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Merkanto International Street Food Fair: Some of the ‘eats’ on its first month

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Chicken and US Beef Rib Finger Satay are popular Indonesian and Malay street food. Savory chicken and meat grilled and served on skewers with a slightly sweet peanut sauce.

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Maakouda or Maakouda Batata are popular street food in Morocco that can be eaten plain or stuffed in ‘khobs’ (Moroccan sandwich). It consists of (traditionally) mashed or grated potatoes, mint salsa, ‘harissa’ sauce (a Tunisian hot chili pepper paste, the main ingredients of which are roasted red peppers, Baklouti pepper, Serrano peppers and other hot chili peppers & spices and herbs such as garlic paste, coriander seed, or caraway as well as some vegetable or olive oil for preservation), cheddar and cabbage.

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Nasi Goreng literally means ‘fried rice’ in Indonesian and Malay, can refer simply to fried pre-cooked rice with shrimp paste. This dish can be enjoyed by itself or as the basis of a larger meal, like traditionally in a ‘rijsttafel’ or ‘rice table’ (an elaborate meal adapted by the Dutch following the ‘hidang’ presentation of ‘Nasi Padang’ from the Padang region of West Sumatra)

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Roti or Chapatis is an Indian Subcontinent flat bread, made from stone-ground wholemeal flour, traditionally known as atta flour (very finely milled wheat flour), that originated and is consumed in Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh.

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Chicken Croquettes with Chimichurri Sauce:

Croquettes are small bread crumbed fried food roll which consists of mashed potatoes or ground (meat or chicken in this instance), eggs, bread crumbs, sauteed onion, parsley and light seasoning.

Chimichurri or chimmichurri is a green sauce used for grilled meat, originally from Argentina. It is made of finely-chopped parsley, minced garlic, vegetable oil, oregano, and white vinegar.

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Churrasco is a Spanish and Portuguese term referring to beef or grilled meat more generally, differing across Latin America and Europe, but a prominent feature in the cuisine of Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Nicaragua and other Latin American countries. The related term churrascaria (or churrasqueria) is mostly understood to be a steakhouse.

A churrascaria is a restaurant serving grilled meat, many offering as much as one can eat: the waiters move around the restaurant with the skewers, slicing meat onto the client’s plate. This serving style is called espeto corrido or rodízio, and is quite popular in Brazil.

So there you go, these are some of the choices at Merkanto. I heard there will be more additional food stalls in the coming weeks. Drop by and have a taste of these delicious international street food!

More Information:

#38 Mayaman St., UP Village, QC
Open Tuesday-Saturday: 5pm-12mn; Sunday: 3pm-10pm; Monday: closed
For inquiries & reservations: facebook.com/merkantoph
Instagram: @merkantoph

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