Blackwater’s Nahem Hall and his wife Renee won a $10,000 holiday for creating this exotic sub.
Blackwater’s Nahem Hall and his wife Renee won a $10,000 holiday for creating this exotic sub. Meghan Kidd

From Subway to the world

WHEN Nahem Hall orders his custom-made sandwich from Subway, he often gets strange looks.

But after his Morocco A Go Go sub won him a $10,000 holiday as part of a nation-wide competition, he said from now on he would order it with pride.

The Blackwater resident took part in the Subway Moroccan Lamb Exotic Adventure Promotion, where participants had to create their own sub and give it an exotic name.

Nahem took on the challenge with ease and to his surprise, his creation of a honey oat bread sub with Swiss cheese, capsicum, jalapenos, olives and mint yoghurt dressing with the Moroccan lamb took out the prize.

The sub tickled the taste buds of judges and Nahem was announced the winner of a $10,000 holiday voucher, with a further $2000 spending money.

"If someone goes to Subway to get me lunch, they always say they're too embarrassed to order it," Nahem said.

"My wife Renee and I are very excited to have won. I said that maybe we should go to Morocco with the money," he said with a laugh.

Renee said they were both still shocked about their lucky win.

"We never win things," she said.

"The day before, I was saying to someone that I'd love to go see my mum next year for her 65th birthday, in South Africa. I haven't seen her for five years."

And so it seems the lucky couple will get to make the trip, and visit several other places on their list as well.

"We're going to go to the places we've always wanted to," Renee said.

"We want to go to Las Vegas to see the Cirque Du Soleil show, and my treat is Graceland."

She said they would also make a stop in Croatia.

"We're really looking forward to it," Renee said.

"Everyone wants to jump in our suitcases."

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