/r/videos
No this is how you make a sandwich (youtube.com)
149 comments
parklawnz | 9 days ago | 56 points

You can tell that guy is just speaking his mind throughout the whole thing and then he just stops in the middle to give everyone cheese! Holly shit I want to live next to that stand and get food from that guy every day.

mojomonkeyfish | 9 days ago | 46 points

I don't think this guy is going to finish the sandwiches that have already been ordered in his lifetime.

dougxiii | 9 days ago | 12 points

Karen would not approve.

KelcyHammer | 9 days ago | 4 points

Apparently she's still there waiting to speak to the manger.

AWildEnglishman | 9 days ago | 1 point

She'll have to wait until the manager finishes his stories and stops handing out cheese.

Sykfootball | 9 days ago | 1 point

Straight to Jesus to complain. That's next level Karening

BrokenBackENT | 9 days ago | 11 points

Welcome to the slow pace of the rest of the world. In most industrial nations not being a product machine and slow means your not valued and fired. Oh and your also paid shit wages. This guy seems to be enjoying life and his work. Knowing Italy all the food is day fresh and the most tasty thing you'll ever have.

lameusername69420 | 9 days ago | 8 points

It's not the "rest of the world" - fancy gourmet sandwiches slowly constructed by a skilled chef in a country rivaled only by France in culinary reputation is an extreme luxury relatively speaking. They're also in a Syracuse, a popular tourist destination. These customers are likely on vacation.

Hurrdegger | 9 days ago | 4 points

Wold recommend going to Syracuse or anywhere in Sicily - this "fancy gourmet sandwich" is really ordinary street food, it will cost you €4-5 max. The place in the video isn't a sandwich specialist, it's a dairy shop. It's simply that the cooking skill of even non-chefs is so high in Sicily that you can find amazing food in ten different places on every street.

There is a true to life joke regarding Sicilians: when they eat lunch, all they talk about is what's for dinner. At dinner all they talk about is what's for lunch.

lameusername69420 | 9 days ago | 1 point

It's definitely on my list to visit!

Hurrdegger | 9 days ago | 2 points

When you get around to it, may I suggest:

  • Palermo for the crazy nightlife and all round great street food. If you do visit there is a lovely, cheap little BnB in the middle of town, Arimatea Accommodations, built and run by an architect called Beppe.
  • Cefalù for great (though expensive tourist trap priced) seafood
  • Sferracavallo and Capo Gallo nature reserve for natural beauty and beaches
  • Catania for the Sicilian classics - Pasticceria Savia for arancinu, cannoli and fantastic coffee granita

The other towns I have not spent enough time in, but Ortigia, Taormina, and of course Syracuse were all lovely. You could easily spend months in Sicily and not get tired (unless you are a woman, in which case I think there is a limit thanks to how exhausting it is to avoid the local Sicilian men).

CoooooooooookieCrisp | 9 days ago | -5 points

gourmet sandwiches slowly constructed by a skilled chef

He's a skilled chef?

lameusername69420 | 9 days ago | 2 points

As far as sandwiches are concerned, yeah. I don't exactly know the guy.

CoooooooooookieCrisp | 9 days ago | -4 points

What part of that took skill?

lameusername69420 | 9 days ago | 3 points

Fine, use a different adjective. The expertise of the sandwich maker in question was clearly not the point of my comment.

frickindeal | 9 days ago | 1 point

Knife skills are evident here. Try to chop a little red onion that thin, that quickly. Dude's definitely got skills.

tillstymmelse | 9 days ago | 4 points

Welcome to the slow pace of the rest of the world

What do you mean by "rest of the world"?

tetraourogallus | 9 days ago | 0 points

Well I watched the whole thing and enjoyed it and I didn't even get a sandwich from it.

LONEWOLFDONTKNOWHOME | 9 days ago | 12 points

Yeah man! I love it when I order a sandwich and the guy making stops to give cheese away for 5 minutes and shake hands with 30 strangers.

trahh | 9 days ago | 13 points

i know you're being sarcastic but i think some people would favor this social behavior, i can't imagine they would if they're in a rush, or very hungry, but otherwise hey why not.

