Rolex – Uganda’s Favorite Fast Food

Posted by on May 25, 2012

The Amazing Fast Food Rolex in Uganda

Rolex in Uganda is not the Watch but its most popular Fast Food


Rolex-the-fast-food-that-took-Uganda-by-stormVisitors to Uganda often are surprised by seeing signs advertising Rolex – wondering how the expensive Swiss Rolex Watch can be sold here in  roadside stands – it is not the watch but a rolled chapati filled with 2 scrambled eggs, often cabbage, onions, tomatoes and just like the Bigger Fast Food Giants you have choices and different prices – it is no different here in Uganda where the price goes up a bit as you might add minced meat, and added vegetables.

The famous Ugandan Rolex was introduced back in 2003 in the Wandegeya area and began to be consumed by many, especially by the nearby Makerere University Students – today you can find Rolex Vendors, Stands all over Kampala and it is even served in higher priced restaurants – road-side vendors offer them to travelers – it is simply an inexpensive meal and Ugandans rave about it – it has also provides a meaningful income for mostly young men who sell the tasty dish with little start-up capital needed.

The name  Rolex – alludes to the rolled chapatis and of course the eggs – in Uganda most every person knows  what a Rolex is.  Here it is not only a breakfast food, but is eaten as a dinner meal by many or as a snack – the price is low (50cents and up), it is tasty and filling and readily available.

Many a visitor to Uganda has developed a liking for the Ugandan Rolex Fast Food, especially the backpacker crowd as a way to keep their meal budget down and its popularity has now extended beyond Uganda’s borders and can even be found in Kigali, Rwanda in a restaurant there.  There are even videos you can find about how to make a Rolex, visitors to Uganda are consuming them and more.  The next thing you will find versions of it at various fast food outlets in the west.

Caution:  If you are visiting Uganda pick a clean-sanitary Rolex Stand otherwise you just might come down with a case of Idi Amin’s revenge which would certainly dampen your holiday in the Pearl of Africa.

The Rolex – Uganda’s Fast Food – a tasty dish that even visitors to Uganda can enjoy…from Kampala…jon


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