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Rolex in uganda

Rolex is a popular Ugandan recipe or street food (snack) which is enjoyed by people of any age, color or tribe. It involves eating a chapatti combined with fried eggs and some tomatoes & cabbage. It’s a quick food and can be ordered at any Chapatti stall within the Kampala suburbs. Also available in chain restaurants like Café Javas & other popular hotels. The Preparation of the Rolex involves rolling the chapatti & eggs together and that’s where its name was derived. The idea originally came from a Ugandan businessman in Kikoni, Near Makerere University – Kampala. Most of the students from the university stay around the area and they always needed a quick & cheap meal.

This Rolex delicacy spread out fast within Uganda and to other parts of the world due to its yummy taste and low cost. It was named among the top African Fast foods by CNN – meaning anyone visiting Uganda needs to taste it. Most Kampala city tours will take you around the town where you will be able to see a number of Rolex stalls and perhaps you could have one for Lunch since it’s a quick meal.

Apart from the Rolex, there is a ‘Titanic’ which is also like a Rolex but involves two or more chapattis rolled together plus other items. The ‘Kikomando’ also prepared by the Rolex sellers is another delicacy of it’s own. Here the chapatti is sliced and mixed with beans. It was derived from a ‘commando soldier’ eating a quick meal while in the war zone. This kind of meal needs you to use your hands to enjoy all the flavors.

Making a Rolex shouldn’t be hard and it will only need you to follow a few steps;

  • Prepare the ingredients to make a chapatti i.e. baking flour, cooking oil, salt, boiled water etc.
  • Have the necessary items needed to mix within the Eggs, i.e. cabbage, onions, tomatoes, green paper, Eggs.
  • You will need a frying pan but the most recommended are the ones locally made in Uganda as they give a certain amount of heat necessary to make a superb Rolex.
  • After making the chapattis, you will need to set them aside the put some oil on the frying pan, and let it heat up.
  • Beat some eggs like 2 or 3 and mix in Onions, salt, cabbage & green paper. Fry the eggs and then add a chapatti on top of the eggs while they are about to get ready. Give it about 15 seconds and you can remove from the heat/pan.
  • Cut some fresh tomatoes in slices onto the chapatti and egg. Then roll them together. You now have your Rolex – the Ugandan street food.


Rolex Uganda street food and delicacy

A Rolex stall in Kampala Uganda


It was recently launched as a culinary tourist attraction in Uganda and the first ever Kampala Rolex Festival was held in August 2016 at the Uganda Museum.

1 Comment

  1. Derrick says:

    Don’t hesitate to try out the Rolex, can be ordered for at any restaurant within Kampala or upcountry Uganda but the best place would be in the suburbs. Places like Wandegeya, Kikoni, where it originated would be Ideal….

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