The Niumers at EK Plate whose main focus is street food tell us about their favourite dishes and where the finest food is served.
1) How did you discover Niume?
We were looking for a site that could help our work get attention and during our research we found Niume. We thought it would be a great place to hang around.
2) Food is such a diverse topic, why did you choose to focus largely on street food?
Firstly we love street food!
Second everyone reviews / promotes restaurants but if you are traveling to any city and want to taste the true flavours, it’s the street food which does true justice. street food vendors are the true hero’s who are retaining the unique flavours and authentic traditions
3) For those that may not know, exactly what defines a street food?
Any food that is partially or fully prepared on the street or in a small shop facing a street is what we define as street food.
Food that is served quickly, is freshly cooked and you can eat on the go.
4) What are some of your favourite street food dishes?
Right now our focus in on promoting Indian street food so we would mention few of them : Pani Puri, also called golgappa, is a common street snack in several regions of South Asia, but in particularly India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Vada Pav is a vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. Also Dosa, which is a fermented crepe made from rice batter and black lentils. It is a staple dish in the South Indian states of Tamil nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Telangana.
5) Which countries can you find the best street food?
It would not be fair to name one country but from what we have learnt, South East Asia is the best place to go for your street food.
6) How do you think street food has changed and evolved over time?
Billions of people consume street food everyday, it has come a long way. With the influx of global influences and convergence of cultures, many authentic cultures and traditions are swept away in the avalanche of globalisation. We at ek Plate want to help people locate the street food jewels who have retained their authentic flavours and traditions so they are motivated and empowered to continue doing what they do best: Serve great street food!
7) Which food festivals would you most recommend for food lovers?
In India, Diwali is the number one festival where you can eat great food.Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. ek plate is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of ek plate and ek plate does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.