Vegan Inkigayo Sandwich Recipe –
Ta-Dah! The Vegan Inkigayo Sandwich has been created! James and I took the liberty of re-interpreting this viral Korean sandwich with 100% plant-based ingredients. This delicious vegan sandwich features our Tofu Egg Salad that is sure to make you say “Is this really vegan?!” Layers of soft bread, crunchy cabbage, sweet strawberry jam, and our tasty Tofu Egg Salad will make your mouth water. The combination of flavor and texture is so delicious and makes this sandwich one you’ll repeat throughout the week.
I first came across the Inkigayo sandwich on Pinterest, where it quickly went viral for its daring composition and combination of ingredients. This Korean twist on an Egg Salad sandwich is popular amongst K-Pop stars and is rated as one of the most delicious sandwiches. The trend went viral all over the internet when various K-Pop stars were seen enjoying the Inkigayo sandwich at a cafeteria where only celebrities and staff are allowed to enter. While the exact recipe is yet to be revealed, many have recreated it to finally savor this strangely intriguing sandwich!
Naturally, I decided I was going to create a vegan version of the Inkigayo sandwich only using 100% plant-based ingredients. I showed James this crazy internet concoction and of course, he was sold! This recipe is great because you can use our Tofu Egg Salad for different meals and in different ways. The best part about this recipe: no cooking! The only ingredient that requires some cooking time is the potato but it’s quick and minimal. This is a great recipe for those days where you want something good and quick at home.
For this recipe, James and I decided to go with an Italian soft white bread from our local grocery store but you can use any soft bread of your liking. We definitely recommend only utilizing Firm tofu for the egg salad to best resemble the texture of real egg salad. The trick is to drain and press the tofu as much as possible to keep it dry for it to absorb the flavor. Black salt is the star of this recipe and will give your salad the true “egg” flavor it requires. Black salt has a natural egg-y flavor that enhances the egg taste in this Inkigayo sandwich.
At first, James and I were a little worried as to how the combination of flavors would taste but we were happy to discover that it is shockingly amazing! The first time James and I made this recipe and savored the flavor combination, we were shocked at how well the sweet strawberry jam combines with the egg salad. The crunchy cabbage adds the perfect texture to the sandwich. Our Vegan Inkigayo Sandwich has quickly turned into James’ favorite sandwich and he requests it on a weekly basis. We really hope you enjoy our recipe and most importantly: step out of your comfort zone and try it out! Let us know in the comments below if you tried it out and what you thought!
Vegan Inkigayo Sandwich
- 12 Slice of Bread We recommend a soft white bread
- Strawberry Jam
- 1/2 Head Cabbage Chopped
Vegan Egg Salad Ingredients
- 32 oz Firm Tofu Drained & Pressed
- 1 Small Potato Peeled & Chopped
- 1/2 Yellow Onion Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Vegan Mayo
- 1/4 Cup Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 Cup Shredded Carrot
- 3 tbsp Dill Relish
- 1 tbsp Turmeric
- 2 tsp Black Salt
- 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast (Nooch)
- Black Pepper to Taste
- To make our Vegan Tofu Egg Salad, bring water to a boil and add the chopped potato to cook for about 15 minutes or until soft.
- While the potato is cooking, add the drained & pressed firm tofu to a bowl and mash the tofu for a crumbly texture.
- Once the tofu is crumbled and the potato is cooked, add the chopped onion, mayo, mustard, relish, turmeric, black salt, nutritional yeast (nooch), and black pepper and mix until combined.
- Once the tofu egg salad is ready, its time to build the Inkigayo sandwich! We recommend laying cling-wrap on the counter you’re working on to facilitate the building of the sandwich. Lay down one slice of bread with chopped cabbage, the second slice of bread with a spread of strawberry jam and a healthy layer of tofu egg salad all topped off with a third slice of bread. Wrap the Inkigayo sandwich with the cling-wrap tightly and press for a firm and mess-free sandwich! Unwrap and bite into this incredibly tasty veganized sandwich!
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