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.