Asia's Most Popular Street Food



Boat noodles

These days, boat noodles is a popular street food in Bangkok, served with pork blood, morning glory, bean sprouts, pork/beef meat and Thailand authentic spices.
The highlight of this flavorful Thai noodle dish is the fact that it is traditionally sold by vendors in boats who paddled down Thailand’s many canals. You have to try this when you visit Thailand!

Khao niew ma muang (Mango Sticky Rice)

We can say that Mango Sticky Rice is the most perfect combination  in this world. The glutinous sticky rice combined with fresh sweet mango and rich coconut cream would definitely satisfy your mouth and tummy. Khao niew ma muang can be topped with peanuts, toasted sesame seeds or sometimes, fried salty mung beans.

Cha yen (Thai Ice Tea)

There are a lot of Cha Yen/ Iced tea in the world, but you definitely have to try this Iced Tea from Thailand. The tea is served over ice with sweet condensed milk and topped with a floater of evaporated milk for extra creamy goodness. You have to try this country’s Iced Tea because obviously, Thai Iced Tea always tasted better in Thailand.

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This is a Japanese fish-shaped cake with the various fillings. The most common filling is red bean paste. But you can now easily find other fillings like custard, chocolate, sweet potato and even green tea paste.


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Okonomiyaki is a flour based dish grilled with various toppings. The name “Okonomiyaki” is derived from the word “okonomi” (How You Like) and “yaki” (grill). This food can be described in many ways, you can call it either Japanese Pancake or Japanese Pizza.




These chicken skewers are grilled over hot charcoal with tare sauce or salt. Due to a wide diversity in cuts and preparation methods, yakitori takes on many forms. Some popular examples are chicken thigh, negima, chicken skin, chicken wing and many more.



Tteokbokki ( Korean Rice Cakes )

This food is a dish made from cylinder-shaped rice cakes and it’s cooked with spicy red pepper paste and fish cakes to create a satisfying dish. It used to be considered Korean royal court cuisine, but nowadays, tteok or rice cakes, are found on street corners all over Seoul.


Eomuk is a processed seafood product made of ground white fish and other ingredients such as potato strach, sugar and other vegetables. Eomuk is called Fish cake, but this Korean fish cake is different with other fish cakes in Western Cooking. Eomuk-tang, served on a skewer in broth, is a very popular street food along with tteokbokki, which people of all ages love. The traditional Korean fishcake is thin and rectangular shaped, but alternative shapes and flavors are also available these days.


Hotteok is a Korean sweet pancake and the dough is made from wheat flour, water, milk, sugar, and yeast. Sometimes this Korean sweet pancake comes with a filling consisting of brown sugar and ground peanuts/ sesame seeds.But these days, they have more variety of fillings! such as Nutella and chocolate.






This is a meat-free street food from Indonesia. It resembles gado-gado in its use of peanut sauce as a dressing. Ketoprak contains rice stick (Lontong), bean sprouts, chili, garlic, shallots and “Kerupuk”. You can add egg and tofu to enjoy it.
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Bakso is a major player in the Indonesian street food scene: a delicious, hearty, and cheap source of protein served from pushcarts. Even the most powerful man “President Obama” loves this street food. Meatballs in Indonesia vary in size from table tennis-balls to tennis-balls. Indonesian meatball is often mixed with either egg noodles or rice noodles, then garnished with fried shallots, eggs and some vegetables.  To add a kick to the dish, Indonesian people usually eat bakso with a side of sambal (Indonesian chili paste).

Martabak Manis

This is the King of Indonesian street food. Almost all Indonesians love Martabak Manis. Martabak Manis is a rich flavored (Indonesian) pancake. This pancake is full of toppings and butter. You can request anything sweet as its topping, the most common Martabak that people order uses cheese, chocolates and peanut as toppings.
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Pho Bo

Pho Bo is a beef noodle with soup. This dish is very popular in Vietnam and you can easily find it anywhere around the country. This Vietnamese noodle soup consists of broth, rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily made with beef.


