Traveling across the globe is fun and with the emergence of technology and easier routes, it is becoming more and more widespread when getting a backpack and heading out from your place of stay is not a big deal at all. With traveling around, comes another boon which is trying out the best of the culinary flavors from different parts of the world. There are all kinds of food to be tried out, be it delicacies, main course, dessert, cocktails or festive specials or some authentic ethnic flavor of a place you haven’t even imagined was possible to get on your plate.
But today, we are not going to be discussing something too complicated. Here, we are going to talk about something as straightforward and as necessary as snacks! It is the essence of every cuisine, being a foodstuff which can be consumed at any time of the day to satiate your growling stomach. Let’s explore some interesting ideas of the sort –
- Basil Butter Bread
Unknown is the origin of the concoction of basil and butter spread on a slice of bread and pan frying the wheat-made thing till the sides are brown. It’s crunchy, it’s tasty and it takes less than half an hour to put together. Suppose, you’re at a deserted place and living in a tent with only your own food supplies, you can easily prepare this mix of basil paste and butter and put it in a sealed jar. A day trip with the jar of flavored butter and maybe an induction cooker will suffice to sate your hunger.
- Chilean Pan con Palta
Another spin-off of the flavored bread and butter is the Pan con Palta. Avocado in Chilean is Palta and it contains 35 percent more Potassium than an average banana. It is rich in Vitamins as well. Avocado helps lower Cholesterol.
The Pan con Palta is a preparation of a sort of spiced toasted bread with a thick layer (or layers if you wish) of Avocado smeared over it. Enjoy the easy-to-make snacks dish which is both healthy and tasty.
- Croque Monsieur
This protein-rich snack preparation is originally from French and like all other French food is delicious as well as sumptuous. The classic preparation is an intermingling of egg, ham, cheese and mustard sauce oozing out of the bread which is soft and crunchy at the same time. It will keep you going for a good couple of hours, so it is a practical dish to gorge down if you’re going for an evening stroll and will be back to your place of stay in a couple of hours just in time for dinner. In case, this is the first thing you try when you’re in France, you’ll understand the French cuisine is not famous just like that.
- Sweet Potato Fries
It is a famous and easy-to-make as well as easy-to-get snack you’ll find all over the world. A rip off of the famous French fries and partially taken from the Korean and Indian recipe of sweet potatoes, Sweet Potato Fries are as delicious as those are filling. It is best enjoyed with some kind of dip flavored with jalapeno, basil or Indian gooseberry.
- Vietnamese Summer Rolls
Rich in Vitamin and fat this is a Vietnamese version of the famous spring rolls. The only difference is every ingredient inside this roll are raw. From the shrimp to the vegetables, to the rice noodles and the lettuce all are completely raw and dipped in some sort of dipping sauce or the other. These are great as light meals but beware of the fact that your digestive system is equipped to handle raw protein. You don’t want to end up in a hospital for stomach flu or worse, some kind of severe allergies because you thought of trying out a delicacy.
- Japanese Edamame
This Japanese dish is good for both your taste buds and your overall health, especially, when you’re traveling. Basically, boiled green soybeans, it can be prepared in more than one ways. In North America often served steaming hot with salt sprinkled over for taste, it’s a great source of protein and fiber as well. It can also be served stir-fried with pepper sprinkled on top or else, as a vegetable side dish. After a long and tiring day of journey when you get back to your hotel or guest house at dusk, take a quick shower and rejuvenate yourself further by ordering this dish along with lemon tea. You can reward yourself with a quick and peaceful nap before the time for dinner after the light meal.
- Parmigiano Reggiano with Honey and Walnuts
This will be an unconventional one when it comes to snacks from around the world. This sweet and salty preparation is a tasty treat alright. But at the same time, it is also served as homemade medication for sore throat and cough. Walnut is anyway the healthiest nut there is as far as the health of your heart is concerned, mix it up with some mouth-watering cheese and pour some honey and antioxidant powder over it and you have your healing concoction. The Italian delicacy is a life-saver when you catch a cold in the middle of your trip, but do not want to spend the rest of the trip sick.
We will wrap up our quest for snacks with this yummy Greek dip. Prepared with plain yogurt, garlic, and dill, it is usually served with vegetable sticks or pita wedges. It is also used as a sauce for various lamb dishes in different restaurants.