Top 3 Street Food destinations around the world
Did you know that you need to taste a culture, to really understand it? Yes we mean it quite literally too!
Food is an integral part of any vacation or travel. The aromas and flavours of different cuisines leave an indelible memory in our hearts, to be recalled while reminiscing and recounting our experiences. If you’re adventurous enough, try out authentic street food, the true testimony to the local culture and tradition. It’s best to go equipped with enough foreign exchange, or quickly run up to the nearest ATM and withdraw cash from your pre-loaded travel card which can host upto 6 different currencies.
Get set to travel virtually to our three top street-food destinations in the world.
Bangkok - Bangkok is a street-food lovers’ paradise with a slew of options located in several different parts of the city. A u-shaped lane Soi Rambuttri and Soi 38 near Sukhumvit Road are the popular locations. From breakfast with soy milk and bean curd, to lunch and dinner, Thai street food has something for everyone. When in Bangkok, try chicken in green curry, pad Thai (stir fried noodle dish used with different meats or tofu), green papaya salad, and mango sticky rice. Yaowarat or Chinatown in Bangkok located in Thong Lor Soi 13 turns into a large “food street” at night, attracting locals and tourists from all over the world.
Istanbul – What’s a cross between a bagel and a pretzel in Istanbul called? The simit. Istanbul is peppered with vendors and push cart sellers, on side walks and throughout the city, offering a veritable what’s what in food. From simits to durums (kebabs turned into wraps), kokorec (lamb intestines wrapped around sweetbreads on a skewer) to the gozleme (a Turkish grilled cheese), Istanbul definitely beckons the gourmet and the gourmand alike. And before you go out shopping, withdraw some Turkish Lira from the nearest ATM or carry your travel card with you.
Marrakesh – Snail soup anyone? Snails are ubiquitous in the Jemma el Fna square and the snail broth is supposed to have restorative properties. If you’re the kind who has adventurous taste buds, then descend like the rest of the world’s mortals on the famous medina at Marrakesh and give in to a sensory assault of colours, smells, sounds and of course flavours. Seasoned travellers advice is to avoid cafes and restaurants and eat street-food, and you won’t go wrong. From orange juice to herbal tea, B’stilla (a special kind of pie) to Ma’qooda (deep fried potato balls), Marrakesh definitely is one of the top street-food destinations in the world. Currency used here is Moroccan Dirhams.
Well, now that we’ve got your taste buds salivating, what’s there except to get set, go and eat!