Los Angeles is a mecca for food and foodies, as you can get a taste of nearly anything and everything. With careful mapping, LA restaurant research, and planning, you could try a variety of ethnic foods, but it could take some time. However, BuzzFeed Food spent one day following actor and food blogger Lynn Chen on her mission to sample sandwiches from around the world in Los Angeles. Check out her results.
Chip Butty | UK
The chip butty is a quite simple sandwich, but therein lies the genius of it. This sandwich calls for a soft, white roll lined with cold butter topped with chips (or what we Americans call French fries) and ketchup. According to Chen, “It tastes like breakfast!
Shao Bing You Tiao | Taiwan
Made with a sesame flatbread and a deep fried cruller, Chen explains that it basically means ‘oil stick sandwich’. According to Chen, this is traditionally dunked in hot soy milk. As a common breakfast item in Taiwan, it seems like a deliciously interesting way to start your day
Banh Mi | Vietnam
Pickled daikon, pickled carrots, cilantro, jalapenos, mayo and your choice of meat served on a baguette, the Banh Mi delivers a variety of flavors and textures that complement each other. While there are many variations of Banh Mi ingredients, there’s sure to be a combination that you’ll love.
Bauru | Brazil
Made with grilled Italian bread, ham, cheese, and a fried egg, Chen compares to this to an American breakfast sandwich. This sandwich got its name from its inventor, Casemiro Pinto Neto, a Brazilian law student, whose nickname was ‘Bauru’ for his hometown.
Skagen | Sweden
Described as the ‘lobster roll of Sweden’, the Skagen consists of a brioche roll, shrimp salad, and dill topped with fish roe. “Cold, creamy, and dill filled” as Chen describes, it sounds like a must try.
Cemita | Mexico
The cemita sandwich is originally from Puebla, Mexico, and is a type of torta. It gets the name ‘cemita’ from the bread that it is served on. The cemita bread is made from egg-rich dough usually topped with sesame seeds and often resembles a hamburger bun. Chen tried a cemita filled with fried beef cutlet, Oaxacan cheese, avocado, and tomato, which she deemed the winner.
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