What a Typical Sandwich Looks Like in Different Countries Around the World

What a Typical Sandwich Looks Like in Different Countries Around the World

Sandwiches are a part of everyday life for million of people in this country. It’s not hard to see why – they’re cheap, they’re easy to make, and they can taste great. But what does your typical sandwich look like in different countries around the world?

Buzzfeed recently asked its readers that very question, and some of the responses look mouth-watering. Check them out below:

1. Denmark

"In Denmark, smørrebrød is a popular dish. It's an open-faced sandwich with different choices of toppings, like roast beef, fish fillets etc."Submitted by lindvang

This is a very popular Danish dish by the name of smørrebrød. It’s an open-faced sandwich with different choices of toppings, like roast beef, fish fillets etc. It looks fun to assemble and eat!

2. Puerto Rico

"Tripleta. It's three glorious meats (beef, pork, and chicken), melty cheese, crunchy little potato sticks, and creamy mayo ketchup wrapped in a soft pillowy bread with a light toasting."Submitted by santablob56

This densely-packed thing is called a tripleta. It’s three cuts of meat (beef, pork, and chicken), melty cheese, crunchy little potato sticks, and creamy mayo ketchup wrapped in a soft pillowy bread with a light toasting. A lot of bang for your buck!

3. Italy

"This is tramezzino. We usually eat very stuffed sandwiches made with homemade bread in Italy but this is typical when you have 30 seconds and 3€ to have lunch. Sliced bread filled with deliciousness: ham and cheese."Submitted by ilariac495681a44

This is tramezzino – a crustless break sandwich made usually made with paramo ham and italian cheese, with a few vegetables thrown in. A great sandwich if you’re in a hurry on your lunch break.

4. El Salvador

These are called pan migueleño, or pan de gallina. They’re very popular in the Central American country of El Salvador. They are made with bread, lettuce, tomato, marinade, cucumber, and of course chicken. You can add sauce too!

5. Colombia

"Sánduche de jamón y queso, aka a ham and cheese sandwich. This is peak Colombian. I think all Colombians have had this concoction in pretty much every possible situation… school breakfast, road trip, quick lunch etc. It never fails on flavor and simplicity!"Submitted by camilabolivarg

This looks like the columbian version of what the French call a Croque Monsieur – aka a ham & cheese  toasted sandwich. The colombians call it ‘Sánduche de jamón y queso’.

6. United Kingdom

"A bacon sandwich, made with thick bacon, not the thin and streaky kind you see in the US. Oh, and to be extra British it has to be covered with plenty of brown sauce."Submitted by jamiejones

This is a bacon sandwich, made with thick bacon, rather than the streaky kind that us Americans are accustomed to. Brits often have these with ketchup or brown sauce. The brits go through millions of these a year.

7. Egypt

This is a Ta’meya sandwich, which is basically a sandwich with felafel and a garnish of vegetables. It’s a very popular egyptian breakfast.

8. Australia

It’s a stereotype that Australians love Vegemite, but some stereotypes exist for a reason. The vegemite sandwich is basically a staple food in Australia.

9. India

"Behold the vada pav! A deep fried potato dumpling inside a bread bun."Submitted by abahinipaty22

The indians have a dish called the vada pav, which is a pretty fancy named for deep fried potato dumpling inside a bread bun. It’s all in the spices I guess!

10. Portugal

"The most popular sandwich in Portugal is no doubt the bifana. In fact, it's so popular, McDonald's even launched the McBifana here. Traditionally, it starts off with lightly-pounded pork steaks that have been marinated in a special garlic and spice concoction. The cutlets are then sautéed and served on distinctive crusty-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside, floury Portuguese roll that has been slathered on one side with a mild deli-mustard."Submitted by mariajoaogomesdac

This is the bifana, the most popular sandwich in Portugal. In fact, it’s so popular, McDonald’s even launched the McBifana there. It starts off with lightly-pounded pork steaks that have been marinated in a special garlic and spice concoction.

The cutlets are then sautéed and served on distinctive crusty-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside, floury Portuguese roll that has been slathered on one side with a mild deli-mustard.

Sounds UH. MAZE. ZING.

11. USA

"Peanut butter and jelly. It's not the classiest, but it tastes amazing and it’s easy/cheap to make."Submitted by sophiet47f805b44

There’s nothing wrong with a PB & J, but I think they could’ve picked a better sandwich to represent the USA. If there’s one thing we do well, it’s sandwiches!

 12. Sweden
"A typical traditional Swedish sandwich with liver paté and sliced pickles on a sourdough bun. Yas."Submitted by linneaa4bb3ecffb
This is a typical traditional Swedish sandwich, prepared with liver paté and sliced pickles on a sourdough bun. Looks very savoury, but I’d like to try it!
 13. Pakistan

"Bun kabab from Pakistan! The patty is made of beef and lentils, and a whole range of spices. It's usually topped with tomato, onion, a fried egg, and ketchup."Submitted by shaeema

This is a typical Pakistani kabab. The patty is made of beef and lentils, and a whole range of spices. It’s usually topped with tomato, onion, a fried egg, and ketchup.

14. Netherlands

"Broodje gezond in Dutch, which literary translates in English to 'healthy sandwich.' It's just a good ham and cheese sandwich."Submitted by bibiv3

This is what the Dutch call a droodje gezond, which literary translates in English to ‘healthy sandwich.’ It doesn’t look that healthy to me, but it does look very tasty.
15. Finland

It’s an open sandwich made up of rye bread with cucumber, gravlax, and dill. It doesn’t look much like a sandwich to me! I’d still like to try it though – I like my seafood.

16. Jordan

This bread is called shrak, and is topped with lebnah (a tangy yogurt/cheese hybrid), olive oil, lots of veggies, mint, and hot peppers. It’s rolled up and toasted and tastes absolutely delicious.

17. Ireland

You can get one of these chicken fillet roll in every corner shop in Dublin, and it’s always delicious. A crusty baguette, lettuce, mayo, breaded spicy chicken – the rest of the toppings are up to you. It makes for a good, quick lunch.

18. Ukraine

This is a sandwich called buterbrod (Бутерброд) . It’s made up of Ukranian rye bread, salo (pig fat), and garlic or pickled cucumber.. They seem to like pickled things a lot over in Eastern Europe!



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