Tokyo’s massive meat sandwich is not your regular Japanese sandwich

Meet the meat sandwich gracing foodies Instagram feeds in Japan?

Meet the meat sandwich gracing foodies Instagram feeds in Japan right now.

If you had a sandwich in Japan, you might think of soft white bread slice and maybe even fruit and cream in your mind. These types of sandwiches certainly have some popular in Kitazawa, home to trendy Shimokitazawa neighbourhood, but they do seem like the only ones available to the market.

Shimo-Kitazawa Station takes you to Stabler, a retailer that sells them.

Stabler a short walk from station, popular city today through the massive meat sandwiches.

Several different options to choose from, but one thats grazing lots of Instagram accounts right now is theShimokitazawa Meat Sandwich, which is either a single, with 150 grams (5.3 ounces) of meat for 1,350 yen (US$10.25), or a double, which contains 300 grams of meat for 1,850 yen.

Our reporter Sato chose double and took out so he could avail 100 yen discount. Mr Sato sat down and walked through the park for dinner to see the beast in all its glory.

Bow down, worship me as your meat god!

Mr Sato felt unworthy to be in presence of such a sandwich. It certainly made a great first impression on its massive meat centre, no skimping on the fillings here, in fact, at so much of it, that it was difficult to see the bread that sandwiched it all together.

Store says rare beef cut called sagari (hanging tender) for sandwich, cooked medium rare for maximum flavour and tenderness.

What the taste? Well, in a wordfabulous. In a few words, a lot of the meat seemed very juicy, sweet and so flavourful that luckily it didn’t have to make extra effort to get the mustard and chives. Cute chunks of meat just great for chewing, bread thin enough to mop up the meat and mustard – mouthfuls of moreish flavour.

Sato says he could have gone triple if they had one but it was not so good despite the vast servings that Sato saw. It was good quality, definitely worth the slightly higher price tag, because hot and huge sandwiches like this are a rare find in Japan.

The whole menu can be purchased from Stabler, but that might be the best choice when you’re looking for somewhere to eat. And if you have room for dessert, make sure to check out the Studio Ghibli Totoro desserts at Shirohiges Cream Puff Factory in the nearby area!

Address:Tokyo-to, Setagaya-ku, Kitazawa 2-12-15 212-15 Hours: 11:00 a.m. Website

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