Traveling around the world, you get to experience various cultures and the best way to discover the true essence of a culture is from their street food. It draws us naturally to explore new and exotic flavors, and learn about what the locals eat on a daily basis. Street food is a brilliant way to introduce your taste buds to mysterious new flavors at an affordable price and exciting way.
Deep fried rice ball filled with tomato, meat sauce and mozzarella got its name from the French word for “surprise.” This popular finger food can be found among Rome’s many street vendors and in local pizza parlors.
Combines shaved ice, condensed milk, then adds a wide range of toppings, and flavors to make a sundae unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Add-ins like sweetened kidney beans, chickpeas, jackfruit, and plantains are local favorites.
Bhel puri (India)
Puffed rice, fried sev noodles, vegetables, chutney, and spice, this dish features a wonderful mix of flavors and textures.
Spiced potato and vegetable mixture pockets wrapped in a thin dough and fried. What distinguishes a good singara is how flaky the texture is. Some are so flaky, as if they're made with savory pie crust.
Salteñas are filled with both chicken and ground beef, a boiled egg, herbs, and an olive. Spice options include fiery, hot, normal and sweet.
Tteok-bokki (South Korea)
This snack is made from long, white, cylinder shaped rice cakes. It can be seasoned with either spicy gochujang (chili paste), or non-spicy ganjang (soy sauce). It can be further upgraded to a full meal when you add ramen noodles, mozzarella cheese and a hardboiled egg.