El Sizzling Lomito
We’ve always loved Corradino Anselmi’s El Sizzling Chorizo space at Ponsonby Central so didn’t need to be asked twice to go and check out El Sizzling Lomito, their new sandwich stall at the newly opened K’Road Food Workshop.
On reflection, the word “sandwich” seems a slightly inadequate term when describing El Sizzling Lomito’s delights; these babies are a total meal in themselves. Very popular in Argentina, these long, fresh panini- style (but longer) rolls stuffed with a good chunk of meat and well-matched condiments are definitely going to be a hit here too.
We loved the drama of the open grill and watching the contents of each ‘sub’ be cooked to order. We ordered a Steak Lomito ($19) and a Milanesa de Pollo ($14) for variety but it was really hard to choose which we liked more.
The Steak Lomito contained rump steak which was incredibly tender and oozily draped with a slice of melted Emmental cheese and topped with crisp iceburg lettuce, an onion and capsicum escabeche and homemade aioli all jostling for space in the bun.
The balance between all ingredients was perfect, neither one overpowering the other and this perfection applied equally to the chicken sandwich. The Milanesa de Pollo was loaded with a decent sized piece of deep fried chicken breast, bacon, tomato confit, salad and chipotle aioli. I’m not a fan of chicken breast as a rule, but would eat it regularly if it was always cooked like this, and the chipotle aioli was well flavoured without overwhelming the whole sandwich with a chilli flavour.
We made really short work of these sandwiches, despite their large size and couldn’t resist following them up with a cookie from the Moustache stall directly opposite. We will be back.