Where we are going today: ‘Wicht’ fast-food restaurant in Jeddah

Nada Hameed

Two slices of bread and a slice of your favorite ingredient or spread is a quick and easy way to solve your hunger. Yes, sandwiches are always welcome in all forms and fillings.

Wicht, a Saudi fast-food restaurant in the Al-Salamah district of Jeddah, offers a yummy array of sandwiches with different fillings inspired by Saudi and Mideastern cuisine that will take you back to the 80s and 90s.

The name of the sandwich shop is derived from “Sandwicht,” a Saudi colloquial word for a sandwich that was popular among children during the 80s and 90s.

The signature filling is shish tawook and kebab, two well-liked Mideastern grill dishes that are usually served in an ordinary way in most restaurants, but at Wicht are offered with sriracha, pesto and truffle sauce.

Since the restaurant concept taps into local nostalgia, the sandwiches are topped with two of the oldest crisps, farico hot or salted potato sticks and cheetos, one of the most admired midday snacks of the old generation.

Side dishes and starters at Wicht include normal or spiced fries and jalapeno poppers, filled with extra creamy cheese.

And because no other nation took to the sandwich the way America did, the restaurant decided to offer a New York hotdog, using hotdog buns and interesting toppings.

For more details and information, visit the Wicht Instagram page @wicht.sa.

Courtesy: arabnews