Favourite Street Food From Around The World

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Who doesn’t love Street Food. Some find it messy or unhygienic, but we have to admit that all of us have definitely tried it.And yes some of us can’t live without it!!

We collaborated with 4 bloggers/ Instagrammers to share with us their favorite street food from around the world.We’re very excited as this is our first collaboration post.

Surprisingly all of the below are Asian cuisine.Do check it out and I bet your mouths will be watering at the end of this post! Also please don’t forget to check out their websites / Instagram accounts as they all have lovely stories to share!

P.S: Each photo/ video below belongs to the respective owners.

Get onboard as we take you through this yummy list:

Trevor and Christine’s favourite street food is Khao Soi from Thailand:

Khao Soi

Khao Soi is a noodle soup, found mostly in Northern Thailand and Laos.  It is made with meat, usually pork, in a spicy broth with mustard greens, shallots, chillies, and lime.  Then there is both boiled egg noodles and crispy, deep-fried noodles on top to give it a bit of crunch.  The best bowl of khao soi we had, without a doubt, was from a street vendor just outside the north gate of the old city of Chiang Mai.  The broth was incredibly flavourful, the meat was tender, the different types of noodles added amazing texture, and the lime and greens added a bit of freshness to cut through the richness of the rest of the dish.  It was amazing, and we have been dreaming about it since leaving Thailand.

Here’s more about them:
We are Trevor and Christine, two Canadians who left our careers, sold our house and most of our possessions, and are travelling the world.  We are currently just over half way through 5 months exploring Australia and SE Asia, and loving every minute of it.  You can read more about them on their blog Grabbing Life By The Balls.

 

Handel, Carmen & Charles’s favourite street food is Mango with Sticky Rice from Thailand:

Mango with Sticky Rice

It consists of a slice of mango, sticky (glutinous) rice topped with sesame seed, and coconut milk (with sugar, salt, and tapioca starch). At first, I thought It was weird because we never eat a fruit with a rice. As soon as we took a bite, it was mouthwatering! The taste of mango, sticky rice, and coconut milk blend so well, and it is best eaten when warm. We always eat this every time we go to Bangkok or Phuket. Nowadays, it can be easily found in several street food stalls, traditional or upscale restaurants, and top hotels in Thailand.

Here’s more about them:
We are Handel, Carmen & Charles Wellington, and we’ve been traveling around the world since 2009. We write about our world travels, family adventures, and expat life experience. You can read more about them on their blog Wellington World Travels

 

Win Shi’s favourite street food is Ice and fire dumpling (rice balls) from Taiwan:

Ice and fire dumpling (rice balls)

When tourists talk about Taiwan’s night markets, bubble tea, stinky tofu, oyster omelette and fried chicken fillet were always mentioned. What I am about to introduce is a rather not well-known to foreigners but a big hit to the local Taiwanese – Ice and Fire Dumplings! It is a dessert with fresh out of pot hot handmade dumplings, served on a bed of shaved ice, topped with sweet osmanthus syrup. It was an amazing experience with this hot and cold dessert with a floral scent! I think this Ice and Fire Dumplings should be given an international spotlight for its yumminess and creativity!

Here’s more about Win Shi:
Malaysian based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Loves travelling, food, and photography (in no particular order).  You can follow her on Instagram

 

Daniel’s favorite street food is Mysore Cheese Masla Dosa from Mumbai, India:

Mysore Cheese Masla Dosa

Dosa consists of a pancake which is made from a fermented batter. It is somewhat similar to a crepe but its main ingredients are rice and black gram. To make a Mysore Masala Dosa, a thick, red, garlic-red chilli chutney is smeared inside the dosa , before the masala (potato) is filled. You can also add some cheese to the dosa and you get Mysore Cheese Masla Dosa . This dish is usually served with sambhar and chutney. You can watch the video below to see how it’s prepared.

Daniel says that this is his favorite cause this is the only place where he loves Mysore masala dosa. He says he probably ate it 1000 times ..whoa!!

Here’s more about Daniel:
Daniel is an investment banking professional from Mumbai, India. He describes himself as an ordinary hungry guy living young, wild & free. He loves food especially burgers.
You can follow him on Instagram

 

Karen and Suzan’s favorite street food from India:

So we have been a fan of street food since we were kids. Below is a list of some of our favorite street food (We had a long list , but we wrote 6 of our most favorite Indian street food).

Panipuri:

Panipuri

Panipuri is a common street food all over India. It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water (commonly known as Imli Pani), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas.This is one of our most favourite street foods.

