All travellers crave for some sinful yet tasty local dishes when they are on a new trail. These dishes are an intrinsic part of every country’s culture and an experience by itself. A world where diversity is a way of life, it is no surprise that Asian cuisines and street food add a new element of adventure for everyone visiting this vibrant part of the world.
Here are a few places that deliver some of the Asia’s cheapest and tastiest street food delicacies:
1.Penang: 'A hawker's paradise', as they call it, is a tiny island in Malaysia where you will be able to find all kinds of street food, at any hour of the day. Yet that one item that you must try is Penang's authentic Char Kway Teow (fried rice cake strips). The basic ingredients are fried eggs, onions, pork, cockles, Chinese sausages, tomatoes, garlic, etc. It's greasy, colourful, cheap, and everyone loves to gorge upon it at least once during their visit to this town of amazing street chefs.
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2.India: A country full of various cultures and religions, it's obvious that the food culture here would be equally diverse too. Here are a few worth your time and money :
- Kolkata's roadside Mochar Chop, Mughlai Paratha, Mutton Roll, and Chhanar Shondesh
- Lucknow's authentic street side Tunday Ka Kebab and Biryani
- Kashmir's Rogan Josh with a split of Kesar (saffron) Biryani or Naan
- Delhi's Paranthe Wali Gali's parathas
- Any of Mumbai's street delicacies that end with a 'Pav'
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3.Bangkok: Inside Thailand's most populous city is a place called Yaowarat (in Thai) or Chinatown. A hub of trade by day and an overload of food aromas by night, this place is a must visit for every globetrotter. So go dig into some dumplings, curry crab, dimsums, peaking ducks, grilled prawns and don't forget to try out Yaowarat’s speciality, Kuay Jab, a form of peppery rolled noodle soup filled with pork bits and veggies.
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4.Hanoi: This Vietnamese city is famous for its tastefully outlandish street culinary skills. The one item that you should try is the infamous, authentic 'Cha Ca' from a small restaurant Cha Ca La Vong.
Interesting fact about this place: it serves ONLY Grilled Fish (or Cha Ca) with spices, onions, veggies, and noodles. So after a long hard day of exploring, you can head off to the Cha Ca streets of Hanoi to treat your taste buds.
Another must-try at Hanoi is their bizarre but interesting drinks, Egg Coffee (Ca Fe Gian) and Cobra Vodka (Le Mat Village). Only a true localite would be able to guide you to these unexplored hidden treasures.
So, pack your bags, travel to Asia and take your taste buds on an adventure.
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