If there is one thing in life that’ll never go out of style, it’s food, specifically the snack culture. There are so many types of snacks that the choices are limitless. When the word snack comes to mind, you may immediately think of chips, pretzels, fruit and veggie sticks. However, there are other snacks from many cultures to try that are both bursting with flavor and healthy to eat.
If you want the authentic experience of snacks around the world, then you should consider getting a month subscription snack box. These specialized boxes come with plenty of different snacks from all over the world. And the snacks change every month, so there’s always something new to look forward to. Furthermore, if you’re looking to broaden your horizons a little bit, this is a great way to make that happen. Here are four snacks from different cultures you need to add to your go-to munchies.
Samosas are one of the most popular snacks that Asia has to offer. They’re small triangles that are stuffed with either meat, lentils or vegetable. Regardless of the filling, samosas are flavored with a specific seasoning that gives them a unique flavor. One thing to note, however, is that samosas are fried, so eating a large quantity isn’t always recommended. Even vegetarian samosas can be fattening if eaten in large quantities. Three or four of them are the appropriate serving size for adults.
The name stroopwafels is something that’s seldom heard locally. That’s because we know them as wafer cookies. These sweet and delectable cookies originate in the Netherlands and are one of the most popular snacks in the region. Stroopwafels are thin, two layered cookies with a drizzle of caramel syrup in the middle. This combo alone makes them go well with tea or coffee.
Next on the list is Japanese snack called taiyaki. One of Japan’s trademarks is their eccentric and unique types of food. Taiyaki fits this description perfectly as it’s a type of cake in the shape of a fish. You may think that this takes fish cakes to a whole new level, but it’s not what you’re thinking. Taiyaki is actually a sweet treat made of the red bean paste. They’re also commonly found with street vendors, so if you’re ever wandering the bustling streets of Tokyo, taiyaki will help make your trip unforgettable.
If you ever find yourself in need of something sweet, but also want a hint of spiciness, rojak may be just what you’re looking for. Rojak is a special type of fruit salad with a special dressing on top of it. Despite initially being a fruit salad, the contrasting flavors of sweet and spicy allow this dish to be paired with things you wouldn’t expect. You could add vegetables, tofu, shrimp or even your favorite type of fish into it. This makes it an excellent source of protein and vitamins to take in, while simultaneously satisfying both your sweet tooth and taste for something spicy.