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(Metro)   The very best street food from around the world. Strangely missing is NYC's urined-flavored dirty water hot dog   (metro.co.uk) divider line
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2021-01-18 9:53:18 AM  
Sometimes these articles cut off for me but I didn't see any Koren street food on there.

For Vietnam, they listed "bún bò hu" (sometimes "Bun Bo Hue") - That isn't typically for the American palate but mostly because it can contain a lot of cartilage (from cow foot usually).  It tastes awesome.  Lot's of pho restaurants will have it on the menu.  If you order it, and the cartilage isn't for you, just order a side bowl of "chen bo" (beef slice) and dump it in...and take the cartilage/bone out.

I had takoyaki at a friend's house two weeks ago.  It's one of those things that you can end up over-eating because it is so good.
bún bò hu
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2021-01-18 9:53:59 AM  
Preview is my friend.
 
2021-01-18 11:56:50 AM  
Three in a bun? Didn't I just see that on PornHub?
 
2021-01-18 12:11:35 PM  
No khlav kalash?
 
2021-01-18 12:13:09 PM  
I love the charcoal sear from the New York street dog though.... that smell is insane

Still not as much to my taste as a Montreal Steamé, but really really good.

Hell, street meat is barely a thing here, with trucks only being allowed the last few years and no carts allowed at all - its a novelty to me when I get to enjoy it somewhere
 
2021-01-18 12:45:18 PM  
Living in a tourist town with lots of street vendors, I've discovered that I really enjoy walking while eating.
 
2021-01-18 1:07:23 PM  
C.M.O.T. Dibbler's sausage inna bun.
 
2021-01-18 1:12:54 PM  
Definitely a few on there I'm happy to get here.  Stroopwafels, bahn mi, coxinhas, ceviche, all available from store or places here.  Sad that cupbob didn't make the list.  There's a place in the mall of one of my offices that makes it and they love me.  I got extra the first time I went when they asked if I wanted spicy sauce and I replied if it was gochujang, that yes I wanted it, because it's tasty.

Now they recognize me if I'm in that office around lunch.
 
2021-01-18 1:13:57 PM  

montreal_medic: I love the charcoal sear from the New York street dog though.... that smell is insane

Still not as much to my taste as a Montreal Steamé, but really really good.

Hell, street meat is barely a thing here, with trucks only being allowed the last few years and no carts allowed at all - its a novelty to me when I get to enjoy it somewhere


Were do they have street vendors serving grilled hot dogs in NYC?

I thought they were all boiled, hence the 'dirty water' thing.
 
2021-01-18 1:15:31 PM  

petec: montreal_medic: I love the charcoal sear from the New York street dog though.... that smell is insane

Still not as much to my taste as a Montreal Steamé, but really really good.

Hell, street meat is barely a thing here, with trucks only being allowed the last few years and no carts allowed at all - its a novelty to me when I get to enjoy it somewhere

Were do they have street vendors serving grilled hot dogs in NYC?

I thought they were all boiled, hence the 'dirty water' thing.


Last time I was there, there was a guy with a cart near 42 and Lexington

So, vaguely speaking - midtown.
 
2021-01-18 1:16:08 PM  
I didn't see doubles on the list. It is so good. I need to learn how to make those not-a-tortilla things.
 
2021-01-18 1:22:49 PM  

montreal_medic: I love the charcoal sear from the New York street dog though.... that smell is insane

Still not as much to my taste as a Montreal Steamé, but really really good.

Hell, street meat is barely a thing here, with trucks only being allowed the last few years and no carts allowed at all - its a novelty to me when I get to enjoy it somewhere


Somehow, I don't like the black grill marks on a hot dog/sausage.  My go to right now is a microwaved Earl Campbell sausage with mustard.  We only have the mild sausage here, but it's pretty good.
 
2021-01-18 1:35:48 PM  
Mystery Meat on a stick from street vendors in Olongapo / Barrio Barretto / Subic city.
 
2021-01-18 1:41:09 PM  
Whar Taco Truck? Whar?
 
2021-01-18 1:51:51 PM  
Oyster omelet in Taiwan FTW!
 
2021-01-18 2:21:21 PM  

petec: montreal_medic: I love the charcoal sear from the New York street dog though.... that smell is insane

Still not as much to my taste as a Montreal Steamé, but really really good.

Hell, street meat is barely a thing here, with trucks only being allowed the last few years and no carts allowed at all - its a novelty to me when I get to enjoy it somewhere

Were do they have street vendors serving grilled hot dogs in NYC?

I thought they were all boiled, hence the 'dirty water' thing.


There are plenty of carts that do grilled hot dogs, or at least cooked on a flat top.  They also sell gyros and meat on skewers.  The dirty water dogs are probably 75% of the carts.
 
2021-01-18 2:36:11 PM  
They did Germany and picked something other than Doener?  Fail.
 
