The Iconic Street Foods Across The Globe That Is Bound To Tingle Your Cravings.
Who could possibly imagine life without the joys that food brings? Keeping aside the refined meals available at posh restaurants, it’s truly the delights that street food quests offer which deliver authenticity. From enlightening our taste buds with unique flavours to creating lifelong moments – travel and food happen to shape our memories. Today we shall talk about some popular street foods.
Build your appetite for the popular, filling, and delicious Chhole Bhature. Where ‘chhole’ stands for a spicy, well-cooked chickpea dish that served with piping hot, fried bread. The combination is heavenly, to say the least.
Next in line is the Aloo Tikki. The sheer joy that the fusion of flavours brings is incredible. Tikkis are shallow fried, flavoured mashed potato patty, which is then topped with mint chutney, a sweet red chutney, beaten yoghurt, pomegranate seeds, and crisps.
Though India is known for its wide range of innovative vegetarian dishes, it doesn’t fail to amaze the taste buds of meat lovers. A delicacy that was once fit for the royals is now cherished by everyone. The Tunday Kebabs are melt in the mouth kebabs that is made of finely minced meat mixed with a wide range of spices, ginger, garlic, onions, clarified butter, and so on.
Cherish the savory goodness that Takoyaki has in store. These bite-sized balls are made of wheat-based batter and consist of tempura, pickled ginger, green onions, and small pieces of octopus which is then fried until a crispy golden layer forms.
Yakitori or grilled meat served on a stick is a popular street food choice. Be it beef, pork, or chicken – the meat is cooked over a charcoal fire until it is juicy and delicious.
How can you be in Japan and miss out on noodles? Yakisoba or stir-fried wheat noodles with veggies and pork, seasoned with delicious tangy sauce is another favourite of the locals.
The moment you come across the deep-fried dough sticks or Yóutiáo, you will want to give it a try. Though it appears like breadsticks, it has a puffier texture and is consumed with milk in the morning.
Bāozī or steamed buns are a delicacy in China that can be found on almost every street. These buns are stuffed with a wide range of choices that includes bean paste, vegetable, meat, custard, and black sesame seed paste. The challenge is to control your cravings after trying one Bāozī.
The most common street food in China is Shāokão or street barbeque that has a scrumptious spicy and savory taste. Choose from corn, oyster, chicken wings, lamb, or squid.
Yes, Pizza is the first thing that pops in our mind when we think about Italian street food. Pizza al taglio is a kind of pizza that arrives in rectangular shape which is topped with tomato sauce and olive oil.
Porchetta is a boneless pork roast that is available everywhere in Italy. This traditional dish offers a taste of fennel seeds, aromatic herbs, rosemary, and garlic. The stuffing inside varies with the region that you’re currently in. The meat is rolled up and then roasted slowly over the fire.
Another favourite street food is Supplì. These rice croquettes are breaded and then deep-fried and have a stuffing of mozzarella.
If you have a sweet tooth, then Trdelnik from the Czech Republic is the choice for you. Be it the remarkable shape of the pastries, or the coating of cinnamon sugar – these delightful chimney cakes are either filled with Nutella or whipped cream.
Grilled meat on skewers, especially of chicken, lamb, or pork, is served with a generous helping of French fries is wrapped in fresh pita bread with tomatoes and onions. Who can resist such a dish? This Greek dish, Souvlaki is a popular street food choice.
How about a Brezel from Switzerland? Pretzel, as all of us, know it. Sprinkled with salt on the crispy outside, this delicacy is soft inside. You can even enjoy it as a sandwich by smearing butter on the inside or have it with salami and cheese.
An Indonesian favourite is Nasi Goreng. It is a rice dish which combines several Indonesian spices, shredded meat, prawns, veggies, shallots, and omelette.
Sate Padang is another appetizing street food choice of the locals. Skewered organs and meat cubes are mixed with robust Indonesian flavours and cooked over charcoal. It is served with an equally amazing serving of sauce.
Rendang is available in a variety of different options based on your preference. The traditional choice is beef. The concoction of spices, herbs, and beef is simmered over low flame for hours until the meat absorbs all the flavours. It is served with coconut milk rice.