One of the best things about travelling and going on holiday is the different food that you get to sample that contains local and ingredients. Here we walk you through some of the best street food that is found across the globe. Check out the MyBreakTrip blog for other amazing articles like this one.
Jerk Chicken ( Jamaica )
Jerk chicken has become a household dish served up all over the world, but you will never have jerk chicken like you get cooked for you on the streets of Jamaica.
Up and down the coast and tucked away down the narrow streets you will find restaurants serving up chicken that’s marinated in locally sourced spices and cooked over an open-pit charcoal fire that sits over a layer of wood for a distinctively smoky taste.
Ice Cream ( Italy )
Rome has seen a boom of gourmet gelato shops pop up all over the capital which means you will never be a short distance walk from the best ice cream you have ever tasted.
Each gelato store sources the very best milk, eggs, hazelnuts, lemons and fruit from all over Italy, some places won’t serve the ice cream in a cone as it takes away from the taste.
Fried Snakes Phnom Penh ( Cambodia )
Snakes in Cambodia are the tasty alternative to deep fried tarantula. The taste ranges depending on the type of snake, but most snakes taste like either chicken or fish.
Cambodia also offer up more snake dishes, some restaurants even offer snake bitten chicken, which is a live chicken that has been bitten by a venomous snake to add more flavour to it.
Takoyaki (Tokyo, Japan )
Takoyaki is a ball sized Japanese snack made from wheat flour that is typically filled with chopped octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger and green onion.
It’s a famous dish that originated on the streets of Japan by a street vendor called Tomeichi Endo in 1935 and is now so popular that it’s sold in commercial outlets.
Corn Dog ( United States of America )
A corndog is a hotdog that is coated in a thick cornmeal batter that typically is served with tomato sauce and mustard and on a stick for an easy on-the-go snack.
They now come in a variety of variations, including a layer of cheese between the hotdog and the batter.
Fish and Chips ( England )
Up and down the country you will find fish and chip shops, arguably the best are found in popular seaside towns where locals and tourists enjoy their fish and chips by the sea. Either haddock or cod is deep fried in batter and served with chips that have also been deep fried then sprinkled with salt and vinegar.
The dish originated amongst the working class within fishing communities but now you can find the dish being served in up-market gourmet fish and chip restaurants.
Pretzels ( Germany )
The pretzel, called in Germany a Laugenbrezel, has a dark brown salty crust with a plump soft dough on the inside.
Made from white wheat, salt, malt, yeast and water, the pretzel is dipped in sodium hydroxide and water before baking which gives it a unique colour and flavour.
The pretzel was the result of a wonderful mistake after a baker was making sweet pretzels for his guests, but instead of coating the dough in sugar water, he instead accidentally coated them in a sodium hydroxide solution that was used to clean the bakery countertops.
Pho ( Vietnam and Thailand )
Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup which is served in a broth style with herbs and meat (typically chicken and/or beef).
It originated amongst war refugees who added whatever ingredients they can find into a bowl. It is now served up and down streets in Thailand for tourists and locals to enjoy. Locals eat Pho for either a breakfast or lunch.
Queijo Coalho ( Brazil )
Queijo Coalho is the name of a firm and salty brazilian cheese that is barbecued on skewers and usually served with a garlic or molasses dipping sauce.
This local favourite is served all over Brazil, however tourists are warned off buying from small vendors on the beach where the transportation of the curd is not regulated and many tourists have had complaints of food poisoning – so always get it to go from a restaurant or cafe.
Pulled Pork ( Texas USA )
Texas are big on barbecuing and they are famous for their pulled pork. You can find it served in smoke houses all over the state and by small vendors in towns and cities.
Prepared for hours, the pulled pork is a melt in your mouth smoky sensation that is served with a bbq and apple sauce in a soft dough bun.