If you’re like me, the world is one big smorgasbord. But even when you can’t be out there traveling and tasting all the things, you can still enjoy the world’s best street foods.
Give your tastebuds the staycation of a lifetime with these 25 insanely good street food recipes from around the world. From mouth-watering Mexican empanadas to spicy Indian Samosas, it’s time to satisfy your wanderlust with your tastebuds!
Samosas are a perfect, hand-held snack! The deep-fried pastries loaded with delicious fillings are so satisfying. This version is filled crispy with a savory mix of potatoes, peas, and spices.
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You’ll find street carts selling spicy, cheesy elote all over Mexico. This grilled corn snack has just 5 ingredients and it’s totally addictive and you can make it in minutes!
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Chicken kathi rolls
Chicken kathi rolls, a popular Indian street food roti wrap are loaded with tender marinated chicken and savory condiments.
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Char Siu Bao
These fluffy steamed buns filled with juicy char siu pork are easier to make than you think.
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Air Fryer Beef Empanadas are so easy to make if you use store-bought pie crusts. The flaky golden-brown crust is full of deliciously seasoned ground beef.
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Thai Curry Puffs
Easy homemade Thai curry puffs are filled with a mouthwatering mix of ground chicken and potatoes cooked with onions, garlic, and spices in flaky pastry.
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Vietnamese Summer Rolls
These Vietnamese Summer Rolls filled with rice noodles, quick pickled carrots, crisp veggies, fresh herbs, and edible flowers are tasty, nutritious, and beautiful, too.
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Air Fryer Chicken Shawarma Wraps
These Filipino rice noodles pan-fried with chicken and veggies are perfectly seasoned with soy sauce, oyster sauce, and other seasonings. It’s quick to make and full of delicious flavor!
Get the Recipe: Pancit Bihon
Arepas con Queso
This arepas recipe is easy to make and turns out arepas con queso that are moist-inside, crispy outside and loaded with melty cheese!
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Chicken Pakora—crunchy fried chicken pieces with ginger, garlic, ground chile, and chaat masala coated in a chickpea flour (besan) batter—are an easy appetizer and they’re so good!
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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos
These Air Fryer Taquitos are loaded with shredded chicken, refried beans, cheddar cheese, and green chile salsa. With salsa, sour cream, and guacamole for dipping, they make a great light dinner or hearty appetizer.
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Chicken Potstickers make a great appetizer, snack, or even a meal. These homemade chicken potstickers are nice and crispy on the bottom and filled with a simple mix of chicken and seasonings.
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Our tangy Tanghulu recipe is a perfect combination of sweet and sour flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.
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Samosa Chaat is savory chickpeas with crispy samosa, assorted sweet, spicy, and tangy chutneys, and crunchy and flavorful toppings.
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Fried Pork and Shrimp Wontons
These fried pork and shrimp wontons are easy to make and quickly deep fried to crispy golden perfection. They are irresistible.
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Air Fryer Spring Rolls
Everything you love about homemade spring rolls without the mess of deep frying! You’re going to love these Air Fryer Spring Rolls—they’re crispy, crunchy, and plump with a savory veggie and pork filling.
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Pad Kee Mao with Chicken
Drunken Noodles or Pad Kee Mao are great for late night munchies, a satisfying meal, or even as a hangover cure! Flat rice noodles are stir fried with a savory sauce, spicy chiles, Thai basil, vegetables, and chicken.
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Onion Samosas are delicious fried pastry pockets filled with spiced caramelized onions. They’re so good with tamarind or cilantro chutney!
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Har Gow is my favorite dim sum dish. These plump Chinese shrimp dumplings have a delicate flavor and equally delicate translucent wrapper. They’re surprisingly easy to make, too, with an easy-to-work-with dough and a simple seasoned shrimp filling.
Get the Recipe: Har Gow
Thai Chicken Satay
Bite into a crispy, hot Paneer Pakora and it’s not hard to see why this north Indian snack is so popular. Pieces of tender paneer are batter fried to a crispy, crunchy golden brown.
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Veggie Pad Thai
This veggie Pad Thai is delicious and easy to make. Rice noodles are quickly stir-fried with classic Thai seasonings (including vegan fish sauce!), bean sprouts, and fried tofu.
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Thai Peanut Sauce Noodles
Thai Peanut Sauce Noodles is a dish I could eat every day and never get tired of it. It’s a quick, easy, delicious vegetarian meal with tons of spicy Thai flavor.
Get the Recipe: Thai Peanut Sauce Noodles