Are you ready to take your sandwich to a whole other level? If your answer is yes, then it’s time to turn your attention to wanpaku sandwich, also known as wanpaku sando. Riding the wave of trendy foods from back in 2016, this epic-looking Japanese sandwich is made up of multiple layers of colourful vegetables, various sauces and other delicious fillings in between, making it a true treat for the eyes and the mouth ?
As one of the many artful sandwiches that not only tastes delicious but is also easy to make, you can say goodbye to regular sandwiches forever! Using our halal wanpaku sandwich recipe, prepare to snap a photo of your creation before diving into this wonderfully stacked sandwich.
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 4 slices of milk bread (you can buy store-bought ones or make your own with this easy recipe)
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced in half
- 1 large carrot, sliced
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- 2 large tomatoes, sliced
- ¼ red cabbage, shredded
- 8 pieces of lettuce
- 3.5 oz (100g) chicken breast fillet
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- Kewpie mayonnaise (you can find halal-certified Kewpie mayonnaise at your local supermarkets)
- Dijon mustard (optional)
- Place the sliced carrots and shredded cabbage in separate mixing bowls and add some Kewpie mayonnaise to both the vegetables. Mix it up until everything is coated well. Set aside along with the cucumbers, tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs.
- If using Dijion mustard, mix 1 tsp of Dijon mustard and 4 tbsp of Kewpie mayonnaise together and set aside for further use.
- In a small bowl, combine chicken, garlic, salt, pepper and soy sauce together. Heat cooking oil in a pan over medium-high heat and cook the chicken for about 15 to 20 minutes until it's cooked all the way through.
- Start assembling your sandwich by placing a slice of bread in the centre of a plastic wrap. Then spread the mayo and mustard mixture on top of the bread. Next, lay 2 pieces lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber, followed by two halves of hard boiled egg. Carefully place carrots, red cabbage and finally the remaining 2 pieces of lettuce on top. With another slice of bread (mayo and mustard side facing down), gently press down the toast with one hand and start folding the plastic wrap over the sandwich with your other hand. Make sure that it's wrapped tightly.
- Once your entire sandwich is wrapped, set aside for 5 to 10 minutes. Then, using a clean and sharp knife, cut the sandwich in half. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with the remaining of the ingredients for the second sandwich, serve them and enjoy!
- When laying down the ingredients for your sandwich, keep in mind of where you'll be cutting it in half so that the cross-section of the sandwich will reveal the colourful fillings.
- You can always swap or add more ingredients (if possible) to your sandwich like tuna, slices of halal turkey and any other vegetables of your liking.
Thanks to this easy wanpaku sandwich recipe, there’s no need to settle for an average sandwich anymore from here on out ?