I felt pretty sad when Liang Sandwich Bar suddenly closed all their stores because I had really wanted to try it!!!
Update: They are opening again in the fourth quarter of 2020!!! With new menu offerings!!!
Can’t stand that I lost the chance to try this spring onion pancake sandwich my idol endorses, so I decided to study the menu online and make my own NAF Sandwich. NAF stands for Not a Foodie by the way, so don’t blame me if you follow the recipe and it doesn’t taste as nice as Liang Sandwich! I’m very simple-minded when it comes to food – if it satisfies my tastebuds and is value-for-money, it is good enough for me!
I chose the Tuna Mayo, $4.90 and Cheese & Egg, $3.90 flavours to recreate because I have all these ingredients at home. I only lack having the scallion pancake, so I went down to NTUC to get this.
Ok let’s start cooking!
1. NAF Tuna Mayo Sandwich
Ingredients (serves 1):
– 1 onion prata
– 1 egg
– soy sauce and pepper for egg
– 1/4 can tuna mayonnaise
– 1/8 small yellow onion
– black pepper
– Kewpie Japanese mayonnaise (as much as you want)
- Follow the instructions on the packaging to make your prata. I popped mine in the oven instead of grilling it on a pan.
- Dice the onion.
- Add the diced onions into the tuna mixture. Add in as much mayonnaise as you want. Add black pepper. Mix well. (Note: I realised that 1/4 onion can be used for the whole can of tuna. Leftovers from making this sandwich can be stored in a container as sandwich spread.)
- Break an egg into a small bowl. Beat it with 1 teaspoon soy sauce and pepper. Fry it into an omelette on a frying pan.
- Put omelette on top of the cooked prata.
- Spread tuna onto the omelette.
- Fold prata in half for your NAF Tuna Mayo Sandwich!
2. NAF Cheese & Egg Sandwich
– 1 onion prata
– 1 egg
– 1 slice cheese
- Follow the instructions on the packaging to make your prata.
- Butter a heated pan, beat an egg and pour it onto the hot frying pan. When scrambled egg is done, turn off the heat.
- Lay sliced cheese onto the cooked prata.
- Put scrambled egg onto the sliced cheese.
- Fold prata in half for your NAF Cheese & Egg Sandwich!
This is so great for a hearty (and cheap!) breakfast! It was very fast to make with minimal washing up.
What I like about Chinatown frozen prata is that it is not as oily as pratas sold at prata stalls, so it’s perfect for making a sandwich like this. You can add anything you like in this prata sandwich because it adds as such a good, non-heavy sandwich base!
This Onion prata is very crispy and fluffy and really does have the fragrant taste of onion!
The only thing is that it is actually kind of small. It looks smaller than Liang Sandwich Bar’s scallion pancakes, but it’s not a problem because after adding the fillings for the sandwich, it is really rather substantial!
Actually, I got inspired to make these Taiwanese sandwiches with a prata because when I read the reviews, they all wrote that it looks and tastes like a prata.
I’ve never tasted Liang Sandwich‘s scallion pancakes before. They do have some very loyal supporters so they are probably delicious. When it reopens again (new name will be Liang Crispy Roll), I hope I will remember to visit it. I heard that their soymilk is very nice. Will do a review when it reopens!
In the meantime, let’s enjoy these DIY Liang Sandwiches!