With many sandwich and bagel stalls opening, Korio at Amoy Street is one that stands out. Providing a more ‘atas’ and delicious twist to plain ole sandwiches, this is a spot not to be missed!
Korio- Popular Breakfast Spot At Far East Square
Korio, owned by the youthful couple Myron (aged 26) and his wife Shaz (aged 25), stands as a testament to their culinary passion. Myron’s culinary journey began with his diploma pursuits at Temasek Polytechnic, but it was his transformative eight-month engagement at the Brooklyn-based pizzeria, Speedy Romeo, that kindled his inspiration. This experience, sparked by encountering the finest donuts there, has profoundly influenced the delectable direction of Korio.
Offering a lineup of beloved sandwiches, indulge in some of their popular sammies, including the Tuna Melt ($16), Biggie Croque ($17) – featuring smoked ham and truffle caramelised onions, and the Bobby Smalls ($13), served with crispy luncheon meat, fried egg, and a potato bun.
Crafted meticulously, their best-seller, the Caprese Grilled Cheese ($15), boasts layers of cheddar and American cheese, combined with the sweetness of caramelized onions, the zest of marinated roma tomatoes, and the aromatic essence of basil, all harmoniously enveloped between two slices of crispy grilled sourdough bread. What makes the sandwich stand out is the thin crispy cheese skirt that partially embraces it. This golden, crunchy addition blends seamlessly with the various textures within the sandwich, elevating every single bite.
What’s the secret to their spectacular cheese pull? It’s none other than American cheese. Grilled to perfection, the toast reveals a sumptuous buttery essence that forms the ideal base. Caramelized onions provided a subtle infusion of sweetness, with the tangy tomatoes complementing the salty cheeses. It’s no wonder this is their top menu item!
Consisting of crispy spam, sauce gribiche, chives, and american cheese between brioche bread, the Breakfast Sammy ($13) gives you the full breakfast experience. For those who are unfamiliar, sauce gribiche originates from French cuisine and is made by emulsifying hard-boiled egg yolks and mustard in canola or grapeseed oil.
The sandwich is generously loaded with it — so much that some immediately fell out as we eagerly unveiled it! It brings about a creamy, eggy quality that adds a layer of rich creaminess that counterbalances the hearty and oily elements of the spam and brioche bread. The spam layer boasts a satisfying thickness, lending substance to each bite. Yet, while the chive essence is present, a more pronounced intensity would have further elevated the experience.
Donuts And Coffee Available Too
If you’re feeling indulgent, try their Cinnamon Sugar Whipped Honey Butter Donut ($5). Each donut is meticulously adorned with a delicate layer of cinnamon and studded with delightful crystal sugar bits, promising a satisfying crunch in every bite. Their uniquely delightful chewiness sets them apart, enhanced by a dollop of whipped honey butter that adds a slight touch of natural sweetness.
Not only that, their menu extends to include delectable offerings of finely brewed coffee, such as Iced Mocha ($7) and Iced Spanish Latte ($6.50).
Hurry Down To Korio Today!
If you’re all about new-school sandwiches, Korio is an absolute must-visit. For those working in the CBD, this place is a gem for snagging a delicious lunch on the fly. Don’t waste any time – head on down and treat yourself to the goodness at Korio today!
Address: 135 Amoy St, #01-03, Singapore 049964
Operating Hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 2pm
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