5. Egg Waffle – Hong Kong
You can’t visit Hong Kong without trying one of these spherical egg-based waffles. Made of eggy leavened batter, they are generally served hot and eaten plain, although they can also be served with coconut, fruits such as strawberry, and chocolate sauce.
6. Crepes – France
These thin pancakes are beloved enough that France celebrates National Crepes Day on February 2nd. You can eat them for breakfast or as dessert. In addition, if you’re in the mood for something sweet, you can get yourself some crepes filled with strawberries and cream or Nutella. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a savory snack, you can order them with such fillings as chicken, cheese, mushrooms, ratatouille or eggs.
7. Banh Mi – Vietnam
Banh Mi is a popular Vietnamese sandwich comprised of a baguette that is served with things like pork sausage, cucumber, coriander leaf, pickled carrots and daikon. In a nod to Vietnam’s French colonial past, condiments such as pâté and mayonnaise are also added. While typically savory, ice cream can also be used as a filling.
8. Baozi – China
The baozi is a type of bun filled with meat or vegetables and is usually steamed. There are a variety of dipping options including vinegar, soy sauce, chili or garlic paste, oils, coriander and leeks or sesame oil. Having lived in Beijing for 4 months, I can attest that these can be found by street food vendors all over the city.