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A guide to the best street food in Asia

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In Thailand, which has to be one of the street food capitals of the world. Pad Thai has become a fairly staple meal for the Western world when we think of getting some fast food, but nothing comes close to getting it straight from the source. A Thai dish of stir-fried rice noodles with eggs, vegetables, and tofu in tamarind sauce, fish, dried shrimp, garlic, hot red peppers, and sugar, you’ll find this most common meal at almost any Thai food market. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a version wrapped in a perfectly formed omelette, which, when prodded with a chopstick, unfolds into a steaming bowl of deliciousness. Top it off with some common spices like hot red peppers, lemon wedges and peanuts, and you’re looking at, in my humble opinion, the best common food in Asia. You might expect to pay anything between $12-18 for a decent Pad Thai in the US, but at Thai street carts and simple restaurants, you can get it for $1-2. not bad. If you’re looking for something a bit more soupy, the most popular is Tom yum Thailand – easily some of the best street food in Asia. Famous within Thailand as a go-to hangover among locals (and now you!), it’s filled with delicious shrimp, piles of garlic, lemongrass, lime galangal, and fish sauce. Tom yum ticks all the boxes when it comes to first class Thai street food that is easily accessible everywhere! So the next time you find yourself on Khao San Road tangling together the night before… dip into a big bowl of this Southeast Asian delicacy and let the blues swing away in a haze of chili and lemongrass.

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