As the city streets are slowly coming to life again when the situation of the global pandemic has gotten better, it is time to make a list of street foods you want to eat to help you relive some of the stress while also indulging your taste buds. There are so many delectable street delicacies around the world worth a try. Some of the best street foods in the world often double as a history lesson as well. There are interesting stories about traditions, cultures, or communities that has been brought back to some of the street foods. And here are several of them worth a try:
This is street food you can find at Fei Jei, Hong Kong. Fei Jei is a type of vendor known for its vast array of innards. Fei Jei was the original owner of this vendor who was selling this skewers with her father. Today, the vendor is operated by her son and continue to pull in the crowds. Aside from cuttlefish skewer, you can also find other menu in this vendor such as pig offal, intestines, turkey kidney, etc. However, the cuttlefish skewer is surely the highlight. It is made by flash-boiling and rendering to make it tender. It is then dipped is a soy-based marinade. Some mustard and sweet sauce are added to enrich the flavor.
From the name itself, you must already know where this street food comes from. Yes, it is a Japanese street foods you can mostly find in Tokyo. To get the best one, visit a small shop called Tsukji Shouro Honten at the Tsukji Outer Market. Tamagoyaki itself is a sort of rolled omelette crafted with dashi or soy sauce. The shop itself was established in 1924 so you can imagine how many generations love this shop and its Tamagoyaki. You can also try another variation called Tamagoyaki Sando, where the omelette is smeared with Japanese mayo and encased in shokupan or white bread.
This street food can be found in Paris, especially at the Chez Bob, a tiny counter that has been a legend in Paris since 1982. Tunisian Fricasse is the signature dish of this legendary place. It is sort of sandwich stuffed with peppers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, black olives, and white tuna. All the ingredients are covered in homemade harissa and cradled inside a crusty roll. This street food has its interesting history you can learn more about when you order it to the chef.
This street food is one of the most iconic in South Africa and you can find it at Kota King in Sweto. This dish is made with a bread that has been hollowed out then filled with various ingredients such as meat, french fries, eggs, cheese, and sauces. This street food has been part of the local culture and tradition that there is a festival dedicated to the dish. At Kota King, you can try Kota with more elevated taste made by the owner.