Local is Lekker – Searching for South Africa’s Sauciest Steak Sandwich

Written by on December 13, 2011 in Easy Recipes

You go far and wide looking for the best toasted steak. lo and behold the Real Nanima has made a winner. A very saucy steak recipe with all different sauces. She received this recipe from one of her BBM groups.  Recipe


December 2011

In less then a week I was in in 4 provinces of South Africa.  I decided to do a Steak Sandwich taste test. When asked on facbeook what  they prefer in these regions these sandwiches came out tops. I wanted to see what everyone was raving about in their regions.

Here are  nominees nominated by majority of you for your regions. If you feel your local steak sandwich in a city not represented here already  should be in the running please email us a photo of the sandwich ASAP.

click her Submit Favourite Steak Sandwich picture of a steak sandwich in a town or city not represented here already.

Here are the Nominees in no particular order, just the order I ate them.

Vote for your favourite Sandwich?

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Harrismith Toasted Steak

On our way to Durban we had a long long long stop at Wrap it up. Tasted the toasted steak special. Nice saucy steak. I do not eat butter, but none the less the sandwich was tasty.


Durban  Toasted Steak

I liked this sandwich. It was saucy and tasty. Minus the peppers as they don’t agree with me, it would have been in my top 3. lol.

Cape Town’s  Gatsby



Yoh, this was a big big big sandwich.R80 but could feed a hungry army.  We had it for lunch and supper. It was tasty. I am one for a crispy roll and found the roll a bit soft. Once I toasted the Gatsby in the evening, I really enjoyed it. or maybe I was famished because there was no halaal meals or water at the #SAblogawards. Gatsby in the top 3.  Highly recommend – A toasted Gatsby or a Gatsby with a crispy roll is more my cuppa tea..

Jozi’s Toasted Steak Special


Akhals is Akhals. Soul food. Ideal for rainy weather. Filling and hits the spot everytime. In my top 3 sandwiches. lol

Ermelo’s Dagwood

Dagwood Sandwich from Ermelo nominated –  It has steak, a patty, polony, salad, chips, cheese.


ONLY If your favourite steak sandwich from a different region is not featured here. Nominate them ASAP. Take a photo of the sandwich and the place you bought it and  click her Submit Favourite Steak Sandwich picture. Other Nominations close on Thursday 15 December 2011.

If one of your favourites are listed here already vote for them NOW!!!!

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  1. Nabihah says:

    Steak Special from Wrap it up in Harrismith !!
    Was the Best – Didn’t take a photo though and not sure if it was because I was very Hungry, but it really was good. (The WIU by the Engen Garage in Harrismith – past Montrose)
    Had Steak, Cheese and Chips with lotsa good sauce and no peppers in a lovely hot toasted Sandwich….
    mmmm – I’m hungry again now

  2. Nanima says:

    lucky for you Nabihah i took a picture of that toasted steak.. we had a long long stop at wrap it up and managed to have steak sandwich for padkos. watch this space.. wrap it up is before montrose 🙂

  3. sarfraz says:

    OTTERY FARM STALL IN OTTERY CAPE TOWN ON OTTERY ROAD…masala steak gatsby n toasted masala steak jumbo special are of the hook.great value for money awsumly delicious food n warm friendly service.extremely generous size portions that’s great on the taste buds n fulfilling n satisfying on the tummy;-)U just HAVE 2 TRY THEM…OTTERY FARM STALL ONCE TASTED NEVA WASTED!!! GO HUNGRY;-)

  4. Fahima Osman says:

    Definitely voting for Crystals steak sandwich !

  5. khazina says:

    thanks Nabila..At least now i know where to stop on my way to jhb again.

  6. khazina says:

    have heard of Crystals from friends…they say the same as you… Have to try it!

  7. yusuf says:


  8. Jameel Adams says:

    Dagwood Sandwich from Ermelo nominated Bilals is really the king-pin. – It has steak, a patty, polony, salad, chips, cheese.
    I’m a food connoisseur and have been through my fair share of sandwiches. I cook and I’m relatively fussy in my choice in sauce, texture, taste and presentation. So the natural critic comes in to play when it comes to judgement. I’ve tasted the rest but if you really want the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be, you just have to put your mouth around a Dagwood Sandwich from Ermelo nominated Bilals – It has steak, a patty, polony, salad, chips, cheese served with its secret sauce and I assure you its something to die for. This is perfection at its best. Just sad that we cant get this quality in fast food in Durban.

  9. Yusuf says:

    I’ve just recently discovered a place that in my opinion has the best Steak Sandwich – it’s called MaMoo’s Sandwich Shack & it’s in Overport – so central. At the Ridiculous Price they charge – I became lazy to make this at home – you would too if you were paying R20 FOR A TOASTED STEAK so tasty.

  10. Fayad says:

    Normal Dagwood aswell as the mochacha dagwood & woody style burgers from moe’s in actonville benoni is absolutely divine if you ever in benoni and love fast food moes is a must stop!!!