There are a lot of cuisines from around the world that have their unique style and taste. It denotes the culture and heritage of each such countries. But apart from these, there are some snacks special to these countries. Such snacks are a local favorite but the tourists who visit those places fall in love with them as well. Snacks are a perfect choice for small breaks or for ill-timed hunger pangs. Most of these snacks are easy to prepare and are delicious in taste. Each country has its own specialty and hence a favorite among the citizens.
Here are 10 best snacks from around the world that are extremely popular.
- USA – Hot Dogs
An all-time favorite straight from the USA. it is one of the most loved snacks from the country. It is available very easily on the streets of the USA. It is extremely delicious and best for people who are always on the go. But apart from that, people love to munch on a Hot Dog because it’s tasty and quickly available. A combination of soft bread and sausages along with toppings like mustard sauce, ketchup and others. It is so popular that is has gone beyond the boundaries of the country and has entered many others because of its taste and deliciousness.
2. China – Tanghulu
A traditional Chinese recipe and a snack that has been a part of this country for a very long time. Tanghulu is also called Bingtanghulu. It is basically candied fruits and is a huge favorite among the locals especially the kids. Fruits like strawberries, cherries are dipped in sugar syrup and then hardened. It has a unique sweet and sour taste and that makes it a unique snack from China. It is traditionally prepared with a fruit called haws, but with time other fruits have also been used.
3. France: Pain Au Chocolat
It is a typical French snack and it simply means chocolate bread. It is a delightful combination of the two and a popular snack in France and also in Canada. It is prepared using a bread dough which is cooked to its perfection and two pieces of dark chocolate inside it. It looks like a small roll and the chocolate melts in between making it a delightful snack. It is available easily in the market and also a popular street food as well. We all love chocolates and the combination of the two makes it a favorite snack among the local people there.
4. Germany: Currywurst
A favorite snack in Germany because of its tasty ingredients and yummy taste. It is an absolute delight for your taste buds. It is basically a fast food and as the name suggests it is supposed to be tasty. It is a combo of pork sausages, fries and curry ketchup. It is a popular snack and is easily available in the streets and food stalls. Although the recipe is not that old and came up during the Second World War, even then it has quickly grabbed love and attention from the Germans.
5. India – Pani Puri
A very popular snack from India that has many versions across the country in the different states. But the authenticity remains in each of its version. It is also called “golgappa ” in some places in India. It is a hollow puffed dough which is crispy and that is filled with potato or chickpeas. It is then dipped in tamarind water and served. It is extremely spicy and tasty and a hugely popular street snack in India. It is cheap and easily available in almost every nook and corner of the cities. Each state has a way of making “Pani Puri’s” but no matter where you go it still remains a favorite snack for the people.
6. Australia – Lamingtons
Australia has its own share of popular snacks named Lamingtons that is famous among the people. It was possibly named after the Governor of Queensland and hence it has been called by that name since then. It is basically an Australian cake that is made using sponge cake that is covered with chocolate sauce and then that is covered in desiccated coconut. It has a unique taste and is a beloved snack in Australia. It is a common one in most of the cafeterias and restaurants and hence easily available as well.
7. Japan – Taiyaki
A Japanese delicacy and a popular snack that is made from fish. It is a fish cake that is made using a fish named Tai and that is where the name has been taken from as well. A filling is usually added to this namely a red bean paste that is sweet in taste. Other than this, fillings made using cheese, sweet potato, custard is also added in the cake. It is extremely famous in Japan and celebrated in the country because of its unique taste. It is easily available all across Japan and is loved by one and all.
8. Spain – Churros
A Spanish snack that is sweet and delicious. It is a fried dough snack that is usually served with hot chocolate that is poured over it. It is then sprinkled with powdered sugar to give it a sweet taste. It is preferred as a snack and is also eaten for breakfast in some places. It is extremely famous in Spain and has managed to spread to certain another part of the country. It is well loved by the citizens especially among the kids and the adults love it as well.
9. Argentina – Empanadas
Empanadas are special Argentinian snack that is prominent among other such snacks. It is either baked or fried and is made using bread. The bread is provided with a certain kind of filling which is beef. The filling made using beef gives it a taste that is unbeatable. The best part about this snack is that there is a vegetarian variant to this as well in which the filling is spinach or cheese. It is widely available across the country and is a favorite snack among the people living there. It is available conveniently and is also an affordable option.
10. Lebanon – Ghoraibi
Ghoraibi is a butter cookie that comes from the Lebanese culture and is a traditional recipe that has been carried forward since then. It is easily available in most of the bakeries. It is a butter cookie with added almonds that strikes a perfect balance of sweetness which makes it a delightful treat. It is usually exchanged as gifts among the families in the Middle East and is a local favorite. It is usually served with hot beverages like tea or coffee.
These are a few of the best snacks available across the world. Each of them is unique in its own way and also represents the flavor and culture of the country. They are available easily and loved by the people of these countries. A lot of these snacks are now found in other countries as well which makes it accessible to the people belonging to other nations.