Street Food



Acarajé – Black-Eyed Pea and Shrimp Fritters

A dish made from peeled black-eyed peas formed into a ball and then deep-fried in dendê (palm oil). It is found in Nigerian and Brazilian cuisine. The dish is traditionally encountered in Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia, especially in the city of Salvador, often as street food, and is also found in most parts of Nigeria, Ghana and the Republic of Benin.

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Aloo Tikki – Potato Cutlet

Aloo Tikki is a common snack in northern parts of India. When being served with chana masala, it’s a complete meal in itself where as with tomato sauce,it can be a delicious snack! Aloo tikki is spiced potato mash, fried and then served hot. So, to prepare the spice mix, which invariably decides the flavour and taste of tikki, you may have to personalise it to your taste.

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Arancini – Sicilian Stuffed Rice Balls

Arancini are usually filled with ragù (meat sauce), tomato sauce, mozzarella, and/or peas. There are a number of local variants that differ in fillings and shape. The name derives from the food’s shape and colour, which is reminiscent of an orange (the Italian word for orange is arancia, and arancina means little orange).

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Aussie Meat Pie

An Australian or New Zealand meat pie is a hand-sized meat pie containing largely diced or minced meat and gravy, sometimes with onion, mushrooms, or cheese and often consumed as a takeaway food snack.

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Bánh Xèo – Savoury Pancakes

Bánh xèo, literally sizzling cake, named for the loud sizzling sound it makes when the rice batter is poured into the hot skillet is a Vietnamese savoury fried pancake made of rice flour.

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Batata Vada – Spicy Potato Fritters

Batata Vada is a popular Indian vegetarian fast food in Maharashtra, India. It literally means potato fritters. The name “Batata” means potato in English. It consists of a potato mash patty coated with chickpea flour, then deep-fried and served hot with savoury chutney condiments.

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Camote Que – Caramelised Sweet Potatoes

Slices of sweet potato are coated with brown sugar and then fried to cook the potatoes and to caramelise the sugar. It is one of the most common street foods in the Philippines, along with banana cue and turon.

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Chebureki – Russian Beef Pasties

Chebureki, sometimes spelled chiburekki, is a deep-fried turnover with a filling of minced meat and onions. It is made with a single round piece of dough folded over the filling in a half-moon shape.

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Choripán – Grilled Chorizo Sandwich

Chorípan is the clever hybrid name for one of the most popular South American sandwiches. It’s a sandwich of chorizo sausage on a crusty bread roll (chor for chorizo y pan for bread). Choripan is a popular street food that is best straight off the barbecue.

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Coxinha – Brazilian Chicken Croquettes

Coxinha (little chicken thigh), is a popular food in Brazil consisting of chopped or shredded chicken meat, covered in dough, moulded into a shape resembling a chicken leg, battered and fried.

History

Coxinhas were originally made with a chicken thigh, which its traditional shape is meant to resemble. In its modern processed form it may …

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Currywurst

Currywurst is a street food or fast food dish of German origin consisting of steamed, then fried pork sausage (German: Bratwurst) typically cut into slices and seasoned with curry ketchup, a sauce based on spiced ketchup or tomato paste, itself topped with curry powder, or a ready-made ketchup seasoned with curry and other spices. The …

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Dagwood Dogs

In Australia, a hot dog sausage on a stick, deep fried in batter, is known as a Dagwood Dog, Pluto Pup, or Dippy Dog, depending on region. Variants exist that use wheat-based or corn-based batters.

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Dak-kkochi – Korean Chicken Skewers

Dak-kkochi (닭꼬치, chicken skewer) is a type of Korean chicken kebab, usually served on a stick. The meat is first cooked and cut into narrow slices. Then, it is basted with a spicy BBQ-flavoured sauce.

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Danger Dogs – Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Street vendors in Mexico have been serving these treats for years, and now bacon-wrapped hot dogs have made their way north, south, east, and west where they have become a favourite snack or street food.

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Egg Banjo

During World War 2, a popular filling snack with British troops was an “Egg Banjo”, a sandwich of 2 thick slices of bread (buttered or with margarine where possible) enclosing a runny fried egg, accompanied by a mug of “gunfire” (hot, strong, sweetened tea with milk).

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