Imagine a plain white loaf of bread, now slice it in half and take out the soft bready middle, then fill it with curry. This is Bunny chow, a dish that started in Indian restaurants in Durban the coastal city of South Africa in the 1940’s. It’s hearty comfort food that was first created to replace containers or plates so they didn’t have to be returned.
A lot may have changed in South Africa since the 1940s, but the dish still remains favorite.
Tacos reserve the undisputed title for the best street food in Mexico and for good reason! We could spend our entire lives eating nothing else but street tacos and we would still never get tired of it.
In Mexican cities, tacos can be found on almost every street corner and the choices for toppings are endless, from meats, veggies, to salsa.
As we segue over to Poland, we find an intricately decorated cheese called Oscypek. It's made from sheep's milk and has been around since the 15th century. Crafted from freshly smoked cheese and set in carved wooden molds with elaborate designs, resulting in a golden brown outside with a creamy white interior.
The cheese often has notes of toasted chestnuts and is exclusively only found in the Tatra Mountains region of Poland.
Som Tam, Thailand
This traditional Thai dish is something we can't resist. It's known as a green papaya salad that comes with spicy shredded unripe papaya. What makes it so delicious is that it combines all four tastes - sour, chili, sweet, and salty.
There are different variations that include those made with crab and fermented fish sauce, but none of them can match the flavor and simple beauty of the original.
Chicken Rice, Singapore
This recipe is often called the 'national dish' of Singapore. It's so widespread in Singapore so it can be found everywhere, from street stalls, franchised outlets to eateries and it's surprisingly simple. Served with fragrant rice and sliced cucumber, the steamed chicken goes well with dipping sauces to give it a little extra oomph.
Whether you're eating in Singapore or somewhere else, this dish excels because of its simplicity.