Trotting all through the globe, one of the best ways to learn about the culture and the way of living of the locals there is through their cuisine. What do they eat? Answers and shows so much about the local community living in any place. Thus street food which is a crucial part of any community’s cuisine is what we are going to be listing down today, this list will cover countries from all over the globe and we expect this to be your quick guide for street food around the world.
Tacos and Tostadas in Mexico
When in Mexico, tacos and tostadas are something you have to try. Tacos are soft or fried and crispy tortillas made out of corn and filled with cheese, beans, lettuce and the meat of your choice and topped with some sauce, tostadas which means toasted are flat tortillas topped with the toppings of your choice. The toppings can the famous guacamole or the tomato salsa paired with meat options like chicken, beef, pork or even lamb in some places or lighter seafood options like prawns, shrimps or even ceviche. But one thing that is for sure, you won’t get any cutlery so be prepared to get your hands dirty.
Souvlaki and Pita bread in Greece
Souvlaki is the Greek style of Kebabs and is meat and vegetables that are grilled after putting them on a skewer stick preferably in an open fire. This can be consumed directly from the skewer or can be eaten as a side dish. Souvlaki is also used as a topping or filling for pita bread. The bread is cut from the center and filled with the grilled souvlaki and topped up with some delicious greek style sauce majorly made out of hung curd such as the Tzatziki sauce. The options of souvlaki range from chicken, lamb, pork or beef or in some places even swordfish and can be topped with onions and tomatoes.
Baguette sandwiches in France
When in France, especially in Paris, please don’t be the typical tourist and have breakfast in your hotel even if it is complimentary. Walk out of your hotel and walk around the corner to the nearest bakery and you are bound to find the best baguette. If you are a coffee person, walk over to the nearest cafe and order yourself a nice cup of coffee with a fresh baguette sandwich, trust us and you will thank us later. The baguette sandwiches in France can be made by multiple ways such as the bread is cut from the center and just spread with a generous helping of cream cheese or in some places where a continental version is available, the bread is stuffed with fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, herbs, cheese, and salamis.
Simit bread and Kokorec in Turkey
A spiral and really pretty type of bread with an appearance similar to a bagel, the simit bread in Turkey is almost like a piece of art. It is very crispy on the outside and super soft and delicious on the inside, it is usually covered with sesame seeds or poppy seeds. It is a breakfast staple in many parts of Turkey. Kokorec, on the other hand, is a minced dish made up of lamb or goat intestine. The meat or the organ is marinated and then grilled to perfection only to be minced finely by hand, it is then usually filled into a flatbread post which is topped with lemon juice and olive oil.
Currywurst in Germany
Some belief the origin of this dish coming from the roots in Asia, but whatever might be the root of this dish, it is now a staple and very popular dish in Germany. It is estimated that around 800 million currywurst are consumed every year in all of Germany with around 70 million in Berlin itself. Currywurst is a sausage made out of pork, beef or chicken in a casing which is first boiled and then pan-fried. It is then sliced up and served with a tomato sauce and curry powder combination or a curry sauce itself. It is a favorite and popular dish amongst kids and thus in a lot of places are provided with a side of french fries and caramelized onions. For adults, it is recommended to be enjoyed with a tall glass of German beer.
Hot dogs in New York City
Leaving it’s in general popularity aside, hot dogs in New York City have become a thing especially after so many movies made it almost like a cult. Hot dogs in New York City is an experience every traveler traveling to NYC needs to try on. The classic combination is a long and delicious sausage first boiled and then fried and finally filled in a bun topped with mustard sauce and ketchup, but like any other street food many varieties have also come up for this classic. Some of them include the beanie weenie, where beans and cheese are fried and then topped on the sausage along with some onions and peppers. Or the corn dog variety, where the sausage is dipped in a cornflour dip and deep-fried and then put inside a bun and topped off with ketchup and mustard.
Nasi Goreng in Indonesia
Nasi Goreng or Indonesian fried rice, Nasi Goreng is a very popular and one of the best food to try in Indonesia and can almost be called the national dish of Indonesia. The dish is major, pre-cooked rice fried in oil with garlic, onion, peppers, chilies and some kind of meat which could be chicken, beef, pork, fish or shrimps and eggs in the scrambled form and mixed with soy sauce or Worcester sauce or any other sauce of the customer’s liking. In 2011, Nasi Goreng ranked in the world’s most loved street food.