Holiday season is bearing down upon us. With the holidays inevitably come the parties. With the parties, the food. Serving food at your own ugly sweater party can get logistically complicated when it comes to silverware and plates. Finger food is a great solution, but it is limiting and means your guests might be running around with oily fingers. Perhaps the best (and most fun) way to serve food is on a stick.
Street food around the world is served on sticks, and it doesn’t have to be limited to a mere shish kebab. Traditional delights like fried mac’n’cheese and Caprese salad have become increasingly popular on the stick variety. Check out Asian foods Jambomochi and tamagoyaki for a very delicious inspiration. And for dessert, California Crepe company specializes in serving crepes on a stick.
Madina Papadopoulos is an NYC based freelance writer and regular contributor to Paste. Follow her food adventures on Instagram and Twitter.
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Tornado potato is a popular Korean street food.
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Pineapple Funnels from On a Stick! by Matt Armendariz.
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Caprese Salad from Multitasking Mom.
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Jambomochi, the traditional sweet of Kagoshima, Japan. It's roasted mochi with sweet soy sauce, served on two sticks (jambo means "two sticks".)
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Sliders re-imagined as skewers.
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Tempeh and cucumber cubes with a balsamic reduction dip, from Averie Cooks.
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Tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omlete) on a stick.
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Skewered sticky rice cakes (ddeokggochi), a popular Korean snack, from Aeri's Kitchen.
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Chocolate-covered cheesecake pops from Food Network.
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The company California Crepes on a Stick makes crepes on site for events and parties.