Mumbai's famous "vada pav" ranked 13th in the list of best sandwiches in the world

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Mumbai's famous street food "vada pav" has been ranked number 13 on a list of the top 50 best rated sandwiches in the world.

An overview of the news

  • The list is published by TasteAtlas, a Croatian-based food travel guide website. 

  • Turkey's tombik sandwich tops the list. Second is Peru's Butifara Sandwich and Argentina's De Lomo Sandwich is third.

About 'Vada Pav'

  • Vada pav street food is said to have originated from a street vendor named Ashok Vaidya, who operated near Dadar railway station in the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Ashoka thought of a way to satisfy the hunger of the starving workers, and concluded that the ideal dish should be portable, inexpensive, and easy to prepare.

  • Ashok made Vada Pav and its popularity skyrocketed.

  • Traditionally vada pav is made of spiced mashed potatoes, deep fried in chickpea batter and pav, which is also known as white bread roll.

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