How do you order food in Singapore, Subway?
Explore with our English teacher, Mr Fredrick to learn more about Yang Ren Shuo EP 6.
Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. This is Fredrick Cabanes the Head English Teacher here at SAA Global Malvern House in Singapore. And today it’s… how to order lunch … in Singapore … Subway.
People don’t know it, but Subway is very well organized, and it always starts out with. ‘What’s your bread? Do you want six-inch or footlong?’
After that, you got to choose, Do you want to say, ‘Meat and what toppings? What type of cheese do you want?’ But the important thing is to let the guy know, or the woman know, ‘Do you want toast or no toast?’ If you say, ‘Toast’ they’ll put it in the oven and bake it for 5 seconds. I usually like ‘No Toast’ because I don’t like all the crunchy stuff.
After that, they move you along to the ‘Veggies’. And you could say, ‘All Veggies’, or vegetables, or you can choose which vegetables you like. I don’t like Green Chillies in my sandwiches, but a lot of people do. So, they’ll either say, ‘Green Chillies’, or ‘Jalapenos’, and then it moves on. And then you can choose your sauces, and ‘Squeeze it Up’. You can say, ‘Double’. Say, ‘Double’, they will do it two times, instead of once.
Now there’s a thing called, ‘Off the Menu’. ‘Off the Menu’, mean it’s under the counter and nobody can see it. And one thing that I like to do that is Off the Menu, is I ask for ‘Pepper’, so they take out a little shaker from underneath the counter and they’ll do a couple shakes of nice Black Pepper.
The other thing that’s Off the Menu, that you may not know, is you can ask for Oil, sometimes Olive Oil, and you can ask for Vinegar. If you can do Black Pepper, Oil, and Vinegar; it’s very healthy; it’s good for this. But remember, it’s Off the Menu; may not have Black Pepper, may not have Oil, may not have Red Vinegar. Some places have it, some places don’t.
After that, comes to the last thing, they always ask you, ‘Do you want a set?’ Sets may be an extra $1, $2. And you get a drink, and you can choose either the bag of chips or a couple of cookies.
American English is ‘Cookies’. British English is ‘Biscuits’. But because Subway is owned by an American company, they say, ‘Cookies’.
For myself, I don’t like sugar. So, I usually ask for Green Tea, which is common in Singapore but not in other Western countries. Well see you next time, this is Fredrick. Goodbye.