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14 Iconic Sandwiches from Around the World (Infographic)

14 Iconic Sandwiches from Around the World (Infographic)

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Here are 14 of the most iconic sandwiches from all around the world in a colorful infographic, including such classics as the Chip Butty and Vada Pav.

14 Iconic Sandwiches from Around the World

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“Our love for sandwiches is no secret; we spend £7.5bn per year on our favourite bread-based meals in the UK alone. But how does the rest of the world enjoy their sandwiches? From a noodle bun in Japan to the simple vegemite sarnie of Australia, sandwiches come in all shapes, sizes, flavours, and calories.”

Iconic Sandwiches #1: Chip Butty

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“The simple but ubiquitous chip butty is known by numerous names across the UK: chip barm, chip cob, chip roll, chip sarnie, chip batch, chip muffin, and chip piece.”

Iconic Sandwiches #2: Croque-Madame

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“The history of this sandwich can be traced to a café on the Boulevard des Capucines in Paris around 1910.”

Iconic Sandwiches #3: Döner Kebab

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“While associated mostly with Turkey, it has been claimed that the world-famous döner kebab was invented in Berlin, Germany, where it is still hugely popular.”

Iconic Sandwiches #4: Mitraillette

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“The name of this quintessential Belgian sandwich translates as ‘submachine gun.'”

Iconic Sandwiches #5: Vada Pav

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“Cheap and cheerful, Vada Pav comes with different spices and on the street can cost as little as 25 rupees.”

Iconic Sandwiches #6: Yakisoba-Pan

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“This hotdog roll filled with fried noodles can be bought in convenience stores across Japan.”

Iconic Sandwiches #7: Philly Cheesesteak

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“Debuted in 1930, when a hot dog seller tried his hand at grilling some beef. The story goes that the smell attracted a taxi driver, who spread the word.”

Iconic Sandwiches #8: Gatsby

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“Named after the 1974 film ‘The Great Gatsby,’ which was showing in Cape Town when the sandwich was invented.”

Iconic Sandwiches #9: Vegemite Sandwich

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“This simple sandwich was namechecked in the hit song ‘Land Down Under’ by Australian band Men At Work.”

Iconic Sandwiches #10: Bauru

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“Dating back to the 1930’s, the Bauru was named after its biggest fan, Casemiro Pinto Nero, a student who went by the nickname ‘Bauru.'”

Iconic Sandwiches #11: Cemita

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“The name ‘cemita’ refers to the seeds on top of the bread bun.”

Iconic Sandwiches #12: Fischbrötchen

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“This sandwich usually uses Bismarck herring, named after Germany’s first Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, who was a fan of the dish.”

Iconic Sandwiches #13: Kaya Toast

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“Its invention is credited to Hainanese cuisine in Singapore dating back to 1919, although its popularity really began to take off after 2000.”

Iconic Sandwiches #14: Hot Chicken

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“This Quebec classic, like its brother ‘poutine,’ is usually served with a kind of gravy.”

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“So whether you’re a sandwich lover or a hungry traveller, this list should help you stay nourished and satisfied while enjoying new takes on an old classic.”

This infographic was provided by the ever-creative NeoMam Studios to promote Darwin Escapes. It has been segmented down to reduce page load time, but the full infographic can be found here »

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