Street food is probably one of the best things when it comes to travelling. How else are you supposed to experience a foreign country up close? Street food is often viewed as more than just a quick snack. It’s a way of getting in contact with new and different cultures. However, the bad thing about street food is that you can’t always trust the vendors and that you definitely don’t have any guarantee when it comes to just how fresh their products are or how sanitary the environment they are made in. So here are some street foods that you can make at home with clean, fresh ingredients.


  1. Empanada

This is a traditional Argentinian dish and it’s usually served for breakfast. It’s basically a type of pastry which you can make either savory or sweet. The dough is usually made out of wheat flour, water, salt and some baking soda or yeast. You can also make it with milk instead of water. If you are going for a sweet taste, you can also add sugar and butter. You just have to cut the dough into squares and fill it up with anything from meat, cheese, jam, fresh fruits to vegetables and even melted chocolate. Once you’ve closed the dough pockets you only need to fry them then enjoy the most amazing pastry you’ve ever had.


  1. Shaworma

Now this is an oriental street food that is hard not to like. I’ve actually never met anyone who didn’t like shaworma. Although it may seem to have a lot of ingredients, it is actually pretty easy to make. Probably the most important ingredient is the pita, a type of flatbread also used for kebabs. So get your pita and coat it on one side with some garlic mayonnaise, or just garlic sauce. Start by adding bits of fried meat (any type of meat you want: chicken, lamb, pork, beef, it doesn’t really matter as long as it’s fried), French fries, tomatoes, pickles, olives, fresh cucumbers, fresh cabbage, carrots another layer of sauce. You can basically add anything you can think of. It goes great with any vegetable, any type of meat, any type of sauce, just go for it, especially if it’s your cheat day.

  1. Plov

It is almost unbelievable that plov is a street food, given the fact that it’s quite difficult to eat while on the move. This dish has originated in Uzbekistan and it is basically a type of rice pilaf. The thing about plov is that it has so many ingredients. People usually add tomatoes, onions, peppers, carrots, caraway seeds, parsley, garlic and even fried bits of meat. If you make this at home you should know that it goes great as a side dish for some grilled meat. Throw in a fresh salad, and dinner is ready.