Sandwich-making mode on fire@home


I’ve been on a sandwich making mode lately, found it somewhat therapeutic in a strange way. Maybe because my cooking skills are under average heh. Coupled with the laziness too. Baking to me is easy, quick, and delicious!

Bought some nice loaves from the old skool bakery at Plaza Damas 1, where the loaves and freshly baked and taste pretty good.

Slapped in the loaf slices, added some bacon chips and cracked in two eggs. Herbs are a must for me. I used the basil shreds bought in Rome, added small dashes of pepper, and shredded them over some old skool parmesan.

Toasted them over 180C degrees for 30minutes. Mean time, while I wait.. John, Harold, Shaw, Root and Bear kept me company!

Ting ting ting. The bell rang. My toast is ready. Bon appetit with Harold & gang!


The french loaf from the Plaza Damas bakery is really quite delicious as well. Made two different renditions, this one added some balance bacon chips, and sliced white mushrooms and rocket salad. Slapped in a slice of butter of course (don’t do justice for a French loaf toasted without butter!)

Wacked some parmesan on the top, drizzled them over with a lil bit of extra virgin just to let the bread cook a little crunchier.

Put in the oven at 160C degrees for about 20mins, and whoah-lah! Happy happy, happened.


Jaya Grocer at Mont Kiara, is an interesting find. Fresh produce, with rather good pricing compared to the other grocers nearby. Maybe because it is a little hidden whilst the rest are located in the community malls like Hartamas Shopping Centre and One Mont Kiara.

The Italian sausages are fresh, soft and they do not have that irky porky smell you get sometimes when you buy old meat. Sliced a couple of it and put them in the middle of the loaf, with some butter and Italian tomato paste, sprinkled over some oregano and popped them into the oven.

Thinking of the next sandwich recipe. Whee!

Sandwichlicious goodness!@Cafe Mamas 카페마마스 , Seoul


On our final night in Seoul, we decided not to stay in Oryu-Dong and moved nearer to town instead, at New Kukje Hotel (about 5-10minutes walk to Lotte mall and Myeongdong!

New Kukje hotel rooms were quite decent and they even have room fitted for 3 pax, with 3 super single beds inside. The rooms were clean and the staffs were very hospitable, and had good command in English also. The only slight downside is never ever lose your room key, which I did. It likely slipped out of my jacket while I was in the restaurant. The penalty fee cost us 10,000 won (RM 37.80!!!). Anyway, as painful as it sounded, it was true that this was my negligence.

Let’s focus on the good part, yummylicious foodie! Not far from New Kukje hotel (probably about 2-5mins walk), there was Cafe Mamas 카페마마스.



I fell in love with the feel right away the moment I stepped in. English Christmas carols Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole etc, cozy layout, very much like walking into a countryside home for a hearty breakfast. They also sell fresh fruits and vegetables here too.


Most of the menu comprised of sandwiches and salads, LURVEEEE ‘EM. We ordered the ham and cheese sandwich and the portion was gigantous stupendous. Not to mention the generous portion of melted oozing cheeseylious cheese. Biting into these after walking here on a 1 degree weather. *swhingsssss!*


Kakakakakakaka. Am a happy girl alright.


The grilled chicken sandwich was like WOW. Was this jenga? I thought.
Hearty, healthy, and filled with such fresh vegs. Damn, there is something amazing about the vegs here that they always taste so juicy and fresh. The weather? The soil? The heart of the farmers putting their best to grow the crops?
It was too big the portion and we only finished half of it and packed the other.

Each sandwich cost about 15-20K won (RM30-40), which hey for this portion we might have been charged more in Malaysia.

Definitely coming back to this place for the sandwiches. Love em! I was told that at dinner time the place would be packed to the brim and there are queues normally seen outside Cafe Mamas 카페마마스 . After having their sandwiches, I totally understood why all the efforts to eat here.

Keep up the good work, Cafe Mamas카페마마스 !

Cafe Mamas 카페마마스
19, Mugyo-dong, Jung-gu,
Seoul 100-180, South Korea
Opening hours:
Mon – Fri : 7.30am – 10.00pm
Sat – Sun : 9.00am – 10.00pm


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