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Yum: Where the Chapatti At?

Let's not sugar coat this: generally speaking, Africa is not exactly full of culinary delights. We ate chicken and chips for dinner more times than I care to remember, and for about two weeks our diet consisted almost exclusively of corn, bananas, peanut butter, and crackers-- that's all we could find. So when you find a dish that is available everywhere (and sometimes it's the only thing available) and you actually love it, you get excited. For us, this snack was called a "Rolex". We discovered it as soon as we got to Uganda. It consists of warm, doughey chapattis (an Indian bread that is similar to roti and naan) with an omellete rolled up inside. A Rolex usually costs about $.50 to $1, depending on its size and ingredients (veggies, potatoes, meat, avocado, etc.). The chapattis and omelletes are made fresh, right before you. And the best part is that you can find chapattis and Rolexes on roadside stands almost anywhere in Uganda!

Cooking Chapattis

Cooking Chapattis

Rolex

Rolex

We could understand why it's called a "Rolex" since it comes rolled up, but when I told a group of Ugandans that a Rolex is an expensive watch brand, they reacted with a resounding "no way!!"

Posted by Claudia

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