Sandwiches Around the World: 10 International Bites on a Bun

by Rebecca Dolan Subscribe to Rebecca Dolan's posts Posted Apr 21st 2011 04:45 PM

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Who doesn't love sandwiches? They are the perfect food for almost any occasion, and it doesn't take a degree from Le Cordon Bleu to figure out how to make one. Clearly sandwiches are well loved across the globe as there are countless variations on the ol' Earl of Sandwich's contribution to humanity. While compiling a definitive list would be impossible, here are a few drool worthy examples.

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IrmandadeFrancesinha

This is a well deserved recognition to the fabulous eating experience that is a Francesinha. Really a must for anyone who visits Oporto.
As for the best places... You can follow the rankings of Irmandade da Francesinha.

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Olívia Justo

Great website and tips on places to eat a Francesinha! I live in Porto and I just love that sandwich, I could eat it everyday :) Find out on my blog some of the best places to eat a Francesinha in Porto: http://www.portosweethome.com/eat-in-porto-best-places-to-eat-a-francesinha/

April 03 2013 at 4:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ricardo Vieira

And how about the south american Arepas!! I know they aren't made of 2 slices of bread but you still eat it with your hands and is one of the best dishes around the world(4me) i'ts a shame but still.. Francesinha is all about the sauce and the cheese you use :Dº

May 27 2011 at 9:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Margarida Rodrigues

Uma Delicia....tenho a melhor receita do Mundo...presente de um bom amigo:)

May 04 2011 at 2:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rodrigo Moreira

I could eat this every day... it´s so great...

April 29 2011 at 4:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rodrigo Moreira

I could eat this every day, it´s so great

April 29 2011 at 4:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Filipe Lage

FRANCESINHA FTW ! :)

April 28 2011 at 7:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Filipe Almeida

Well... technically... you can...

August 20 2013 at 9:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Filipe Almeida

Sorry replied to wrong comment

August 20 2013 at 9:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
St. Anthony

Francesinha has two slices of bread but doesn't fall on the sandwich class, simply because one cannot eat with one's hands.

April 27 2011 at 8:49 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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Marco

Yes you can! If you don't matter getting your hands dirty in that fabulous sauce :D

February 14 2013 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Filipe Almeida

Well... technically... you can

August 20 2013 at 9:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
César Gonçalves

Francesinha, Portugal... “little French girl”... Eh, eh...
Os americanos colocam uma salsicha no pão e chamam-lhe “cão quente”…

April 27 2011 at 8:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
serrote

only eat francesinha at oporto! The worst francesinha you can eat at oporto will be better then any other you eat in other town

April 27 2011 at 9:34 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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crc

maybe you haven't look in the right place. I ate a francesinha here and it was truelly magnific!

April 27 2011 at 11:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Filipe Lage

crc: I agree with serrote... Porto (and it's twin city Gaia, and some places in Maia, Matosinhos and Gondomar) are THE places to eat francesinhas period...
Anywhere else in the world is just not the same thing...
Just a recommendation: "large" francesinhas places or francesinhas in shoppings since they tend to be more commercial and loose the "touch" of the real idea and flavor.

April 28 2011 at 7:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
Filipe Almeida

technically that's a lie, I'm from Aveiro and will make a better francesinha than most sold in Porto (not Oporto). Also there are many Porto people moving into other cities taking the knowledge with them. For the real experience follow the advice on line from the confrarias and not every francesinha in Porto is worth trying. Most are tourist traps

August 20 2013 at 9:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Adriano Cerqueira

I work in Porto and I must say that francesinhas are by far the best sandwhich ever made! In Porto everyone has an opinion about the best restaurant to eat a francesinha, however me and a group of friends have a greater goal: to find the best francesinha outside of Porto, for now we've been to 5 locations known for its francesinhas in the Aveiro district, and so far the best one was in a small pub in Furadouro (Ovar).

April 27 2011 at 7:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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