Cycle 4 – Item 25
30 (Wed) January 2013
Hot Turkey & Cheese Sandwich
-Yangjae, Seocho, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
In line with the corporate mission to continue coming up with ill-conceived shit for its food court, Costco has recently introduced this Hot Turkey & Cheese Sandwich.
From top to bottom, end to end, it was thoroughly disgusting. The bread was some kind of ciabatta-wannabe sponge loaf. The tasteless swiss-wannabe cheese had only been half-melted to begin with and cold by the time that I got to it. The onions were greasy and insufficiently grilled, not even a touch caramelized. The tomatoes were mushy, partially steamed by the cheese and onions. The “turkey” seemed to be ham (I never bothered to verify) – not even a decent ham, but processed ham that containing bits of meat. The seasoning was a watery paste that appeared to be an attempted pesto, though it had zero pesto flavor. Apparently, the team was gathered in the test kitchen, and the guy in charge said, “Look, I want you to make this item shitty beyond expectation; however bad the last thing was, I want you to surprise everyone by making this even worse.”
I don’t know why I keep doing this to myself.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)