Enjoy Iron Man? ;) For sure, why not? I mean, don't you find him oh-so-enticing and hot? *drools*
But no, *snaps back to reality* Eleena was referring to Hero, the Brooklyn-inspired baguette concept cafe offering oversized subs with big, bold flavours and gourmet fillings to match.
Their response was something along the lines of "Huh? Eat subs ah? Don't want lah!" But well, I still managed to convince them in the end and all 3 of us skeptical lot headed in to Hero with no expectations whatsoever.
One bite into the first sub, and we had to swallow our words back. Hero is nothing like Subway. Period.
My absolute favourite was the #BRKLYN, which also happened to be the first sub we tried. The pulled lamb was so tender and full of flavour. May I also add that although I am no big fan of beet root, I still inhaled it all? Yes Mama, I did. It was THAT yum!
|#BRKLYN on the left, and #BYTHEHOUR on the right|
But this #KIDROYALE below was a strong contender against the #BRKLYN. I loved it probably just as much, but I think it was that first bite I had that keeps the #BRKLYN top of mind... A little like the whole head over heels kinda feeling if you know what I mean?
The #CATCHER, pictured below on the far left is the panko crumbed shrimp tossed in Hero's secret seasoning, served with slaw and finished with thousand island dressing. This sub unlike its other peers was a tad too dry for our liking.
But The Brudder and I both agreed that those panko crumbed shrimps were delish - must have been the secret seasoning whatever that is!!! Perhaps a tad bit more of the homemade thousand island would do the trick? ;)
#PARADISE! My favourite Caesar salad in a baguette? Nuff' said! ;) But may I warn you, a little messy to eat, yeap this is me speaking from experience.
The last one standing is the #THROWBACK which didn't really stand out amongst the 6 that we tried. I think we all felt really neutral about this one. It wasn't spectacularly good but yet I have got no complaints.
I guess it is more like your go-to-sub if you were feeling a little less adventurous and wanted something classic. You know these meatballs can never go wrong. ;)
I beg to differ, that is not true - it was so so good! The greedy monster in me kinda wished Eleena offered us more. :P I could do with one (or two, or maybe three) of that warm, fluffy goodness right now!
The Fussy Brudder commented, "They are actually very nice." This is coming from someone who dislikes sandwiches. Making him eat sandwiches is quite like torturing him, so it means a lot for him to say that Hero is good.
Don't underestimate the power of these subs. Trust me, they will take you by surprise. All you need to do is to look out for this Hero sign, located behind the RMIT university building on Stewart St, and you're in for a good treat.
P/S: I'm sorry about the poor quality shots - they do no justice to these beautiful subs at all. I'm blaming it on the lighting which was horrible. The skies turning grey (before it started to pour) and me sitting in an awkward position didn't help.