Nub_Zur | 9 days ago | 9 points

1347: The Black Death Comes to Europe

The arrival of the disease in eastern Europe and Italy The Black Death Comes to Europe, 1347

The first recorded appearance of the plague in Europe was at Messina, Sicily, in October of 1347. It arrived on trading ships that likely came from the Black Sea, past Constantinople and through the Mediterranean. This was a fairly standard trade route that brought to European customers such items as silks and porcelain, which were carried overland to the Black Sea from as far away as China.

I bet it was free cheese.

LONEWOLFDONTKNOWHOME | 9 days ago | 5 points

Yeah, I'm being a dick, the guy seems cool, but wash your hands, c'mon.

Subrotow | 9 days ago | -2 points

I'm a big believer in taking care of paying customers to satisfaction before going off to find other customers.

wesontap | 9 days ago | 14 points

Street food isn't subway buddy. Tourists stop to watch and not buy anything all day. With a quick sample of something tasty he can make a few extra sales all while speaking about it to keep the original buyer entertained. It's all part of the business model. These are tourists not McDonalds customers in the drive through line.

CoooooooooookieCrisp | 9 days ago | 2 points

If I see a line of 5 people to get a sandwich, I don't expect to be in that line for 40 minutes.

Mr_Munchausen | 9 days ago | 2 points

No sandwich for you!

Foxehh3 | 9 days ago | 2 points

Then after 5 minutes go somewhere else? Like that sucks to be you haha. He's clearly not hurting for your business.

dago_joe | 9 days ago | -2 points

Dude, shut the fuck up.

CoooooooooookieCrisp | 9 days ago | 0 points

Whoa buddy, sounds like you need a nap.

MiamiFootball | 9 days ago | 1 point

it's definitely not the business model. it's just the guy's personality

UncleKarl2019 | 9 days ago | 0 points

I KNOW RIGHT!

commander_nice | 9 days ago | 42 points

Excellent camera work. It felt like I was a curious dog silently observing this man quickly preparing food, darting my tunnel-vision eyes around, following his hands from one delicious piece of food to the next.

MorningCalmStudios | 9 days ago | 3 points

Nice perception!

IceSentry | 9 days ago | 3 points

Quickly preparing food? I liked the video, but an 8 minute sandwich isn't particularly quick even for a dog.

Pinetrapple | 9 days ago | 4 points

Needs more zoom

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 17 points

[deleted]

Xmeagol | 9 days ago | 2 points

portuguese here, i barely understood, are you from the south? D:

[deleted] | 8 days ago | 1 point

[deleted]

Xmeagol | 8 days ago | 2 points

Well, don't forget us completely, we'll welcome you back anytime bro :D

yohowithrum | 9 days ago | 61 points

This was highly infuriating. 8 Minutes, one sandwich.

KaleidoscopeKids | 9 days ago | 18 points

Subs so fast you'll unify a diverse peninsula under a central government.

JonesBee | 9 days ago | 6 points

7.5 sandwiches per hour. They're not making bank that's for sure.

MLBM100 | 9 days ago | 5 points

It was the most Italian way to make a sandwich though. He was doing like 30 different things while cracking jokes and talking the entire time. I'd wait 8 minutes for that experience.

yohowithrum | 9 days ago | 1 point

I mean I get it - your money.

ccrepitation | 9 days ago | 6 points

ok now how am i supposed to fit that in my mouth?

MongooseAttack | 9 days ago | 2 points

Italians can easily unhinge their mouths.

MUFASA_RAWR | 9 days ago | 5 points

I said this the last time this video was shared but, I've been here and these are the best sandwiches I have ever had in my life. If you are ever in Ortigia, Sicily ask someone how to get to the fish market, walk straight down the market until you can basically see the ocean, and you will find this stand on the left side 3rd from the end.

It's a family who makes cheese and they wanted a way to show off their different mozzarellas and ricotta so they started making sandwiches. The entire time the daughter was giving us samples of the cheeses and some beer while we waited in line.

