Renowned toast chain Isaac Toast has finally set foot on our sunny shores. For those of you familiar with the chain, you won’t have to go to JB to sate your toast cravings anymore. If you’re unsure of what Isaac Toast is, it’s a kiosk style store serving up different varieties of their signature toast along with delectable beverages.
Located in the Plaza Singapura food basement (B2), Isaac Toast is just a few steps from the Dhoby Ghaut MRT exit. You definitely won’t miss the huge logo, the red and white storefront and the staff meticulously crafting the sandwiches. Go to the counter, place your order and wait for your queue number to be called. It’s fuss free, easy and convenient!
Get the sandwich alone or as a set if you want to complete your meal with a refreshing drink. Do note that it’s a couple dollars more than what you’d get in Korea, but hey, you save on the airfare.
We tried the Double Spicy Cutlet ($6.90 Ala Carte, $8.90 Set) which came with two fried chicken cutlets doused in their signature spicy sauce. The chicken itself was tender and juicy with a crisp exterior. The bread was nicely toasted and was buttery and sweet at the same time. Cabbage that was layered in the sandwich also added a nice crunch to the toast.
Personally, we felt the sauce was a little too spicy, but for those of you who want your sandwich to pack a punch, this is definitely for you.
Next up, the Bulgalbi MVP ($6.50 Ala Carte, $8.50 Set) which is like the Bulgolgi but it uses beef instead. This one came with cheese, a barbecue sauce and an omelette. The beef patty had a nice texture and wasn’t too mushy. Additionally, the sauce lent a smoky flavour that elevated the meatiness of the sandwich.
The egg was a pleasant surprise, with small bits of corn kernels hidden inside. We appreciated the effort gone into the sandwich, from using a mould to shape the egg into a square to the careful assembly and wrapping of the sandwich.
Lastly, the Ham Special ($4.90 Ala Carte, $6.90 Set) may sound a little boring but definitely tastes much better than it sounds. Similarly, the omelette added a sweet and savoury flavour to the toast. The blend of cheeses used resulted in a beautifully melted layer sitting on the ham.
Even though the ham was supposed to be the star, it got a little lost among the other ingredients. However, as an elevated version of a boring sandwich, we really enjoyed it. Perhaps adding more ham would help?
Nonetheless, what we particularly liked about all the sandwiches was the slightly sweet and rich toast, as well as the cabbage in the sandwiches (although as a cabbage lover, I wished there was more).
To wash everything down, we got the Strawberry Milkshake ($4.90), Kiwi Smoothie ($5.90) and Grapefruit Ade ($3.90). Each set comes with an Americano, Green Tea or Earl Grey Tea, but simply top up the corresponding amount for another drink of your choice.
The Strawberry Milkshake was not too sweet and had a prominent strawberry flavour coming through. Apart from that, we felt that it was a little average, with nothing much to boast about.
On the other hand, the Kiwi Smoothie was something interesting that we had never tried before. The smoothie was icy cold and tasted strongly of kiwis. Unlike many fruit juice stalls that add water and sweeteners to their drinks, this tasted tropical and fresh. My top pick!
The Grapefruit Ade was a unorthodox take on your typical Lemonade. Although the latter is also served, we opted for the grapefruit as it was our first time seeing such a drink. It was sweet and sour with a slight bitterness from the grapefruit. Overall, a refreshing drink that’s unique and tasty.
Our experience at Isaac Toast was enjoyable with an extensive toast and drink menu. For a tasty and convenient hand-held snack or breakfast, try Isaac Toast today and let us know what you think!
Address: #B2-42, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, 238839
Opening Hours: Daily, 9 AM – 9.30 PM
Nearest MRT Station(s): Dhoby Ghaut