Asian street food is a unique beauty. According to a poll, Ho Chi Minh City ranked 2nd among the most perfect destinations for tourists.
Canada’s The Travel recently listed 10 Asian destinations for those with a great passion for street food. This list was selected and compiled by experts of the Culinary category. The author of the article also likens the places listed here as “a street food lover’s dream”.
According to The Travel, Asia is one of the best places for foodies. Asian street food is the most unique thing in this continent’s culture. It’s not hard to spot hawkers carrying fried food on the backs of bicycles, stalls grilling hot kebabs at night, and entire streets are dedicated to street food stalls selling just about anything. everything from spicy noodles to cold milk tea.
It’s rare to find an Asian city that doesn’t have at least one street food cart serving up greasy local delicacies. But if you could only pick out the best places to go, these ten cities will be an unforgettable party for food enthusiasts.
Hong Kong (China)
Hong Kong has some of the best street food in the world. Street food can sometimes be a gamble and you never know when you’ll get something really good, but street food in Hong Kong is not like that. In fact, more than 60 eateries in the city have been awarded the Bib Gourmand Award by the Michelin Guide – an award that recognizes top gourmet food in affordable locations, mostly street stalls.
No matter where you are in Manila, there is sure to be a street food center a short walk away. Take Quiapo for example, a district known for its churches but also open-air markets selling mami (water noodles) and lumpia (spring rolls) right outside the door. Markets like Seaside Dampa specialize in all sorts of seafood, including raw oysters and grilled squid. Plus, there are plenty of weekend markets and night markets serving up the best of Filipino food.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phnom Penh’s street food can be difficult to choose because it is not so popular with expats, but there are exquisite dishes here for those who dare to try. Pork and rice is a good starting point before you eat more unique Cambodian dishes like: fish amok (a coconut fish curry with a mousse-like consistency), bobor (chicken porridge), grilled frog, pickled fruit, chives, and balut (baby eggs) with beer.
With more than 500,000 vendors selling satay marinated meats, grilled fish, spicy soups and pad Thai on the streets, Bangkok is a city where street carts are a longstanding business and recipes have been passed down for generations. generation.
Street food in Penang is influenced by the cuisines of the three main ethnic groups that make up the island nation of Penang: Malaysians, Chinese and Indians. The result is a multicultural dining experience unique to Penang.
You can eat all 3 types of street food in Penang: Apom pancakes and milk tea for breakfast, hokkien mee (shrimp noodles) and satay skewers for lunch, and coconut curry with chendol (a coconut milk and ice jelly dessert) for dinner.
The city ranks as having the best street food in the world, well ahead of other Asian cities and places like New Orleans, Mexico City, London and Rome. Firstly, Singapore’s street food is regulated by the government, which requires vendors to adhere to certain health standards. That way, Singapore street food is completely unhygienic and food safe. Guests can comfortably enjoy tiger shrimp, chili crab, wonton, bak kut teh (rib meat tea) without worrying about hygiene.
Seoul, South Korea
Seoul is the kingdom of street food vendors, where eating during the day is a completely different experience than dining at night. An entire lane is dedicated to street food markets, some of which only open after sunset.
Pojangmachas (tent hawkers) are everywhere in Korea’s capital, and ajumma (older Korean women) are happy to pour a cup of soju to finish off while sipping on tteokbokki (rice cakes). , hotteok (donuts), spicy Korean sausage, galbi (grilled meat) and dak-kkochi (chicken skewers).
Known as the unofficial street food capital of Japan, the streets of Osaka are lined with stalls making okonomiyaki (cabbage pancakes), takoyaki (octopus dumplings) and kushikatsu (meat skewers) ) the best in the country.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
According to The Travel, there is a misconception about street vendors in Ho Chi Minh City that they are mainly working poor and depend on selling food from carts for a living.
On the contrary, that is not the case. Street food is a “culture” in Vietnam. While most people can enjoy banh mi, squid porridge and char siu in restaurants, the plastic chairs and tables on the streets are where locals are more comfortable dine.
Some stalls even play music while serving Vietnamese coffee and expertly pouring cool Saigon beer. Hop on a motorbike and glide through the many streets of Saigon for a street food experience unlike any other.
Some of the best food in India is tucked away from fancy restaurants and tucked away in the winding streets of the country’s capital. Delhi’s street food is unique in that it offers a taste of the history and culinary imprints of the many emperors who once ruled the city.
History lives on in the rich curries, kebabs, tandoori and milky sweets that no one can do better than the street stalls of centuries past; Eastern influences are evident in the spicy momos (dumplings) and butter chicken.
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