One of the best parts of traveling is trying the local cuisine. Each country has something very special to offer and are always looking for that authentic experience. There is No need of sticking to expensive restaurants and trendy because the street food definitely represents the dishes more affordable and delicious.
Great.guru has put together the best street food in the world to show how colorful is our world.
11. Masala dosa in India
The Indian cuisine is so delicious that it is known almost all over the world. This particular food used to be popular only in the southern states of India, but it is now very common in almost all parts of the country and abroad. The typical masala dosa is made with rice, salt, vegetable oil, black gram husked, green chilies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, potatoes, onion and turmeric.
10. Doner kebab in Turkey
The doner kebab a German-style, which is pretty familiar as it is sometimes referred to only as “kebab”, was presented for the first time by Turkish immigrants in Berlin in the 1970’s. Since then, it has become one of the food street more popular in Germany and much of Europe. Literally translates from Turkish as “kebab rotary” and its ingredients are slices of lamb, beef, or chicken, which is roasted slowly on a spit rotating vertical.
9. Currywurst in Germany
It is believed that this dish was invented in 1949 in Berlin by Herta Heuwer, when he decided to mix the muddled and curry powder obtained from british soldiers in Germany. He poured the spice mixture on the pork sausages to the grill and began to sell them in the street. This light snack cheap but plentiful became very popular among the construction workers who reconstructed the devastated city. Today you can find in almost all the cities the germans.
8. Pad thai in Thailand
The pad thai contained in number 5 of the survey “The 50 richest foods in the world ” compiled by CNN Go in 2011. Basically the food is prepared with rice noodles and stir-fries, prepared with tofu, eggs, fish sauce, prawns, dried garlic, tamarind pulp, palm sugar and chili peppers. Served with lemon slices and roasted peanuts, chopped (ingredients may vary). The pad thai was originated during the Second World War, when Thailand suffered a shortage of rice due to conflict and flooding. To reduce the consumption of rice, the thai prime minister promoted the consumption of noodles in their place. Now is the main meal of the street in Thailand.
7. Sashimi in Japan
This delicacy of japanese is quite famous even outside of Japan. However, the real experience when you try this dish you get only in that country. Imagine a chef cutting a huge fish in front of your eyes and to serve him directly. Well, it looks like the street food in Japan. Sashimi is raw fish sliced into thin pieces. The chef cut different fish in different weights to highlight their appearance. The most popular ingredients of sashimi are salmon, tuna, puffer fish (fugu), the squid and the shrimp.
6. Arancini in Italy
This Italian dish, which translates as “little orange” has nothing to do with the oranges. The name is derived from its shape and color. These are basically rice balls stuffed and covered with bread crumbs and then fried. In general, are filled with meat in tomato sauce, mozzarella and peas. Arancini originated in Sicily in the 10th century, then under arab rule continued this tradition. Today in the cities of Palermo, Siracusa and Trapani in Sicily is a traditional food for the feast of Saint Lucia, during which the locals don’t eat bread or pasta. This is done to commemorate the arrival of a boat as a supplier of grain relieving famine severe in 1646 and is referred to as the day of Santa Lucia. It also serves as food for sucking fingers in almost all the regions of Italy.
5. Poutine in Canada
This is a dish canada that originates in the province of Quebec and is made with French fries and curd cheese covered with brown gravy. Poutine originated in the area of “Centre-du-Quebec” to the end of the decade of 1950. Several restaurants in the area claim to be creators of the dish, but there is no consensus. It has become almost a marker and a cultural junk food adored across Canada.
4. Pirozhki in Russia
Pirozhki are small versions of “pirog”, the Russian word for “pie.” The origin of the word comes from the old Russian “pir” (feast), and this shows that every party and celebration should include pirozhki. These small cakes are now being sold in all parts of the country, usually in small cafés and shops. The filling can be anything, from meat, fish and eggs to vegetables and fruits.
3. Jī zhuǎ (claws of chicken) in China
It may seem odd to some that people in China eat the legs of chicken. However, they believe that it is good for health and reduces waste. It is a street food typical of China that you will not find often in other countries. You can add flavors, usually chile pickled or bbq sauce. It can be salted or fried, but it is always spicy. The dish is very popular in China and you can see these parts of the chicken behind the glass windows on many streets.
2. Pastel de nata in Portugal
The cream pie was created by catholic monks in the SEVENTEENTH century. At that time, were used large quantities of egg white in the monasteries for almidonar clothing. The monks used the egg yolks leftovers to make cakes and pies and this is how originated this delicacy. This cake is egg whites with sugar and butter is now a famous street food in Portugal.
1. Ceviche in Peru
Our number one is the “ceviche”, because it is the only dish that was not only declared to be part of the “national patrimony” of peru, but also has a holiday declared in his honor. The classic recipe includes chunks of raw fish marinated in lemon or freshly squeezed orange juice, sliced onions, chilies, salt and pepper.
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