The infamous sandwich pouch maker! Ok, maybe not.. But Japan has been releasing a lot of different types and brands of similar makers like this and this. And Daiso has its own (cheaper) version! Basically, the tool cuts and "seals" the layers of bread when you slot and press the the top section (pink heart top) down onto the bottom section (white bottom).
Let us made ourselves some egg mayo sandwich pouches! First, prepare 2 slices of bread and some egg mayo mix.
For the egg mayo, I mashed a hard-boiled egg and mixed in some Japanese mayonnaise, some salt and pepper, and a bit of paprika. I also heat up the 2 slices of bread in the microwave for a bit (30 seconds on Medium Hi for mine) to release some water which would help in sealing the bread together.
Separate the top section from the bottom section of the sandwich pouch maker and lay a piece of bread on the bottom section.
As you can see, the slice of bread I had was a little too small. That was bad because some of the crust got into the sealed edge and it couldn't be sealed properly. So, do make sure your slices of bread are big enough.
Now, press down the middle of the bread to create a shallow dent. Fill this area with some egg mayo mix. I managed to use up 3/4 of the mix for a single sandwich.
Next, place the other slice of bread on top.
Take the top section of the maker and place it on top of the sandwich, making sure the top "spokes" are aligned with the bottom slots.
Then, with all your strength (I'm not kidding), press the top down. You really have to press down hard so that the layers of bread seal properly.
While pressing the top firmly, tear away the crust. I had some difficulty doing that near the part where the top and bottom meets. In the end, I just used a knife to neaten the edges.
And voila, you have yourself a handmade sandwich pouch! Yeah, mine looked funky because of the annoying crust caught in the edges.
But it's still yummy! =)