Join twowildtides on the country challenge. Each week, we’re going to be heading to a new country (in spirit). Primarily, we’ll be cooking a meal from each country; but we’ll also be watching travel documentaries, reading travel blogs, and listening to music. During the global pandemic, travel is largely inaccessible. We want to reignite our wanderlust, satisfy our travel bug as much as we can, and learn some new things along the way. I have a feeling our bucket list will have a number of items added to it through this experience as well. We created a simple alphabetical spreadsheet with all the countries of the world, and each week we will draw a random number that corresponds with a country on the spreadsheet.
This week, we’re heading to the East African country of Uganda. Although Uganda is landlocked, meaning it does not have any ocean coastline, it does have a substantial portion of Lake Victoria within its border. Lake Victoria is one of Africa’s Great Lakes, it’s Africa’s largest lake, the world’s largest tropical lake, and the world’s second-largest freshwater lake by area, right after Lake Superior. Check out this travel blog article highlighting some of the best things to do in Uganda:
There were many Ugandan cultural dishes to choose from. We finally decided to try Rolex, a popular Ugandan street food and something that’s a little bit different than other recipes we’ve tried throughout this challenge. Rolex is highlighted in this post by Storyteller.Travel, this post by Trip101, this post by Chef’s Pencil, this post by African Food Network, this post by Cape to Casa, this post by Uganda Safari Experts, and this post by Med Munch.
We followed this recipe by Together Women Rise:
Rolex is the local name for a rolled egg wrap. It’s reminiscent of a Western breakfast burrito. We made the omelette with red onion, bell pepper, tomato, and cabbage, as per the recipe.
We struggled to flip the flat omelette in the pan and ended up with more of a scramble. Our Rolex did not look as pretty and perfectly rolled as the ones in the photos we’ve seen, but it tasted delicious. This was easy to make and a fun twist on our regular breakfast. We would definitely make Rolex again.
We listened to this playlist while we cooked and ate: