탬파샌드위치 – Tampa Sandwich Bar
Tampa Sandwich Bar in Yeonnam Dong is a fantastic sandwich shop. They are famous for their Cuban sandwiches for which they won the the “Most Popular Cuban Sandwich” 1st Place prize at the 6th (2017) and 7th (2018) Annual Cuban Sandwich Festival in Ybor City, Florida. #legit
2018 Winner – Seoul Cuban Sandwich
2017 Winner – Spicy Cuban Chicken Sandwich
Check out this article that discusses how this 3-year old upstart in Korea (who learned how to make Cuban sandwiches from YouTube) managed to win consecutive 1st place finishes in 2017 and 2018 in the Most Popular Cuban Sandwich Category.
The Unlikely Triumph of a Cuban Sandwich Shop in Seoul [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
I believe it was the sautéed kimchi in the Spicy Chicken Cuban sandwich that won it for them in 2017 and the gochujang sauce in the Seoul Cuban Sandwich that brought home the gold in 2018.
They just recently introduced a Philly Cheesesteak item on the menu. I had to try it and I loved it. The bread … it’s so chewy. It’s like the bread that they serve at Casablanca and in the Egyptian sandwich cart that used to service the streets of Itaewon way back when.
This place is an absolute recommend if you’re into sandwiches. Worth a trip from the east side to the west side. Recommend the regular truffle fries. They are famous for their Cuban sandwiches but I would go back for their cheesesteak in a heartbeat.