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Fancy Fillings Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich. $10 lunch review

By johnboy 24 February 2011 6

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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.)


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far_northact 6:17 pm 24 Feb 11

Yeah – go back to Blue Olive. I lived on their BLT, toasted, on turkish for about a year. Occasionally I’d have the tuna one, which I can’t remember the name of. I’m sure you can review the same, favourite places, just change selections 🙂

Ryan 6:06 pm 24 Feb 11

I used to have the toasted schnitzel sandwich from there about once a fortnight. Always found the service to be excellent and the product delicious (Admittedly I selected my own fillings to suit my own tastes which pushed the cost a little over $10). Better than most of the options in that foodcourt anyway.

“I found myself in a question trap.. Not something I enjoy at the best of times”

Did you just have the ‘standard’ schnitzel sandwich as described on the board, johnboy? In my experience they would always ask ‘just following the recipe or…?’ – if you stated recipe they went about their business otherwise you advise what ingredients you’re after.

As for the questions on which bread, fresh or toasted, salt or pepper and mayo – that’s all personal preference and I guess it is better to ask than to just go ahead and assume and have to start from scratch when the customer wants something else.

EvanJames 4:14 pm 24 Feb 11

Looks pretty good. I guess toasting a sandwich is a bit like the old pastry rule: you can sell anything if you wrap it in pastry.

Kerryhemsley 3:58 pm 24 Feb 11

Any place that has to tell you their fillings are “fancy” is probably lying or doesn’t know the difference.

A bit like Chicken Gourmet, not bad after chugging on a few cold ones at O’Malleys but in reality far from gourmet.

motleychick 3:24 pm 24 Feb 11

Fancy Fillings in Tuggeranong is really good. Only place I would buy a sandwich from.

Mess 2:56 pm 24 Feb 11

I have to agree with the Blue Olive comment there. I had the chicken schnitzel sandwich from there today, and it was fantastic, 3 hours later and I’m still full. The Fancy fillings ones are OK, but faced with the choice, Blue Olive every time.

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