Two slices of bread and a world of possibilities. Yes, we are talking about sandwiches. Thousands of different types exist, but only a few serve as national emblems of cuisine.
Whether loaded with meat, cheese, veggies or condiments, sandwiches can be a culinary adventure. Let's take a look at this list of sandwiches that are worth adding to your bucket list:
A List of 14 Popular Sandwiches Around the World
We have all heard of the croque monsieur (the legendary French grilled cheese sandwich). But have you ever eaten a croque madame? The difference is the latter is served with an egg on top. Try this killer recipe from Everyday Food:
India's Vada Pav
Beloved in the streets of Mumbai, this vegan sandwichfeatures a spiced potato patty encased in a small bun. The patty is laced with ginger, mustard seeds and chilies and dipped in a chickpea batter before being fried to golden perfection. Try this delightful recipe from Ruchi Bharani:
Some say this delicious sandwich was invented in Germany. Others trace it back to Turkey. Regardless of where it comes from, doner kebabis an irresistible blend of flatbread, spit-roasted meat, veggies and sauce. Perfect after a big night out. Try this tasty recipe from Aussie Grill:
With cheese whiz or provolone? The answer is hotly debated in Philadelphia, home to this iconic sandwich made with slices of tender beef, sautéed onions and melted cheese. Watch as Popsugar's Brandi Milloy dishes up recipes for both versions of Philly cheesesteak:
Kaya, a coconut jam popular in Malaysia and Singapore, is the magical ingredient that brings this phenomenal sandwich together. A soft-boiled or sunny-side-up egg makes it unforgettable. Here's a delicious kaya toast recipe shared by Lynn Chen over at Hilah Cooking:
Francesco Martucci from I Masanielli in the Campania region of Italy has been named the best pizzaiolo in the world for a third year running. See the full list as well as all the international winners.