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LA is obsessed with this Japanese sandwich

  • Konbi makes the most popular sandwiches in Los Angeles
  • The egg salad is the most Instagrammed sandwich, followed closely by the pork katsu
  • Here's how the sandwiches are made and why people are obsessed with them

Following is a transcript of the video.

Narrator: If there's one thing LA is obsessed with right now, it's gotta be these Japanese sandwiches.
We're here at Konbi in Los Angeles, and they specialize in Japanese-style sandwiches, something similar to what you might find in a 7-Eleven in Japan, let's say. People are completely obsessed with these sandwiches, as am I. I've been here about four times so far. I've never actually eaten inside 'cause it's always so crowded in there. I typically take my sandwich to go, so I'm really excited to sit down, actually enjoy my sandwich, and see how they make them.
Konbi opened in the fall of 2018, and it was immediately a success. Sure, the sandwiches certainly are eye-catching fodder for Instagram, but somehow they taste even better than they look.
Konbi specializes in three main sandwiches: the omelet, the katsu in both pork and eggplant, and, of course, the egg salad.
Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery are the brains behind the operation. The pair are Momofuku alumni who wanted a change of pace from the slog of New York restaurant life.

Nick: The first day, we were were like, "Oh, my god."
Akira: We had just us and two other people, no dishwasher, no server.
Nick: No other cooks. We were the only line cooks.
Akira: We hired a new person every day for a week until we found that eight people is what it takes to run this restaurant.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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