MELBOURNE | Never discount something just because it’s hyped or is ‘on trend’. Case in point, the loaded Korean thick cut brioche ‘egg drop’ sandwiches named after the South Korean spot Egg Drop, that’s generally considered to be the place that created, or at least popularised the sandwiches, in 2017.
The sandwiches have since become popular all over the world, and one of the best places to try them in Melbourne is Eggholic. I popped into their Spencer Street, CBD store a few weeks ago to grab some shots for What’s on Melbourne, and ended up with a few sandwiches to take home and eat for breakfast and lunch the next day.
One of Eggholic’s most popular sandwiches, and my favourite too, is the the Garlic, Bacon ‘n’ Cheese. Basically garlic bread filled with scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, and cheddar cheese. How can you go wrong? Another great one is the BBQ chicken, filled with spicy Korean BBQ chicken, salad, oak lettuce, and egg sauce.
The point of the extra thick brioche is to keep the thing from getting soggy, hence maintaining the sandwich’s structural integrity. I can confirm that, after a few hours in my bag and almost 24 hours in the fridge, the sandwiches hold up admirably. Reheat it in the sandwich press for a few minutes and you’re good to go, with the now melted cheese and crisped, condensed bread, hitting the spot.
As well as sanwiches, Eggholic also sells an assortment of snacks; lattes with flavours like dalonga and matcha; tea, and soda.
2/262 Spencer Street
Telephone: (03) 9912 1328
Mon – Sun: 9:00am to 4:00pm