2021-01-18 2:54:34 PM  

ArkAngel: No khlav kalash?


Dammit!

"No bowl. Stick! Stick"

"Mountain Dew and crab juice."
 
2021-01-18 3:04:58 PM  
A few years ago we hosted an exchange student from Italy. He was a fantastic chef, made fantastic gnocchi, a wonderful pizza crust and his ragu was incredible. He wanted to make us a traditional street food called sufrite. I asked what was in it and he said, "Oh it's great! You need lungs, heart, spleen..." I stopped him and said that although I'd be willing to try it, just hearing that there were lungs in there that there would be no way in hell that my wife would go near the kitchen, let alone eat it. Besides, you can't get lungs in the US since the USDA banned them.

Not seen in the article was Chinese street food. Our friends taught in China a few years ago and sent us pictures of the street vendors selling chicken feet, scorpion skewers and fish heads. I'll take my chances with the New York urine scented hot dog water, thank you very much.
 
2021-01-18 3:41:55 PM  
Throughout parts of Africa it is common to see boys in the street selling cooked mice on a stick.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti​c​le-1205259/Making-meal-mice-Malawi.htm​l

In SE Asia rat kebobs are common street food.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat-on-​a​-stick
 
2021-01-18 4:06:09 PM  
An authentic betel nut stand in Taiwan (google the NSFW images to understand)
 
2021-01-18 4:48:34 PM  
Holy cow, the Night Market in Singapore is a foodie paradise!
 
2021-01-18 9:34:36 PM  

lilplatinum: They did Germany and picked something other than Doener?  Fail.


Let's go to Germany and speak about Turkish food.
 
2021-01-18 11:45:36 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: lilplatinum: They did Germany and picked something other than Doener?  Fail.

Let's go to Germany and speak about Turkish food.


Yes, why would ubiquitous Turkish food in a country with a large Turkish population be a thing.

Other than their gross ketchup and hot dogs currywurst garbage,.Doener is the most common street food there.
 
2021-01-19 12:13:38 AM  
If really need to buy food from a guy in sweatpants from any corner of the world... Be my guest.

At least buy it from the guy in gross flip-flops. It adds culture, or something.

I don't get it either. It sounds gross either way.
 
2021-01-19 12:19:21 AM  
Now you what really made food sanitary? My Thai friend who ashed his cigarettes in the wok. It really gave the pepper beef some flavor.
 
2021-01-19 12:22:48 AM  
Bless the guy... I never had to buy a parking permit during my undergrad, because I ate there everyday.

Cigarette ashes in my pepper beef isn't near as bad as 10% interest on a parking permit.
 
2021-01-19 12:49:57 AM  

lilplatinum: Ketchuponsteak: lilplatinum: They did Germany and picked something other than Doener?  Fail.

Let's go to Germany and speak about Turkish food.

Yes, why would ubiquitous Turkish food in a country with a large Turkish population be a thing.

Other than their gross ketchup and hot dogs currywurst garbage,.Doener is the most common street food there.


It's interesting, but not unique or traditional food.

Since the context is complaining that if you should only mention one food, choose something from another country, I disagree.

Do a food article about Germany, sure, mention doener and McD, since both is a part of German cuisine.


Or, mentiobln one food from all countries in the world, 200*McD. :P
 
2021-01-19 2:20:46 AM  

sdd2000: An authentic betel nut stand in Taiwan (google the NSFW images to understand)


ooo-k?

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but speaking of which, Guj'rati meetha-paan isn't too bad!

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/personal preference: pav bhaji, dabeli, pani puri, frankies, kati roll, vada pav, ...
//siu-beng
///chau-dofu
\\/could go on
 
2021-01-19 3:11:26 AM  

McGrits: I didn't see doubles on the list. It is so good. I need to learn how to make those not-a-tortilla things.


doubles are flipping amazeballs! it's not all that different from its South Asian antecedents: channa-bhatura/chhole-bhatura. I mean, aside from the part where you can sometimes get conch or goat in there too ;-)

standart bhatura - traditionally uses maida/AP-flour, which only makes it super-addictively delicious! but they need to be shallow or deep fried, which crosses them off my list of home-wrong-cookeries, I hate cleaning up oil. decent Indian place will have chhole bhatura, tho' and that's where I get them.
 
2021-01-19 9:19:24 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: lilplatinum: Ketchuponsteak: lilplatinum: They did Germany and picked something other than Doener?  Fail.

Let's go to Germany and speak about Turkish food.

Yes, why would ubiquitous Turkish food in a country with a large Turkish population be a thing.

Other than their gross ketchup and hot dogs currywurst garbage,.Doener is the most common street food there.

It's interesting, but not unique or traditional food.

Since the context is complaining that if you should only mention one food, choose something from another country, I disagree.

Do a food article about Germany, sure, mention doener and McD, since both is a part of German cuisine.


