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Best Sandwiches Around the World


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The fried shrimp poor boys in New Orleans. I can't find anything even coming close to them anywhere else.

-Sounds awfully rich!

-It is! That's why I serve it with ice cream to cut the sweetness!

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Chufi, is it customary to drink milk with that veal croquette sandwich? It seems like an odd combination. And what is that in the glass next to the milk?

the yellow stuff is mustard.

It's pretty common to have milk, or even buttermilk, with your (sandwich)lunch.

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Someone's Banh Mi has to be on this list. The best one I've had is Banh Mi Saigon in Manhattan, but I can't imagine what the best in Vietnam might be like.

I had an incredible $2 Banh Mi at Hong Kong Supermarket in Gretna, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans:

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Yo Jason, enough with the porno pics ... I'm dyin' over here dude.

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Wow Chufi.. That broodje halfom:looks awesome.. Is the pekelvlees the meat on top.. I cant pronounce it but, I knows I wants it..

yes, it's the meat on top.. it's brined breast of beef, and having it on a sandwich together with the larded pig's liver is a traditional Amsterdam combo..

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The Brazilian mixto quente. Grilled ham and cheese sandwich, served at every road side restaurante. A great sustainer for enduring long bus trips in Brazil. Not haute cuisine, but memorable none the less.

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Yo Jason, enough with the porno pics ... I'm dyin' over here dude.

I know, New Orleans should be illegal, its practically the sandwich capital of the world. Here's two from Crabby Jacks:

The Un-Ferdi:

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And the Shrimp Po Boy:

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And certainly, the Roast Beef Debris Po Boy at Mother's:

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Oh god. That shrimp po boy looks so good it's bringing tears to my eyes. Tears, I tell you! NO ONE in Austin does a shrip po boy right. -sob-

-Sounds awfully rich!

-It is! That's why I serve it with ice cream to cut the sweetness!

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Not too long ago, I posted a thread on one of the best sandwiches I've ever had, the boiled beef sandwich from Da Nerbone in Florence. An amazing sandwich:

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A nice piece of fatty beef, cooked slowly in a broth until it's just as tender as you could ask for, sprinkled with salt and spread with green bollito sauce and a little red pepper sauce. It's the best reason to go to Florence.

Agreed, however, that New Orleans is the sandwich capital of the world. But Philadelphia does its part too: I submit the roast pork Italiano from Tony Luke's as one of the top sandwiches anywhere.

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1. When in Paris, on a Sunday around lunchtime (before 2PM), go to Rue Cler. At the boucherie across from the store Davoli (aka maison du jambon) they serve hot food outside. Have them make you a hot-off-the-grill boudin noir sandwich on crusty french bread with mustard and have it topped with the onions that have been sauteeing with the merguez sausage. Truly profound. (I also like the old Latin Quarter late night standby of merguez sausage and frites sandwich)

2. On LI just off of the Wantagh Pkwy, exit 2, directly next to Century 21 is a store called Mama Teresa's. They make an excellent potato and egg "panini", on garlic bread with fresh mozz. Had one yesterday - quite good.

3. In Wainscott, NY in back of the bagel store and seafood shop sits Breadzilla. Not even sure what to suggest - it's all so good (mmm, going there right now in fact...).

4. Recipe: take a couple slices from a really crust just baked loaf (Sullivan Street, etc.), slather with a liberal amount of homade mayo (spiked with garlic), add a few slices of really good ham (porchetta, etc.), a few very thinly sliced pieces of gruyere, add lettuce (green leaf, romaine, etc.) and tomato (only if in season), salt and pepper. Enjoy

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Oh yes, the BBQ Shrimp Po Boy at Liuzza's By The Track in New Orleans:

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This is so impossibly droolworthy and so utterly out of reach here (Beijing). Sob.

But while we are on lobster rolls, I love the lobster rolls at Pearl's Oyster Bar in Manhattan, with a mess of crisp, salty shoestring fries and a glass of chablis. Just wonderful.

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Three best sandwiches I've ever had were:

Pastrami Sandwich with Hot Pepper Cheese at the 400 on 57th Street, NYC

Mazlak's Garlic Beef (knock-off available on the internet "Delta Doc's Garlic Beef")

Maid-Rite from Kathy's Maid Rite on HW 63 on the north end of Waterloo, IA.

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FWIW this topic started off as a Texas thread. I'm glad to see it go into a worldwide thread. The doner sandwich at Istanbul Grill houston is great but probably not world class.

The muff at central market in NO and the many great po boys in NO probably are USA's best sandwiches?

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Chicken schwarma mit scharfes at L'Emir Sandwich in Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt.

The toasted Montogomery Cheddar sandwiches on Poilane bread at London's Borough Market. Not to mention Brindisa's chorizo roll, just around the corner.

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Thanks for the food porn Jason! I keep scrolling up to drool again, and wonder what kind of sandwich I am going to make for breakfast.

I keep waiting for the Philladelphia crew to step in and show us some cheesesteak porn!

The Kitchn

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I keep waiting for the Philadelphia crew to step in and show us some cheesesteak porn!

I doubt you'd find too many of the Philadelphians making a claim for a cheesesteak as the ultimate sandwich. Roast pork? Sure. Hoagies? You bet. But putting the cheesesteak in its place is something of a point of pride...

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I keep waiting for the Philadelphia crew to step in and show us some cheesesteak porn!

I doubt you'd find too many of the Philadelphians making a claim for a cheesesteak as the ultimate sandwich. Roast pork? Sure. Hoagies? You bet. But putting the cheesesteak in its place is something of a point of pride...

Point taken! I am merely a rube from Brooklyn who salivates during the car ride down to Philly over potential cheesy oozy peppery onion goodness, and they'd probably mock me for the way I order even that. But prove me wrong Philadelphians!

The Kitchn

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I hit Istanbul Grill today in Houston and had the Doner sandwich and it was awesome! Vertical rotisserie meat sliced thin served on the best bread around with pickled cabbage, red onion and lettuce. Ohhhh so good.

Other great sandwiches:

Rueben at kahns

Cheesesteak at that joint on Richmond

BBQ beef sandwich at Thelmas

That's also the traditional method for preparing Shwarma too, if I recall correctly. If the Phoenician Deli is still around (Westheimer near Wilcrest) they serve a chicken shwarma that is to die for.

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The fried shrimp poor boys in New Orleans. I can't find anything even coming close to them anywhere else.

I prefer the Oyster po-boy, from Acme. Although, the muffaletta from Central Grocery is a close second.

Outside of New Orleans, mty hometown favorite, a Chicago classic, is the Italian Beef from Mr. Beef on Orleans.

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