Fried chicken sandwiches with an Asian twist seem to be growing in popularity, as Northern Virginia has seen three new vendors open in the past few months which feature the mouthwatering, and food coma inducing, entrée.
In a sense, trendy Asian flavored sandwiches might represent the history of the sandwich coming full circle, as the first sandwich is believed to have originated in China. As the Chicago Tribune writes, “‘rujiamo,’ sometimes spelled ‘rou jia mo,’ translated as ‘meat sandwich,’ dates back 2,000 years. Traditionally it was spiced and simmered pork stuffed in flatbread baked in clay ovens.”
Take a look at the pictures below and see how far the sandwich has come!