Street Food, The Food Pulse of A Place! If the busy bustling streets of Delhi or any other city in India are full of dishes like Kachori, Pani puri, Paratha, Idlis, Dosas, chicken 65, the peddlers in Thailand are selling rice noodles, Som Tum, Pad Thai, Grilled fish , Phat Kaphrao.
In Mexico it is the Antojitos with Tamales being the most famous and in the South America it is the Empanadas, Grilled Meats and Icecreams. The list goes on with the Greek Souvlaki, Turkish Doner, South African Walkie Talkie, Red Red & kelewele from Ghana, Satay in Malaysia, and the list can go on.
So, if I were to have flavors from around the world, I would have to make travel plans and visit all these places. Or I could simply head over to the Tap Room at Omni Interlocken in Broomfield and treat myself to their “Simply Street Food”.
And that is exactly what I did when my friends Karen from Savoury Table and Barbara from Creative Culinary invited me and our friend Holly from A Baker’s House to join in for a tasting of the Simply Street Food menu.
We were to enjoy the street food fare at the The Tap Room . Sous Chef Troy Micheletti walked us through the six featured dishes and had them presented one by one. He explained that the Simply street Food menu came into fruition after a competition between more than 100 Omni chefs around the world. The chefs were asked to create street food inspired dishes from their homeland.
These six winning recipes made the final cut and if you want a taste of it, The Tap Room is open from Monday thru Thursday 4pm – 11pm, Friday 4pm – 2am and Saturday and Sunday 11am – midnight. This special menu is available now through the month of March. And if that isn’t enough, their selection of great beers is the cherry on top.
I am taking my book club to the tap room to enjoy the Simply street food at Omni. The setting and the food is just so perfect for a good round of discussion.
Since the recipes for the winning dishes are already available at the Omni website, I decided to make something inspired by the Simply Street Food Menu and add a touch of my homeland to it.
Chicken roti roll
- 8 oz chicken breast cut into strips
- 2 plain whole wheat tandoori roti store bought
- 1/4 C sliced onions
- 1 tsp oil
- 1/2 tsp sumac powder
- slices of onions and tomatoes
- a few lettuce leaves or red cabbage leaves torn
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1 tbs mint and cilantro chutney
- Heat a wok, add in the oil and toss the chicken in.
- Stir fry until the chicken is cooked through
- Add in the onions and cook until just transparent
- Tip in the garam masala and sumac and let it cook till aromatic
- Heat up the Rotis
- Spread half of the chutney on one roti
- Layer the cooked chicken on top
- Followed by the lettuce/cabbage and onions and tomatoes