Korean cuisine; we don’t stop talking about it. After favorites like kimchi and bibimbap, we now also welcome the Egg Drop sandwich with open arms. The sandwich that recently went viral on all social channels. But what exactly is it (other than addictively delicious)? And does Egg Drop mean we’re going to throw eggs? Culy explains.
Because as you could already read in Culy’s article about food trends in 2022 : Korean influences are here to stay .
The Egg Drop sandwich
In addition to taste, culinary Korea also has the talent to make the whole look dazzling. So it’s no surprise that the sandwich is a hit on the socials.
The sandwich owes its origin and name to the Egg Drop chain, a popular breakfast restaurant in South Korea that first came up with it. They are known for their variety of fluffy scrambled egg sandwiches, often served with melted cheese, a creamy sauce and a whole host of optional toppings.
The sandwich has since been adopted by countless restaurants worldwide. As the name suggests: egg is key with this sandwich. So fluffy scrambled eggs. In addition, a real Egg Drop is characterized by the recognizable bread, in the form of two thick slices of fluffy white bread such as brioche or milk bread , lightly toasted in some butter (have you finished yet?).
Toppings range from different cheese and sauce types to different meat, fish, vegetables and herbs.
In addition to the ingredients, it also owes its recognizable look to its packaging. The sandwich is presented in a paper casing or box with a minimalist look. In such a way that all ingredients can be admired before the first bite.
Get started yourself
It is not for nothing that the Egg Drop sandwich made it to the list of our favorite sandwiches in Amsterdam . The daily queue doesn’t lie either: this piece from Chun Café is one (with ribeye bulgogi please!) that you have to try.
If you are going to get started at home, read all the tips and tricks here so that you can sink your teeth into your own creation.