One of the most wonderful things about travelling has to be the variety of food we get to try. I’ve travelled to different corners of the globe over the years, and tried all sorts of delicious and unusual cuisines. I’ve therefore selected my top 10 favourite street foods from across the globe.
Jerk Chicken – Jamaica
One of the most flavoursome dishes I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying has to be the jerk chicken in Jamaica. I don’t know how they do it, but the meat is moist, tender and full of flavour. Jerk chicken is basically a chicken breast that’s been marinated in top secret spices, which include chilli, allspice, thyme, ginger and spring onions, and it is then left overnight so the meat can absorb all the seasoning. Once ready to cook, the chicken is grilled over pimento wood, creating a deliciously smoky flavour. Yummy!
Bunny Chow – South Africa
Bugs is safe when it comes to Bunny Chow – as it contains no rabbit whatsover. In fact, the scrumptious dish is made from a hollowed loaf and a variety of thick curries. While the dish originates from India, it is served best in South Africa. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Banh Mi – Vietnam
You probably think you have to travel to somewhere like New York City to try the world’s best sandwich, don’t you? Well, how wrong you. You need to take a trip to Vietnam and try Banh Mi. The sandwich consists of a thin, crispy baguette that’s made from either rice or wheat flour, team that up with your preferred meat, coriander, carrot, pickle and daikon and you are in for one amazing treat.
Tostadas – Mexico
Mexico knows flavour – and one of their best dishes has to be the tostada, which is a small flat tortilla disk that’s fried until crispy. You can then choose your favourite topping, such as salsa, guacamole or refried beans. Yes, it’s a little messy, but it’s most definitely worth it.
Churros – Spain
If you haven’t experienced churros yet, you’re missing out. This Spanish treat are just deep fried sticks of dough that can be eaten plain, with cinnamon sugar or chocolate. Many people in Madrid often enjoy a churro as an end of night snack, and you’ll want to eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner once you’ve tried them.
Simit Bread – Turkey
It’s not hard to see why Turkish people eat just Simit bread for breakfast. The bread is baked into a large ring shape and covered with sesame seeds. You can buy the bread from various carts across the country, and the light bread complements a nice cup of Turkish tea.
Currywurst – Germany
Germany doesn’t just offer some of the finest beer in the world, but it’s also the home to the oh-so-tasty currywurst. The chopped sausage is covered in a spicy tomato sauce, and so is ideal for those who love a bit of heat in their lives – and people across the nation have been enjoying the dish since 1949.
Poutine – Canada
Poutine might not look like the nicest street food ever, but it is one of the tastiest. Canada most definitely got it right when they decided to mix chunky fries with cheese and gravy to make Poutine. And trust me, you’ll be poutine a lot of it in your tummy!
Pulled Pork – USA
No-one BBQs food quite like the Americans – who are quite handy with a high power grill. Let’s face it, America knows how to perfectly cook meat, which is why you just have to taste their pulled pork. To enjoy the very best pulled pork you just have to visit North Carolina, which is famous for the dish. Did we mention the pork is also doused in a BBQ sauce before being placed into a sandwich?