street food

We Didn’t Know Much About Nigerian Street Food Until We Read This Crucial Story

A colorful dispatch from Lagos
Sep 25, 2013 2:00 pm

When it comes to African street food, we sort of draw a blank. It’s no secret that African foodways are sort of a blind spot, though chefs like Sean Brock are starting to travel there for research and inspiration. With that in mind, here's a closer look at Nigerian street food.

Watch Spicy, Buttery Dosa Porn Straight From A Mumbai Streetside

You haven't been this vegetally aroused in a while
Aug 28, 2013 2:00 pm

"Dosas are just okay," said nobody, ever. Check out this absolutely pornographic tribute to crispy-chewy South Indian rice and lentil crepes. I don't utter the words "food" and "porn" in the same sentence unless I mean it. Or if it's Wednesday. Hey!

John Besh Took Over Our Instagram Account During His Taco-Fueled Trip To Mexico

Chef shares street food pics from Guadalajara
Aug 19, 2013 11:30 am

We asked our man John Besh to take over our Instagram account this past weekend during his "research and development mission" to Mexico with his friend Aarón Sanchez (of Chopped fame). Take a look at some of the pictures he posted from Guadalajara, toasted grasshoppers included.

How To Make The Best Elote Of Your Life (Or At Least This Summer)

Learn the secret ingredient to perfect Mexican corn
Jul 23, 2013 1:01 pm
recipe for elote

Restaurateur, cookbook author and TV personality Alex Garcia's AG Kitchen and Amigos both serve exceptionally delicious elote. Learn the secret technique behind the sweetest, most tender Mexican corn you've ever eaten. 

In Which I Deviate From My Halal Cart Habits

I broke a 20-year streak with one extra condiment
Jul 11, 2013 10:31 am

I wrote about New York's halal carts a couple of years back as one of the very first lunch suggestions I ever threw out there. That's because I've been eating combo rice since I was a wee thing. I find a container of meat-laden rice covered with tart yogurt sauce and fiery harissa to be a little styrofoam-contained piece of heaven. And then I did something crazy. To be perfectly truthful, I blame society for my actions. But I stand by them.

Play The Thai Street Food Guru Game!

Skewers, noodles, fried stuff and garnishes galore!
Jun 14, 2013 1:31 pm

The Bangkok Post published a comprehensive crash course in Thai street food. Well, we're treating it as a crash course because we don't know the answers to any of these questions! But thanks to the answer key, you too can be a master of the Thai grilled tubesteak nugget-thing (answer key sez: Isan-style sausage) and possess the knowledge to serve it with lettuce, ginger and chiles. Meat skewers, fried noodles and other delicious bites after the jump. 

 

In China, Very Bad People Are Selling 'Fresh' Walnuts Filled With Cement

Traveling to China? Check with your dentist first
Feb 27, 2013 12:31 pm

Talk about a nutty situation. Business Insider reported yesterday on a strange phenomenon — Chinese fraudsters selling walnuts, marked as fresh but filled with rocks and cement, to unsuspecting consumers. So, how exactly does this nasty practice work and why is it used to trick unsuspecting consumers?

Kumpir: A Hot Potato From Istanbul

Turkey's crazy street food never ceases to amaze
Dec 10, 2012 11:31 am

Thanks to our editorial intern Laila, we've been pretty solidly educated on the glories of the various kinds of Middle Eastern street food she grew up with. First she brought Turkey's wet burger to our attention. Then we learned about koshary, the most delicious way to feed the most people with the least effort, via Egypt's Rachael Ray. Now with knowledge of kumpir — a specialty in Ortaköy, Istanbul — I'll attempt to reinvent the baked potato. Or at least use up a lot of leftovers all at once.

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