While Jewish delicatessens are a dime & a dozen in cities like New York, they're rare these parts of the world. If ever you're craving good Jewish-style meats, you best get acquainted with the local Jewish community. Or head to Sacha & Sons NY Delicatessen, perhaps the only Jewish-friendly deli in all of Singapore. In spite of the monopoly, Sacha & Sons does a pretty bang-up job.
The menu is lengthy, abundant with foods that are exotically peculiar like latkes, blintzes, kugel, matzo, schmaltz, or knishes. Ask, if you can't be bothered to google; the smiley staff are knowledgeable and on hand to provide personal recommendations. A tip is to stick to the sandwiches containing pastrami, which was one kind of delicious, using USD-grade brisket that'd been dry-cured,
spice-rubbed, smoked and then steamed for a melty lusciousness. It's glorious!
Note that the meats are available for takeaways. We've taken away the pastrami to form part of our charcuterie board for dinner parties, which was received very well.
A recommendation, the Grilled Reuben ($20 for 150gm) was a brioche sandwich layered with pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing, sided by a pickle to cut through the hearty heft of the sandwich, and a refreshing coleslaw. Too bad the coleslaw was laced with parsley.
The no-frills variant of the Reuben, the Classic Deli ($18 for 150gm) was simply set with pastrami and mustard, and we opted for toasted rye bread. Without the accoutrements, the scrumptiousness of the brisket really shines through.
The Classic Matzo Ball Chicken Soup ($10) served with a sesame-d bagel had a wholesome homestyled flavour to it, with matzo balls so soft and scrumptious. I finally get why Harvey Specter's day can't begin until he's had his bagel - this was excellent. Handrolled, boiled, and baked fresh in-house on a daily basis, this was delightfully chewy and wonderfully flavoursome.
Sacha & Sons NY Delicatessen
333A Orchard Road
Mandarin Gallery #03-02
Tel: 6735 6961
Open Sundays to Thursdays from 10am to 9.30pm;
Fridays & Saturdays from 10am to 10.30pm