Popular Snacks From All Around The Globe

Jul 11, 2020 07:30 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter (staff@foodworldnews.com)

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Trying a new recipe can be fun, but let's be honest-- going around the kitchen can be very tiring and stressful. If you are in-between feeling hungry and full, you might use something to munch on, like snacks. Snacks are very convenient to eat, and it helps you get through the day or your next meal. You can have a small snack before you eat lunch, when you are heading home from work, and when you do your homework before going to bed. 

Each country has its snack that they feel proud of, and in this article, we will bring you across the world and see some of the best snacks that will surely make your mouth water. 


In some parts of Asia, more prominently in the Indian subcontinent, and the Middle East, you will find a specific snack that you will genuinely love. If you like empanadas or even Chinese buns, then you will surely enjoy this snack from Pakistan. The samosas are a popular snack that is deep-fried into the hot oil. The bite looks like small packets of pastry dough filled in with a savory mix of minced meat, lentils, and vegetables. Often, this snack is spicy, but they also cook it with less spice for anyone who does not like tasty food. This Pakistani snack is usually paired and dipped into chutney or yogurt. 

South Africa

One of South Africa's pride is its world-known koeksisters. This iconic snack is close to donuts, but instead of baking it in an oven, they deep fry the twisted dough in hot oil. The mixture cooks fast, and it is powdered with confectioner sugar. This snack is golden and crispy on the outside and very gooey in the inside. It is sweet, and you will never have enough. 

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In the town of Gouda in the Netherlands, a popular snack originated, and it has become the national snack in the country. This snack, called stroopwafels, is syrup waffles, and it is one of the most underrated snacks in the world. Stroopwafels are two thin layers of waffles that have a caramel syrup in the middle. Most people in the Netherlands pair this snack with either coffee or tea, and it is mostly available in all bakeries in the streets. 


Aside from sushi, sashimi, and ramen noodles, Japan also has a fascinating snack that many people around the love have come to love. Taiyaki is one of the most iconic snacks and street foods in Japan, and it can be seen anywhere in the country. These are small cakes that are shaped like a fish. The cakes are filled with sweetened red bean paste called azuki. However, if you are not a fan of red bean, you may choose your filling, such as chocolate, matcha, and custard. 


Empanadas are very popular in some parts of South America and Spain. This snack is made with different variations of dough, and it is ideal for almost any occasion. Empanadas are made of wheat dough that is stuffed with savory beef. Some empanadas are also meat-free and are made of spinach, cheese, boiled egg, and onions. 

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