RU  UK  EN
Articles  >  Imagine  >  On the Move. Street food from around the world. Part 2

On the Move. Street food from around the world. Part 2

Do you happen to get hungry? That is great as we go on with our story about the most popular street food from around the world. It’s freshly cooked - fall to, you guys! Let's start with the South Asian countries, namely Singapore - seafood-rich in vitamins and minerals occupy a key place in the diet of residents ...

Singapore

In South Asian countries, seafood rich in vitamins and minerals occupy a key place in the diet of the inhabitants. Perhaps, because of this Asians live longer and better, managing to work and enjoy themselves a lot. Thus, when you got hungry walking the streets of Singapore, look for not fast food, so familiar to eye and stomach, but for bright carts catering super nutritious and healthy chili crab. This resident of the seas and oceans is fried with vegetables and eggs in sweet and sour sauce. It tastes bitter and sweet. The locals are just crazy about this dish which was invented in the 50’s of the past century by female cook Cher Yam Tian.Photo fishki.net

Tel Aviv, Israel

For Israeli delicacies we should go to the Frishman street in Tel Aviv. According to the reviews of local residents, there is cooked the most delicious in the Middle East, and therefore in the world, sabic. Pita is filled with hummus, eggs, mango juice, sauces, lettuce, pickles and the main ingredient - grilled eggplants. It is simply impossible to put off.Photo excursiopedia.com

China

In the territory of almost the whole country, skewered grasshoppers are considered to be one of the most popular street foods. View of such a bunch provokes a gag reflex to the most Europeans, but if you dare to sample this delicacy, the Chinese would respect you. These insects have been eaten by the residents of The Heavenly Empire for long time, because they contain proteins, so they are very nutritious which is important for hard-working people. It may comfort someone that those specious that are served in restaurants and eateries are grown on special farms, plantations, so they are the most sterile.20655510636_0f2fab3c26_b.jpgPhoto hiveminer.com

Nairobi, Kenya

In African countries, putting on the ritzy is not accepted, so the most popular ready-to-eat food there is usually snack the most accessible in terms of price. The streets of Nairobi are lined with small trays, where everyone can regale sambusa - pies, known on other continents as samsa. Kenyans simply decided not to limit to meat as the main stuffing, so their dish can vary being stuffed with peas, onions, lentils, whatever they have at hand. By the way, tourists from the CIS countries are very surprised when they see on the shelves almost "classical Russian pies".Photo upload.wikimedia.org

See also: On the Move. Street food from around the world

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The Dutch almost by force make all people living in Northern Europe believe that they came up with the idea to sell herring as street food. Calling their dish Hollandse Nieuwe, the residents of tulips country are terribly proud of their delicacy. The Scandinavians do not argue with this "pioneering" and just keep enjoying fresh fish. It is often served in a crispy bun, nicely seasoned with onions and spices, depending on which it tastes either sweet or sour, or spicy. Netherlands gourmets and connoisseurs especially advise to consume herring from late May to mid-June, when it has reached the best condition. And they also recommend to stock some water, as it makes eater thirsty.Photo jojoscope.com

Ottawa, Canada

Though the international situation on the planet is aggravated, the Canadians will still like the family name of the Russian President, as a favourite street snack of many of them is called poutine - French fries, richly poured with gravy and sprinkled with cheese curd. Irony is the only world to describe the fact that the dish name is translated as "a mess". This ancient popular snack is mentioned in many local legends and tales as miraculous food bestowing heroes with strength.Photo farm4.staticflickr.com

Bahia State, the city of Salvador, Brazil

We did our best to pinpoint the spot where people cannot imagine their menu without acarajé - masterpiece brought to Brazil from Africa. This appetizing "burger" is scones made from peeled black-eyed peas, stuffed with lettuce, cashew paste, tomatoes, garlic and, of course, seafood. The city of Salvador, located in the north-east of the country, is a home to a subculture of people, mostly women, who cook acarajé. The cooks are distinguished by calico dresses, necklaces and scarves. If you study their family tree, it turns out that they are the descendants of slaves from the Black continent, so to cooking of this dish is bred in their bone. All the country knows about the delicacy, so the place is often visited by both gourmets and cultural studies scholars, who believe acarajé to be an essential part of African culture in Brazil.Photo livejournal.com

