Friday, July 1, 2011

702 Monte Cristo Sandwich

I always say that I'm on a diet, yet i always blog about food. Well sorry "Mr. Diet" can i resist food if it's already in front of me and most of the time "for free". Yesterday was another "sinfully delicious" day, i was so hungry and ordered a Monte Cristo Sandwich from one of the cafeteria near our office. My office mates has been bragging about this and certifies me that it really taste great. Well...there's no harm in trying...
What is a Monte Cristo Sandwich? 
The Monte Cristo sandwich, sometimes spelled Monte Christo, is an unusual sandwichcombining the principals of French toast and the basic ham and Swiss sandwich. It gained great popularity in the US in the 1960s, when the Blue Bayou restaurant in Disneyland began serving it. It had previously been served at several Los Angeles restaurants, although there is no definitive evidence on its precise origins in the US. 
The name of this sandwich is believed to derive from the French sandwichcroque monsieur, which is very similar in construction. "Monte Cristo" is thought to be a tribute to the French novel The Count of Monte Christo by Alexander Dumas, and as such, the sandwich's name suggests its French origins. 
The traditional Monte Cristo sandwich is made from deli ham and Swiss cheese. The entiresandwich is then lightly dipped in egg batter and grilled. Disneyland's version deep fries thesandwich, which some people feel results in an overly greasy result. 
The Monte Cristo tends to be topped with a small amount of powdered sugar and is most traditionally served with a ramekin of raspberry or strawberry jam. In some cases, maple syrupis served in place of the jam. Though many think the combination unusual, the flavors actually seem to work well together, accounting for its continued popularity. (
My Monte Cristo Sandwich from 702 Cafeteria (Php 120.00)
served with strawberry jam and fruit cocktail
Monte Cristo Sandwich: consists of cheese, chicken chunks and ham
 Nothing so special about the taste...but worth tasting...Burp...

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