46 Mittsu, Robertson Quay: “Smoky, savoury, and altogether legendary”

I’m no carb-lover but for bread, I’m willing to change. On lazy or busy workdays, sometimes all I need is a hearty sandwich to get me recharged and ready to go. When I heard about 46 Mittsu at The Herencia near Robertson Quay serving ‘must-try’ sandwiches, you can already guess what I did next.

46 Mittsu Shopfront

As I entered level one of The Herencia, I found other eateries such as Pizza Republic and The Good Beer Company sharing the space with 46 Mittsu, which is located towards the back.

A flatlay of 46 Mittsu menu items

Jay, one of four founders, greeted us by the counter and took us through the menu gleefully. We were so torn between our choices from the extensive menu but finally, settled on a few favourites.

What I tried

46 Mittsu - B.E.C.

A friend of mine told me, “When at 46 Mittsu, you must get the B.E.C. (S$12)And of course, I did.

The sinful stack comes with homemade thick bacon, scrambled eggs, smokey American cheddar, and habanero gribiche. I’m already salivating as I’m writing this.

A bite of the B.E.C.

If this is what sandwich heaven looks like, I would like to come here every day. The cut of homemade thick bacon had the perfect ratio of fat to lean meat and was incredibly juicy. It might just be one of the best bacon slabs I’ve ever had—smoky, savoury, and altogether legendary.

Another scene-stealer was the habanero gribiche. The tanginess of the chopped pickled cucumbers and capers, elevated the sandwich to become one of the best I’ve had. Every bite gives you a bit of buttered brioche, bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, melty cheese, and zesty gribiche. Now that’s an experience I’d happily relive again and again.

46 Mittsu - Yakiyaki

Fun fact: 46 Mittsu first started off by selling rice bowls instead of sandwiches. I opted for the orthodox bowl Yakiyaki (S$15), which came with sesame soy chicken, radish shiso white kimchi and sous vide egg, all atop a bed of Japanese rice.

Perfect onsen egg

A bowl of Japanese rice is simply incomplete without an onsen egg. The valiant sidekick here was perfectly runny as I dug in. Now, all that’s left is a good mix with the rice.

Sesame Soy Chicken

The sesame soy chicken was thick, juicy, and tasty, yet nothing award-winning. I loved how I could taste a mix of sweetness and savouriness in every bite of the chicken thigh.

Yet, my biggest gripe was the absence of a sauce to bring the whole dish together. After a few mouthfuls, the dish became a bit dry; perhaps a drizzle of the sesame soy sauce would have completed the dish.

46 Mittsu - Pork Sando

On to Hot Messes, I thought I’d venture out to try something new—Pork Sando (S$14). The stack consists of smoked peppered ribs, fennel dill slaw, and chipotle succotash.

I’ll be honest, this fell short of expectations. Especially after having the stellar B.E.C., this paled in comparison. Don’t get me wrong—the flavour components were spot on. It was just missing an indulgent sauce such as ranch, aioli, or honey chipotle, to bring all the elements together. Otherwise, it was just too dry to enjoy.

I shared my feedback with Jay and he was very receptive to it. I could see how he and the team were very committed to hearing customer feedback to better improve their menu offerings. It’s always heartening to witness F&B teams so motivated despite the current challenges.

46 Mittsu - Teriyaki Brussel Sprouts

Lastly, Jay recommended the underdog side, Teriyaki Brussel Sprouts (S$10). Right off the bat, I could understand why it was not as popular, since there are more haters than lovers for the underrated bitter vegetable. Thankfully, I couldn’t care less. I love brussel sprouts.

I adore how chefs manage to roast and season it so beautifully and 46 Mittsu did that magically. Topped with furikake seasoning and sesame seeds, this humble dish might not have looked the most captivating, but its smoky, sweet smell surely did.

Teriyaki Brussel Sprouts

One word: outstanding. Seriously, this dish could single-handedly convert non-brussel sprout lovers into one! Each gem was roasted to a delightful soft centre yet maintained a charred, crispy exterior that I thoroughly enjoyed. And that sauce? Pure addiction. I’d happily lick the plate clean.

Final thoughts

Pork Sando, B.E.C & Yakiyaki

When I return (yes, a second visit is guaranteed), there is no doubt in my mind that I’ll order the B.E.C. and Teriyaki Brussel Sprouts again. I’d probably pass on the rice bowls, though. Plus, with the shared space alongside The Good Beer Company and KURA Patisserie, this might just be the ultimate chill-out spot to get the best of all worlds.

If you’re on the lookout for Singapore’s best sandwiches, 46 Mittsu has to be on your list. It’s definitely in my top five for sure!

Expected damage: S$10 – S$18 per pax

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Our Rating: 4 / 5

46 Mittsu

46 Kim Yam Road, The Herencia, #01-07, Singapore 239351

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Our Rating 4/5

46 Mittsu

46 Kim Yam Road, The Herencia, #01-07, Singapore 239351

Operating Hours: 11am - 5pm (Daily)

Operating Hours: 11am - 5pm (Daily)
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