Cover photo livejournal.com

It will be interesting:
Kabuki: thorny path of flower
Traditional Japanese kabuki theatre has always been a mystery to the European mentality: only an expert on the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun can understand a play without guide’s tips. The word kabuki is sometimes translated as "the art of singing and dancing". Why not an operetta? The essence of performance is not confined to musical presentation only...
Kazakhstan Jewelry
Famous Kazakh proverb says: “Art of a craftsman can only be told in gold and silver”. Nevertheless, no matter how skillful hands of a creator are, in order to make a truly worthy thing it takes hard work, obstinacy, and, sure enough, courage to make a claim about yourself and about your talent.
Nairobi: Now I have seen everything
Unique nature, the main tectonic fault of our planet, flamingos, giraffes and cheetahs at arm's length - all this and much more in our new article about the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi and its environs.
Mehndi – instead of a thousand tattoos
Every other person has considered having a tattoo, maybe not permanent but at least a temporary one. Absolutely painless application of drawings that can be altered in a couple of weeks is offered by Mehndi art – henna painting.
Look at sky above. The best planetariums in the world
For better or worse, travelling to distant planets and stars exists only on the pages of science fiction and in Hollywood film industry. Although the possibility of space tourism crept close, yet, Jupiter and Saturn are still way not close. Nevertheless, from long ago there are special objects that seem to shrink the universe making it accessible. We are talking about planetariums and observatories.
Vivid dance. Polka
In this cheerful and mischievous dance, the all Europe and America are spinning, modestly adding to their word "polka" their geographical location. For example, there are Finnish, Andijon or even Mexican kinds of dance. It is with this choreography that the children begin, they consider it to be the "upper class", which only the hardy dancers with a strong vestibular apparatus can do.
Tea empire of the world
Few of us, while our favourite tea is steeping, are scrutinizing about the way this drink went through to get into our mug. Of course, stereotypically, we know that most likely it came from India or China, but in fact origin can vary. In the world there are about 30 countries which are very seriously engaged in tea business, and within this community a very clear hierarchy emerges, headed by the so-called Big Tea Seven.
If you have 10 dollars and you are in Nairobi
Today we are going on vacation in Kenya style! Let’s watch out for thieves, bargain at local markets, taste fantastic tea and get wrapped up into colourful African textiles. We will find out which places are not available for a modest budget, and without any worries, will cheer up admiring fantastic sunset on the coast of the Indian Ocean.
Boat instead of shopping basket: Famous floating markets
Stores, shopping malls, markets - all these places are an integral part of daily goings-on of almost every person on our planet. It would seem there is nothing special about them: they are all alike, just goods and prices vary depending on country or city. In fact, it is not quite true since some markets are only accessible via waterways. Our today’s story is about them.
Lost island of Yap. The land of big money
How can you understand the nature of finance, if there is no desire to go deep into the jungle of science? It is better to see once, than to read a hundred times: a trip to the island of Yap in Micronesia replaces the entire university course of monetary theory. Yap roads are lined up with giant doughnut-shaped, carved disks the size of a millstone - rampant inflation has made the world biggest money into fun for tourists.
Ecuador: To be an indian
Our journalist came back from Ecuador with unique experience and we share it with you. For the first time I was suspected of drug trafficking. Alone, in the country where there is no Ukrainian Embassy, I was standing and feverishly figuring out if someone could plant something on me on the way to the airport.
Incredible school lessons from around the world
Grinding away at their books to master basics of algebra and geometry, or memorizing years of monarchs’ reign skimming history textbooks is commonplace for schoolchildren all over the world while getting ready for a test in cybersecurity or boasting to have “A”s in beekeeping is strange at the vey least. Hereafter we are going to touch upon these and other unusual classes taught in foreign schools.
Between Heaven And... Water: World’s 5 smallest inhabited islands
Each of us wants to escape rush of a city from time to time and lie low somewhere far from everything and anything. And it better be a place where one can listen to whisper of waves, feel light breeze and forever make friends with inimitably loud silence that muffles every disturbing thought…
Thailand handcraft: From silk to pearls
Have you ever thought how many grains of history are stored in each item sold at little booths in Thailand? Yet, strolling along those souvenir stalls you are browsing craft records of the whole nation, briefly looking through notes survived from a thousand years ago to the present day. Some pages have thinned to transparency, but marks did preserve their former accuracy.
Handicraft: persian carpets
In those days when the Persian soldiers were second to none, and both the Roman Empire and the Arabian Peninsula were conquered by their power, skilful fingers of winner nation craftswomen created their first masterpiece. The carpet called The Springtime passed into history as the most precious of all time. It symbolized powerful rule of the Persians, and its beauty told about the divine origin of the king Khosrow I.
National drinks: Zero degrees and lots of energy
Everyone knows that being in Scotland you should try whiskey, in France you should taste wine, and in Japan t is all about sake. But few people think about national soft drinks. They were created by peoples with far more practical intentions - refreshing and burning, repelling from the climate features, possessing nourishing properties.
Bajau: Seafarers of Southeast Asia
Small ethnic groupshave been always interesting for scientists and artists, who sought inspiration in their lifestyle. The Bajau - nomadic seafarers who formally can be correlated with Malaysia, are one of the most popular ethnic groups today.
Water gates. Impressive world harbors
Airports, railway and bus stations are almost always erected at a human whim, while ports and harbours are joint creation of homo sapiens and nature. In this article OUTLOOK presents you the most beautiful port destinations with their own unique character worth exploring.
Gastronomic tourism: Through food to culture
You should not condescendingly treat gastrotours as a newfangled invention. Gastronomic tourism is one of the aspects of world science. Her star, American scientist Eric Wolf, who in 2001 founded the International Association of Gastronomic Tourism, states: food is the quintessence of the nation, its mentality, character and, of course, history ...
Mandala Therapy
Yesterday I created a Universe. I took some peas, rice, buckwheat, millet, black and white pepper seeds and cardamom. Grabbed a handful of coffee and aniseeds. Then it all acquired a centre. It kept growing and calming my thoughts. When the last seed landed in the circle, I felt forgotten harmony again, heard birds singing through the noise of cars on the avenue...
Close
Outlook facebook page