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13 Snack Foods From Around The World You Need To Try

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1. Mochi Doughnuts, Tokyo:

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Mochi are adorable, chewy rice cakes that are sold across Japan. Some common flavours are green tea, strawberry, and even ice cream.

One of the best places to grab a doughnut from is the street leading up to Sensōji Temple, in the Asakusa neighborhood of Tokyo. It's one of the most famous street food paths in Japan, and it's even got robot chefs, so it's definitely worth a visit.

2. Okonomiyaki, Osaka:

Okonomiyaki is a style of pancake that comes in a ton of variations. It's made from flour, eggs, shredded cabbage, and a combo of other ingredients like shrimp, vegetables, and cheese. Okonomiyaki literally means "what you like, grilled", so, at a lot of venues, you can customise the filling to your liking.

You can get it from the street vendors running across Dōtonbori in the Namba district of Osaka.

3. Dosa, Kerala:

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Dosa is a gigantic South Indian crepe made from rice and lentils. You can get different types of fillings, like paneer, mint, or the traditional spicy potato option.

Pretty much everywhere in Kerala serves up dosa. One of the best roadside options is Pai Dosa in Ernakulam. If you fancy thattu (small) dosa, which is easier to eat on the go, visit the Chalai Bazaar in Thiruvananthapuram for a hit.

4. Méchoui, Marrakech:

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Méchoui is slow-roasted lamb that's massively popular across Morocco. The best stall to try it from is Mechoui Alley in Marrakech, which sells generous off-the-bone portions with freshly baked bread and olives.

5. Milkshakes, New York:

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So, these are less milkshakes, more giant dessert hybrids in a glass. Whatever they are, though, you need one in your mouth, like, now.

You can grab one from Black Tap in SoHo, but you'll need to be prepared to wait a while.

6. War Fries (Patatje Oorlog), Amsterdam:

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Patatje Oorlog are a heavenly mix of chips, mayonnaise, onions, and satay sauce, and it's served in a cone – an ideal on-the-go snack.

Here's a listing of some of the best places in Amsterdam to get these from.

7. Satay, Kuala Lumpur:

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Satay is seasoned, grilled meat or vegetables on a stick with peanut sauce, and you can get pretty much every variation of it in Kuala Lumpur.

For a truly local take on satay, check out the Tang City food court, just off the back of Chinatown's food market in Kuala Lumpur.

8. Corn, Bali:

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A great on-the-move snack is fresh corn on the cob, which is barbecued right in front of you with a selection of butters (chilli, garlic, etc.) and it's cheap as chips.

You'll find sellers strolling up and down beaches in Kuta and Jimbaran from morning until sunset.

9. Shumai, Hong Kong:

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Shumai is a super popular Hong Kong street food, that comes in a fish or pork filling. They taste best when drizzled in chilli oil and shoved straight into your mouth.

The renowned Graham Street markets in Central and the Temple Street Markets in Yau Ma Tei are some of the best places in Hong Kong to get these dim sum staples.

10. Kottu (Koththu), Colombo:

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Kottu is an evening snack made up of spiced vegetables, meat, eggs, and roti that's cooked in front of you on a flat grill.

It's available across Sri Lanka, but it's especially popular in Colombo. You'll find a load of varieties from the food vendors across the stretch of Galle Face Green.

11. Hor Mok, Phuket:

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So, these are adorable. Hor Mok is tangy servings of steamed crab or fish mousse, wrapped up in banana leaf.

You'll find these bite-size snacks in stalls across Phuket Town Weekend Night Market in Chalong, Phuket.

12. Spanakopita, Paphos:

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Spanakopita is baked feta and spinach pie, wrapped in crispy filo pastry. You can get it both as a slice of pie and as mini parcels, and it tastes extra delicious when dipped in tzatziki.

Spanakopita is available across Paphos, especially in the local restaurants just outside the town centre.

13. Churros, Barcelona:

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Churros are sticks of fried pastry dunked in cinnamon sugar and served with a pot of chocolate.

You'll find xurrerias on roadsides across Barcelona selling them, and the best vendors are Churrería J. Argilés on Carrer Marina and Xurreria El Trebol on Carrer de Còrsega 341.

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