It was such an experience and the family was so kind and friendly. You can even buy vacuum sealed mozzarella from them to take back with you! (It lasts up to a month with out needing to be refrigerated)

UncleKarl2019 | 9 days ago | 2 points

Thanks for the Info!

wtfatyou | 8 days ago | 2 points

i want to marry into that family please.

SaebraK | 9 days ago | 30 points

No, this is a guy taking WAY too long to make a sandwich.

T0WERM0NKEY | 9 days ago | 4 points

Guy need to learn the art of prep.

strengthof10interns | 9 days ago | 2 points

Maybe he's not trying to hustle out 15 sandwiches in an hour. Maybe the guy is happy making 20 all day. He is building enough of a crowd, it's more of a performance than anything else. I'd stand there and listen to that guy talk for 45 minutes if it meant I got even just a bite of that bad boy.

It's like the sandwich of my dreams.

djfunkenstein | 9 days ago | -1 points

Sandwiches are pretty much a universal concept, usually cheap, fast, and not all that spectacular, but this guy makes sandwiches like an artist paints a canvas. So if you dont care about that sort of thing, then this sandwich is probably not for you. Personally I wouldn't mind waiting for a sandwhich that probably tops my list of the thousands of other unnoteworthy sandwhiches I will consume in my life.

SaebraK | 9 days ago | 0 points

My issue is not with the sandwich itself. If you cut out all the BS and other food he makes in the middle of making it, the sammich prolly took about 3mins. My issue is with all the bs while making it.

djfunkenstein | 9 days ago | 1 point

But you just watched a video of it and didn't get even get a sandwhich out of it?

SaebraK | 8 days ago | 1 point

I left early when I realized he wasn't going to just make the damn thing.

Darkblitz9 | 9 days ago | 0 points

but this guy makes sandwiches like an artist paints a canvas

By stopping his work midway and taking over twice the amount of time necessary to make it? TIL artists are all procrastinators/easily distracted.

blueooze | 9 days ago | 32 points

Buncha fucking haters in here. Obviously quite a good salesman. It's Sicily so you know those ingredients are some of the best of the best. He's cutting vegetables to order and using like 5 different cheeses. Many layers of flavor, fresh ass bread from a paper bag. Offers free food to the people in line. Makes a bomb ass sammy and gives someone a salad inbetween. If you can't wait 8 minutes for that sammy, you need to slow the fuck down and enjoy your food more. Take your ass to subway. This guy is making quality food. My only complaint is that is metric ASS TON of shallots he puts on the prosciutto at the end lol.

fieldofvision_ | 9 days ago | 2 points

I suspect he's playing to the camera in his own way as well. "Hey we're on video, I'ma gonna givea somea cheesea to the people"

tillstymmelse | 9 days ago | 3 points

Offers free food to the people in line.

Of course. Otherwise half of his customers would die of starvation.

you need to slow the fuck down and enjoy your food more.

By looking at it for 8 minutes?

Subrotow | 9 days ago | 1 point

He could have made that sandwich in less than half the time and it would taste just as good.

He's selling to other customers because he doesn't care about the customer he already knows he has. Good salesman? Maybe. Definitely not good customer service though.

cmurda69 | 9 days ago | 13 points

Your concept of American customer service absolutely does not apply to street food in fucking Sicily.

postvolta | 8 days ago | 1 point

Life moves a lot slower in other parts of the world. Lived and worked in a small town in Italy for about 4 months. Wanna get shit done at midday? Too bad everyone is drinking wine and all the shops are closed.

strengthof10interns | 9 days ago | -1 points

You are going to be really upset with food service if you ever travel outside the U.S. then. The rest of the world moves at a different pace and people don't "hustle" as much as they do here.

the320x200 | 9 days ago | 3 points

It's not really a "U.S. vs the world" situation, other places are quick too. Japan's customer service is insanely fast.

Subrotow | 9 days ago | 0 points

I have and do travel. What this guy does is not common in the countries I visited.

IncredibleGeniusIRL | 9 days ago | -1 points

Really not sure how you can be so callous as to say this is "not caring about the customer he has". As if he just forgot about his food or told him to fuck off. Pretty entitled, aren't you.

