The wagyu katsu sando, a Japanese sandwich comprising of a slab of marbled meat fried in panko crumbs; a lick of tangy sauce; and two slices of crustless white bread, is regarded as an elevated version of the tonkatsu sandwich commonly found in Japanese convenience stores, and revered as a luxurious meal in its most simplistic form. Making waves throughout the regional FnB scene over the past few years, here are a handful of eateries offering the delectable sandwich in Singapore!
Located on the second floor of a heritage shophouse along Telok Ayer Street, Kabuke is a sake gastrobar that sets the stage for the showcase of sake and contemporary Japanese cuisine. Boasting sake from prefectures all across Japan and especially small breweries, Kabuke is known for its varied selection of fresh, premium dishes which include a diverse range of $58-$88 wagyu bowls, $15-$58 kabuke rice bowls, and its most notable $68 Wagyu Sando which comprises of A4 Kagoshima Ribeye, Seaweed Panko, Wasabi Cream Cheese, and Hokkaido Milk Toast.
Address: Telok Ayer St, 200a, Singapore 068638
Operating Hours: 11am-7:30pm, daily
Meaning “Flying Dragon”, Hiryu is an authentic Japanese Omakase restaurant that started in 2018 along Tras Street. The restaurant serves up Japanese fusion with a high quality omakase to Singapore. Utilising a combination of the finest ingredients and masterful cooking techniques, Hiryu presents its $58 Wagyu Sando in four pieces of Charred-Grilled Wagyu Miyazaki A5 with Caramelised Onion and Toasted White Bread.
Address: 39 Tras St, Singapore 078978
Operating Hours: (Mon-Sun): 12pm-2:30pm, and 6pm-10:30pm
Gyu & Tori
Showcasing a variety of marbled wagyu beef, of varying cuts, sizes and width, Gyu & Tori operates mostly as a take-away kiosk offering affordable premium beef items at approximately 30% cheaper than local Japanese supermarkets. Their revered $9.90 Original Katsu Sandwich incorporates a thin cut of Australian ribeye steak that’s grilled to a pinkish-red hue, and doused in sweet tonkatsu sauce, complete with one side dish of your choosing. Gyu & Tori’s expansive range of side dishes include, Japanese rice, garlic fried rice (additional S$1), honey mustard potatoes, mac & cheese, and sweet potatoes, amongst a variety of others.
Gyu & Tori (Paragon)
290, Orchard Rd, #B1-K26, Singapore 238859
Operating Hours: 11:50am-9:30pm, daily
Gyu & tori (Raffles Place)
China Square Food Centre, 51 Telok Ayer St #01-19, Singapore 048441
Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri): 8:30am-3pm, 5pm-9:45pm
The word “FAT” in FAT COW stands for luxury and is also a play on the word “Fatt” which in Mandarin dialect means prosperity. Spanning slightly over 3500 sq ft, the restaurant’s design takes a contemporary approach to the Japanese “Wabi-Sabi” concept – the art of finding beauty in things modest, simple and humble. Serving a selection of the finest Wagyu from reputable farms around the world, customers are invited to enjoy their choice of beef over a variety of Japanese preparation methods, which include, Shabu-Shabu, Sukiyaki, Hobayaki or the ever-popular Sumibiyaki (Charcoal-grill). Made available in limited quantities and available for delivery, the $88 Fat Cow Wagyu Sandwich is a premium dish comprising of toasted brioche and toriyama A4 tenderloin.
1 Orchard Boulevard, Camden Medical Centre #01-01/02, Singapore 248649
Operating Hours: 11am-3pm, and 5pm-7:30pm, daily
Delivery fee: $15
Arguably the one restaurant on this list with the widest selection of katsu sandwiches available, Live Twice is renowned for its diversified range of classic and signature cocktails, alongside a delectable menu of tasty snacks. Showcasing the $23 Tamago Sando which comprises of sweet Japanese tamago sandwiched between crispy white bread, the restaurant also features a $36 Beef Katsu Sando which consists of thick medium-rare panko-breaded juicy steak stuffed in between fluffy toast, with a touch of tonkatsu sauce and Japanese mayonnaise, alongside the $30 Swordfish Katsu Sando, $34 Pork Katsu Sando, and $25 Ebi and Corn Sando.
Address: 20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089834
Operating Hours: 4pm-10:30pm, daily
Delivery fee: $10