Coined as the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau is a municipality of China and one of Portugal’s last colonies. While Macau might be famous for their extravagant casinos, do make it a point to venture beyond the city center’s luxurious hotels.
Take a walk along Macau’s vibrant cobblestone streets and you will discover a wide variety of delectable dishes. These tasty street foods are mostly influenced by the Chinese and Portuguese cuisines. The number of vendors is exhaustive and is admittedly overwhelming, especially for first-timers to Macau.
Dive straight for Macau’s famous classic Pork Chop Buns if you have no additional time and stomach capacity to spare. This delightful street snack is similar to the Western hamburger but with a unique Macanese twist.
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If you reside in the buzzing Jakarta, you may stay at home during the weekends and wait for travelling street food carts to come by so that you can order lunch.
The Mie Bakso sellers approach the neighbourhoods with a stick and a wooden hollow shell to produce a string of hard knocks to create an echo satisfactory to cut through the chattering, residential neighbourhood.
Ranking number 46 on the list of 50 Most Delicious Foods In The World by CNN Go in 2011, we can see why people go crazy over Som Tum when they are in Thailand.
This dish of unripe or green papaya salad actually originated from Laos, but is now eaten throughout South-East Asia with different variations – especially in Bangkok.
No trip to Cambodia is complete until you try their national dish – Fish Amok. The exact presentation and texture of the complex delicacy vary across Cambodian regions, but key ingredients such as marinated fish, curry paste and aromatic spices remain present in all Fish Amok recipes.
Nasi Campur is technically a mixed rice dish filled with multiple small dishes and we, like many other tourists, find ourselves drawn to it whenever we visit Bali. This dish is simply a showcase of all the best kind of food you can find in Indonesia.
It is similar to our Singaporean Cai Fan or mixed vegetables rice, and it consists of a number of dishes surrounding steamed white rice. Some of the more popular small dishes include tempeh, stir-fried eggplant or green beans, curried meats and fried eggs.
The Jian Bing is a tasty traditional crepe-like Chinese street food created by the Chinese since two millenniums ago in the Shandong Province. Legend has it that this heavenly dish had lifted the morales of an army troop during the Three Kingdoms Period and saved many soldiers from an ambush.
Jian Bings are an extremely popular take-away delicacy in Northern China and can be eaten throughout the day. Depending on one’s appetite, it can be consumed as a snack or even as a main.
You heard us right, Crocodile Meat. Now, before you click away, you have to know that we were as apprehensive as you were before trying out this dish.
With the exceptional skills in the preparation of this dish, we were taken aback when the chef of Muscat at the The Vines Resort & Country Club in Swan Valley, Perth, told us that he made a platter of Crocodile Cheesecake, Crocodile Balls and Crocodile Spring Rolls.
Though it might sound a little foreign to you, the name “Lechon” is derived from a Spanish word which actually means Roasted Suckling Pig. Lechon is slowly cooked over charcoal to achieve a crisp pork skin while keeping its meat juicy and succulent.
Being one of the national dishes of Philippines, everyone loves Lechon for its thin pork skin that ignites a hearty crunch in your mouth with every bite; think of it as a similar version to the Chinese suckling pig.