A couple of weeks ago, I visited The Willows restaurant for their buffet lunch (see 21 August 2010 post). On display at the restaurant was one of their old menus describing their world-renowned curry,
Can you imagine getting a complete lunch for around three dollars?
The staff could not tell me what year(s) the menu was in effect. Understandable since the restaurant changed hands a couple of times since opening 4 July 1947. I wonder if they need the services of a researcher?
Besides the prices, I was interested in one of their sandwich selections. Can you guess which one? It’s the seventh from the top. The answer: sardine sandwich!
I grew up with tuna sandwiches. When I was a little mouse, sardines were rare in our house because they were deemed “too fishy.” The only time we ate sardines is when my father would sneak a can in the house when he was in charge of dinner. His version was sardines, soda crackers, and butter.
When I make sandwiches, I tend to keep them very simple. I think it stems when I was little and sandwiches with too much stuffing would always fall apart on me. I also think that it’s hard to “taste” a sandwich with too many ingredients. That’s just me.
I used sardines packed in soybean oil, wheat germ bread, a touch of mayonnaise on one side and a combination of mustard and ketchup on the other side in honor of other sardines packed in tomato or mustard sauce (lol).
It was very good. Although next time I will toast the bread.
Although The Cat likes sardines, she prefers them with rice, pasta, or noodles, and furikake (just like real cat food).
If you are interested, here are links to The Willows restaurant:
Sardine sandwich, peanut butter sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich, yum.