TheyTry a Rolex – the Favorite Fast Food of Ugandans
The Anytime Treat for Ugandans
Rolex – the Favorite Fast Food of Ugandans. They are available anywhere in Uganda, and even Rwanda and Kenya, and street vendors make them before your eyes at their stands. The Ugandan Rolex is Chapati filled with a rolled Fried Egg Omelet, Vegetables, even Sausage, or other meant items most often are included. The Uganda Rolex has become the Fast Food of Choice in Uganda. Even CNN is getting in on the Rolex that you do not wear but eat. CNN read our Article and contacted us asking if they could use our information in an article called “African Foods-finally taking off.”
There now is the “Rolex Festivals,” which tries to include the tasty dish as a Tourism Draw.
To most, it is an affordable Fast-Food item that can be found almost anywhere. It is part of the Taste of Uganda and will remain that for a long time to come. Ugandans love their Chapati with Rolled Eggs.
Enjoy a Rolex in Uganda as part of your Foodie Adventure in the Pearl of Africa. You will find out why the tasty Treat is so popular with visitors to Uganda. Tourists are often surprised by seeing signs advertising Rolex, and they wonder how the expensive Swiss Rolex Watch can be sold here in roadside stands. Soon they find out that it is not the watch but a rolled chapati filled with two scrambled eggs, cabbage, onions, tomatoes.
The famous Rolex – the Favorite Fast Food of Ugandans was introduced back in 2003 in the Wandegeya area near Makerere University. The word of the tasty and affordable Treat quickly spread around Uganda.
Today you can find Rolex Vendors, Stands all over Kampala. It is even served in higher-priced restaurants. Roadside vendors offer them to travelers in Buses and vehicles. It is an inexpensive meal, and Ugandans rave about it. It also provides a meaningful income for young men who sell a tasty dish with little start-up capital needed.
The name Rolex alludes to the rolled chapatis and, of course, the eggs. In Uganda, almost every person knows what a Rolex is, and here, it is a breakfast food and is eaten as a lunch or dinner meal or as a hearty snack.
Many a visitor to Uganda has developed a liking for Rolex – the Favorite Fast Food of Ugandans, especially the backpacker crowd as a way to keep their meal budget down. Its popularity has now extended beyond Uganda’s borders, and it can even be found in Kigali, Rwanda, in a restaurant there. There are also videos about making a Rolled Egg Dish, and 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 were the closest thing we have to it is a Breakfast Burrito.
Caution: If you are visiting Uganda or live here, pick a clean and sanitary Stand for your tasty Chapati-Egg Treat. Otherwise, you just might come down with a case of Idi Amin’s revenge, which would undoubtedly dampen your holiday in the Pearl of Africa.
Three Students in the USA, one from Uganda, produced the more sanitary Musana Carts (award-winning) that can now be seen in downtown Kampala. They come equipped with solar lights, have a storage place, even space for a fridge.
Many of the Present Rolex Vendors operate illegally. Musana Carts are authorized by Kampala Authorities for sanitary conditions and registration.
Rolex – the Favorite Fast Food of Ugandans – not the Watch but a rolled Chapati with Eggs, Vegetables, and even Ground Beef. Even Restaurants as far away as Kigali, Rwanda, have gotten in on Uganda’s favorite fast food.
Rolex – the Favorite Fast Food of Ugandans – On Safari in Uganda
You can try a Rolex on your Safari with us in Uganda. Even some Lodges have begun to serve them up as a Breakfast Treat. Rolex is not something to be worn in Uganda but to be eaten. The most popular street food is becoming mainstream, and it is now found on the menu of restaurants throughout Uganda.
Some eateries may call it a wrap, or something else, to Ugandans, no matter what the name, it is still the much-loved Rolex.
Let us know that you would like a Taste of Uganda on your Safari with us, and we will include it on your Safari for you to enjoy.
Rolex – We don’t wear them – but we eat them in Uganda.
Here is a simple Rolex Recipe you can try at home
Rolex, or rolled eggs, is classic Ugandan street food, a snack made with Indian chapatis, eggs, and vegetables. It is genuinely one of the most satisfying foods on the planet, and it will take you about thirty minutes to prepare. Enjoy a taste of Uganda’s most famous street food. The recipe below will serve two people. You can add meat such as sausage, but our dish is vegetarian, and most Ugandans buy the vegetarian variety.
The Ingredients You will need.
Four eggs, beaten
¼ white cabbage, finely shredded
2 tbsp vegetable oil1 plum tomato, seeds removed and cut into strips
One red onion, thinly sliced
One bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
One green pepper, chopped
Two chapatis- you might find frozen ones in your country
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp mango chutney or other chutney for extra flavor. Not done in Uganda.
Two optional tbsp mayonnaise.
Place the eggs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the cabbage. Heat the oil in a frying pan and pour half the egg mixture. Scatter over half of the tomatoes, onions, coriander, and green peppers. Cook until just set, then flip and cook until the egg mixture and vegetables are cooked through. Top with the chapati and allow to steam in the heat.
Carefully lift both the egg mixture and the chapati, flip over onto a plate and roll up once cool enough to handle. Repeat with the remaining egg, vegetables, and chapati.
Optional: Meanwhile, mix the mango chutney and mayo in a small bowl and serve alongside the Rolex for dunking.
You can use frozen chapatis for this dish if you pre-cook them in a dry frying pan for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown and hot through.