Ugandan rolex

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Famous dishes from Asia, Europe and the Americas have all left their indelible mark on menus around the world.
African cuisines, however, have been slow to catch on globally.
In Uganda, for example, a dish called “the Rolex” — a rolled chapatti containing a fried egg and vegetables — is wildly popular, but little known outside the country.
“Rolex was started by a few university kids,” says Jon Blanc, the director of Ugandan tour company Kabiza Wilderness Safaris.
“Today all over Uganda men cook them on the street. In Rwanda where no street food is allowed, it is served in restaurants.”
Now, chefs from the African continent, and beyond, are promoting dishes from their home nations in very different ways online — and making a living from it, revealed.
The ‘rolex’ omelet hails from the Busoga region and over the years it has spread to all regions in Uganda, though its now trending more in the central and western regions of the Country.


  1. when you say that rolexes were created by university students and then that t hails from Busoga you’re wrong.

    Students did invent it but Basoga are the professionals at Chapati making.
    Nice to know this is crossing Uganda though.
    I love Rolex (from Rolled Eggs)

  2. I call BS on your research. I have been eating ‘rolex’ since I was a young child in Kenya in the 80’s and 90’s.
    Very doubtful it was invented by uni students in Uganda.
    It is cooked by everyone and always has been. Not specific to men cooking and it certainly is not only tending now within Uganda. It has been in Kenya for decades.

  3. What is Kenya and decades… Apart from Githeri and sukuma week Kenyans have always copied from Uganda and that doesn’t call for any debates, for chapati yah Kenyans have always eaten them but Rolex Mehn thats Ugandan and strictly Makerere University ting dis


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