The World in Street Food

Dango – Japan

One of the most delicious portable treats that you can find in Japan is dango — a round dumpling that’s served on a stick, and can be made with tons of different ingredients depending on the season. The base of the dumpling is always rice flour, but they can be flavored with anything from sweet red bean paste to soy sauce. One skewer will hold between three and five dango, which is a perfect little snack to eat alongside a cup of hot green tea.

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Falafel – Israel

Falafel is an extremely popular snack all over the Middle East — this quick vegetarian treat is a great option for countries where many people have religiously-restricted diets, like Israel, or Egypt. Falafel balls are essentially just crushed chickpeas or fava beans formed into balls and deep-fried, and they’re usually served wrapped in a pita, or on a bed of rice, hummus, or salad — the options are endless. Falafel toppings vary from place to place, but some popular options are pickled veggies, tahini, lettuce, tomatoes, or hot sauce.

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Broodje haring – Netherlands

The food culture in the Netherlands is often regarded with disdain, or outright disgust by outsiders — their dishes are simple, focused on meat and potatoes, with a lot of deep-fried options. One of the most popular street foods in Amsterdam is broodje haring — a piece of raw herring filet on a soft bun, garnished with pickles and chopped raw white onion. Generally, raw herring is eaten with the tiny bones in, so it’s something that needs to be consumed carefully — many people use a toothpick, if they can’t bear to dive in mouth first.

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Mini Guide to Indonesia

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world with just over 17,000 islands. It has a population of roughly 261 million people, though over half lives on the island of Java. The nation has a long trading history with other Asian countries and has also been invaded by the Dutch and English Empires. Indonesia is therefore a melting pot of cultures with the largest Muslim population in the world, but also with strong influences from Hinduism and Buddhism, particularly in Bali. It’s also a nature lover’s paradise, with plenty of fauna, volcanoes, beaches, and diving sites.

Mini Guide to Cuba

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean at 109,884 square kilometers, and the second-most populous. It consists of the island of Cuba, Isla de la Juventud, and many small archipelagos.

The Best Distilleries in Scotland

Scotland is one of the world’s foremost producers of whisky and has been dominating the world of malt liquor since the distillation process was introduced to the country in the 15th century. Since then, the pure water of the Highlands has been used to produce some of the most incredible whisky in the world.