Food offers a fantastic change to embrace and learn about different cultures. Different tastes, spices, and ingredients are incorporated in delicious ways by different cultures across the world. This is especially true when it comes to street food, while American street foods tend to lean towards corn dogs and breakfast burritos, other countries eat meat sweet waffles or corn on the cob. If you’re looking to explore new cultures and try some great food at the same time, try starting with these popular street food recipes.
1. Japanese Chicken Yakitori
Along with being incredibly easy to eat and almost entirely mess free, this Japanese street food is also delicious as all get out. Juicy pieces of chicken thighs are layered with shallots and grilled to perfection, then covered in a sweet and tangy caramelized yakitori sauce. This recipe is incredibly easy to complete and healthy enough that you’ll want to eat it for every meal.
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2. Caribbean Fried Dumblings
Almost every culture has their own version of the dumpling, it just so happens that countries in the Carribean, specifically Jamaican, like theirs fried. These dumplings are made using cornmeal and sugar as the main ingredients, making them crunchy, sweet, and entirely delicious. They can be eaten on the side of a meal or enjoyed all on their own.
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3. Loaded Mediterranean Street Fries
A lot of elements of these street fries are very reminiscent of other American dishes, but the combination of flavors and ingredients makes this dish wholly unique. Crunchy sweet potato fries are topped with freshly fried pita bread, a homemade tzatziki sauce and a heaping of tomatoes and chickpeas. These fries are hearty, delicious, and super satisfying.
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4. Korean Sweet Pancakes
This Korean street food may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about pancakes, but this recipe may change that. A crispy, doughy outer shell is filled with a warm, nutty center. These pancakes are surprisingly easy to make, require very little ingredients, and are good enough that you may have a hard time sharing them.
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5. Grilled Mexican Street Corn
You’re going to want to replace the traditional corn on the cob with this Mexican street corn at every single one of your future picnics after you try it. Simultaneously juicy and crunchy, this corn is grilled to perfection then covered in a homemade mayonnaise-based sauce then sprinkled with a healthy dose of parmesan cheese. This recipe is unbelievably simple and sinfully delicious.
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6. Thai Moo Ping
There’s something so fun about eating food off of skewers, and if you can get your hands on some pork loin and a few other choice ingredients, you’ll be able to enjoy the greatness of this popular Thai street food at home. The pork is sliced and marinated in a milk and soy sauced based mixture, grilled, then basted in coconut milk. Moo Ping is sweet, savory, and irresistible.
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7. Indian Onion Pakoras with Tamarind Chutney
These onion pakoras are like onion rings turned up about five or six notches. They are savory, crunchy, and packed full of so much flavor they almost don’t feel real. The onions are covered in a spiced batter then deep fried until perfectly crispy. The incredibly flavorful tamarind dipping sauce only makes them even more amazing.
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