Fancy Fillings is in the food court below Dendy.
It’s almost worth stopping by just to see the choreography as eight small chinese women try and work, hard and fast, in a space suited for three workers.
Quite why so many Chinese have chosen to abandon their native cuisine in favour of western sandwich making is a bit of a mystery, but good luck to them.
On a reader recommendation I went for the Chicken Schnitzel sandwich and discovered myself in a “question trap”:
“What sort of bread do you want? salt and pepper? Toasted? Mayonaise?”
Not something I enjoy at the best of times. I normally assume the staff know what they’re making better than I do and would prefer to leave the options up to them unless I have a specific preference.
When there’s a bit of a language barrier matters are not improved.
The Chicken Schnitzel costs $9.50 and I decided to go with the toasted.
I don’t know in what world iceberg lettuce, supermarket tomato, plastic cheese slices, squeeze bottle mayo, and a chicken schnitzel is considered “fancy”.
To find out I suppose more trips to food courts would be required.
Having had that patrician whinge though, it tasted pretty good.
The ingredients balanced the wet and dry nicely to make for a clean eat.
If fate has consigned you to a food court lunch then there’s plenty worse.
But compared to the cheaper sandwich wizardry of the Blue Olive? (The gold standard by which future sandwich reviews shall be measured)
Just not in the same ball park.
(For more sub $10 lunches in Civic check the tag, if you’ve got recommendations let me know.)