Touring Street Food from Around the World

Rice noodles Have you noticed an option called bánh mì on a tea house or restaurant menu? If so, then you may be interested in learning about this popular Vietnamese sandwich and other types of street food. Read on for details on these and other street food favorites from around the world.

Bánh mì

Bánh mì is a Vietnamese term used to describe all kinds of bread. However, this word has also become synonymous with a type of Vietnamese sandwich. The fillings for this popular street food can vary, but the standard version is a baguette stuffed with meat, cucumber, pickled carrot, cilantro, daikon radish, mayonnaise, and liver pâté.


Should you ever travel through Southeast Asia, you should have no trouble finding a satay vendor. Satay is made by marinating thin slices of meat in coconut milk and spices and then skewering and grilling them, and it’s commonly served along with peanut sauce and cucumber salad. Satay made with pork is popular in Thailand, but you may see it made with chicken or beef in other areas.


If traveling in Rome, you’re likely to find supplì offered by street food vendors. Supplì are fried rice balls filled with ragù that’s usually made with mozzarella, tomatoes, and ground beef.


The word dürüm translates to “roll” in Turkish and, this street food is a wrap that’s usually made with flatbread, spiced lamb, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, hot sauce, and herbed-yogurt. These wraps are a popular street food in many European cities.

Rou Jia Mo

The rou jia mo dates back at least 2,000 years and is among the world’s oldest sandwiches. This street food can be considered a Chinese version of a döner kebab , and it’s traditionally made with spiced pork, mild peppers, and cilantro that’s stuffed inside of flatbread.

Our tea house in Houston serves Vietnamese sandwiches and other snacks along with bubble tea and smoothies. To find out more about Happy TeaHouse & Café , you can reach us by calling (713) 469-3275.