Sunday, August 29, 2010
I have been eating alot at Subway these years. Besides being a healthier choice (I still need my dosage of KFC every now and then though), its one of the few fast food that really fills you up with a long sandwich (can be made even longer) and chewy cookies. While Subway has certainly gained popularity with more outlets, it needs to look out for this competitor!
Quiznos landed on our shores sometime last year alongside Tully's Coffee (same franchise owner), selling sandwiches in a style that is almost identical to Subway: Queue up, choose your bread, fillings and options to make it a meal! That being said, they do have their own unique menu and sell sandwiches in 8" size, somewhat in between a 6" and foot long. There is also a condiments corner which let you add more sauces and toppings to your liking!
Classic Italian (6", $6.20), Zesty Grill Steak (6", $6.90)
We thought of measuring how the first one would fare against Subway's classic Cold Cut Trio, and it sure did well! While there wasn't as much meat, we actually liked how the salami, pepperoni and honey ham was distinguished, unlike a lump of ham that eventually tasted the same. The white bread was toasted and soft on the inside, while the fresh veggie toppings, mozzarella cheese and red wine vinaigrette made it even more enjoyable!
If the Italian was good, the other one was even better! Again, they could be more generous with the amount of fillings, but the sliced steak was really tender, drizzled in delightful honey bourbon mustard and grille sauce. With toppings of mozzarella, cheddar, mushrooms and sauteed onions, it felt liked eating a sub version of Burger King's Swiss Mushroom, but of better quality ingredients! Impressive!
Chicken Noodle Soup (top up $2.70), Classic Caesar Salad (top up $3.50)
We took the soup out of curiousity and didn't like it at all. Bland taste aside, it had probably been cooked way beforehand with the bits of pasta feeling really mushy.
The salad was a much better choice, large bowl of fresh, crunchy greens with your favourite sauce! By the way, topping up also includes a soft drink (Root Beer available!) of your choice.
Bill for two was $17.95 after 10% discount with OCBC card. Though slightly pricier than Subway, Quiznos is probably targeting a consumer group that is willing to pay more for great-tasting premium subs (They even provide fork and knife for the subs!). I will be heading back to try out the other creations!
#03-33 Orchard Central
Tel: 6509 9833
3 other outlets islandwide
Taken with Nikon D70