Rolex

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Rolex is rolled Chapati that originated in Wandegeya, a Kampala suburb in close proximity to Makerere University. It emerged in the early 2000s and was named and popularised by Makerere University students. It has since spread to other parts of the capital.

Rolex consists of a fresh omellette, finely sliced tomatoes and cabbages, chopped onions and green pepper rolled in freshly made Chapati, hence the name Rolex ("rolled eggs"). Though it may be considered a snack, many find it adequate enough for a quick lunch or supper.

Rolex is usually sold by street food vendors, who set up their charcoal stoves, metal hot plates and chopping boards in popular eating and night life areas, such as Wandegeya, Nakulabye and Kabalagala. It may also be available in eating kiosks and take-away restaurants.

Here's a video of a Rolex being made in Jinja: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0pTTCdUY00

Here's a recipe: http://raebear.net/recipes/rolex.html

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