Street Food Destination
If you love food and love traveling, you would probably want to include some culinary exploration in your trips. As we are here to explore, I am convinced that eating and traveling make the perfect match. As a result, I’ve compiled a list of ten must-visit street-food destinations. So grab a pen and your bucket list because you’ll need to jot down some info.
1. Aloo chaat (South Asia)
Aloo chaat, a meal prepared with boiled and fried potatoes flavored with spices and chutney, is popular across South Asia, but especially in Pakistan, Northern India and sections of India’s West Bengal state and Bangladesh’s Sylhet district. Aloo chaat is a snack, a side dish, or a light dinner, depending on the location and spices and chutneys.
2. Calzone (Italy)
Calzones are pizzas that have been folded over. Similar to pizza, they were created in Naples. They are pockets made from salted bread dough filled with ham, salami or vegetables and complemented by mozzarella, ricotta, and Parmesan or pecorino cheese. There are regional variations throughout Italy; they often include components from the traditional pizza and items like eggs or potatoes. Calzones are considered a large and heavy meal, but the street food version is much smaller and easy to gobble on the go.
3. Chapli kebab (Pakistan)
The chapli kebab is a flat and circular kebab that originated from Peshawar, Pakistan. It is generally composed of ground beef or mutton. The raw meat is combined with wheat flour, eggs, onions, tomatoes, ginger, coriander, green chilies, and spices like garam masala and chili powder before being shaped burger-like and cooked or deep-fried. They are often eaten with naan, rice, or a bun with chutney or yogurt on the side.
4. Crepe (France)
Crepes are a thin, pancake-like delicacy that originated in the French area of Brittany and are now widespread across France, Canada, and Belgium. Crepe also has much success in Europe, North Africa, southern South America, and the United States.
Sweet crepes (crêpes sucrées) are made from wheat flour and often eaten for breakfast or dessert and savory crepes (crêpes salées) are mainly prepared with buckwheat flour. Chocolate, custard, fruit spreads or sliced fruits, whipped cream or syrup, powdered sugar, or fresh fruit are the typical ingredients for sweet crepes. At the same time, cheese, eggs, artichokes, ratatouille, mushrooms, and types of meat are common fillings for the savory variety.
5. Currywurst (Germany)
If you are a fan of hot dogs, you will need to try this dish. The currywurst is a pork sausage that has been steamed, fried, and sliced before being seasoned with curry ketchup. It’s usually served with fries and may be found all across Germany, with some regional variations. Sausages are a staple of German cuisine, but they’re also popular in Japan and China.
6. Gyro (Greece)
If you are going through Greece, you will undoubtedly hear about this dish. A gyro is a Greek meat dish in which the meat is roasted on a vertical rotisserie and then cut into thin slices to be served in a pita wrap with tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki sauce. Gyro meat is generally flavored with paprika, garlic powder, oregano, pepper, and dried parsley and can be prepared from beef or veal.
8. Tacos (Mexico)
Taco is a dish that is widely known now. It originated from Mexico, and it consists of a maize or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling such as beef, chicken, cheese, pork, seafood, or vegetables. Tacos are also popular in Canada and the United States, with a broad range of options available in every state or province.
9. Tanghulu (China)
Tanghulu is made of Chinese hawthorn dipped in sugar syrup and sprinkled with chocolate or sesame seeds. Tanghulu is one of China’s most popular street foods, usually accompanied by bananas, blueberries, grapes, mandarin oranges, strawberries, pineapples, and other fruits has gained popularity lately in China…
10: Tornado potatoes (South Korea)
Tornado potatoes, or hoeori gamja as they’re called in Korean, are a popular Korean snack that looks as amazing as it sounds. A whole potato is spirally cut on a skewer and then deep-fried before being brushed with seasonings such as cheese, honey or onion. You can also get one with sausages spliced in between the spirals of potato.
I am sure you are drooling right now, and you cannot wait to go on these food expeditions. Please share with us in the comments what will be your next food-centric destination…