My Cover Photo is a Cuban Sandwich and they are awesome. All Ingredients are in Bacolod to make a Cuban Sandwich.
I have always been a fan of Sandwiches and I eat many different Sandwiches in Bacolod every week.
The first Sandwich I remember eating is a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, which I still eat from time to time now. I spent my first 4 years in school in Rhode Island, when my dad was still in the World’s Greatest Navy.
In Rhode Island, I developed a love for Sandwiches. Grinders, which is a New England Sub, Cod Fish Sandwiches, Linguica Portuguese Sausage Sandwiches, Lobster Salad Sandwiches and the Western Sandwich, which is an Omelet Sandwich with Ham/Onions/Bell Peppers and of course, the Egg.
In Alabama, one of my favorite Sandwiches was the Stromboli Sandwich, which is an Italian Sandwich. There is a large Italian-American Community to this day in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Stromboli Sandwich is made with Italian Cold Cuts…Salami, Pepperoni, Capocollo and Mozzarella Cheese, often topped with Pizza Sauce but not always.
Birmingham also has a large Greek-American Community. More Sandwiches! I was introduced to the Greek Gyro. A Wrap Sandwich, filled with Lamb, Chicken or Pork, sometimes all 3! Greeks had a monopoly on the Hot Dog Stands and Sandwich Shops in Birmingham.
In South Florida, I ate many Cuban Sandwiches, made on Cuban Bread with Roast Pork, Ham, Swiss or Cheddar Cheese and lots of Mustard. Do not forget the Pickles.
In Bacolod, a favorite is the Flying Saucer Sandwich, with the filling unlimited. The best Flying Saucer Sandwich has Ham and Cheez Whiz on it.
My Favorite Sandwiches
The key to a good Sandwich is…the Bread. There are many options in Bacolod concerning Breads.
Not in any order, these are the Sandwiches that I make and eat in Bacolod…
Louisiana Po Boy, Cuban Sandwich, Strombolli Sandwich, Smoked Sausage Sandwich, Pork Sausage Patty Biscuit. Crab Salad Sandwich, Sloppy Joe, Reuben Sandwich, Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Tuna Salad Sandwich, Chicken Salad Sandwich, Bacon, Cheese & Egg Sandwich, Tomato Sandwich, BBQ Pork Sandwich, Chicken Sandwich, the Monte Cristo, Waldorf Sandwich, French Dip, Meatball Grinder/Sub/Hoagie, Fried Baloney Sandwich, Club Sandwich, Philly Cheese Steak, Vienna Sausage Sandwich, Salmon Patty Sandwich, other Fish Sandwiches, UK Ploughman’s Sandwich, Chip Butty and Bahn Mi Vietnamese Sandwich.
There is not any Souse Meat in our area that I have found. In America, I enjoyed a Souse Meat Sandwich from time to time.
The above Crab Salad Sandwich looks great, doesn’t it?
Enjoy a Sandwich today! A great day for 2.
I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.
~ Gary ~