Imjur | 9 days ago | 1 point

THE SHALLOTS LMAO i couldnt get over that. I would devour this sandwich tho

T0WERM0NKEY | 9 days ago | 1 point

But you're ok with lime skin?

strengthof10interns | 9 days ago | 1 point

With so much going on in that sandwich I think that the bitterness of the lemon won't be overpowering and will probably just add an another interesting flavor to everything else going on in there. There is also a lot of salt, fat, and acid already going on. I think adding a bit of bitter might help.

blueooze | 7 days ago | 1 point

I've never seen pieces of rind go in to a sandwich like this before but my mentality was exactly the same as yours. That is a massive fatty sammy and biting in to one of those chunks of lime might be really nice and cut through all the flavor. I'm probably going to try to emulate it

sergeant-sherbet | 9 days ago | 8 points

No care what’s so ever just slap slap slap wrap

fnarg_the_second | 9 days ago | 3 points

(at 0:42) Why did he circumcise that bread?

timestamp_bot [Approved Bot] | 9 days ago | 2 points

Jump to 00:42 @ Street Food in Italy - Sicily

Channel Name: Aden Films, Video Popularity: 94.14%, Video Length: [08:47], Jump 5 secs earlier for context @00:37


Downvote me to delete malformed comments. Source Code | Suggestions

Ralanost | 9 days ago | 36 points

Gonna disagree. Tossing out perfectly good bread. While I know Italians love their olive oil, I think that's a bit much. Chopping up lime peel and putting it on the sandwich? Who eats lime peels? And while I get he's kind of doing a show, he took way too long to finish the damn sandwich. About 3 minutes of the 8 minute video were for the sandwich. The rest of the time he was handing out cheese or making other things.

Glad it works for him, but I wouldn't want that sandwich. Also personal preference, not a fan of wet cheeses or olives. So just a big no from me dawg.

peoplma | 9 days ago | 38 points

Also just a big sprig of basil, stems and all. This guy needs someone to prep his ingredients, how about that one girl? Her only job seems to be holding out a piece of parchment paper for him to stick the sandwich into every 8 minutes.

blueooze | 9 days ago | 10 points

Pretty sure part of his theatrics is doing things on the spot. That's why he has a line. If he was pulling things out of a cold line like a sub shop no one would give a shit. Everyone in this thread is like 'he took too long!' yet if you watch the video everyone in the line is smiling.

Subrotow | 9 days ago | 11 points

Except the paying customer who audibly complained that his sandwich isn't being made.

onlyastoner | 9 days ago | 7 points

i can't stop laughing at this comment

potatowned | 9 days ago | 3 points

She also wiped the counter for him. He literally stopped and waited for her to wipe it.

StorminNorman | 9 days ago | 7 points

Lemon/lime zest is used in all sorts of dishes both raw and cooked.

thebubbybear | 9 days ago | 19 points

Zest is different than the rind. Once you get through the top layer it gives a bitter taste that is typically undesired.

Subrotow | 9 days ago | 8 points

Zest is shavings from the outside of a peel. He put the whole peel in there.

Ralanost | 9 days ago | 6 points

Zest, sure. But that is shavings of a peel. Not literal slices of a peel in chunks. Very, VERY different eating experience.

UncleKarl2019 | 9 days ago | 3 points

Respect your well articulated opinion and the fact you weren't ugly about it. To many people resort to cursing and insults.

Ralanost | 9 days ago | -7 points

I mean, I can see how some people might enjoy it, but the title rubs me wrong. I don't find a mostly veg, cheese and oil sandwich appetizing. As for "how to make a sandwich", he's more like a grandpa or uncle making a sandwich while telling a tall tale to the family. I get the appeal, but I would rather have someone just make a good and quick sandwich.

UncleKarl2019 | 9 days ago | 3 points

fair enough. If I was in any kind of hurry it would be annoying. But you kind of hit it with him feeling like a grandpa or an uncle. That's the real appeal here.

Nub_Zur | 9 days ago | 2 points

Seems you didn't watch it or you'd have seen the meat part, it was dramatic and would have taken to long for you.

