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Sandwiches make quick lunch

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st May 2008 03:00 AM

LATELY, with busy schedules, especially among the urban working class, it is becoming increasingly common for people to substitute lengthy lunches with quick and simple bites at their workstations. If you fall into this category, a sandwich could suffice.

LATELY, with busy schedules, especially among the urban working class, it is becoming increasingly common for people to substitute lengthy lunches with quick and simple bites at their workstations. If you fall into this category, a sandwich could suffice.

By Roger Mugisha

LATELY, with busy schedules, especially among the urban working class, it is becoming increasingly common for people to substitute lengthy lunches with quick and simple bites at their workstations. If you fall into this category, a sandwich could suffice.

“A sandwich is a food item typically consisting of two pieces of bread between which are laid one or more layers of meat, vegetable, cheese, or other fillings, together with optional or traditionally provided condiments, sauces, and other accompaniments.

The bread is often either lightly buttered, covered in a flavoured oil when baked, or oil is added into the sandwich to enhance flavour and texture.

Some of the common fillings include; bacon, shredded meat in BBQ sauce, cucumber, cheese, eggs, lettuce, tomatoes, shawarma, shrimp, chicken, ham, crab, peanut butter and fish.

From the 1000 Cups sandwich list, the healthy Hawaiian toast sandwich is certainly worth a try. It contains cheap and readily available fruits like pineapple, mango, passion fruit, banana and watermelon.

The fruits are fine chopped and added between two slices of toast. What makes the Hawaiian toast even nicer is that one could have it either cold or hot.

Andrew Balinda, the manager of Nandos Restaurant, a fast food joint in town, attributes their popularity to the fact that: “They are easy to make and easily portable, hence their status as a quintessential lunch or snack item.

Aside from its nutritious appeal, the beauty with sandwiches is that they do not make you sloppy and leave you with energy to work. Also, all that is needed is the choice of bread (brown, sweet, baguette, salty or toasted) and whichever choice of filling.”

Besides, sandwiches are reasonably priced. At Nandos, a sandwich costs sh3,500. For an additional sh2,500, one will get a glass of their choice of juice (pineapple, water melon, mango, passion fruit, orange) and a selection of either coffee or tea.

The sandwich options from the Vasili’s outlet under Nandos include the ham, cheese and salad, salami, chicken and beef.

One could visit Le Chateau Belgian Restaurant located on Ggaba Road. They have a sandwich list of close of 30 different options that cater for meat and vegetable lovers equally.

The Belgian sandwich which consists of homemade ham, cheese, tomatoes, eggs, salad and Belgian pickles in crunchy French bread is an entire meal on its own.

And because it is spread over French bread, it is almost impossible to hold so one is recommended to slice it into smaller portions.

“Other famous sandwiches include the Club (consists of mayonnaise, lettuce, thin slices of turkey breast, bacon and tomato slices on toasted white bread), BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) and the Philadelphia Cheese Steak (warm sandwich made of thinly sliced beef with slices of Spanish onion or mushroom, garlic, and green or red peppers),” says Stephen Duyck, the proprietor.

The sandwich was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th-century English aristocrat.

It is said that he was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards at cribbage while eating, because he did not want to get his cards sticky, from eating meat with his bare hands.

Sandwiches make quick lunch

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