Favorite Street Food Worldwide
- Passadumkeg May 17, 2009 05:24 AM
I love street food. Hot dog cart, taco trucks, fry shacks; you name it, I love it. What are your favorites and where?
Some of mine: Taco trucks in Austin, in search of the holy pastor; fry shacks here in Maine for the perfect full-bellied fried clam; hot dog wagons in the east; hot dogs in Norway w/ a heaping mound of shrimp salad, shrimp stands for a cone full of sweet North Atlantic shrimp; sausage wagons in Helsinki for a liha piraka w/ 2 nakki ( a meat filled deep fried dough cut open on the end and stuffed w/ 2 hot dogs); road side pork sandwiches, anticuchos (bbq chicken hearts), grilled iguana and chicha in Bolivia; fish and chips in the old newspaper cone in the UK; blatidos, cerviche and chicharone in Costa Rica; and gyros anywhere. And more I can't remember. I can't wait for Korea this summer!
you're a well traveled chowhound, passa! didn't know street food was big in norway. thought it'd be too cold for street vendors to stay outside, for much of the year.
a few of mine:
-- xiamen spring rolls (non fried rice crepes filled with julienned cucumber, herbs, pork, sometimes oysters) in xiamen, china
-- jiang bing (millet flour crepes with a lightly scrambled egg, cilantro, chives, brown sauce, rolled around a crispy cracker) in shanghai
-- takoyaki in osaka
-- curry wurst in berlin
-- hainanese chicken rice in singapore
-- halal chicken rice in nyc
-- bhel poori from a chaatwallah in delhi
-- aloo tikki, fresh fried, at a stand set off from a deserted stretch of beach in goa
-- farinata in rome (it's actually a northern italian specialty, but the first time I tried it was in rome)
... and finally, two food items that are common around the world: french fries and grilled corn. i've had them everywhere from baja california to chennai and they were almost always wonderful.
BBQ chicken on a stick & sticky rice in Laos
Sausage or dried beef & sticky rice, Laos
Breakfast tamales in Mexico & Guatemala
Tacos at night in Mexico
Chicken piri piri on a stick in Mozambique
Banh mi in southern Vietnam
Saise in Tarija, Bolivia
Balut and BBQ chicken feet, Philippines
Deep fried sparrow & grilled rice field rat, Burma
Mutton on a stick & flatbread, outside of Lahore
Hot dogs, Ottawa
Peking: muslim lamb skewers
Chengdu: skewers anything really
Lhasa and other Tibetan enclaves in China: chips/fries, spiced (savoury) flat breads over coals
Vietnam: just about anything really. i love it!
Germany: nothing is above the glorious bratwurst [however, in Munich... leberkaes on keizer roll]
Portugal: porkchop in a roll/bun from the trailer at the beach.
Belgian coast: whelk soup in a styrofoam cup. [and of course real chips which were actually invented by the Belgs]
HK: skewered beef or fishballs
can no longer remember Malaysia and Singapore street food but then i don't think there's any real street food in SIN.
can't wait until december!
I love sausages.
Kasekrainer in Vienna. Interestingly, there was a kasekrainer stand in the middle of Singapore's Chinatown. Kasekrainer and a chilled young coconut is a great combo!
Taiwanese sausages. Either the simple ones you eat with a few pieces of raw garlic or the ones they score and then cover in minced raw garlic.