The Ultimate Street Foods Quiz


By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Globe-trotting travelers explore every corner of the world just to dine on all types of street food. So where do you go to find some of the best? Take the quiz to see if you know who has the best falafel and the best doner kebabs.

What city is considered the best place to eat a traditional bánh mì sandwich?

The fillings of the Vietnamese sandwich often vary, but a traditional bánh mì is a baguette with meat, sliced cucumber, cilantro, pickled carrots and daikon, liver pâté and mayo. The best are found on the streets of Saigon.


True or false? You'd find bhelpurri (a puffed rice dish) and vada pav (fried potatoes) in Melbourne, Australia's marketplaces.

False. Bhelpurri and vada pav are popular in the street-food stalls in Mumbai, India, where thousands of vendors set up along Chowpatty Beach and the Fort business district.


What Middle Eastern country's street food is known for börek, simit and kumpir?

Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is known for its doner kebabs, as well as more quick food kiosks.


In what city would you find the food market Djemaa el Fna?

Djemaa el Fna is located in the main square of Marrakech. It's packed with food stalls selling everything from escargots and harira to bulk fruits and nuts.


This city's night market on Temple Street is where foodies go for fried seafood, hot pots and fish balls.

Hong Kong's Temple Street is also where you can find prawn dumplings, won ton, sliced fish cakes and roast pigeon.


Falafel and crêpes are two of the hottest street foods in this European food city.

Of course it's Paris. Can you imagine visiting and not eating a crêpe?


What is Portland, Oregon, most known for?

There are more than 500 food carts in Portland, organized in "Pods," and offering up every type of cuisine you can imagine.


What city is the birthplace of the massive hawker centers (food courts)?

Singapore is home to many hawker centers, including Old Airport Road Centre, which is one of the oldest and largest, with thousands of food stalls.


In Tokyo, department stores' basement floors are devoted to food markets known as what?

These depachika are massive -- an average one stocks about 30,000 items -- and feature high-end restaurants, bakeries, retailers and food stalls.


True or false? Balut is a developing duck egg embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell.

It's a popular street food in the Philippines.


What popular Japanese street food is known as agemanju?

Agemanju are steamed manju rice cakes with fillings that are coated in a tempura batter and deep-fried.


What is one type of food market Bangkok is known for?

Bangkok has several floating markets; the Amphawa floating market is popular with locals.


True or false? Tacos, tamales and tostadas are just a few of the street food offerings you can find in Mexico City.

True! The Mexican capital has plenty of other great antojitos (street snacks), such as roasted elotes (corn on the cob), fried corn masa huaraches and cornmeal cakes known as tlacoyos.


True or false? Banitsa is a cheese pasty that is baked and served warm from kiosks in Bulgaria.

True. Some variations include spinach, egg, meat or sweet milk.


What Jerusalem food market is often referred to as "The Shuk?"

Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem includes more than 250 vendors selling fruits and vegetables; baked goods; fish, meat and cheeses; herbs and spices; wine and liquor; clothes and more.


Nasi lemak is the national dish of this country, so expect to find it everywhere.

Nasi lemak is a coconut rice dish that's often wrapped in a banana leaf. It's the national dish of Malaysia.


What U.S. city is known for its cheesesteaks?

Of course it's Philadelphia.


Street food varies widely from region to region in this country, but standouts include porchetta, gelato, arancini and lampredotto.

You know it's Italy. We'd have given you the answer if we had also included pizza, another popular street food there.


True or false? Pho (broth with meat, noodles and herbs) is a national staple in Korea.

False. Pho is actually a national staple in Vietnam.


Chaat, savory snacks like dosas, pakoras, samosas and bhajji, are popular street foods in what country?

Chaat are savory snacks commonly served from stalls or food carts in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.


Where would you find currywurst, bretzels, flammkuchen and döner kebabs?

Currywurst, bretzels, flammkuchen and döner kebabs are all popular in regions of Germany.


What country's street food includes freshly cut and fried frites served with a variety of sauces?

Belgium's frites are fresh and crispy, and served with a variety of sauces, including aioli, chutney, curry ketchup, tartar sauce and even mayonnaise.


This country has hotdog stands all across it.

The country is known for selling sausages with a variety of toppings, including ketchup, mustard, roasted and raw onions.


True or false? Lángos are fried flatbread treats found on the streets of Hungary.

True. Lángos are deep-fried flatbread topped with anything from sour cream and grated cheese to ham, sausages, vegetables or garlic.


Which of the following is one of Slovenia's most popular street foods?

Burek is a flaky pastry filled with meat or cheese.


True or false? Trdelník is a sweet pastry found in several countries, including Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

True. In Slovakia, the cake is referred to as Skalický trdelník and is wrapped around stakes and baked on a high heat before being sprinkled with nuts and sugar.


True or false? Street food in Chicago isn't really legal.

True. It's only semi-legal, because cooking isn't allowed on carts and trucks, but that hasn't stopped them from launching trucks with pre-cooked ingredients that are assembled onsite.


This Romanian street food treat has a consistency that's like a cross between a bagel and a hot pretzel.

Covrigi are oven-baked rolls that are often topped with sesame or poppy seeds.


True or false? The night markets of Shilin, Ximending and Huaxi Street are located in Saigon.

False. You'll find these bustling markets and their hundreds of food vendors in Taipei.


Where would you find the sandwich the tico tripleta?

The tico tripleta is part of San Juan's street food culture and includes grilled chicken, ham and beef on a slightly sweet roll slathered with ketchup, mustard and mayo.


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