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Darlinghurst Cafe Sandoitchi Is Now Serving an OTT $200 Kobe Wagyu Katsu Sando

Sydney's most expensive sandwich is a far cry from your run-of-the-mill servo egg and lettuce number.
By Marissa Ciampi
October 07, 2020
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Darlinghurst Cafe Sandoitchi Is Now Serving an OTT $200 Kobe Wagyu Katsu Sando

Sydney's most expensive sandwich is a far cry from your run-of-the-mill servo egg and lettuce number.
By Marissa Ciampi
October 07, 2020
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Darlinghurst's Japanese cafe Sandoitchi has a new addition to its katsu menu — and it's the most over-the-top sando we've seen yet. Co-Owner and Chef Pureephat "Bhass" Kraikangwan (Long Chim) has teamed up with Sydney's wagyu experts Osawa Enterprises to create the kobe katsu sando. And it'll set you back a casual $200 a pop.

A high-end variety of wagyu, kobe beef is raised to strict standards in the Japanese prefecture of Hyōgo (its capital city is Kobe). The super-premium kobe used in Sandoitchi costs a whopping $400 per kilo. While the exact price of each sando will depend on portion size, expect around 200-grams of pink-centered kobe sandwiched between Japanese-style thick-cut white bread topped with tonkatsu mayo and mustard.

These kobe katsu sandos are available by pre-order only, via DM on Sandoitchi's Instagram. The dish will be available for all of October — and potentially beyond if there's enough thirst for it in Sydney.

Kobe katsu sando by @dangimhungry via Sandoitchi.

If dropping four pineapples on some meat and bread sounds extravagant to you, you can also opt for a few less OTT options. Those include a South Australian wagyu strip loin for $59 — it boasts a marble score of 9+, which is the highest score possible — and the regular wagyu sando with beef from NSW's Rangers Valley for $29 (marble score 4+). These sandos are also topped with tonkatsu mayo and mustard and served on pillowy white bread.

This rather pricey sando is a departure for the cafe, which generally serves up reasonably priced eats — like the katsu-heavy dinner menu from July, which saw most dishes sit under $20. We're not sure who can afford this latest katsu offering, but we're sure it'll be a memorable bite for those who can.

The kobe katsu sando will be available at Sandoitchi Cafe for the remainder of October. It must be pre-ordered via DM on Sandoitchi's Instagram here.

Published on October 07, 2020 by Marissa Ciampi

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