One of the reasons why peoples love to travel is because of food, most importantly Street Food. Cheap, authentic, and supremely instagrammable, it is no wonder that we all love street food. Eating street food is a great way to eat well on a backpacker’s budget and it also gives you the opportunity to talk to locals and find out more about the different dishes.
The world is full of delicious, appetizing and unforgettable foods, here is the list of the top ten countries, we’ve loved!
1. Bangkok, Thailand
Leave the roasted chickens and ducks hang from carts, try the pad Thai while Bangkok! One of the best street foods from around the world, pad Thai is not traditionally Thai. No matter what the origins, this is one not to miss the street food!
2. Vada Pav and Pani Puri, India
India and its street food, ah, a delicious love story that is! These two are your must tries whenever you are in India. Where to go? Go to Mumbai, the best city for street food!
3. Tokyo, Japan
The home to the more Michelin starred restaurants; Japanese cuisine is known for sushi. But there are more to that cuisine, the cheaper eats locally known as yatai. The must try is okonomiyaki: savory pancakes filled with meat, seafood, and vegetables.
4. Port Louis, Mauritius
Mauritian cuisine is a mix of French, Creole, Indian and Chinese origins. It is just a culinary experience for the taste buds. Try the delicious bol renversé: a Sino-Mauritian dish consisting largely of rice served with pork, chicken or fish, fresh vegetables, a fried egg and oyster sauce.
5. Cartagena, Colombia
Try the buttery, griddled sweet corn arepas stuffed with melty mozzarella cheese. For delicious arepas, Colombia is the country to visit!
6. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Visit Kuala Lumpur for the delectable nasi lemak, a rice cooked with coconut milk served with fried anchovies, sambal, slices of cucumber, boiled egg and fried ground nuts. It’s one of a kind of experience!
7. Istanbul, Turkey
A cross between a bagel and pretzel, simit is a freshly baked bread, dipped in molasses and crusted with sesame seeds. It is one of the most iconic street foods around Istanbul!
8. Seoul, South Korea
Tteokbokki is a chewy stir-fried rice cake coated in spicy gochujang sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds and chopped scallion. Korean street food is to miss ever!
9. Marrakesh, Morocco
Known for Maakouda potato fritters, tagine, and skewers of meat, a visit to Marrakesh is a must! The deliciousness of these foods can only extend your visit to Morocco.
10. Churros in Spain
One of the tastiest street foods from around the world, churros is a must for hungry backpackers, if ever you are in Spain!
So which one did you try?