If you really want to know more about the city you're visiting, make sure to try their street food, or local cuisine cooked by small-time vendors and are commonly located parked along a city's streets.
In Southeast Asia, some countries stand out the most when it comes to street food. Delicious and inexpensive, if you decide to travel all over Southeast Asia for the best street food of your life, then make sure to take note of these places:
Saigon, Vietnam. The most popular street food of Vietnam is their noodle soup called Pho. Steaming bowls of this savory dish are served everywhere in Vietnam, bust most commonly in the North. This dish is made using flat rice noodles, with a really excellent broth which non-locals can't seem to duplicate. Considered as one of the most delicious noodle soups in the world, only the Viets know the secret to the unique, savory taste of their broth. Common toppings for this soup include beef or chicken, with spring onions and bean sprouts.
Penang, Malaysia. Penang is a world-class destination when it comes to street food. The mixed culture of Malaysia gave way to their succulent street food cuisine and can be traced to their Malay and Chinese roots. Because of this CNN featured Penang as one of Asia's greatest cities for street food.Take a walk at the city center and you'll get to see multiple stalls line up filled with several street food choices like Penang Assam Laksa, Lor Bak, Char Kway Teow, Nasi Kandar, etc.
Bangkok,Thailand. The beautiful city of Bangkok not only amazes with their rich culture, but their street food also tops the must-experience food list of every traveler. There is a place in Bangkok called Jatuchak Weekend Market that you should definitely check out for an epic street food experience. Some of their vendors' specialty dishes are Som Tam, Pad Thai, and Tom Yum.
Manila, Philippines. Filipino cuisine is starting to get worldwide recognition, and their street food is no exception. When you visit Manila, you will normally see street food vendors walking in the streets, offering tasty snacks and exotic street food. The most popular ones are Balut, Isaw, Taho, Banana Cue, Fish Balls, and lots more.
These are just some of the best places to visit for street food in Southeast Asia. Make sure to check them out and bring your travel food buddies with you.
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