Publication date May 6, 2022
Top 10 Late Night Snacks from Around the World
“Everyone I know is looking for solace, hope, and a tasty snack,” Maira Kalman said and we could not agree more.
Our world is truly diverse in culture, languages spoken, and lifestyles but one thing that stays the same is the need for an awesome snack. Ramen has always been my go-to late-night snack but it's never too late to broaden one’s horizon. So allow me to take you on a journey across the world and introduce you to some amazing midnight snacks.
Here is our list of 10 tasty snacks to rescue you from the midnight munchies.
Coxinha from Brazil
Source: The Spruce Eats
You can find a place selling Coxinha around every corner. The best way to describe these would be deep-fried balls of heavenly goodness. Coxinha is shredded chicken and cheese covered with breadcrumbs and deep-fried. Although there are a few spices, it is not a spicy dish. So if you are looking for a kick, dip your fried ball of goodness into the spicy sauce that comes on the side.
Grilled Pig Parts from Japan
Source: Live Japan
Japan, like a lot of Asian countries, serves some exotic dishes. So can you guess what Japan's favorite late-night snack is? Well let me help you with that, it’s grilled pig parts. This ain't your average piece of meat on a stick, you can get anything from intestines to the pig’s tongue. This snack might not be for everyone but people who have stumbled upon this and given it a go have given this dish amazing reviews.
Currywurst with fries from Germany
Currywurst is sausages smothered with curry sauce and on the side, you get salty fries with mayo on top. This snack is ideal for night-outs. Most Germans pair it with a pint of beer and it is a great way to keep the party going. This dish will cost you less than 6 euros at restaurants that are open till 4 or 5 am.
Salchipapa from Peru
This sensation hails from Peru. This South American delicacy features sausages and cheese in a hearty bowl of fries which makes for a subliminal combination. These fries are smothered with salsa and onions before serving. Many say this dish was invented in Lima, Peru in the late 20th century. There could be nothing better than a bowl of Salchipapa when you are binging on Netflix through the night.
Bolon De Verde from Ecuador
Bolon De Verde is native to Ecuador. These are double-fried green plantains. Plantains are fried on medium heat and taken out. Then they are rolled into a dough and stuffed with pork and are thrown into the fryer to be fried for the second time. Kimmel, Trevor Noah, and John Oliver this dish goes well with all of them.
Mala Xiaolongxia from China
Source: the Beijinger
If you love spicy food you will love Mala Xiaolongxia (Spicy crawfish). It is one of the most famous nighttime snacks in China. It is a spicy delight and is served with a sauce on the side. Many people in China go out late at night to grab these and if you are ever there do give them a try from the many places that serve spicy crawfish.
Silkworms from Cambodia
Source: Rainforest Cruises
Cambodia, like Japan, is no stranger to exotic food ingredients and Cambodia’s favorite late-night snack might surprise you. Deep-fried silkworms are one of the most popular snacks across the country. It is very normal for anyone to pick up a bag or two on their way back from work. This Cambodian delight might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But if you ever give it a go, it will surely make a great crunchy snack for your midnight Netflix sessions.
Pandeyuca from Colombia
This dish is from Colombia but is famous throughout Latin America under different names. Pandeyuca is made with cheese and yuca flowers and tastes like cheesy garlic bread rolled into a ball. Pandeyuca tastes best when eaten hot and you can just feel the cheese melt in your mouth. Also, it is a very easy dish to make which adds to its popularity. Pandeyuca is not a messy dish to eat so it will go great with your favorite TV show.
Maggi from India
India’s infamous two-minute noodles are great for nights when you are famished and want something quickly. While I don't think you can make this dish in two minutes, you can prepare it very easily and quickly. Maggi comes with dry noodles and a sachet of spices. It may take you up to 5 minutes to prepare Maggi. Restaurants across the nation have started to serve Maggi in different variants with cheese being the most popular of them.
Tacos from Mexico
Although Tacos are traditionally from Mexico, you can find them everywhere. Who doesn’t like a messy taco after a late night out with friends? Tacos can be stuffed with just anything and they are great if you love a bit of kick in your snacks. I love grilled steak tacos loaded with salsa and cheese to end my night.
I hope you loved our list of midnight snacks, comment down below your favorite late-night snack.