bikini

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Available in almost any bar in Catalunya, a Bikini is the name given to a toasted sandwich containing melted queso manchego or processed cheese and jamón dulce . This name is not used in Madrid , where I once got some very funny looks for asking for one; there, it turns out that it’s called a combinado . There are occasional variations on the theme; the most interesting involving a specially cut round hole in the upper slice to accommodate the yolk of a fried egg. A trikini also has sobresada .

By Francis Barrett

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