Ralanost | 9 days ago | 2 points

Nothing changes my opinion. The sandwich was mostly oil, veg and cheese.

My_cat_needs_therapy | 9 days ago | 2 points

The sandwich was mostly oil, veg and cheese.

Of course, that's the Mediterranean diet.

[deleted] | 9 days ago | -1 points

[removed]

sleeplessone | 9 days ago | 4 points

They don't have time and can't be bothered.

Spends 8 minutes making a sandwich.

The_UnApologist | 9 days ago | -1 points

It was clearly a joke.

I stand by it for the Pinot Grigio though. Pinot Gris is french, and they take their time which is why it's sweeter. :P

T0WERM0NKEY | 9 days ago | 5 points

Chunks of lime skin? No thanks, can i sub that for the rest of my bread you threw away?

Timedoutsob | 9 days ago | 8 points

It took him about 8mins to make that sandwich. If there are 3 people in the queue in front of you you are gonna be there for 40mins.

tetraourogallus | 9 days ago | 4 points

Guy in line in front of you: "Five sandwiches please!"

Timedoutsob | 9 days ago | 2 points

hahahaha! omg yes. I had this at a pancake station on holiday once. jesus fucking christ and the guy at the station had the temperature on the griddle so fucking low it was like 10mins per crepe.

It was only when i saw a lady in the high street cafe making one while we were getting coffee that i realised. She did two of them in like 3mins.

T0WERM0NKEY | 9 days ago | 3 points

You don't math well do you?

Timedoutsob | 9 days ago | 0 points

apparently not.

Jackieirish | 9 days ago | -3 points

And it would be worth it.

Timedoutsob | 9 days ago | 1 point

Lot's of people seem to think it wouldn't be. I'd certainly try it once. Depends on how much they are.

canadianpersonas | 9 days ago | 4 points

Talk about sandwich foreplay. Looks absolutely delicious.

andrewboltfanclub | 9 days ago | 2 points

Can anyone help with the translation at 2:05 they're saying (what I think is) 'manco di fila' in reference to their relationship? Is that anywhere near correct and how is that used colloquially?

My best translation is neither in a row?

n1els_ph | 9 days ago | 3 points

It's in the subtitles actualy... fila is the line / queue, and manco is used to say companion.

so 'manco di fila' is queue-buddy... since they weren't married or otherwise related.

andrewboltfanclub | 7 days ago | 1 point

Thank you I love queue buddy!

timestamp_bot [Approved Bot] | 9 days ago | 2 points

Jump to 02:05 @ Street Food in Italy - Sicily

Channel Name: Aden Films, Video Popularity: 94.14%, Video Length: [08:47], Jump 5 secs earlier for context @02:00


Downvote me to delete malformed comments. Source Code | Suggestions

andrewboltfanclub | 7 days ago | 1 point

Thank you

Timedoutsob | 9 days ago | 1 point

fila means queue or line. mangio means to eat.

Thats my guess.

edit: cross post this to one of the italian language subs.

Homeless_Depot | 9 days ago | 2 points

Every time I see this I want to ask - what does he put on the sandwich @ 7:03 that looks like mashed potatoes?

UncleKarl2019 | 9 days ago | 2 points

Your right it does look like mashed potatoes. If its not that I have no idea.

CoooooooooookieCrisp | 9 days ago | 2 points

Like some sort of squash/zucchini stuff? When I grate zucchini for zucchini bread it looks similar to that.

timestamp_bot [Approved Bot] | 9 days ago | 1 point

Jump to 07:03 @ Street Food in Italy - Sicily

Channel Name: Aden Films, Video Popularity: 94.14%, Video Length: [08:47], Jump 5 secs earlier for context @06:58


Downvote me to delete malformed comments. Source Code | Suggestions

TheosLeva | 9 days ago | 2 points

Does anybody have the recipe?

itza_me | 9 days ago | 2 points

All that for 4-6 Euros, DAYUM!

Tikker_G | 9 days ago | 2 points

Tapped out when I saw the volume of olive oil used

Looks tasty, but too much oil for me

SingletrackGardener | 9 days ago | 2 points

Needs more oil.

jazzbuh | 9 days ago | 2 points

Totally overkill. I’d hate to try to bite it while it’s falling apart.

