Before the news that the street vendors in Bangkok are in danger of being wiped out, and moving to other cities. And here are 4 places they should consider if you want to satisfy your stomach with Thai foods.
Bangkok has long been known for being one of the city’s most famous for its street food, satisfying all the Asian and European diners. However, this reputation seems to be disappearing as the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration decides to tidy up the street vendors to get back the sidewalks.
By the end of the year, street vendors will have to clean all their stalls, except for the two areas of Khao San Road and Yaowarat Road, China town.
However, if you do not go sightseeing for a photo shoot, but for street food, there is a list of 4 other cities that you can visit, both far and near. These cities are strange to many visitors, but the cuisine here is really excellent! Without Bangkok, we can definitely choose another place instead.
1. Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Built between 1935 and 1937, the central market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is divided into four areas with a full range of items. However, if you arrive in this place without going to the food area, it is too expensive.
Central market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Guests can enjoy traditional Cambodian dishes like Num Sang Khya l’peou, Num Plae Ai (dessert shaped like a rice cake) or Nom Banh chok (a kind of vermicelli is also popular in this country).
Otherwise, take a stroll around the city of Phnom Penh and enjoy food at other markets like Kandal Market, Orussey Market,… to satisfy your culinary delights.
2. Neighborhood, Xi’an, China
Located in the north of the famous drum tower of Xi’an, the Muslim Quarter is a 500m long street with a variety of food stalls and souvenirs.
Neighborhood in Xi’an, China
At night, you can enjoy countless famous dishes; The sellers display the newly cooked meat to serve the visitors. Diners will have the opportunity to experience Chinese-style Islamic dishes, such as grilled lamb skewers, stuffed dumplings, pomegranate juice,…
3. New York City, USA
Although the license granted to street vendors in the streets of New York, the United States is very small, maintaining 4,200 rows since the 1980s, street food is still an integral part of New York City (despite the risk of fines).
New York City, USA
Each year, awards such as “Rookie of the Year”, “Vendy Cup” are given to owners of the best selling vans. From desserts like ice cream, cakes to more main dishes like grilled sausages, seafood, hamburgers … something you can easily find in New York.
4. The night market in Taiwan
In the Asia region not too far away from Thailand, if you also want to enjoy delicious food, do not forget to drop by Taiwan, especially the night markets throughout the country. Bangkok has Thai tea milk, Taiwan is the paradise of milk tea with pearls, Thailand has Thai pad, Taiwan also has dozens of special noodles. And of course, Taiwan also has a great diversity of fresh fruit.
The night market in Taiwan
Therefore, do not miss this destination in your culinary journey in Asia.