A dish that is becoming popular in the cafes in Adelaide, Reuben Sandwich is a grilled North American sandwich with a filling of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing. Rye bread is the bread typically used for a Reuben Sandwich but the ones offered in Adelaide also uses other types of bread.
The one offered at The Flying Fig Delicatessen is notable in that most of the ingredients are prepared in-house and it has a nice touch with the addition of kohlrabi (German turnip) as part of the filling. It is also one of the two places we are aware of that uses rye bread, the other restaurant being New York Bar and Grill.
Flying Fig's Reuben Sandwich (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
One of our current favourites is the one at Neighbourhood Espresso Bar. The size of the sandwich is big enough to be shared with a friend and the amount of corned beef is very generous. It also comes with a serving of potato chips to provide some crunch.
Neighbourhood Espresso Bar's Reuben Sandwich (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Aside from sauerkraut, the Reuben Sandwich at Melon & Rye Cafe included dill pickles for additional tanginess. Instead of the typical Russian dressing, Melon & Rye's Reuben uses chipotle aioli to provide the spicy element to the dish.
Melon & Rye Cafe's Reuben Sandwich (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While the slices of corned beef in New York Bar & Grill's Reuben Sandwich are cut thicker compared to the other Reuben Sandwiches we have tried, it was not too tough. The rye bread was also not too tough and the amount of sauerkraut and mustard dressing was sufficient to provide a delightful tangy flavour.
New York Bar & Grill's Reuben (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Where else have you enjoyed delicious Reuben Sandwiches? We would like to know so we can give them a try.