Food is viewed universally as an organic escapade you embark on to capture an ardent insight into the intricacies of culture, history, and people. A voyage in pursuit of the finest street foods enables us to create impressive exclusive revelation concerning the ethos of the culture they represent. It is not restricted merely to the zest of street food.
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It is a street delicacy in Peru, shaped like a Kebab and one that is made of beef heart. The margination of the meat comprises vinegar and spices, including garlic, cumin, and aji pepper. The meat is then roasted on a skewer with veggies like peppers, onions, mushrooms, and carrots alternating. It is then seasoned with salt, vinegar, or lemon juice. A traditional sauce, made of garlic, cilantro, onion, lemon juice, beer, and vinegar is a classic accompaniment for this dish and a piece of bread or even boiled potato.
Arepa (Colombia and Venezuela)
They are soft, thick patties made with ground maize kernels, maize flour or maize meal which is then blended with water and salt, and at times with butter, eggs, milk, or oil. They are available in varied forms from baked, boiled, fried to grilled, and are mostly stuffed with meat, cheese, eggs, tomatoes, or salad.
They are an Indonesian variety of street food made with fruits or vegetables that are pickled. The two chief varieties are asinan Betawi and asinan Bogor. Asinan Betawi is a delicacy from Jakarta and comprises preserved Chinese cabbage, tofu, lettuce, bean sprouts served with a hot peanut and vinegar sauce, and garnished with peanuts and krupuk. Asinan Bogor can be traced to Bogor’s city and are made of preserved fruits, like pineapple, raw mango, water apple, papaya, served along with hot-and-sour vinegar and chili sauce accompanied by a garnish of peanuts.
Bungeo-ppang (South Korea)
In South Korea, winter season welcomes this street food fashioned in the form of a fish and filled with red bean paste. The batter consisting of wheat flour, baking powder, water (milk), eggs are poured into a bungeo-ppang grill. The sweetened red bean paste is added at the second instance before pouring more batter on top to close the mold. The other fillings available are pastry cream, chocolate, and pizza topping.
Banh mi (Vietnam)
This dish was a consequence of introducing the baguette in the 19th century to French-occupied Vietnam. The sandwich consists of Vietnamese baguette and one or more meat, including pork belly, grilled chicken, Vietnamese sausage, or canned sardines mixed with tomato sauce. Vegetables are also a part of the dish like cucumber, cilantro, pickled carrots, and white radishes. Also, to enhance taste, spicy chili sauce, mayonnaise, and Maggi seasoning sauce are added.