World’s Best Cities for Street Food

World’s Best Cities for Street Food
World’s Best Cities for Street Food

Sidewalk vendors, push carts, holes in a wall – even in cities with rich reputations for fine dining, some of the best meals are on the streets.

Places like Hong Kong have blurred the line between haute cuisine and quick comfort food, as humble dim sum diners win Michelin stars. That’s still the exception, but most chefs on the street aren’t looking for that kind of recognition. They’re cooking for crowds who pack around their stands day after day. Here are the top 10 best cities in the world for street food, from quick snacks to moveable feasts, with Bangkok taking the top honours. It’s impossible to avoid street food in Bangkok, where sidewalk vendors in different parts of the city operate on a fixed rotation. Some take care of the breakfast crowd with sweet soy milk and bean curd, others dish up fragrant rice and poached chicken for lunch. The late-night crowd offers everything from phad Thai noodles to grilled satay. Bangkok’s Chinatown is one of the best city districts for street food. – known locally as Yarowat. ……CNN

Top 10 Cities for Street Food

1. Bangkok, Thailand
2. Tokyo, Japan
3. Honolulu, Hawaii
4. Durban, South Africa
5. New Orleans, Louisiana
6. Istanbul, Turkey
7. Honk Kong
8. Paris, France
9. Cairo, Egypt
10. Marrakech, Morocco

A few popular Hua Hin street stalls include: Binta Burger – a burger cart popular with late night partiers in the Hilton area. BBQ chicken and som tam – this stand at the end of the beach road in Hua Hin is run by a husband and wife team who have mastered the art of the bbq chicken. Roti – found most regularly at the night market in Hua Hin, roti carts pop up all around the city – day and night. I’m a traditionalist and stick with the basic fried bread smothered in condensed milk.