13 of the Must-Try Street Foods in the World

The street food scene in many parts of the world is brimming with pleasant surprises. It is where you find a wide array of food from traditional or treats to the locals’ take of popular international treats. There is a long list of delicious foods to try in the streets of many cities around the world. And here are just a few of them.

Banh mi, Vietnam

Banh mi, Vietnam

Banh mi, Vietnam

Vietnam is a foodie’s haven. Its cities boast of scrumptious food many of which you can find for cheap in food stalls strewn along the streets. Banh mi is perhaps one of the most iconic street foods of Vietnam. It is made with ingredients like the Vietnamese-style baguette, meat, and a mix of colorful vegetables like coriander and carrots.

Belgian waffles, Belgium

Belgian waffles

Belgian waffles

You may find delicious waffles in many places around the world. But there is nothing like the experience of eating these delectable treats right at its home. For some reason, Belgian waffles found in the street stalls or restaurants across Belgium taste like perfection.

Bubble Tea, Taiwan

Bubble Tea

Bubble Tea

Bubble tea, also known as pearl tea, is a delicious drink that comes in different flavors. You can order the classic milky tea or the flavored ones like passion fruit and enjoy the pearl or bubbles chewy texture.

Chilli crab, Singapore

Chilli crab

Chilli crab

Chilli crab may be a bit messy to eat compared with other street food, but it is a must-try when in Singapore. Many hawkers found in food hubs across the city-state sell this mouth-watering dish.

Crêpes, Paris

Crêpes

Crêpes

Like the Belgian waffles of Belgium, crêpes are synonymous with France. And when in Paris, tasting some of the best concoctions you can find deserve a spot on your to-do list. You can go for the sweet crepes that use ingredients like Nutella and preserved fruits. Or you can pick from other options like ham and cheese.

Currywurst, Germany

Currywurst

Currywurst

Currywurst is a popular street food in Germany. It is essentially fried pork sausage covered with a mixture of curry powder and ketchup. This delectable treat comes with fries or bread.

Fish Balls and Siu Mai, Hong Kong

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The streets of Hong Kong are veritable heaven for foodies. There are so many foods to choose from. The fish balls and siu mai are among the top picks worth a try. Fish balls are deep fried and made from a mix of fish and cornstarch. Siu mai is typically steamed and made using ingredients like fish and pork.

Gelato, Italy

Gelato

Gelato

Italy has always been known for its good food among many others. The country certainly knows how to create heavenly ice creams. Gelato may be less fatty than the usual ice cream, but it does not make it less flavorful.

Halo-halo, Philippines

Halo-halo

Halo-halo

Halo-halo literally translates to “mix-mix”. And as the name suggests, the concoction is a mix of different ingredients like macapuno, jackfruit, red beans, shaved ice, evaporated milk, ice cream, and more.

Jerk chicken, Jamaica

Jerk chicken

Jerk chicken

Jerk chicken is a grilled dish. The chicken is marinated overnight in a flavorful mix of different spices. The result is a tasty treat that will make you want more.

Poutine, Canada

Poutine

Poutine

Poutine is made up of chunky fries soaked in gravy and cheese curds. It is a heavy snack that is both a treat to your stomach and taste buds.

Takoyaki, Japan

Takoyaki

Takoyaki

There are many delicious street foods in Japan. And Takoyaki is just one of them. It is made with dough filled with ingredients like octopus, green onion, and other tasty add-ons. It is a grilled concoction and served with special sauces with a sprinkling of dried fish flakes or seaweeds.

Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes), South Korea

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Tteokbokki , also known as spicy rice cakes, is boiled rice cakes with a chewy texture. It is smothered in spicy sauce made from chili pepper and soy paste. …