31 December 2010

Eat, Deli Kitchen: 'The Reuben' Wagyu Salt Beef on Rye, Westfield Sydney (19 Nov 2010)

The Sydney Room, Level 5, Westfield Sydney
Cnr Market and Castlereagh St Sydney NSW 2000


Not quite what I was hoping

I must admit I was very excited when I heard there was a pastrami on rye to be had at the new Westfield Sydney but once I worked out their version was actually served cold I knew it was going to be a far cry from the famous Katz's Delicatessen version I loved. I opted for the warm 'The Reuben' Wagyu Salt Beef on rye, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard mayo ($13.50) which seems to be their signature sandwich and more comparable to what I was expecting. The meat isn't as thinly sliced and juicy as the much loved Katz's but it now sets the standard for finding a better one in Sydney. It's a pretty expensive sandwich but thankfully fairly filling to keep you satisfied for a while. The cold open cut sandwiches look pretty fresh and tempting so perhaps something to try for next time.

Other visits to Eat, Deli Kitchen:
19 Nov 2010 - The Reuben Wagyu Salt Beef on Rye
9 Nov 2010 - 8 new eateries

SNAPSHOT REVIEW:
PROS: Pretty tasty, Fairly substantial, Freshly made, Good variety of sandwiches to choose from
CONS: On the expensive side of sandwiches
MUST TRY: Other sandwiches on the menu



'The Reuben' Wagyu Salt Beef on rye, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard mayo ($13.50)

Pastrami shaved on rye ($13)

Roast beef and grilled vegetables with baby spinach ($11.50)

Open salmon sandwich with capers and créme fraiche ($13.50)

Open sandwich with grilled zucchini and feta ($11.50)

Hot sandwich menu


Cold sandwich menu

Coffee menu

Ingredients for hot sandwiches

Service and preparation counter

7 comments:

john@heneedsfood said...

I look forward to trying this reuben. All the other sandwiches look pretty good as well. Happy New Year!

missklicious said...

Some nice looking sandwiches there - but as you mentioned, seems quite exxy for a sandwich!

Buggles and Squeak said...

I have always loved the Reuben at Danks Street...delicious.

http://bugglesandsqueak.blogspot.com/2010/12/review-danks-street-depot-lunch.html

Buggles and Squeak said...

True enough the Danks Street version contains sauerkraut rather than pickle....but isn't sauerkraut more traditional?

If you love pickles however, you should try the deep fried version at The Norfolk. Delicious.

http://bugglesandsqueak.blogspot.com/2010/12/review-norfolk-on-cleveland.html

susan said...

All those sandwiches are making me hungry! I would love to try the chorizo one. Anything with chorizo is a winner.

sugarpuffi said...

i went to eat this the other day. fak it was a big sandwich! lol me and the boy shared one

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi john, would be interested to know what you think of it once you try.

hi missklicious, i guess the rent for the eateries can't be that cheap so they have to bump up the prices accordingly.

hi buggles and squeak, the danks st depot version looks pretty yummy and filling. will keep in mind next time i'm in the area. The Norfolk is on my wish list to try. deep fried pickle — gee that sounds pretty wrong though hehe but very interesting.

hi susan, i'd like to try the chorizo one as well. should have a lot of flavour.

hi sugarpuffi, it certainly won't leave you hungry :-)

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