Sandwiches from around the world

Sandwiches from around the world

cubaTo mark British Sandwich Week recently we rounded up our favourite sandwiches from around the world.

Our featured image (by joo0ey) is of The Reuben, the speciality of Katz’s Delicatessen in New York but our first picture – one of the UK’s most favourite sandwiches – needs little introduction…

Chip Butty, United Kingdom

 

Chip Butty, United Kingdom

The Chip Butty – chips, bread, ketchup, salt and vinegar optional. Photo: Annie Mole

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The Lot – Australia

Is a burger a sandwich? There’s meat, bread and vegetables it’s true, but critics are divided. Is it still a sandwich if the meat is hot and the cheese is melted? We think it is, technically, a sandwich and that’s why we’ve included this one from Australia in honour of National Burger Day in the UK (August 27).

 

The Lot, Australia

It’s got the lot. The Lot! Meat (of course), cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, grilled onion, beetroot, pineapple and a fried egg. Photo: eyeknownuffin

 

Yakisoba-pan, Japan

 

Yakisoba noodle sandwich

Yakisoba noodle sandwich. Fried noodles with small pieces of pork, vegetables such as cabbage, onions and carrots, drenched in yakisoba sauce and in a bun. Photo: goodiesfirst

 

Smorrebrod, Denmark

 

Smørrebrød, Denmark

Smørrebrød, buttered rye bread topped with meat, fish, cheese and spreads. Photo: cyclonebill

 

Vada Pav, India

 

Vada Pav, India

The Vada Pav hails from Maharashtra. It’s a batata vada (potato fritter) between two slices of a pav. Photo: Gary Soup

 

Vegemite, Australia

 

Vegemite, Australia

The Vegemite Sandwich. Photo: crd!

 

Roti John, Malaysia

 

Roti John, Malaysia and Singapore

Roti John is an omelette sandwich on a baguette-type loaf with minced chicken or mutton, sardines, tomato-chilli sauce. Photo: Geoff & Dianne Rhodes

 

Pljeskavica, Serbia

 

Pljeskavica, Serbia

Pljeskavica consists of a mixture of ground meats such as lamb, pork, beef or veal. Grilled with onions, it’s served hot with side dishes on fresh kajmak (a dairy cream) with pita bread. Photo: Fif’

 

Mitraillette, Belgium

 

Mitraillette, Belgium

Mitraillette – means “Submachine gun”(!). It’s a demi-baguette filled with fried meat such as sausage or burger, fries and topped by mayonnaise, ketchup, Sauce andalouse, Garlic Sauce or Bearnaise sauce. Photo: Daniele Pesaresi

 

Broodje Kroket, Netherlands

 

Broodje Kroket, Netherlands

Broodje Kroket. The croquettes are filled with a beef-ragout filling, deep-fried and served in a bun. Photo: rhodes

 

Marmite and Chip Sandwich, New Zealand

 

Vegemite and chips

This legendary New Zealand sandwich is composed of slices of bread, Marmite, salt-and-vinegar chips (or crisps) and a scrape of butter or margarine. Photo: mary_thompson

 

Peanut butter and jelly, USA

 

Peanut butter and jelly, USA

Peanut butter and jelly (jam for the UK!). Photo: tracyshaun

 

The Gatsby, South Africa

 

The Gatsby, South Africa

This fish-and-chip Gatsby is enveloped by a soft bread roll. Photo: barbourians

 

Cuban, Cuba

 

Cuban, Cuba

Crusty Cuban bread topped with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Photo: jasonlam

 

Torta, Mexico

Torta, Mexico

La torta de la barda is a delicious combination of meat and cheese. Photo: gabrielsaldana

Cemitas, Mexico

Cemitas, Mexico

The cemita comes from Puebla. A light, airy egg bun topped with sesame seeds holds meat, avocado, cheese (usually panela, a mozzarella-style cheese), onions and a red sauce. Beef, thinly sliced and deep fried, is the most popular meat in a cemita. Photo: BlueberryFiles

 

Bocadillo, Spain

 

Bocadillo, Spain

Though there are many versions, a classic is hard, crusty bread rubbed with a tomato and layered with Serrano ham and sometimes manchego cheese. There are lots of versions – Serrano ham and manchego cheese with tomato for example – but this is a classic Bocadillo de Jamon Serrano. Photo: travelwayoflife

