Tag Archives: Street Food

Pani Puri (Puchka)

Given Name: Puchka Alias:  Panipuri*, Phuchka, Gol Gappa, Gup Chup Place(s) of Origin: India Place Consumed: Dhaka, Bangladesh Common Features: Potatoes, chickpeas, puri, tamarind, water, a newspaper (taking the place of banana leaves) Verdict: Believe it or not, I can … Continue reading

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Chinese Street Food: Bingtanghulu (冰糖葫芦)

China might not be one of the first twenty countries you think of when you want something sweet, so I’ll give you a couple of delicious options for starters.   And now, it’s time for a third. Have you ever wanted … Continue reading

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Best Street Food Nominees: Seafood Vadai in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Clearly, I haven’t thought this through. What do I mean?  The winner of best street food.  Yikes, that’s never going to happen.  What I mean is… there are myriad candidates for this category, and that’s a good thing. Today’s entry … Continue reading

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Desserts: Indonesian Kolak

For me, there’s no shortage of delectable desserts in Indonesia.  They might include local fruit such as the starfruit, papaya, and salak, a combo dinner-dessert- for example, peanut sauce (bumbu kacang) for sate, or ketoprak, or traditional sweets like cucur … Continue reading

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My Nominee for Best Street Food Vendor

It is surprisingly easy to choose which restaurants are my favorites.  Whether or not it has cheap eats, waitstaff that sit down and awkwardly talk with customers, windows, soap and water or some combination of the four, is of minimal importance … Continue reading

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Jakarta: Raw and Uncensored. But Mostly Raw.

Have to keep my readers guessing with the post titles, no? Say, have you heard of the benefits of (good) hygiene?  Jakarta, Indonesia would appreciate if you forgot about that for a brief point in time.  Instead, street food vendors are … Continue reading

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Over the Counter and Below the Equator

After a long, humid, shirt-wringing kind of day in Jakarta, Indonesia, I craved street food.   But really, that could be said about every day in Jakarta.  It’s as good an excuse as any to eat with reckless abandon. Every now … Continue reading

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