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Falafel, gelato and Turkish bread: 9 must-try street foods around the world

Last updated on: October 04, 2017 12:33 IST

In this series, we bring you the best street foods across the world. 

If you have tasted any of these 10 popular street foods, you can comment in the message board below and tell us about your experience.

 

It's time to drool :)

Vada Pav in Mumbai

Vada Pav

A humble street food, it's a deep-fried potato cutlet spiced with sauces and wedged between a bun.
It is the street food that defines Mumbai.
Photograph: Arko Datta/Reuters

Tostadas in Mexico

Street food

A plate of spicy squid tostadas, which are like open sandwiches. A crisp, crunchy tostada is usually topped with beans. But people have also been using variations like smoked tuna, shredded pork, chicken and scrambled eggs.
Photograph: Claire Sibonney/Reuters

 

Ceviche in Chile

Street food across the world

Bowls of ceviche, which is essentially a seafood dish marinated in citrus juice and seasoned with spices and herbs, are pictured at the port in Coquimbo near la Serena in Chile.
Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

 

Poutine in Canada

Street food across the world

Poutine is a dish of french fries, cheese curds and gravy traditionally from Quebec. It is a famous street food enjoyed in Canada.
Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

 

Bubble tea in Singapore

Street food across the world

Singapore's favourite street food, Bubble Tea is a concoction of tea, flavoured with fruit syrups and topped off with chewy tapioca balls.
Photograph: Str Old/Reuters

 

Arepas in Venezuela

Burger

A fried arepa stuffed with meat and cheese is seen in the restaurant in Caracas September 21, 2011. The fillings are wedged into the arepa: a small flatbread that has been a source of nourishment and pride to Venezuelans since Spanish colonialists tried to usurp it centuries ago. The arepa is to Venezuelans what the hamburger is to Americans or the tortilla to Mexicans.
Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

 

Turkish bread in Turkey

Turkish street food

A Kurdish man sells bread rolls (koulouri) on a hill in Mursitpinar. When in Turkey, this is a street food that you just can't miss.
Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

 

Falafel in Egypt

Falafel

Chickpea-based hummus and falafel at the famed Abu Shukri restaurant in Jerusalem's Old City.
Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

 

Gelatos in Italy

Street food

Italy is famous for its gelato. You will find it in various flavours, granished with fresh fruits, nuts, etc.
Photograph: Andrew Burton/Reuters

Gelato Lead image: Kind courtesy Aaron Logan/Creative Commons

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