 

Souvlaki – pita, Greece

 

Souvlaki, Greece

Pieces of meat and vegetables grilled on a skewer. Pork is most common in Greece and Cyprus, but chicken and lamb are also served. Photo: Burger Baroness

 

Gyro – pita, Greece

 

Gyro - pita, Greece

The souvlaki is replaced with gyros (pork or chicken kebab; the meat is roasted on a vertical spit) and there’s chips inside too! Photo: koadmunkee

 

Shawarma, Turkey

 

Shawarma, Turkey

Shawarma, roasted meat eaten with tabbouleh, fattoush, tomato and cucumber. Photo: avlxyz

 

Bánh mì, Vietnam, Vietnam

 

Bánh mì, Vietnam

Bánh mì is a meat-filled sandwich on banh mi bread. Fillings such as pork belly, sausage, grilled chicken, sardines or tofu are garnished with slices of cucumber, coriander and pickled carrot. Photo: stu_spivack

 

Kati Roll, India

 

Kati Roll, India

Kati Roll. A tasty filling rolled up in Indian flatbread. Photo: jasonlam

 

Arepas, South America and the Canary Islands

 

Arepas, South America and the Canary Islands

Arepas are flat, round breads made of maize meal that are grilled or fried. The toppings (or fillings) are numerous – meat, eggs, cheese, shrimp, fish, tomatoes, salad. Photo: arnold | inuyaki

 

Francesinha, Portugal

 

Francesinha, Portugal

Francesinha. Bread, ham, linguiça, sausage and steak covered with melted cheese and a tomato-and-beer sauce. Photo: fortes

 

Bunny Chow, South Africa

 

Bunny Chow, South Africa

Bunny Chow. Spicy curry spooned into a scooped-out loaf of bread. Photo: The Aimless Cook

 

Po’ Boy, Louisiana, USA

 

Shrimp Po' Boy

Shrimp Po’ Boy, fried and seasoned shrimp, crunchy lettuce and piquant rémoulade sauce . Photo: Paul Lowry

 

Croque-Monsieur, France

 

Croque-Monsieur, Paris

Croque-Monsieur – a tasty combination of Gruyère cheese and ham on buttery bread. Photo: jlastras

 

Croque-Madame, France

 

Croque-Madame, Paris

The addition of a fried or poached egg on top of the ham and cheese filling differentiates the Croque-Madame from the Croque-Monsieur. Photo: DaveOnFlickr

 

Breakfast Roll, Ireland

 

Breakfast Roll

Breakfast Roll, a full Irish fried breakfast in a bread roll. Photo: LWY

 

Lobster Roll, New England

 

Lobster Rolls, New England, USA

Chunks of lobster meat with a scrape of mayonnaise in a hot-dog bun toasted in butter. Photo: yurilong

 

Smoked meat sandwich, Montreal, Canada

 

Smoked meat sandwich, Montreal

Smoked meat on rye bread, served with a pickle and a side of coleslaw. Photo: Paul Lowry

 

Philly Cheesesteak, Philadelphia, USA

 

Philadelphia cheesesteak

Steak, thinly sliced, with melted cheese in a long roll. Photo: conbon33

 

Doner Kebab, Turkey

 

Doner Kebab, Turkey

Doner Kebab. The meat – beef, veal or a mixture of these with lamb – is wrapped in a flatbed or pita and topped with tomato, onion, lettuce, pickled cucumber and chili. Photo: Alex Kehr

 

Frybread / Indian taco / Navajo taco, USA

 

Frybread / Indian taco / Navajo taco, USA

Frybread was created using the flour, sugar, salt and lard that the US government supplied to the Navajo Native Americans when they were relocated to Bosque Redondo, New Mexico from Arizona in 1864. The toppings include ground beef and sausage, beans, chopped tomato, onion, shredded lettuce, cheese and taco sauce. Photo: flavouz

 

Porilainen, Finland

 

Porilainen, Finland

Porilainen – A thick slice of sausage in white bread is accompanied by sweet onion, chopped pickled cucumber, ketchup, mustard, and sometimes mayonnaise. The Finnish for burger is purilainen so you can see where they got Porilainen. Photo: wikipedia

 

Gelato in a brioche, Italy

 

Gelato and brioche, Italy

Italy’s finest ice cream in a buttery brioche. Photo: Matteo Paciotti | Photography

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