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‘Hand-massaged’ US$100 beef sandwich among the best in the world

The Vietnamese banh mi sandwich was named one of the best sandwiches from around the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. — Picture courtesy of shutterstock.comThe Vietnamese banh mi sandwich was named one of the best sandwiches from around the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. — Picture courtesy of shutterstock.comLONDON, April 21 — You could call it the upper crust of sandwiches.

Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of Best Sandwiches in the world ranges from humble, Vietnamese street foods like the banh mi, to a US$100 (RM300) sammy from Japan stuffed with hand-massaged Wagyu beef on slices of crustless white bread.

The list, compiled by food celebrities like Anthony Bourdain, domestic doyenne Martha Stewart and actor Mike Myers, spans the world and is a tribute to regional specialties like the croque-monsieur — the French version of a grilled cheese sandwich —  and lobster rolls from Massachusetts.

Chef and food personality Mario Batali’s contribution to the list is a sandwich filled with squid in its own ink and aioli from Madrid, while Stewart named a ham and cheese baguette from a New York bakery as her favourite.

And while the Wagyu sandwich rings in at a hefty US$100, Bourdain’s pick of a fully loaded banh mi sandwich complete with a fried egg from a Vietnamese street stall, was a humble 50 cents.

Meanwhile, National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel also compiled a list of sandwiches around the world, which included a Japanese roll filled with yakisoba noodles and English butty stuffed silly with fries.

Check out Travel + Leisure magazine’s Best Sandwiches From Around the World here. — AFP-Relaxnews

 

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