This savory snack traditionally prepared in the south of France is made by mixing together a thin batter of chickpea flour, water, olive oil, and salt, all ladled onto a hot cast iron plate (ranging from dinner-plate size to more than a meter in diameter), where it is spread to the edges much like a crépe. It's then grilled in an oven (wood-fired being the preference) for 20 to 30 minutes, where it develops a nicely charred crust, and is then served by cutting it into strips.
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For a true one-of-a-kind offering, look no further than our bunny chow — a loaf of cheap, white sandwich bread that's been hollowed out and filled with Indian-style curry. The loaf — which can be ordered in quarter or half sizes for those not inclined to hork down a loaf of bread for lunch — gets filled with a saucy curry and is then capped with the removed bread.
The pretzels are covered in poppy seeds on at least one side and come strung on a wire depending on how many the customer orders (whether it's a meal or not also depends on how many the customer orders).
Brazil is a huge country; as such, its cuisine varies a lot from region to region. Pastel, however, can be found pretty much all over the country: The deep-fried, crisp pastry can be filled with anything, reflecting local cuisines and tastes. The most popular fillings tend to be cheese, ground beef, heart of palm, and shrimp.
In recent years Reykjavik has witnessed a steady increase of vending carts catering to every viking whim, offering anything from Belgian waffles to hefty subs stuffed with roasted Icelandic lamb and béarnaise sauce. But one particular street vendor has been more resilient and traditional than all the others, ascending to a near sacred status in the national character with its unrefined charm and a menu so short that if you blink, you might miss it: the Bæjarins Beztu hot dog stand.
Because it rains a lot in England, it's not very common to find actual food carts here. Then again, it rains a lot in Portland, Oregon, where food carts are everywhere, so perhaps rain isn't the issue. But there is street food here, which I'm choosing to define as food for walking around, or for sitting on a promenade overlooking the ocean. Yes, that's it. Surely fish and chips is the classic British street food.
Serious Eats' Culinary Ambassadors check in from time to time with reports on food fare in their homeland or countries of residence. Today, we have two(!) reports on the döner kebap sandwich.
Now, it would almost seem like an insult if I actually tried to summarize what constitutes street food in Taiwan, given its wide range of tastes. Typical street food in Taiwan ranges from tempura to fried octopus tentacles to stinky tofu, but if there were one thing that could be considered Taiwanese through and through, it would be pig's blood cake.