 

Dahi puri and Sev puri:

Dahi puri and Sev puri

Dahi puri

This is similar to pani puri except that instead of the flavoured water, sweetened beaten yoghurt is poured over the puri, and the finished product is garnished with crushed sev, moong dal and finely chopped coriander leaves.

Sev puri

Sev puri is made of puri at the base which is then topped with sliced and boiled potatoes, red onions, three types of chutneys: tamarind, chili and garlic and topped with sev andfinely chopped coriander leaves.. It is also seasoned with raw mango, when mango is in season or with a hint of lemon juice and chaat masala.

 

Samosa pav and vada pav:

The common man’s food of Mumbai is either a  samosa pav or vada pav as most of the working class eat this as their lunch. Many people also eat these as a snack. It is a great combination with chai (tea) and you can get it at a number of street vendors. Did we forget to mention it’s one of the cheapest street food!

samosa pav

Samosa

A samosa consists of a fried dough in a triangle shape and has a savory filling, usually spiced potatoes or mince meat.It can be eatern plain with tomato sauce or chutneys.You can also eat it with pav (bread bun).

vada pav

Vada pav

A vada pav consists of vada which is boiled mashed potatoes  spiced and coated in gram flour batter and deep fried. It is served in a pav ( bread bun), and is also accompanied with chutney.

 

Momos:

momos , dumplings

Momos consists of a steamed bun with a filling like chicken,vegetables etc. Our favorite momos were these yummy chicken and mutton( goat) momos we had from Tibet Kitchen in Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, India. It is more popular in North and North East India but we also get this in Mumbai.

Thank you for reading.We hope you enjoyed going through this list. If you haven’t tried any of the above street food then do make sure to do so. Also do let us know your favorite street food in the comments below.

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32 thoughts on “Favourite Street Food From Around The World

  1. Nicole

    What a great idea for a post! We get to learn about all different types of street food, and get some new bloggers to follow 🙂 Thanks for all the great information!

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  2. jordynpamela

    Oooh this all looks very yummy! I heard street food is the best food in Asian countries! I’ve never travelled out of the country but I sure hope to in the next few years xx

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  3. Claire Summers

    This food all looks sooooo good! Asia has the best street food! I’m over in Central America and although we have lots of street food here it really doesn’t compare. mmmmm I want to eat it all!

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  4. Neha

    I am a big time fan of street food. I really enjoyed your article. India is rich in street food. Pani puri, sev puri and samosas are my all time favorites. We have adopted momos also. I will definitely keep the others in mind when traveling out of India

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  5. tanyakorteling

    Great post some of my favourites are in there too, mango sticky rice (but from Laos), Momos, Masala Dosa and Pani Puri. In Cambodia Lort Cha – short stir fried egg noodles and chive cakes are good. As are green mangos dipped in chilli salt – yum!

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  6. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits

    Wow, most of the foods that you’ve mentioned in your list is not familiar to me and I haven’t tried them as well for I haven’t travel much outside my country. But all the foods that you’ve featured in your blog post really looks luscious and tempting. I would love to try all of them soon If I get the chance. I might visit Thailand this year and will surely try the Khao Soi and the sticky rice with mango. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  7. Sandy N Vyjay

    Street food has that local aromas and flavours that can never be replicated in more expensive restaurants. I love all the Indian snacks from Dosas to Samosas and Vada Pavs. The beauty is the sheer range and variety that is available.

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  8. Blaine Chrian

    What an amazing list. To be honest, I haven’t tried these foods except the noodle soup which is flavorful. On my end, I love dumplings and fried fish balls smothered with sweet thick sauce and it’s famous here in the Philippines 🙂

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  9. Chasing Potatoes

    There’s thrill in eating street food. You don’t know if its clean or unhygienic, nevertheless it’s fun eating it. Haha! Eating street food is a way of experiencing the culture of the place. It should be in the bucketlist. Hehe! Thanks for sharing these street foods from different parts of the world. This article just made me hungry, lol.

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  10. Erica

    Street food is awesome. I have always loved such place. There are many food to choose from and it is usually lively and colorful. Great to go to a food street with fellow food bloggers!!! Lucky u!!!

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  11. misstalkingfeet

    Hey I am a person who survives kn street food and I m glad I live in Delhi where you get the best street food ever.Even i love sticky mangi rice.Peoplr should be experimental and try street food once in a while.Idk why they call it unhygienic

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