Street Food Inspired Recipes

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Many associate street food with floating markets in Bangkok or small báhn mì stands in Ho Chi Minh City, but street food is all over the globe and some of the most delicious options are right on your door step. We round up some of our favourite street food recipes to tantalise your tastebuds and maybe get you planning your next foodie adventure.

South African Street Food Recipes

Some of our favourite local bites.

Mini Vetkoek & Curried Mince

A forever fave, whether enjoyed in the comfort of your home, on the street or as ‘padkos’.

Mini Vetkoek & Curried Mince Recipe

Chicken Liver Peri Peri Gatsby

Gatsby will forever be the most iconic sub, we’ve taken a slightly different approach and filled it with peri peri chicken livers. Yum!

Chicken Liver Peri Peri Gatsby Recipe

Rump Steak Roosterkoek with Chakalaka

We doubt there’s anything more delicious than a roosterkoek that’s hot-off-the-coals. This rump-steak and chakalaka roosterkoek is simply lekker!

Rump Steak Roosterkoek with Chakalaka Recipe

Bobotie Pork Pot Pies

Whether you’re enjoying it at a garage or food market, flaky pies are a street food staple. This take incorporates another South African fave, bobotie.

Boboties Pork Pot Pies Recipe

Chicken Korma Curry Bunny Chows

These chicken korma bunny chow are utterly delicious!

Chicken Korma Curry Bunny Chows Recipe

Frikadelles with Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauces

Who doesn’t love a good and juicy frikadelle?

Frikadelles with Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauces Recipe

Curried Lamb & Onion Sosaties

Fresh off the grill and dripping with deliciousness.

Curried Lamb & Onion Sosaties Recipe

Cape Malay Sosaties

The only thing better than a sosatie is a sosatie with a hint of Cape Malay spice.

Cape Malay Sosaties Recipe

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Boerie Rolls 3-Ways

We can’t imagine a life without boerie rolls — these are customised to satisfy your taste buds.

Boerie Rolls 3-Ways Recipe

Loaded Hot Dogs with Curried Mustard and Onion Rings

Prepare to get a little messy with these salsa-topped hot dogs with curried mustard and crispy fried onion rings. So delicious!

Loaded Hot Dogs with Curried Mustard and Onion Rings Recipe


Indian-inspired Street Food

Whether it’s from the streets of Mumbai or South Africa, Indian street food is a staple.

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Easy Chicken Biryani

Biryani is one of life’s greatest pleasures, from the fragrant rice to the crispy bits of onion — absolutely divine.

Easy Chicken Biryani Recipe

Simple Chicken Curry Homemade Wraps

We love a good chicken curry wrap, it’s simple, yet oh so tasty!

Simple Chicken Curry Homemade Wraps Recipe

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Indian-spiced Chickpea & Courgette Burgers

These vegetarian Indian-spiced burgers are filled with nutrients and heaps of flavour.

Indian-spiced Chickpea & Courgette Burgers Recipe

Spicy Butternut ‘Samoosas’ with Mint Yoghurt

These may not be your regular mince-stuffed samoosas — the spicy butternut is a delicious surprise and something a little different.

Spicy Butternut ‘Samoosas’ with Mint Yoghurt Recipe

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Broccoli and Chickpea Bhajis

Bhajis are traditionally from the South of India, spicy and made with onion. Our take on the traditional bite-sized snack uses broccoli and chickpeas, instead of onion, and is topped with some delicious creamy avocado to cool it all down.

Broccoli and Chickpea Bhajis Recipe

Cabbage Pakora with Mint Chutney

You’ll love these fried bits of cabbage dipped in a mint chutney.

Cabbage Pakora with Mint Chutney Recipe


Asian-inspired Street Food

Asian cuisine is probably one of the most iconic street food options there is.

Sticky Asian Pork with Egg Noodles

Curb-side noodles is the ultimate street food and this bowl of sticky asian pork egg noodles reigns supreme.

Sticky Asian Pork with Egg Noodles Recipe

Udon Noodle & Vegetable Broth

The best part of eating noodles is slurping the flavourful broth, hands-down.

Udon Noodle & Vegetable Broth Recipe

Duck Popiah

These spring rolls are wholesome and one of the most refreshing bites you could have.

Duck Popiah Recipe

Thai Chicken & Carrot Noodle Soup

This Thai noodle soup is steeped with flavour, like you’ve never tasted before.

Thai Chicken & Carrot Noodle Soup  Recipe

Sticky Asian Rice Bowl

Sticky rice is a top-tier street food and cutting through the runny yolk is so satisfying.

Sticky Asian Rice Bowl Recipe

Asian Sticky Pork Belly with ClemenGold Glaze

Bao down — this pork belly with sticky citrus glaze is royally delicious.

