11 Street Food Recipes You Can Try
Have you ever walked through any city and smelled the aromas of Asian or Indian cuisine? If you have, then you will surely want to indulge in this type of cooking at home. What better way to do that than to make your own versions of some of the most popular street foods of these cultures? Not only is it a great way to enjoy eating the foods right from your kitchen table, but it also can help introduce you to new dishes you may not try otherwise. Even if you are not an ethnic cook, there are some great Asian and Indian foods to start experimenting with. Here are some great street food recipe ideas.
Made with spices like coconut oil, turmeric, cumin, garam masala, chili powder and other ingredients, this recipe is one that is easy to make and versatile too. The base of this curry is chicken and is flavored with tamarind. One way you can add this to your recipe is to add a little bit of vinegar to the marinade to give it a sweet taste. Another thing you can do is to take leftover rice and coconut milk and cream it together into a paste, add a little bit of salt and pepper to taste. Serve this with steamed rice for a delicious meal that your family will surely love!
This is one of the favorite dishes of many South Americans, especially those from the Philippines and India. It is made by deep-frying strips of vegetables to form a dish with a crispy texture. Typically, plantains are served with other Filipino dishes like rice, beans or noodles. To make this at home, just soak the white-striped rice and cauliflower pieces in water for about an hour before preparing them. Then, throw them on a flat iron to cook for about 2 minutes until they become crisp. Drain them on a piece of clean cloth before serving.
Filipino Chicken Pho
This dish is made by mixing different kinds of seafood with sauce – all from scratch. This usually consists of ham, chicken, fish, cheese, onion, garlic, and coconut milk. To make this authentic, buy a hokkienee (pronounced ah-lung) bottle of chicken stock and set aside. Bring the stock to a boil then add the above ingredients and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce comes to a simmer. Add scallions and sugar for the sweetness. Serve with steamed white rice.
Filipino Coconut Chicken
This chicken is made by mixing coconut milk with Madeira or other light bread made from rice. Chicken is simmered with sauces made from vinegar, chicken broth, onion, garlic and fish sauce, then mixed with water. served with grilled fish.
Chinese Bakery Food
This is probably one of my favorites because of its simplicity. Chinese restaurants have been serving soups, stir-fries and sandwiches for centuries. I’m not sure how they do it, but they sure do it well! Most restaurants in Manila have their own unique recipes, using different ingredients and spices. Here are some popular ones:
Filipino Chicken Rice
This is chicken that has been steamed along with vegetables and served with a creamy soup. The chicken is cut into pieces and mixed with vegetables in the soup. It can be served hot or cold. I like to mix it with a mango and green mango smoothie for a tangy summer treat.
This is one of my favorites simply because you can get creative with it. You can use any type of meat, pasta, etc. For the pasta, I prefer Mariscos which are easy to find and relatively cheap. Use your imagination and improvise with meats here. For the macaroni salad, you just combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, chopped onions, chopped garlic, chopped tomatoes, and then throw in whatever you can find to add color and flavor (bagels, cheese, mushrooms, etc.). Mix it all up until you have a tasty and colorful bowl of salad to serve.