Tuna Cheese Sandwich

How To's February 2nd, 2011

Sandwich Toaster

Making sandwiches with a sandwich toaster.

Tuna sandwiches are one of my favourites. It is the number one serving that I simply cannot resist. In particular, I love the ones that are made by my mother. They’re simply super-delicious! The scrumptious offering of bread filled with tuna, cucumber, and onions makes it the only right meal for my breakfasts. Many times, I tried making the sandwich myself, but the taste just doesn’t replicate that with my mother’s. I wonder what’s missing? A mother’s touch, perhaps? But, wait! My wife did a superb job in making the sandwiches the other day – it tasted just the same, maasya-Allah. Syukran Sayang!

This reminds me. One time in university, I was craving for my mother’s tuna sandwich. In no time at all, I bought a tin of tuna, margarine, and a loaf of bread. So, I set to work and made my first tuna sandwich. Turned out not bad – Zaidi, my roommate at the time, seemed to enjoy it. I made so much of it that I filled one Gardenia bread plastic with the sandwiches and gave them away to Aizat. That just adds up why he’s big, strong, and healthy. In network perspective, he’s our default gateway when no other nodes seem to accept local packets (hey, this makes a good analogy!).

Today’s entry takes on a different angle. I’d like to present a simple how-to on preparing a tuna cheese sandwich. Notes to ladies out there: if your conscience goes against anything fatty, I don’t think you might like it.


  1. A sandwich toaster (somebody gave it to us for our wedding gift)
  2. Bread knife
  3. Fork / Spoon

Ingredients & Preparation:

  1. 1 loaf of medium-sized Gardenia white bread (or any other halal brands, or course)
  2. 1 onion, nicely chopped and diced
  3. Margarine
  4. Slices of cheese
  5. Mayonnaisse
  6. 1 tin of tuna


  1. Put the tuna in a bowl, making sure that whatever liquid that came with it (in the can) is expelled.
  2. Put the onions into the bowl and lightly mix and mash the onions and tuna with a spoon/fork.
  3. Now put a spoonful of mayonnaisse into the mixture and gently mix them. You may add more mayonnaisse but just make sure you don’t end up putting too much and liquify the mixture. As much as possible, ensure that the mixture is not too dry and not too liquid. This is to prevent the outcome of the sandwich to be all soggy.
  4. Take a slice of bread and lightly spread margarine over it.
  5. Now you can place a slice of cheese over the bread. Then, evenly spread the filling on top of it before finally placing the sandwich into the sandwich toaster. Just make sure you fill up the other empty places of the toaster before shutting the top to toast.

Enjoy your meal!