Have you visited Belgium before? Do you know what type of Belgian street food you can find while walking around there? These are the top 5 most typical Belgian street food.
A Dame Blanche is a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream covered in melted Belgian dark chocolate. The dessert, which shares its name with a famous French opera based on Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott’s works, is commonly found in most Belgian restaurants. Cherish Raspberry, a Belgian Lambic beer acts as a perfect accompaniment to this classic dessert.
Grey Shrimp Croquettes
Another part of Belgium’s cultural heritage, these shrimp are harvested about an hour before and after low tide by fishermen on horseback. Though they are cooked in all sorts of wonderful ways, one of the best is in a shrimp croquette. A fresh croquette made from scratch will have a thin, crispy crust on the outside and a creamy, molten inside.
Originally made as a Christmas cookie, these spiced shortbread biscuits are so well-loved, you can and will find them all around Belgium. While not strictly a portion of street food, they are too delicious to ignore!
Martino sub sandwich
A mitraillette (with meat, fries, and sauces) and ham or cheese with raw vegetables and sauces. In the end, we decided to go for the Martino sub sandwich because that is the one we eat most of all. A Martino sub sandwich contains raw finely ground beef that is spiced with Worcester sauce, tabasco, salt, and ketchup. This mixture is spread onto a sub sandwich and garnished with raw chopped onion and pickled gherkins. Some even put sliced boiled egg and lettuce on it. Perfect for lunch on the go.
In Belgium itself, there are several kinds of waffles, including the Brussels waffle and the Liege waffle. Outside of Belgium, Belgian waffles are a variety of waffles with a lighter batter, larger squares, and deeper pockets than American waffles. Belgian waffles were originally leavened with yeast, but baking powder is now often used. They are often eaten as a breakfast food; toppings vary from whipped cream, confectioners’ sugar, soft fruit, and chocolate spread, to syrup and butter or margarine. They may also be served with vanilla ice cream and fresh fruit (such as strawberries) as a dessert.
Braadworst & caramelized onions
Braadworst also means the entire lot, a bread roll stuffed with sausage and caramelized onions. Braadworst comes with mustard or ketchup. This is not a hot dog. That sausage is a good quality ground pork or beef sausage, not a processed one. You can find brand worst bread rolls at farmers’ markets, fairs, and major events like concerts and sports events.