Sandwiches Galore: The World’s Most Beloved Sandwiches
The Pakistani Naga or the Naga Viper pepper is one of the hottest peppers in the world that also briefly reigned as the hottest of its kind in 2011. It comes with an impressive, sweat-inducing 1,382,118 Scoville Units that goes even beyond the Infinity Chili that dethroned the Bhut Jholokia. The pepper was born in England thanks to a farmer, Gerald Fowler who made this hybrid from the Trinidad Scorpion, Bhut Jholokia and the Naga Morich some of the world’s most painfully hot peppers. So which pepper is next on your list? Sandwiches are an all-time staple that will never die. There is almost nobody who does not love a good, filling sandwich. The fact that this food item is so versatile and easy to make and relatively cost efficient because you can actually throw together anything that you find your kitchen also contributes to it being such a great food trend. From Asia to Europe here are some of the world’s most beloved sandwiches that are great in taste.
The infamous vada pav is a vegetarian delight that is an extremely popular and cheap street food item in India that is also served at some of the best places to eat in the country. The dish was first created in the state of Maharashtra and includes a very simple, deep fried potato cake that has been infused with India’s signature coriander and other spices. The patty is served in a bread roll with some accompaniments. The most popular condiments are onions and chutney. To prepare this dish, mashed potatoes are seasoned generously and then made into circular patties which are next coated with gram flour and fried. The patty is then sandwiched in a fresh bread roll and served along with the accompaniments. The origin of this dish was the reason of it being “poor man’s food”. Starting off to feed the workers at most mills, this dish can now be freely found for a very low cost almost anywhere in the country.
There are two favourites that the USA dotes on; the peanut butter and jelly sandwich and the Philly cheesesteak. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a very simple delight that caters to everyone starting with toddlers to senior citizens in the USA. Two slices of bread, preferably whole wheat is slathered with generous amounts of peanut butter and then jelly or jams and then put together. The crust is cut off and voila! PB&J is born. The Philly cheesesteak sandwich can also be found served at some of the best American restaurants, but with slight signature touches added. The sandwich consists of the delicious and melted provolone cheese that is ladled out on top of a grilled steak, all sandwiched between a long bread roll also known as a hoagie roll. The original Philly cheesesteak comes with loads of grease that will make your serviettes transparent in seconds.
The Banh Mi or the Vietnamese baguette is a popular street food that can also be found at classic eateries in the country. The French baguette used, is filled to overflowing amounts with pulled pork, Vietnamese sausage, beef or chicken as you wish accompanied by loads of vegetables and spices and Vietnam’s signature sweet yet spicy sauce. This is filling just as much as its delicious.
A large, grilled cheese sandwich is a dish that everybody has to try at least once in their lifetime. The original version of this comes with large slices of bread caked with butter and thick slices of cheese that will give you some serious thoughts for a cholesterol check-up. Over time, the sandwich has dropped its excess fat content and toned down quite a bit, but there are eateries that will serve you the real deal even today.