18 (Thu) August 2011
Cool Caesar Turkey Sub on Rosemary Bread
-Samseong, Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
Here’s a quick summary of the GMTD rating scale.
4.0 = (i) excellent + different / surprising / noteworthy or (ii) perfect
3.5 = (i) excellent in a conventional way or (ii) good + different / surprising / noteworthy
3.0 = very good
2.5 = good, though nothing to rave about
2.0 = neither bad nor good, something that I wouldn’t seek out but wouldn’t avoid
1.5 = finished it but would never willingly eat it again
1.0 = awful
0.5 = so awful that I couldn’t finish it
0.0 = inedible, literally
I’m giving this a provisional 4.0 rating because I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the notion that a sandwich like this could be so mind-blowingly amazing. I mean, it’s a fast food sandwich on mass-produced bread topped with processed meat and processed cheese and processed dressing, which aren’t necessarily bad-tasting, though perhaps bad for the health, but they’re pedestrian, predictable, not particularly promising. But the combination of the rosemary-infused roll, the sweet turkey, the melted mozzarella, the gooey caesar sauce, along with a generous handful of black olives (at my request), and even the wilted iceberg lettuce and limp slices of tomatoes, resulted in a sandwich synergy that defied the inherent limitations of the ingredients. Hyperbole aside, it tasted like a pizza in sandwich form, but I wouldn’t have thought that a pizza in sandwich form could be so good – in other words, both excellent and different / surprising / noteworthy; I wouldn’t go so far as to call it “perfect.” Then again, I was extremely hungry and excited by the prospect of watching Harry Potter, so maybe I was inclined to be kind. I’m going to try this same sandwich again, just to be sure.
Incidentally, I couldn’t find any mention of this item on the American or Korean Quiznos websites. In the restaurant, it wasn’t on the regular menu but on some kind of seasonal specials poster, so time may be limited.
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