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What: Yuzu Smoked Duck Panini ($6.90) Where: Blocs Inc., Paya Lebar Square #01-71, Singapore 409051
The sandwich is served simply with tomato, lettuce and sliced duck in between two pieces of grilled focaccia.
At first bite, I was pleasantly surprised by the juiciness and thickness of the duck meat, which well complemented the crunchy outer layer of the grilled bread. The duck meat was also easy to chew, much softer compared to the normal duck rice dish found at local hawker centres.
Overall, the sandwich was sweet, and had a multitude of textures that left my taste buds craving for more.
The thing I found most unique was the yuzu jam and mayonnaise, which was spread evenly on inner layers of the focaccia, much unlike typical sandwiches that have sauces squeezed haphazardly before the final layer of bread is placed.
It gave an additional kick of flavour with the already herb-flavoured Italian bread, and blended the different food items in the sandwich beautifully.
Besides the Yuzu Smoked Duck Panini, the Banana Nutella Crepe ($6.90) and Chicken Ham and Cheese Panini ($6.90) are worth a try, but the duck still trumps the lot and is reasonably priced to boot.
If you're wondering where the cafe is, it sits in a small, cosy corner of Paya Lebar Square.
They're also famous for their DIY coffee and buns.
Check out their website for more information: http://blocsinc.com.
The writer paid for the meal reviewed.