The Best Food That Comes on a Stick (Because It's Fun!)
By Jennifer M. Wood, CNTraveler.com
Let’s face it—everything tastes better on a stick, and it appears that almost every culture in the world agrees. We’ve gathered a list of our favorite skewered treats from across the globe. (Yes, that includes the fried scorpion).
The corndog is undoubtedly one of America’s most ubiquitous stick foods, so well-loved that there’s even a National Corndog Day (which just passed, on March 22). It’s a staple item at state fairs, carnivals, and classic American eateries like Nathan’s Famous—so it’s only fitting we start with it.
Corn-on-the-cob might be a popular summer food in America, but stick a skewer in that juicy, buttery golden goodness and you’ve got one of Mexico’s most popular street foods. It’s even better in Mexico, where the freshly-grilled corn is slathered with mayonnaise, cotijia cheese, and chili pepper.
When the sun sets in Beijing, the more adventurous foods come out at a string of wild “night markets,” where you can sample skewered delicacies like seahorse, starfish, and even fried scorpion (which is surprisingly tasty; salty, crispy, and similar to chicharrón).
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