It was with great excitement I received the request for writing for Maltalunch.com. I had decided to go try this small bakery/mini store I had eaten at a few times before. Previous inquires regarding their opening hours had lead me to believe the kitchen was open as long as the store. So imagine the disappointment due to the closed kitchen when I finally arrived to buy a specially composed sandwich, which is what they do and why I like them… but more about that in a future article.
For some reason I have the habit of always saying “to take away” which I regretted when I stepped out on the street into the 30 degree heat and realized that I needed somewhere to chill. I ended up walking back to the office and found a nice, quiet and awesomely air-conditioned spot.
I opened my take away bag and thought they had made a mix up first because what lied on top was bacon rather then chicken but after poking around a bit with my plastic fork I found big luscious pieces of chicken breast marinated in garlic, absolutely delightful.
The biggest turn off for me when eating a salad is when the lettuce is soggy, discolored and just doesn’t look fresh. To my delight I didn’t find one single bit of that and it all just felt like a very well composed amount of ingredients.
The only negative aspect, which was partly my own fault due to the “taking away” fact, was that the warm bacon had turned the croutons a bit soft. I missed the crunch. A second thing, which as a meat loving man is hard to categorize as negative was the abundance of meat. Adding the chicken to the bacon was a bit of an overkill but if you’re coming home from the gym this would be an excellent orgy of proteins.
The price of this dish landed on 5.50 euro and considering how packed it was with meat I have to say it was very good value. The freshness of it added to the nice experience and I would warmly recommend it to anyone who wants a nice healthy lunch without unnecessary carbohydrates.
Join me next time as I make my second attempt to get my specially composed sandwich. Until then, eat well and spread love, or spread well and eat love, or eat spread and love well. Cheers!