The Serious Eats Guide to Sandwiches, the International Edition

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Sandwiches

Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.

We've already covered many of the sandwich styles in America; it's now time to travel the globe. In this guide you'll find Vietnamese banh mis, Mexican tortas, Turkish kebabs, British bacon buttys, and so many more international sandwich varieties. Quite a few of these have become staples outside of their homelands. See them all in the slideshow! Please chime in to let us know which ones we missed.

Note: some of these are wrapped in pitas or steamed buns, but still count as honorary members of the sandwich genre in our minds.

Canada

Montreal-style Smoked Meat

Mexico

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Cemita
Pambazo
Pelona
Torta

Latin America & the Caribbean

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Arepa (Colombia, Venezuela)
Bauru (Brazil)
Chacarero (Chile)
Chivito (Uruguay)
Cuban (Cuba)
Medianoche (Cuba)
Doubles (Trinidad & Tobago)
Patacones (Venezuela)
Roti (West Indies)

Africa

Gatsby (South Africa)

Europe

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Bacon Butty (UK and New Zealand) / Rasher Sandwich (Ireland)
Chip Butty (UK)
Bocadillo (Spain)
Doner Kebab (Turkey / Germany)
Gyro (Greece)
Croque Monsieur / Croque Madame (France)
Pan Bagnat (France)
Shooter's Sandwich (UK)
Smorrebrod / Butterbrot (Denmark / Germany)
Tea Sandwich, a.k.a. Finger Sandwich (UK)
Toastie (UK)

Asia

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Banh Mi (Vietnam)
Pork Belly Bun (China)
Rou Jia Mo (China)
Sabich (Israel)
Falafel (Middle East)
Shawarma (Middle East)
Vada Pav (India)
Kaya Toast (Singapore)