Great Street Food
Glasses filled to the rim with mint, and a healthy helping of sugar, stand ready for the preparation of Morocco’s distinctive green tea. The beverage refreshes the spirit on a hot day in Marrakech, but it’s far more than a thirst quencher. The tea’s preparation and enjoyment are an essential part of the Moroccan culture and a “must-try” experience for any visitor.
Chilung’s Miaokou Night Market has an old temple at its center, but the main focus here is feasting. The market’s yellow lanterns illuminate a mouthwatering array of traditional Taiwanese snack foods, including savory noodle soups, oyster omelets, snails, sticky rice, and tripe. Taiwanese and tourists alike say no visit is complete without a fruity “bubble ice” dessert—black plum is a local favorite.
A Shanghai street vendor serves up a freshly fried helping of the city’s favorite snack—dumplings. The treats are ubiquitous in Shanghai, available in many flavors and combinations.
Serving with a smile, a Vietnamese vendor taps a colonial legacy to create an irresistible street cuisine. Banh mi sandwiches, like these in Nhatrang, feature French baguettes filled with a tasty variety of meats and vegetables. They are eagerly consumed across Vietnam, especially for breakfast or lunch.
A cook prepares ceviche in the seaside town of Máncora, Peru. Popular throughout Latin America, ceviche is made by using the juice of citrus, in this case limes, to pickle and “cook” a mix of raw fish and seafood.
Many people are confused on how to distinguish street food, or eat-in food. In some countries street food stands, carts, and vendors are rarely seen, or don’t even exist. Asia is the continent with the most street food cultures. In general understanding , streetfood is a quick eat/or quick meal which is sold by a vendor with a push cart, basket, at a stall, or possibly at a store (due to hygeine laws in some countries) where customers can see the preparation of cooking or the prepared streetfood clearly. It gives a close connection between the customer and the streetfood unlike having a plate of food in a restaurant.