“Repulse Bay” Toasted Club Sandwich

Hong Kong

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Serves

    1+

Appears in

Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad

Lavender & Lovage

By Karen Burns-Booth

Published 2019

  • About

My version of a Hong Kong Club Sandwich, based on what I remember enjoying at The Repulse Bay Hotel Verandah Restaurant. I have added the fried egg and sliced cheese, but if this is a step too far for your taste buds, then by all means revert back the original Club Sandwich as made famous in New York.

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of thick white bread, toasted on both sides
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 small tomato, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 rashers of crispy cooked streaky bacon
  • 4 whole lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices of cooked turkey or chicken
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 fried egg (optional)
  • 2 thin slices of cheese (optional)

Method

  1. Toast the bread and then start to make and assemble the club sandwich.
  2. Spread the mayonnaise on one side of two halves of the toasted bread, and on both sides of the third slice of toasted bread.
  3. Place one of the toasted pieces of bread on a plate, mayonnaise side up and lay 2 lettuce leaves and half of the tomato slices over the top, season with salt and pepper. Add the rashers of bacon and then place the toasted bread that has mayonnaise on both sides on top of the bacon. (Add the fried egg if using in this layer)
  4. Place the remaining lettuce leaves on top of the second toasted slice of bread, the rest of the sliced tomatoes, season to taste again with salt and pepper, then add the cooked turkey or chicken. (Add the cheese if using in this layer)
  5. Place the third slice of toasted bread on top, press down firmly, and cut the sandwich into two halves or four quarters, securing them together with toothpicks if necessary.
  6. Serve with fresh salad and crisps on the side.