butt and stewed up some adobo for a fall twist on a Filipino classic. The hallmarks of traditional Filipino adobo — at least the way my […]

September 12

September = Apple Pie Sandwich Time

Pies are love. And I looove pies. So much so that the boy I was dating in 1995 promised me a “life of pie” and I practically married him on the spot. Okay, not really, no rings were ever exchanged. But while the boyfriend didn’t last, his vow did. My world has been packed with […]

July 12

The Tot Head: A Simple Sandwich For The Munchies

You don’t have to be high to get the munchies (though it makes watching Bram Stoker’s Dracula a lot more fun; don’t ask how I know this), which is why it’s the July theme for Let’s Lunch*. That, and because fellow Let’s Luncher Cheryl Tan has a short story in the new Akashic Books anthology, […]