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Picking Out Best Street Food Of Southeast Asia

Street food category is usually on a level on its own when it comes to awesomeness and convenience. For frequent travelers and backpackers, street food comes to the wonderful times you get to taste something very good, unique and sometimes surprising (good or bad). Travelling is never complete until you hit a couple of street food stands and sample out the different dishes that taste on a wholly different level from hotel cuisine. So if you are planning on hitting streets on some countries of Southeast Asia, then here are some dishes and places you might want to try out.


Thailand’s street food is famous for their taste and convenience and sometimes, for their uniqueness. The typical type of food found on the street is Thai rice and curry (on a different dimension from the rooftop On the main city there are several clean and hygienic vendors that you can find giving out the rice vermicelli with fish ball green curry. This is almost always guaranteed to give your taste buds a heavenly feel. Usually there’s a specific vendor called ‘Prik Yuak’ who is famous for having homemade fish balls and evenly spiced curry. You get the additional Thai sweet basil and green aubergines to go with the rice and curry as well.


The famous noodle dish, pho Tiu, can be found on vendors on the main streets everywhere in the country. The dish has silky noodles, peanuts, crispy shallots, tender cut up pork pieces and is usually delivered with a mouthwatering look as well. The dish can taste salty, sweet, spicy or sour and has a different texture with every bite you take. The dish can always give a run for the noodle dishes of an Italian restaurant Sukhumvit.


If you crave something sweet when walking down the streets, then go for a som Ang. This is basically grilled roasted bananas but which are made even more delicious with encased sticky rice, coconut milk, palm sugar and being roasted in a banana leaf (which makes a whole lot of difference). The rice gets caramelized during the roasting process on the grill and the banana melts with the palm sugar and gets made into a great mushy and sweet dessert that you can never have enough of.

Each country has its own specialized varieties of desserts and dishes which sometimes again differ from region to region. So if you are planning on travelling to different areas of the same country, try out the same dish again to see how diverse the culinary culture is.

Most Expensive Deserts In The World

You might have spent a few extra dollars on a steak and thought well that was extravagant but wait until you see the list of food we have gathered for you tonight. These extravagant twists on everyday foods is the best example of “rich people are just like normal people, with much more money in their hands”

World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream Sundae
You might have been eating sundaes for the better part of your life spending maybe a few dollars on it.  There is only one way to make a sundae, a few scoops of frozen milk and some extra toppings with sauce. However, a creamery in Tanzania, Three Twins has come up with an amazing twist on an everyday sundae with a bill of $60,000. Now don’t be alarmed the price is not for the dessert alone but it also includes first class airfare to Tanzania, five-star accommodations, a guided climb, as much ice cream as you can eat and a souvenir t-shirt made from organic cotton. Nothing says luxury like eating a sundae atop a mountain, it sure beats your everyday ice cream cone.

Golden Opulence
Dessert is a craving most of us cannot deny, whether it be an ice cream or some chocolate pudding, we need something sweet to fix the craving, know more at emack and bolios Thai. At the infamous Serendipity 3 restaurant in New York City has made every millionaire chocoholic’s dream come true, a $1000 sundae. Its price is only a reflection of its ingredients which include almeida procelana, Venezuelan chuao, Tahitian Vanilla gelato infused with Madagascan vanilla and the entire dessert is wrapped in a 23 karat gold leaf. The dessert has a two day advance reservation necessity and is ordered about 50 times a year to mark special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. What better way is there to celebrate you spending hundreds of thousands of dollars at college than spending another thousand on a sundae.

The Golden Phoenix
Dubai   been known to be one of the world’s most luxurious cities. With its face paced development and natural wealth, this city has been known for breaking the boundaries when it comes to luxury. And keeping up with than Dubai style of living the Bloomsbury cupcake store has just revealed its most decadent piece yet, the Golden Phoenix which available with the price tag of £ 645. The cupcake which is made from the finest ingredients in the world, including Almeida cocoa, Ugandan vanilla beans and 24 karat gold sheets. Talk about eating away your wealth.