Some of the best street food in the world comes from Asia. From the bustling markets of Bangkok to the hawker stalls of Malaysia, we’ve picked a few of our favourites…
1. Maeklong Railway Market, Samut Songkhram, Thailand
This market stands out, not because of the eclectic mix of food but because it’s located on a live train track. Explore this charming little market, with its array of vegetables, fruit and snacks, but be prepared to scramble out of the way as you seek cover from an oncoming train.
2. Chiang Mai Sunday Night Bazaar, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Located in the middle of Chiang Mai, this market has got a reputation as the best night market in Thailand. It’s also one of the best value for money. Temple courts that line the street turn into pop-up alfresco eating areas.
3. Jalan Alor Food Street, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Some of Malaysia’s best street food can be found, not in the posh, overpriced hotels, but in this market with row after row of hawker stalls to explore. Loved by locals and visitors alike, this street is quieter during the day, but when the sun goes down, the markets come alive.
4. Kuta Night Markets, Bali, Indonesia
These night markets, otherwise referred to locally as ‘pasar senggol’ are the perfect opportunity to get to grips with local cuisine, at a bargain price. The stalls are bustling with locals as they get stuck into hot-off-the-wok treats
5. Petaling Street Market, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A world away from the extravagant shopping malls of Malaysia, Petaling Street Market is a paradise for those who love to work for a bargain. Here, the hustling never stops. Take in the smells, the sights and sounds until the early hours. But most importantly, sample all the food you can.
Luckily, you don’t have to travel far to experience the street food markets of East Asia. Our new menu is packed with our favourite small plates and street food snacks from across East Asia. Check out the new menu here.