Look At Them Yo-Yos
- Oct 24, 2017
I really miss living in Seoul for this. So goooood
Yeah and that doesn't apply to what is discussed here. The street food the OP and most everyone here is talking about are not the processed bullshit fast food you seem to think it is. They're mostly fresh ingredients cooked on the spot. Hence, I don't think you know what you're talking about. Food deserts doesn't apply to a lot of the places OP is also talking about so, yeah, you don't know what you're talking about .
Yeah the guy is grossly misinformed. Maybe he should actually travel to these places instead of making such a dumb assertion.What? Pretty much all of Asia is a food desert by your definition which is not the case. If you want to talk about some small American town where the only restaurants are a Taco Bell and KFC ya but saying that Asia is pretty much a food desert is like the dumbest thing one can say.
And saying supermarkets like they are some bastion of quality is hilarious. You can get better food in a lot of rural places in Asia than some North American cities and there are no supermarkets in sight.
Hmm well luckily most of these areas with good street food in Asia also have great daily street markets with fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and fish from local farmers in addition to small neighborhood markets with additional fresh items that may not be available from local sources. On top of that, "supermarkets" are also readily available to residents in more urban areas ranging from the grocery section in multistory retailers to smaller single floor international and organic markets in department stores.
As a Vietnamese, I was not too impressed by the street food there. Probably bc my mom was such a great cook. I still have to visit Thailand though, which I will do next year. My fav is prob Penang, Malaysia (which is where I am at now so many great hawkers) followed by probably Osaka then hong kong, Tokyo (was at the Sakura festival) and then Vietnam.I have to go with Thailand for the best street food, better than Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, etc. 30 baht noodles at night can't be beat, but the variety of dishes, amount, and even some of the international flavors making their way into it.
Vietnam is a second, least variety of the lot, but everything is fucking delicious.
Mexico is a third for me.
Yeah they're mostly regulated to small hole in the walls now in major cities like Tokyo and Kyoto .Lots of famous Japanese dishes started off as street food, but that kind of culture is dead/dying. Yakitori, kushidango, grilled fish on a stick, ramen, udon, even tempura was originally street food.
It’s mostly relegated to festivals/ food fairs now, but it can be fantastic and super varied. I went to one festival where a guy was holding hot rocks up to a giant wheel of cheese, the scraping the cheese off onto baguettes. Another one was making/steaming pork buns on the spot. Awesome.
Yeah, this. Like hell I wasn't going to get street cart samosas when I was in India.Used to be extremely paranoid about this (only times I've been hospitalized have been for food poisoning or pancreas stuff) but at some point I just had to say fuck it there is too much delicious looking stuff around for me to ignore it anymore and just hoped for the best.
I will say the cleaning of like mass amouts of chicken or other meat in open tubs of water out on the street is still gross though.
lol damn. Yeah that stuff is still easy enough for me to avoid, even if the end product looks great.Speaking of mass amounts of chicken, when I was in Vietnam, the entrance to my hostel was right across from where chickens were kept and "prepared". I was up early one morning having a coffee and a cigarette, and this guy just sat on a stool killing chicken after chicken. He would stab each one through the throat arteries and hold them upside down while they bled out, then toss them in boiling water. He went through like half a dozen before I was done with my coffee.
Vietnamese is definitely my favorite of the Asian dishes. So I'm bias. I thought it was actually really limited in comparison to most of the other countries, but everything I had was great.As a Vietnamese, I was not too impressed by the street food there. Probably bc my mom was such a great cook. I still have to visit Thailand though, which I will do next year. My fav is prob Penang, Malaysia (which is where I am at now so many great hawkers) followed by probably Osaka then hong kong, Tokyo (was at the Sakura festival) and then Vietnam.
Ah ok. Thailand sounds great. We're going next year .Vietnamese is definitely my favorite of the Asian dishes. So I'm bias. I thought it was actually really limited in comparison to most of the other countries, but everything I had was great.
Thailand I liked because it had the most diversity with street food. I was finding small places with some Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnam, etc dishes. Bangkok is worth going just for that. And a lot of these places are right next to either huge malls with many stores, smaller hipster joints with international flavor(Mexican, US, Italian, etc).
You are grossly misinformed lmao. The street food culture in Asia also includes whole neighborhoods of fresh fruit and vegetable markets. You can get your steamed bun for breakfast and pick up all your groceries for a fresh lunch on the same corner.
Man the fresh hot (or cold) soy / peanut milk is so good. Soy less so since that's common enough in Japan (and I don't like it unsweetened that much anyway) but the peanut milk.....the damn peanut milk............
My mouth started watering when I got to the plump sandwich part. Holy crap that looks good.
Yeah looks great. Is this actually a mexican thing or mexican-american? Most of the videos seem to be in cali
Size is honestly obscene but it looks delicious
Haven’t been to Mexico in a while but I’d always go out on the street and hit up the hot dog food carts.