Or, mentiobln one food from all countries in the world, 200*McD. :P


The style served there was developed and popularized in Berlin.   A farking sausage ain't particularly unique either, krauts weren't the first to shove pork into an intestine.

And shiat, Germany (and central europe on general) being a culinary wasteland, it would be very apropos to have their best street food be made by a foreigner.   As mentioned before, these peoples *favorite* street food is cut up hot dogs slathered on curry ketchup for gods sake.

As for McDonalds, it's not street food or nearly as ubiquitous as a Turkish Imbiss in Germany, especially in the parts of the country without a lot of dumb american military folks.   But they do have the mcrib all year.
 
2021-01-19 9:24:15 AM  

tintar: McGrits: I didn't see doubles on the list. It is so good. I need to learn how to make those not-a-tortilla things.

doubles are flipping amazeballs! it's not all that different from its South Asian antecedents: channa-bhatura/chhole-bhatura. I mean, aside from the part where you can sometimes get conch or goat in there too ;-)

standart bhatura - traditionally uses maida/AP-flour, which only makes it super-addictively delicious! but they need to be shallow or deep fried, which crosses them off my list of home-wrong-cookeries, I hate cleaning up oil. decent Indian place will have chhole bhatura, tho' and that's where I get them.


Awesome and thanks for the link. I have a trini place about 45 minute drive. I never thought about getting the not-a-tortillas from an Indian joint. NASA JSC has a ton of Indian places near it but I am working from home so makes it more tricky since I live in a meddle of nowhere zone.

I will use the recipe. I may use a turkey fryer setup outside so I don't stink up the house.
 
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2021-01-19 10:50:43 AM  
I remember eating Belgian waffles dipped in milk chocolate in Amsterdam. Got a lot of kebabs there too. I wonder why they tasted so amazing.
 
2021-01-19 12:01:35 PM  

McGrits: Awesome and thanks for the link. I have a trini place about 45 minute drive. I never thought about getting the not-a-tortillas from an Indian joint. NASA JSC has a ton of Indian places near it but I am working from home so makes it more tricky since I live in a meddle of nowhere zone.

I will use the recipe. I may use a turkey fryer setup outside so I don't stink up the house.


best luck! also I can't vouch for the recipe personally - it's just the first halfway decent one that came up but I've never used it.

oh jeez, sorry for wrong information earlier - while inspired by bhatura, bara is not exactly the same thing, apparently? it has yeast in it rather than being leavened with baking powder/soda.

plus all the recipes I'm seeing call for the addition of turmeric (explains the color!) and cumin seed. and water instead of milk (although I imagine either would work) - also some recipes I just-meow saw call for whole wheat flour not AP.

no wonder bara is so soft and fluffy and stretchy, but bhatura is puffy/hollow and both soft+crispy (after all, it's just a ginormous poori)

my bad, I had simply ass-umed they were the same dish (the chickpeas in doubles do taste more or less the same as a channa/chhole from an Indian place, tho')

mea maxima culpa!

oh, dadgammit! I got excited for a second when I scroobled in my zipcode. but it's not restaurants at all... Trinidad Tire Center, Trinidad Tires and Trucks, Trinidad Fix Flat. ha ha ha! grrr.

hmm, there are more than a few Jamaican and "Caribbean" places somewhat close-ish, I'll have to fark around and find out. altho' the Jamaican ones are more likely to sell "patties" than doubles (Narrator: he ass-umed. again.)
 
2021-01-19 12:11:21 PM  

amb: I remember eating Belgian waffles dipped in milk chocolate in Amsterdam. Got a lot of kebabs there too. I wonder why they tasted so amazing.


I remember this hole in the wall döner place right outside my work at Madison Sq. Park in manhattan - the lamb was excellent, but once you tried the veal it became The Only Way. possibly what you had too?

and normally I never even liked veal. all those eye-talian places' typical preparation, ew, it's just so gross and soft and slimy. not even as a milanese/scaloppine/cutlet, which is one of my most favoritest of formats. but in kebab rotisserie form? *Homer Simpson noises* - now that, that was to die for.
 
2021-01-19 2:36:45 PM  

tintar: amb: I remember eating Belgian waffles dipped in milk chocolate in Amsterdam. Got a lot of kebabs there too. I wonder why they tasted so amazing.

I remember this hole in the wall döner place right outside my work at Madison Sq. Park in manhattan - the lamb was excellent, but once you tried the veal it became The Only Way. possibly what you had too?

and normally I never even liked veal. all those eye-talian places' typical preparation, ew, it's just so gross and soft and slimy. not even as a milanese/scaloppine/cutlet, which is one of my most favoritest of formats. but in kebab rotisserie form? *Homer Simpson noises* - now that, that was to die for.


Thats one of the german changes from the Turkish Doener, replace lamb with veal.
 
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