Take a break from gol gappe, chaat papdi and chole bhature and treat yourself to some exciting street foods from across the world, right here in the Capital. From Brazil to Thailand, and Africa to Korea, you’ll be spoilt for a choice, so bon appetit Africa
Cafe, Hyatt Regency in Bhikaji Cama Place, and Blanco in Khan market
Did you know that some of the best food in Africa is actually found on the country’s street food carts?
From the popular bunny chow to the favourite baklava, African cuisine is known for it’s aromatic spices and filling dishes. While at Blanco, you can feast on Ethiopian delicacies such as Sheba Salad, inspired by the Queen of Sheba, fragrant chicken stew called Dorowat. The Moroccan feast at Hyatt is crafted by chef Lahsen Bechchar from Marrakesh, Morocco. Rich in flavours of saffron, cardamom, cinnamon and other fragrant spices, here you can dig into a host of lamb, chicken as well as
vegetarian dishes. Don’t miss the Moroccan baklava.
Where: Cafe on 3, DoubleTree by Hilton, Mayur Vihar
Sri Lankan food may have many similarities with South Indian food, but it certainly stands out in terms of fragrances and variety. Also, unlike South India, a host of non-vegetarian dishes especially seafood, and
deep-fried items form a major part of Sri Lankan street food.
At Double Tree by Hilton, chef Amila Botheju and chef Narammanalage Mahinda Sirisena have flown down from the island country to whip up an authentic coastal fare. The buffet menu is
elaborate and great value for money, featuring more than 50 dishes. Apart from their popular hoppers, do not miss the spiced batter-fried prawns, Sri lankan chilli crab, devilled chicken, and kottu roti with red pineapple curry.
korea and japan
From spicy kimchi to the popular noodles, the Pojangmachas or the street carts in South Korea are a storehouse of delightful cusine. At night, these carts turn into tents selling foods and drinks. Japanese street food, on the other hand, is all about Yakitori (skewered food) and Takoyaki (fried or grilled octopus), not very spicy but delicious. Head to Shiro for a Japanese Yaki udon noodles with prawns and chicken yakitori. Go for the chicken bulgogi in Korean
barbeque sauce and tofu kimchi if you are looking for Korean delights.
Meal for two:
Rs2,000 On till: Sept 30
The Pirates of Grill, MGF Megacity Mall, Gurgaon
Vibrant, robust and full of life — the street foods of Brazil reflect the same spirit as the country itself. Heavily influenced by its South American neighbours, the flavours are a melange of various cuisines resulting in a unique taste. A host of slow-roasted dishes are a local favourite. Set your palate on fire at this fest with some of their popular street food options including Brazilian BBQ chicken, slow roasted Brazilian pineapple, Brazilian paprika fish and Brazilian salad.
Meal for two:
Chopsticks Oriental Cuisine, Asiad Village Restaurant Complex, August Kranti Marg
Thailand is a haven for foodies, and offers some of the best options in terms of street food. From juicy
lobsters to coconut curries, streets of Bangkok are lined up with peppy carts serving lipsmacking delights. Creating a similar Bangkok market is Chopsticks, serving Thai delicacies such as spicy minced chicken Larb Kai, prawn popcorn, char-grilled prawns, herbed Basa steamed in banana leaves and more. Don’t miss the skewers and the satays.
Meal for two: