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Japanese egg salad sandwiches

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Whether you are looking for a simple breakfast, a grab-n-go lunch or a light dinner, sandwich is a quick and easy solution. However, not all sandwiches are equally nutritious. Some are healthy but unappealing while some can be sinfully lip-smacking. Given the versatility in making sandwiches, parents can easily jazz them up with creative presentation and nutritious filings for their child. Here are a few creative ways I love to use:

  • use cookies cutters to make sandwiches in difference shapes and sizes (eg, fancy sandwiches with sardine fillings)
  • toast your bread to give it more crunchy bites.
  • encourage your kid to eat wholegrain/ wholemeal bread by combining white bread with wholegrain/ wholemeal bread.
  • instead of usual sandwich bread, choose from other bread variaties such as baguette, ciabatta, hot dog buns or seedy rolls. Pita and tortilla wraps are excellent choices too.


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A few weeks ago, while both my son and I were browsing through a local magazine, a photo of Japanese egg salad sandwiches caught our attention instantly. They looked so appetizing and nutritious. Besides that, the preparation method sounded so unconventional as compared to those Western sandwiches we ate. So, I made some for my family’s breakfast during the recent long holiday weekend.


These Japanese-inspired sandwiches turned out to be so yummy!! I used whole-meal bread instead of white bread for more wholesome value but you can experiment with other bread varieties. Carrots and cucumbers had quite a bland taste on their own but when marinated they had a hint of sweet and sour flavour. The marinade also made both the crunchy carrots and cucumbers more tender and easy-to-chew by your little ones. By pairing with the egg-mayo mixture, these sandwiches were bursting with flavour and colour. We enjoyed these sandwiches very much. It was such a filing and satisfying breakfast to start our day.


These sandwiches are easy enough to reproduce at home so why not make it a parent-child project for this coming school holiday? I hope your kids will have great fun assembling these sandwiches. It’s also ideal for those who are looking for a meatless meal. If you make them for outings or as lunch in the office, pack the bread and other ingredients in separate containers or ziplock bags and assemble before eating. This will prevent your sandwiches from becoming soggy.


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This recipe is featured at Rise and Shine Breakfast Campaign 2013.


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  1. Really love how you arranged the vegetables. Too pretty and of course it looks very yummy!

  2. We love egg sandwiches…really neat idea to make them “colorful”!! good school lunch

  3. tigerfish says:

    I am definitely a sandwich person but I don’t make them so pretty like yours.

    Congrats on all the features.

  4. Joanne says:

    When made with good ingredients, sandwiches can be some of the healthiest lunches around! These sound delicious and I love the Japanese egg salad!

  5. peachkins says:

    how come my egg salad sandwich is not as pretty as that.. brilliant idea on sneaking up those veggies…

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  7. celine says:

    this looks super yummy delicious. i have all the ingredients so will try not to be lazy and make it for my lunch today. awesome photgraphy as always! 🙂

  8. Lovely and healthy sandwiches. Your pics are always gorgeous. No wonder you’re invited to contribute to these magazines. Good job.

  9. anncoo says:

    I love sandwich, healthy, simple and delicious 🙂

  10. noobcook says:

    your sandwiches look incredibly cute and delicious. love the orange/green trimmings for extra colour. and congrats on the Abbott feature ^_^

  11. The arrangement is very interesting! Congrats on the feature!

  12. Evelyn Ng says:

    I saw it too! I love egg sandwich. But I did hesitated a while because of the combination of soya sauce and mayo..

    • food-4tots says:

      Evelyn Ng: Oh really!! I strongly recommend you to give it a try. They are really very delicious!! As the soy sauce is mixed with rice wine vinegar and sugar, it’s not salty anymore. In addition, any excess marinade will be squeezed out. So you won’t feel the taste of soy sauce when eating. 😉

  13. Little Inbox says:

    Yours look so clean, neat and tidy. Mine is much more messy. 🙁

  14. Ching @ LCOM says:

    Really pretty! But my girls won’t eat the pickled cucumber and carrot. Would do with eggs and chicken I guess.

  15. You made the sandwich so neat and tidy! I like sandwich a lot and could have them every lunch or dinner 😛 I think I got to buy a sandwich for lunch later. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Alice says:

    What a “pretty” decorated sandwich! I bet my son will like it too! 😀

  17. I was just craving egg salad sandwiches! What adorable looking sandwishes too 🙂

  18. mycookinghut says:

    Lovely recipe!! I love egg and this sandwich is definitely a good choice!

  19. What a creative way to arrange a sandwich! a good way to get kids to eat vegetables isn’t it?

  20. Pei-Lin says:

    I love the way you present the sandwiches! Great photography and styling. Yea, can be quite challenging getting kids to eat a proper meal.

    Congrats on the invite by Abbott Singapore! You definitely deserve it!

  21. Can you believe that I have never had an egg sandwich? I mean whenever I crave for a sandwich, then tuna, salmon, or chicken comes to mind….next time I am going to give the egg sandwich a chance. :-))

  22. I like to see your creaviting when you display your food posting..great job!! me,my daughter wallop everthing,do not need to make the food cute or interesting!! haha! the moment I scoop the food into a plate ,she come wt a fork!!

  23. Alison says:

    Beautiful and delicious! I love how colourful they are on the inside!

  24. Akrista says:

    These are so cute! Egg salad sandwiches are one of my favorite sandwiches because they’re so quick and easy to make. I will have to try this recipe for my granddaughter (and me), of course. Thanks for a great idea.

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