Street Food You Can Make At Home

5 Vacation Street Food You Can Make At Home

Last Updated on March 2, 2023

One of the best parts about travelling is getting to experience the sights, smells, and definitely tastes of other nations and cultures. Unfortunately, many people simply don’t have the money to travel, or can’t travel as much as they wanted to. However, this doesn’t mean you have to miss out on exotic flavours. If you’re a foodie and want to be able to experience amazing street food from your own home, there are a surprising number of recipes that can be crafted in your personal kitchen.

1. Banh Mi


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The first recipe that everyone talks about is the Vietnamese banh mi. This is a popular sandwich that you can find in the streets of Hanoi and other cities. To make this sandwich, all you really need is bread, fresh chicken breast, and pickled vegetables made at home. A little bit of vinegar, mayonnaise, sugar, pepper, garlic, and lime zest bring this recipe to life, and ginger adds the necessary Asian influence to the chicken and vegetables.

The best way to get the lime zest is to use a zester, a special tool that scrapes the surface of citric fruits to bring their flavours and acids to any dish. You can view more information here about how to get this utensil.

2. Crepes


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Crepes are another popular dish. They are original from France and they are a great choice because of their ability to be filled with a variety of delicious fruits, creams, sauces, and other delicacies. To make a perfect crepe, it’s important to be careful when cooking the batter for this dish because it burns fast.

All you need to do is whip up the basic batter and pour ¼ of a cup into a pan and circle it around until it coats the bottom evenly. It should be allowed to cook for two minutes before being flipped and browned on the other side. Once cooked, you can fill it with whatever you want and enjoy a tasty dish.

3. Arepas


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Arepas is a Venezuelan street food made from ground maize dough and typically topped with something savory like pork. The dish has often been called the Venezuelan sweet corn cake, but is also made in Colombia. Regional flavors vary, so once you have the original cake mixture down, you can top it with whatever you want. Cheese and tomatoes are great, and some people split the bread and turn it into sandwiches.

To make arepas, you will need ground cornmeal, water, some salt, and some vegetable oil. The cakes are fried in a skillet with the vegetable oil and will cook quickly, making these an excellent snack.

4. Currywurst


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If you’re feeling European, a popular German street food is currywurst. This recipe sees kielbasa combined with tomato sauce, curry powder, and a few other spices to create a spicy meal that can be made and eaten on the go. The kielbasa is best when broiled in a pain to get a nice sear around the skin while the sauce is heated and simmered in a separate container. The two are then mixed for a great treat that will keep you full and give you a taste of Central Europe without bringing too many unusual flavours into the mix.

5. Jerk Chicken


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This isn’t a rude chicken, but rather a scintillating Jamaican dish that combines amazing seasoning with perfectly cooked fresh chicken breast. You will need lime, cloves, green onion, garlic, brown sugar, cinnamon, and all-spice for this recipe, but the results are worth it.

The best way to make jerk chicken is to create a marinade with the seasonings and then coat the raw chicken with it. Leave it to marinate for two hours before returning and grilling this chicken and coating it with leftover seasoning. The result is a beautiful dish that leaves you asking for more while trying to cool your tongue with some tasty exotic beverage.

For all of the foodies out there with small budgets, exotic street foods can be had at home if you’re willing to invest a little time in learning the recipes and getting the right ingredients. Equipment is also important to get a proper sear or bake. Click here to find out more about some of the best dishes to truly let these recipes shine in your home kitchen.

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