Inkigayo Sandwich. A fluffy Korean sandwich that contains layers of potato egg salad, cabbage crab salad and strawberry jam.
A uniquely flavourful delicious sandwich popular among K-pop stars that is fairly simple to make. Wonderful for lunch time.
When I first heard of this sandwich, I was amazed. Given how much I love K-pop and everything related to it, I had to try making this sandwich!
Inkigayo Sandwich Story
So why is this sandwich called the Korean Inkigayo Sandwich? It is sold at their national television broadcast center called SBS and they air a popular music program called "Inkigayo" where all the famous K-pop groups will perform. Hence the name Inkigayo. The office cafeteria at SBS creates this sandwich that many K-pop idols are obsessed with.
Apparently, the K-Pop stars use this sandwich to pass their phone numbers to other idols they are interested in, as it's wrapped in cling film.
This is to keep their attraction a secret because dating within the K-Pop industry is a considered a "scandal" (especially during their company issued dating ban). The dating ban is issued to ensure the idols focus on their careers in the early phase.
And that's how the inkigayo idol sandwich was born!
What does inkigayo sandwich taste like?
It tastes amazing. Probably one of the most flavourful sandwiches I've ever had in my life. It's savoury and sweet, thanks to the potato egg salad and strawberry jam layers. And it's crunchy and soft, thanks to the crab cabbage salad and fluffy bread.
Together the combination makes for one delicious sandwich that truly hits the spot!
I highly recommend trying this sandwich if you love potato egg salad or if you enjoy a mayo cabbage crab salad.
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For this recipe
You will need the following ingredients:
3 tablespoon Strawberry Jam
8 slices of bread
Potato & Egg Salad Layer:
2 small potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 tablespoon Japanese Mayo
⅛ teaspoon salt
Cabbage Crab Layer:
1.5 cups shredded cabbage
4 imitation crab sticks, roughly chopped into thinner pieces
3 tablespoon Japanese Mayo
How to make an Inkigayo Sandwich
In a small pot, boil potatoes and egg together to make it easier. Boil your potatoes for 10-15 minutes until fork tender. Boil your egg for only 7 minutes and place in an ice bath for easy cracking and peeling.
Meanwhile, shred your cabbage using a peeler. Place into a bowl and mix with chopped crab stick meat. Mix in your Japanese Mayo.
In another bowl. mash potatoes, egg and mayo together until well combined.
For 1 sandwich, use 4 pieces of bread. Spread a layer of mashed potato mixture on top of your bread.
Top off with a slice of bread. Spread jam over top of that piece.
Lay another piece of bread on top of the jam, spread your cabbage crab salad and cover with another piece of bread.
Place a heavy plate over your sandwich to gentle press it down or wrap it in cling film for 5 minutes.
Uncover the plate or cling film, slice off crusts of bread. Slice diagonally and enjoy!
Give it a try!
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- 3 tablespoon Strawberry Jam
- 8 slices bread
Potato & Egg Salad Layer:
- 2 small potatoes peeled and quartered
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoon Japanese mayo
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
Cabbage Crab Layer:
- 1.5 cups shredded cabbage
- 4 imitation crab sticks roughly chopped into thinner pieces
- 3 tablespoon Japanese mayo
- In a small pot, boil potatoes and egg together to make it easier. Boil your potatoes for 10-15 minutes until fork tender. Boil your egg for only 7 minutes and place in an ice bath for easy cracking and peeling.
- Meanwhile, shred your cabbage using a peeler. Place into a bowl and mix with chopped crab stick meat. Mix in your Japanese Mayo.
- In another bowl. mash potatoes, egg and mayo together until well combined.
- For 1 sandwich, use 4 pieces of bread. Spread a layer of mashed potato mixture on top of your bread. Top off with a slice of bread. Spread jam over top of that piece. Lay another piece of bread on top of the jam, spread your cabbage crab salad and cover with another piece of bread.
- Place a heavy plate over your sandwich to gentle press it down or wrap it in cling film for 5 minutes.
- Uncover the plate or cling film, slice off crusts of bread. Slice diagonally and enjoy!
Never Ending Journeys
This inkigayo sandwich looks and sounds so delicious with all those different flavors! I could really go for one right now.
Katherine | Love In My Oven
I would never have thought to combine strawberry jam with crab, but now that I think about it I can definitely see how it would taste good!! Plus this sandwich is so pretty!
This is the best sandwich I've ever made!!! You wouldn't think the flavours go together, but they really do! YAAAM.
Michelle | Sift & Simmer
Whoa, what a unique sandwich -- I've never heard of using strawberry jam with crab and cabbage! Thanks for sharing and all the tidbits about Korean pop stars!
Katerina | Once a Foodie
What an interesting combination of flavours, Christie! I would love to try this - it's so unusual and yet I believe you when you say it totally hits the spot. And I loved that bit of trivia about K-Pop stars passing the messages through these - how fun!
Heidi | The Frugal Girls
The 3 layers are such a fun idea... and the flavors are dynamite. It's like indulging in a flavor adventure with every single bite of sandwich!
I am hungry and I want this right now but my hyungs are asleep right now 🥲😂
I hope you enjoy it!