Asian Sticky Pork Belly with ClemenGold Glaze Recipe

Vegan BBQ Tofu Bao with Guacamole, Mushrooms & Pickled Onion

This street food has been a long-time fave for a number of delicious reasons, from the pillowy bao to the delicious stuffed goods.

Vegan BBQ Tofu Bao with Guacamole, Mushrooms & Pickled Onion Recipe

Prawn Pad Thai

Pad Thai has some serious street food cred. We love that this dish hits every note — spicy, zesty and best of all, umami!

Prawn Pad Thai Recipe

Spicy Korean Drumsticks

We guarantee you that these are some of the tastiest drumsticks you’ll ever have in your life. Just be sure to keep a glass of water close.

Spicy Korean Drumsticks Recipe

Korean Barbeque Spare Ribs

There’s barbeque, then there’s Korean barbeque!

Korean Barbeque Spare Ribs Recipe

Pan-fried Rice Paper Parcels with a Braised Short Rib, Feta and Stir-fried Veg Filling

Zhuzh up rice paper rolls by pan-frying them and making them more than just a pre-meal snack.

Pan-fried Rice Paper Parcels with a Braised Short Rib, Feta and Stir-fried Veg Filling Recipe

Rice Paper Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Keep it traditional with these Vietnamese-inspired rice paper rolls, served with a spicy peanut satay sauce that you’ll want to eat with a spoon!

Rice Paper Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe


Mexican-inspired Street Food

A fiesta for your taste buds!

Avocado & Cream Cheese Chilli Poppers

Whether grilled or coated and stuffed, jalapeños are unmatched in flavour.

Avocado & Cream Cheese Chilli Poppers Recipe

Beef & Vegetable Taquitos

These taquitos are simply a textural delight and worth every bite.

Beef & Vegetable Taquitos Recipe

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Skirt Steak Crunchy Mexican Tacos

Tacos are street food central and these skirt steak tacos are exceptionally good!

Skirt steak Crunchy Mexican Tacos Recipe

Mexican Tuna Ceviche with Guacamole, Salsa & Nachos

Mexican cuisine meets Peruvian cuisine, in this refreshing take on nachos and ceviche.

Mexican Tuna Ceviche with Guacamole, Salsa & Nachos Recipe

Chipotle Chilli Con Carne with Guacamole

Holy guacamole, is this dish a banger of note! The chipotle chilli con carne is to-die-for!

Chipotle Chilli Con Carne with Guacamole Recipe

Cheesy Quesadillas with Roasted Tomato Salsa & Guacamole

Gooey melting cheese and a salsa dip, yes please!

Cheesy Quesadillas with Roasted Tomato Salsa & Guacamole Recipe

Elotes – Mexican-style Grilled Corn

This Mexican street food will become your new favourite way to eat good ol’ corn on the cob.

Elotes Mexican-style Grilled Corn Recipe

Deep-fried Cauliflower Soft Tortilla Wraps

These golden crunchy nuggets will change your perspective on cauliflower. Pop them into warm tortillas with lots of fresh salad and tuck in!

Deep-fried Cauliflower Soft Tortilla Wraps Recipe

Pulled Pork Loin Tacos

The ultimate street food. Full of smokey chipotle flavour and cool guacamole, we love these pulled pork loin tacos.

Pulled Pork Loin Tacos Recipe

Mini Mushroom Tacos

These mini mushroom tacos are packed with flavour from the sweet and spicy salsa and umami mushrooms roasted in herbs and spices. The perfect bite!

Mini Mushroom Tacos Recipe


Sweet Street Food

We love these sweet treats on-the-go.

ClemenGold Crêpes Suzettes

Crêpes will always have a special place in our hearts and bellies.

ClemenGold Crêpes Suzettes Recipe

Traditional Koeksisters

From the sticky fingers to the syrupy bite, these koeksisters are absolutely worth the sugar rush.

Traditional Koeksisters Recipe

Sticky Brandy Nut Pudding Samoosas

An ode to the South African street food fave, samoosas, this brandy pudding-inspired street food recipe will have you swooning.

Sticky Brandy Nut Pudding Samoosas Recipe

El Burro Churros with Dark Chocolate Sauce

Deep-fried dough dipped in dark chocolate sauce, have you heard of a more delicious street food?

El Burro Churros with Dark Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Mini Doughnuts with Salted Peanut Brittle Dust

These delicious pockets of fried dough are moreish and delicious — it’s hard to stop at just one.

Mini Doughnuts with Salted Peanut Brittle Dust Recipe

Fried Banana and Caramel Ice Cream

Yes, ice cream is street food! Try your hand at making your own with with this delicious combination of flavours — sugar cone advised!

Fried Banana and Caramel Ice Cream Recipe

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