2015

Kimchi, cheddar cheese sandwich? I’ll try that!

 

Kimchi and strong cheddar is one of the cheesy sandwich combinations available at Station W in the Verdun district of Montreal. (Liz Ferguson photo)

Kimchi and strong cheddar is one of the cheesy sandwich combinations available at Station W in the Verdun district of Montreal. (Liz Ferguson photo)

Korean influences can be found are all over the place, sometimes where you might not expect them.

Station W is a café in the Verdun district of Montreal. It’s a welcoming place, with very friendly employees. The room is bright, with lots of places to sit, and free wi-fi, too.

You can buy tea, coffee, smoothies, soup, salad, sandwiches and assorted sweet things – muffins, cookies, date squares.

Muffins, scones, chocolatines, and croissants are among the sweet treats available at Station W in Verdun. (Liz Ferguson photo)

Muffins, scones, chocolatines, and croissants are among the sweet treats available at Station W in Verdun. (Liz Ferguson photo)

The first time I went there, I was intrigued by the kimchi cheddar sandwich. I don’t remember seeing such a thing anywhere else, not in Montreal, Seoul or Busan. (That’s not to say that other places don’t offer such a sandwich, of course.)

I had to try it! I was hungry, so I ordered the sandwich along with soup of the day, which was cauliflower. They were both very tasty, and I felt quite virtuous, too, because I had bought things with vegetable content, instead of going for a sweet treat.

Cauliflower soup and kimchi cheddar sandwich at Station W cafe in Verdun district of Montreal. (Liz Ferguson photo)

Cauliflower soup and kimchi cheddar sandwich at Station W cafe in Verdun district of Montreal. (Liz Ferguson photo)

On a later visit, I was introduced to the guy who put this sandwich on the Station W menu. (I did not get his name, oops, sorry!) As I recall, he hadn’t seen a kimchi cheddar sandwich elsewhere, and he didn’t know a lot about Korean food, either, he just thought kimchi and cheddar might be a good combination. And he was certainly right!

You’ll find Station W at 3852 Wellington St.,
Montréal (Qc) H4G 1V2
(514) 508-9768
Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 8 am to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The web site is www.station-w.com

There are some very enthusiastic reviews on the Urbanspoon web site, and on the Yelp web site, too.

8 replies »

    • Hi yMoon

      Thanks for visiting and thanks for your comment. I hope that you can come back to Montreal some day.
      Do you think that might be possible?

    • Hi Diane
      I think you are right!
      Wow, never thought of haggis kimchi, though! What a cool idea. There are so many other. . . um….unusual ingredients in there )for some of us, anyhow) why not add a few more?

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