Top 10 Street foods to try around the world

Street foods are by no means a new phenomenon but they are becoming a popular trend among travellers looking for quick and convenient ways to sample new cuisines. Check out these top 10 street foods from around the world.

10. Zapiekanka:  The most popular street food in Poland

A cross between an open sandwich and a pizza, Poland's Zapiekanka is definitely a street food you need to try at least once. The traditional Zapiekanka is a halved baguette topped with mushroom , onion and cheese. After it is baked, it is served with ketchup. More recently vendors have added other toppings to Zapiekanka such as ham, sausage and even sweetcorn.

9. Waffles : For the sweet tooth in Belgium

If you have a sweet tooth then Belgium is the ideal destination. Not only it is the home to some of the finest chocolatiers in the world but it is also the home of the Belgian Waffle which is now a phenomenon all over the world. There is usually no need for syrup , cream or other Belgian Waffles since the sweetness is added during the cooking process. Some are dusted with sugar to make them look extra appetizing.

8. Begun : Veggie delight in Bangladesh

Vegans and vegetarians don't have to miss out on some of the best street food the world has to offer. Beguni is made from slices of eggplant. These are then battered and fried in oil. As street food the dish is mostly served with rice. It tends to be a staple during Ramadan and is also found in the Indian province of West Bengal.

7. Snag : Guilty pleasure in Australia

The Aussie snag may not be as fancy or aesthetically pleasing as some of the other iconic street foods from around the world but it's a national favourite. It basically consists of a sausage that is barbecued and then put into a slice of white square bread. The traditional snag is topped with grilled onions and ketchup which is just called sauce in Australia.

6. Halo Halo : Luscious dessert in the Philippines

In English it means "mix mix" . The ingredients tend to vary depending on where you are in the Philippines. Most varieties of Halo Halo contain evaporated milk, fresh tropical fruit , ice cream and shaved ice.

5. Chilo Crab : Fine dining from the streets of Singapore

Traditionally Singaporean chili crab is served whole. The sauce that comes with it is made using tomato, egg and chili and ends up having both a sweet and sour flavour.

4. Burke : Crispy delicacy in Eastern Europe

In Bosnia, Burek is usually stuffed with ground meat and then cooked to golden perfection. When it is served the flaky pastry just melts in the mouth. There are plenty of other pastries on offer but Burek tends to be the one that leaves the biggest impression.

3. Falafel : Healthy treat in Israel

The classic version in Israel is made using ground chickpea, cumin, corriander, paprika , garlic , onion and parsley. Vendors might sell it wrapped in pita or on it's own.

2. Anticuchos : For meat lovers in Peru

They are made using cow's heart. Normally Anticuchos come served with some kind of carb and are topped with a garlicky , lemony sauce.

1. Bunny Chow : Rich comfort food in South Africa

The most famous street food in Durban, Bunny Chow can come with a variety of fillings many of them having an element of spice.


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