Egg Drop Sandwiches Are Taking Over Our Feeds; Here's Where to Get Them in Manila
Inspired by the K-Drama Hospital Playlist, but also they're really good.
(SPOT.ph) South Korea is a hotspot for all sorts of great eats—from traditional fare like good ol’ KBBQ to more modern fare like sweet, crispy croiffles. One recent trend has emerged, and it’s called the egg drop sandwich! Though the idea of egg sandwiches is nothing new—there’s the Western egg-salad sandwich and its Japanese counterpart—Korean egg drop sandwiches are in their own dang category.
Popularized by the K-Drama Hospital Playlist, egg drop sandwiches bring together eggs (usually scrambled, though some go for fried or soft-boiled eggs) plus other fillings—think bacon, ham, cheese, even avocados. They’re then sandwiched between thick slices of bread like brioche and drizzled with a sauce usually made with sriracha and condensed milk (don’t knock it before you try it) for a thicc, substantial sandwich that brings together savory, eggy, meaty, buttery, and slightly-sweet and spicy worlds! If you’re looking to try these savory treats in Manila, we’ve got you covered.
Try Korea’s trendy egg drop sandwich from these local shops and online sellers:
Momo Korean Egg Drop
Based in Quezon City, Momo opened just last August 28 but are quickly gaining a following—and one glance at their bright yellow feed will show you why! More than their A+ branding game, though, are their drool-worthy egg drop sandwiches available in four variations, all named after different parts of Korea. All of them have bread, eggs, their own Momo sauce, and cheese; the Gwangju (P160) goes for a Southern-style tandem of bacon and corn, while the Busan (P170) is made for seafood fans as it’s got tuna and tomatoes. The Jeju (P170) pairs ham with buttery avocado slices, while the Seoul (P180)’s got smoky Spam, juicy mangoes, and nori! Just send them a message on social media to try it yourself.
Egg Drop MNL
One of the first to bring the sandwich to our shores, Egg Drop MNL has a varied menu that pairs brioche, cheese, and eggs with different meats and veggies. You can go classic with the Premium Ham Cheese (P110) or Breakfast Spam and Egg (P115), but it’s also worth trying their more one-of-a-kind egg drop sandwiches—think Beef Teriyaki (P135) and Crispy Fish Fillet (P150)! You can send them a message on Viber for orders; just note that their slots fill out fast.
For orders, send a Viber message to 0961-902-5333. You can also check out their Facebook page.
If you’re in New Manila, Sunny Side’s got your back. Their egg drop sandwiches are loaded with fillings, almost at a one-is-to-one ratio to their brioche buns! You can take your pick from their different filling options, too, like the Ham (P149), Garlic Bacon (P179), and Spam (P179) which all combine with silky scrambled eggs, cheese, and their own savory egg-drop sauce. Go ahead, hit them up on social media to get your fix.
Home-based shop Tamago Drop is based in Sampaloc, and they make loaded egg-drop sandwiches with custardy scrambled eggs, cheese, and different meats. The Double Sweet Ham (P100) is a popular choice as it showcases the savory-sweet tandem Koreans love, but do leave room for their other options—like the carnivore-pleasing Ham, Bacon, and Hashbrown (P135) and the totally ingenious Samgyupsal with Cheese Sauce (P130)! Try these sandwiches for yourself by messaging them via Facebook or Instagram.
Beyond their flagship burgers, Quezon City-based seller Smash Buns also makes Korean Egg Sandwiches that’ll transport you straight to the trendy streets of Seoul! You can’t go wrong with the Double Spam Cheese Toast (P120)—who can say no to eggs plus Spam, really—but our eyes are also on their California-esque Avocado Ham Toast (P120) and savory-sweet Beef Bulgogi Sunny (P125). Just fill out their order form to try it yourself.
There’s more to this cool shop in Eastwood than just cool tea drinks—they’ve also got a line of Korean-style toasted sandwiches that you can pair with their signature beverages! Try the K1 Egg & Cheese (P110) for a breakfast-y bite, or the K4 Pork Floss & Egg (P120) for a novel, Asian-style take on the pork-egg pairing. They’re conveniently on GrabFood and Foodpanda, so you can get your fix with a few taps on your smartphone.
For orders, find 19 Degrees on GrabFood or Foodpanda. You can also check out their Facebook page.
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