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Ingredients Flatbread, meat, sauce
Type Street food
Origin Herdaz
World Roshar, Scadrial
Universe Cosmere
Featured In The Stormlight Archive, Mistborn Era 2

Chouta is a street food that is originally from Herdaz on Roshar but has also gained popularity off-world, at least on Scadrial. It consists of fried flatbread wrapped tightly around fried meat and sauce,[1] and can be carried in one hand and eaten while doing other things.[2]


The flatbread used in chouta is very thick.[2] The meat often used in the warcamps is flangria, which is mixed with ground lavis, formed into small balls, battered and fried.[1] The meatballs are then stuffed into the fried bread and covered with a generous amount of dark gravy.[2][1] The chouta stands in Dalinar's warcamp also sell a variety that is stuffed with fried cremling claws instead of meatballs,[1] and there may be other variations.[3] Chouta is flavorful, but not spicy.[4]


Lopen introduced Bridge Four to chouta in the warcamps. Kaladin initially thought it looked disgusting,[2] but Sigzil and Rock tried it and enjoyed it.[1] Kaladin eventually broke down and bought some chouta from a street vendor; he was annoyed to discover that he actually liked it.[5] The love of chouta spread throughout Bridge Four, and Teft, Skar, Leyten, and Drehy were all later seen eating it.[4][6]

Chouta was sold at a tavern in Kholinar visited by Hoid and Shallan.[7] It was also commonly eaten in Urithiru.[8]

By 348 PC, chouta was readily available in northern Scadrial; Wayne got some very greasy chouta at a food stand in Bilming while he, Wax, and Marasi were investigating Maraga. Wax thought it looked disgusting, but Wayne argued that that was how street food should look.[9]


  • Brandon Sanderson has noted that chouta are not inspired by burritos and are closer to "deep-fried meatballs in a sopaipilla".[10][11] Brandon is fascinated by the rapid development of portable street food during the industrial revolution, and devised chouta to reflect this concept.[10]


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