Global Street Food

Yomari! The Literally Heart-Shaped Dumpling You've Never Tried

This Nepalese delicacy is cause for celebration
Nov 13, 2012 12:31 pm

I found a shape of dumpling I've never eaten, and I'm ecstatic. I went to a Nepalese restaurant last night and ordered yomari, dumplings typically filled with molasses and eaten on holidays. These were closer to momo with a spiced ground lamb filling, but with a heart or root vegetable shape rather than soup dumpling shape. Am I obsessing over dumplings? 

Legendary Sandwich: The Mitraillette

Or call it by its formal name: The Submachine Gun
Oct 25, 2012 11:31 am

I read myself to sleep last night with one of my favorite bedtime stories: Jon Chonko's Scanwiches book. It's a real thriller — intimidating Italian characters who may or may not be associated with the mob, a classic meat-meets-bread story, a little fluff, a sexy Cuban and a war (but I won't give away the twist). A war? Yes, Belgium wins. Awh, I gave away the twist. It's all because of the Mitraillette.

Spicy Mushroom Torta With Cheese Recipe

A spicy vegetarian sandwich recipe from Mexico
Oct 22, 2012 2:01 pm
mushroom torta recipe
Photo: Jeanine Thurston

Tortas are quick and easy sandwiches made with bolillos. You can make them cold or grill the bread before stuffing. This grilled mushroom torta oozes creaminess, and the addition of long green chiles and tequila gives it just the right dimension of smokiness.

Vegetable Cutlets Make The Cut

This cutlet recipe is no hippie veggie patty
Aug 16, 2012 11:31 am

I had these humble vegetable cutlets for the first time as a little kid in one of the bougiest places on earth: Bombay's Willingdon Club, India's first country club. It famously used to boast a sign on the door that said "No Dogs Or Indians." The super-secret recipe after the jump.

Fried Mexican Grasshoppers, Chapulines, Will Knock You Out Of A Taco Rut

Fries with eyes make a killer tostada
Aug 13, 2012 11:31 am

I hopped down to Oaxaca over the weekend to check out the Zignum mezcal distillery and discovered my new favorite food, which also happens to hop. Mexican fried grasshoppers, chapulines, will knock you out of a taco rut faster than a speeding mouse in a sombrero.

KF Seetoh's Singaporean Street Food Revolution

The hawker stall trailblazer wants to go global
Jul 26, 2012 3:01 pm

Sometimes referred to as the Asian Bourdain, Seetoh was born and raised with a deep understanding of Singaporean food culture as it pertains to its history, and that's why he's the perfect man for the arduous task of institutionalizing this essential facet of Singapore's identity (not that he's offering himself up).

Lunch In Singapore: Char Kway Teow

Rice noodles with the best secret ingredient ever
Jul 17, 2012 11:31 am

Man, there is just no way to make some street food look attractive. I poked and arranged and even tossed a Hudson filter over it and that char kway teow still looked like a pile of...well, whatever. This signature Singaporean stir-fried rice noodle dish is hyper-addictive and boasts some serious signature culinary moves of hawker culture.

Lunch In Singapore: Chicken Rice

Maxwell Hawker Center's famous Tian Tian ROCKS OUT
Jul 16, 2012 11:31 am
chicken rice

I realize this is not news. If you've seen Bourdain in Singapore or read any Southeast Asian food blog ever, you know that chicken rice is among the greatest global street foods ever whipped up, and Tian Tian at Singapore's famed Maxwell Hawker Center is most certainly where it's at. I went in a skeptic, and came out an evangelist. My life will never be the same. 


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