For many, street food often epitomizes a country. Food represents culture, socializing and family and for a traveler it can be new, exciting and open whole new worlds of mouth-watering cuisine. Amazing street food can be found all across the world, from exotic Thai street vendors selling mysterious delicacies (bugs included!) to Mexican tlacoyos or Brazilian Feijoada. Check out these 3 top countries for street food!
Delicious, plentiful and cheap, street vendors can be found on practically every street corner in Thailand, with the street food capital obviously being Bangkok. Mostly found for under $5 for an entire meal, Thai street food is great for those traveling on a budget as it’s filling and healthy for the most part. Much of the best street food in Bangkok can can be found in Chinatown, Silom Road and Banglamphu. There are an almost infinite choice of hotels in Bangkok as it’s actually the most visited city in the world, so you won’t find any problem finding a place to enter your food coma next to any of the aforementioned street food hot spots.
What you should try:
A stapleThai streetfood, pad thai noodles are mixed with various vegetables, meats or fish. Travelers can customize pad thai as much as they wish and will need to decide whether they want their noodles ‘naam’ (with soup) or ‘haeng’) (dry). The pad thai noodles then need to be flavored using either sugar, chili, fish sauce, vinegar with chili and/or peanuts.