Sandwiches or sandwiches usually consist of a cup of bread filled with vegetables, meat, cheese, and sauce. Each country has a variety of shapes, ingredients, flavors, to different names. Foodpanda’s online food ordering application collects ten varieties of popular sandwiches from various countries and all of them.
1. India – Vada Pav
Indian-style sandwich in the form of spicy vegetable hamburger completed with chutney made from grated coconut, tamarind pulp, and garlic.
Initially, Vada Pav was considered as food for poor people because the manufacturing process was considered very cheap. However, this one food quickly sounded to the national scope and has now become one of the favorite fast food in India, which also served in special hotels.
Malaysia: John BreadAt first glance, this one sandwich is like an omelet sandwich on a baguette. The difference, food that can be found in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore can be filled with other ingredients, such as minced meat (chicken or mutton), shallots, and sardines. Tomato and chili sauce complete the flavor of John’s bread.
2. Vietnam – Bánh mì
Banh contains mayo, coriander, garlic, fish sauce, cucumber, and carrots. This sandwich can also be added with fried tofu and ham according to the taste of the eater.
Reportedly this bread was discovered in Vietnam in the early 20th century by Le Vo. After fleeing the war in 1972, he landed in San Jose, CA and opened Ba Le Bakery to make this favorite food finally.
3. Japan – Katsu-Sando
Katsu-Sando is a white sandwich filled with meat that is fried with bread wrapping plus cabbage. Katsu-Sando was first created in Tokyo in 1899 from a restaurant called Rengatei. This sandwich was initially considered a type of yoshoku, a term for western dishes with a taste of local influence.
United States of America: BLT(Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato)
BLT is an abbreviation of Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato. As the name suggests, BLT is served with smoked meat, lettuce, and tomatoes. It would be more delicious if it were also served on toast plus mayonnaise. The name BLT first appeared in print during the early 1950s and is still the second most famous sandwich in the United States.
4. Mexico – Cemita
Cemita’s Mexican sandwich filled with fried beef served with egg-based brioche bread filled with cheese, garlic, and salsa Roja. Avocado slices are the flavor that makes this Mexican sandwich more delicious.
5. France – Croque Madame
Ever heard of Croque Monsieur which is a cheese sandwich filled with grilled ham? Croque Madame is a “female version” sandwich that serves fried eggs as a mainstay topping. Croque Madame was originally a snack from cafes and bars in France that was made around the early 1910s.
6. Middle East – Falafel
Falafel is pita bread containing fresh vegetables, fried beans, and tahini sauce.
7. Germany – Fischbrötchen
This German sandwich contains bismarck or herring. Wrapped by a roll of pickles and onions, this food is often enjoyed in northern Germany. Fischbrötchen is the most popular snack in Germany after the currywurst.
8. Chile – Chacarero
The savory grilled churrasco with bread rolls is even more delicious when the sliced beans, pepper, and tomatoes are added.