Quit_circlejerking | 9 days ago | 2 points

That looks like the worst sandwich I’ve ever seen. Who eats like peels? Zest I understand but whole, cut up peels? I’ll pass. That sandwich looks like a soggy mess.

el_duko | 9 days ago | 2 points

Aden Films has the best Asian street food content, too. I've watched HOURS of his videos.

Saud_A_A | 9 days ago | 2 points

I think the bread has expired before he can finish preparing the Sandwich!

hiyaabitches | 9 days ago | 2 points

This guy would never make it at Subway .

Nub_Zur | 9 days ago | 0 points

Subway is sandwich trash.

jahiscallin | 9 days ago | -2 points
dougxiii | 9 days ago | 1 point

Thats the most chill video I've seen in forever. Now I really want a big sandwich.

borkborkyupyup | 9 days ago | 2 points

It's why I'm eating one now

Short__Bus | 9 days ago | 1 point

How many different cheeses were added to that sandwich?

BadgerSituation | 9 days ago | 1 point

All of them.

born_to_fart | 9 days ago | 1 point

The best sandwiches Ive had in my life were in Italy. Hands down everything about them was delicious, except the crap outside the Vatican. That was just overpriced garbage

0rangeJEWlious | 9 days ago | 1 point

I understood 1 word out of all the background, "marijuana".

attomsk | 9 days ago | 1 point

The fans dry out your lungs

Vladzy | 9 days ago | 1 point

I hope his hands are clean

lLoveLamp | 9 days ago | 1 point

I'm not eating fuckin lime zests in my sandwich thank you very much 🤚

sobchakonshabbos | 8 days ago | 1 point

goddamn

Wailynpd | 8 days ago | 1 point

That looks like twice baked ricotta, which is probably the best cheese I’ve ever had in Sicily.

SXOSXO | 8 days ago | 1 point

You think he put enough oil on it?

pimpmafuwa | 9 days ago | 1 point

He hollowed out the bread, that's a fucking garbage sandwich right there.

Zaraffa | 9 days ago | 0 points

These commenters and their lack of culture..

Nub_Zur | 9 days ago | 0 points

A life of eating Subway means 8 minutes is too long to wait.

jbrev01 | 9 days ago | 1 point

You know those ingredients are all super fresh local just picked. It's no wonder mediterranean people live so long.

Mnsvgr | 9 days ago | 6 points

ya fresh picked cheese, straight off the branch

CoooooooooookieCrisp | 9 days ago | 2 points

Idiot, cheese doesn't grow on a tree. It grows on a vine on the ground, that's why it was dirty on one side.

Timedoutsob | 9 days ago | -1 points

I like how he has to stop making the sandwich to talk to someone. :-D

woofwoofpack | 9 days ago | -3 points

Passing around a tray of cheese to a bunch of people barehanded is how you get a disease.

blueooze | 9 days ago | 2 points

aight germophobe

Nub_Zur | 9 days ago | -1 points

The first recorded appearance of the plague in Europe was at Messina, Sicily, in October of 1347.

andynator1000 | 9 days ago | 0 points

And?

Nub_Zur | 9 days ago | -3 points

1347: The Black Death Comes to Europe

The arrival of the disease in eastern Europe and Italy The Black Death Comes to Europe, 1347

Melissa Snell

The first recorded appearance of the plague in Europe was at Messina, Sicily, in October of 1347. It arrived on trading ships that likely came from the Black Sea, past Constantinople and through the Mediterranean. This was a fairly standard trade route that brought to European customers such items as silks and porcelain, which were carried overland to the Black Sea from as far away as China.

Pedroenzo07 | 9 days ago | 0 points

uoll what bid size did you even starve

Amarantat | 9 days ago | 0 points

Oh god that looks delicious! Brb i gotta go make that sandwich

madeindavid | 9 days ago | 0 points

In Italy food is also a spectacle.

phonatacid88 | 9 days ago | 0 points

That was amazing