Street Food Watchlist – Cheap and Delicious Foods to Try When Traveling

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A trip to Thailand introduced me to the culinary delights of street food. I experienced eating from some food stalls in the past. But I don’t usually go out of my way to find them. After Thailand though, I’ve made eating street food a part of the must-have experiences I want to have in my trips. I’ve tried a lot of tasty treats since I started doing this. But I still haven’t scratched the surface. There are still many places to see and foods to taste. And here’s a few of the ones on top of my list:

Batu Maung Satay (Malaysia)

I haven’t been to Malaysia. But it’s on my growing list of destinations. A friend who’s been there recommended that I try the grilled skewered meat they call batu maung satay. She knows I’m into street food now so she’s sharing some ideas based on her first-hand experiences.

Crêpes (Paris)

Crepes are among the most common food I can get anywhere here at home. I could actually make some if I want. But a trip to Paris won’t be complete for me if I haven’t tried their crepes. I want to pay homage to one of my favorite foods in the world in the city that’s known for them.

Dumplings (Hong Kong and China)

A visit to Hong Kong or China should include a side trip to a food stall selling scrumptious dumplings. I like them freshly cooked which somehow adds to the sensations of eating such flavorful treats. I’ve had some pork and shrimp dumplings in various restaurants at home and in some of the places I’ve traveled to. But I bet there’s nothing like those dumplings sold in the streets of Hong Kong or China.

Gaeng som (Thailand)

Thailand has a vibrant street food scene for good reasons. The country has a wide-array of tasty foods that you can get for cheap from food stalls you find in streets. The sour curry with shrimp was one of the most memorable ones for me. Gaeng som will definitely be on my list the next time I visit that wonderful place.

Tacos (Mexico)

Eating tacos in Mexico has long been one of the things I want to do someday. That’s on top of the many other dishes I’d like to taste while there like burritos, tamales, and tortillas. I imagine that this would be an experience I’d really enjoy.