We humans have relied on the existence of sandwiches for as long as we can remember. After all, can you think of anything else when you need something affordable, practical and filling? They are our go-to saviours at the time of need and they are also our guilty pleasures. So, we decided to curate a list of drool-worthy sandwiches from around the world that will make you want to pack your bags and start travelling pronto!
Tramezzini – Italy
These are the most iconic Italian finger sandwiches that are perfect to binge on. Made with crustless soft white bread and homemade mayonnaise, these flavourful triangular sandwiches are quite similar to English tea sandwiches. They are a favourite among the Italians and are served at various restaurants in Italy between breakfast and lunch.
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Cemita – Mexico
If you are a sandwich enthusiast (because, yes we exist), then you have probably heard rave reviews of this magnificent beast of a sandwich that refuses to fit in your mouth. It often gets confused for ‘torta’ as the two aren’t that different, except, for their respective cities of origin. Typically stuffed with a variety of meat, chipotles, avocado, queso and red sauce, the Cemita is absolutely divine.
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Sabich – Israel
Who says pita bread only tastes good when stuffed with kebab meat? Contrary to popular belief, this scrumptious Israeli sandwich, the sabich, fills the floury pita base with boiled eggs, hummus, aubergine, pickles and tahini sauce. There are different variants of this popular sandwich, a vegan edition which uses white beans instead of eggs. It tastes just as amazing and has fans all over the nation.
Banh Mi – Vietnam
This popular Vietnamese sandwich has become many self-proclaimed foodies’ sandwich of choice. It is traditionally made using a Vietnamese baguette and usually stuffed with some sort of grilled meat such as pork belly. One of the most gorgeous-looking sandwiches, other ingredients that go into its making include fresh cilantro, jalapenos, pickled carrots, cucumbers, and French mayonnaise.
Chivito – Uruguay
This delicious sandwich originated in a Uruguayan restaurant and is the country's national dish. According to the locals, it is also their most popular culinary export. Chivito translates to ‘little goat'. While the name of the sandwich implies that it uses goat meat, Chivito, in fact, is made up of beef, bacon or ham. It is usually complemented by hard-boiled eggs, lettuce, tomato and mozzarella. A side of fries and mayonnaise go perfectly well with it.
Grilled Cheese – America
One of the tastiest and most comforting creations of the United States is their unbeatable grilled cheese sandwich. Traditionally, it is prepared by layering slice cheese between two slices of white bread. Then it is grilled until the bread turns golden brown and crisp and the cheese is all gooey and melted. Just the thought of this sandwich is enough to make you start salivating. Isn’t it?
So, how many of these mouth-watering sandwiches have you devoured?