Roll cake

Roll cake or Bánh cuốn is a dish from Northern Vietnam. This Roll Cake is made from a thin, wide sheet of steamed fermented rice batter filled with a mixture of cooked seasoned ground pork, minced mushrooms, and minced shallots. It is a light dish, and is generally eaten for breakfast everywhere in Vietnam.

Saigon Baguette

Saigon baguette (bánh mỳ Saigon) is the most famous dish in Vietnam, something that tourists rave and hype about. It’s made with various Vietnamese cold cuts, such as pork, pork sausage, cheese and vegetables wrapped in the authentic Vietnamese bread.

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Stinky Tofu

This is a fermented tofu dish which has a very strong odor. It’s called stinky tofu because this food has a very strong and unique smell. Stinky tofu can be found easily at night markets and roadside stands in Taiwan.


Braised Pork Rice

Lu Rou Fan (Braised Pork Rice) is the common street food in Taiwan. It contains rice and pork (it can be pork meat or pork belly). The pork is marinated and boiled in soy sauce served on top of steamed rice.


Bubble Tea

What comes to your mind if you hear “Taiwanese Drink”? Almost all of the people will say Bubble tea. Bubble tea is a very common drink in this world but you have to try the original version from the streets of Taiwan.




One Dollar Ice Cream

This ice cream is very famous in Singapore. You will definitely encounter many one dollard ice cream vendors as you stroll along Orchard Road. This dish is an ice cream wrapped with a bread or wafer and it only cost $1 SGD.



Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken rice can be found easily in Singapore. You can find it in restaurants, night markets and street vendors. As a tourist, you have to try this dish at least once! The price is reasonable and it is also listed as number 45 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011.




Fried Carrot Cake

Fried Carrot cake is a famous street food from Singapore. It is made of stir-fried radish cake cubes. There is no connection between this dish and the sweet Western carrot cake eaten as a dessert. You can find this food easily in restaurants or night markets in Singapore.



Banana cue

Banana cue is a perfect mid-afternoon snack in the Philippines. It is a fried skewered banana cooked with brown sugar. You can easily find banana cue around the streets of Manila and in other places because Banana cue is one of the all-time best selling street food in the Philippines.




MUST TRY food in the Philippines. Balut is a developing bird embryo (duck or chicken) which is boiled and eaten directly from the shell. Even though it looks scary, balut is a common dish in the Philippines that is usually served with beer. The eating of balut is controversial due to religious, animal welfare and human health concerns, but you still can find Balut easily in Philippines.



Dirty Ice Cream

This is a type of ice cream that you can find easily in the Philippines. Dirty Ice Cream is not dirty, it’s called dirty because the appearance of the carts owned by the ice cream vendors. They are pocket-friendly and perfect for your hot sunny day.





Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is a Malaysian national dish which consits of rice (cooked with coconut milk), wrapped up in banana leaf, and with fried anchovies in shrimp paste, chili sauce, egg and cucumbers as its side dish.





Penang Asam Laksa

Penang asam laksa consists of rice noodles in a fishy soup soured with tamarind. This food comes from the Malaysian island called Penang and it has a sour and strong flavor.






Teh Tarik

Teh tarik (Pulled Tea) is a milk tea beverage which is very common in Malaysia. This tea is made from black tea and condensed or evaporated milk. The name is derived from the pouring process of pulling the drink during preparation.




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Hong Kong


Egg Waffles

Egg waffles are one of the most popular Hong Kong street foods and it’s on the 1st ranked of a 100 most popular Hong Kong street listing. Egg waffles are spherical egg-based waffle that cooked between two plates of semi-spherical cells. It usually served with fruit and it has a huge variety of flavors.





Fish ball

Fish balls are, as you can tell, balls of a minced fish meats. It usually served on a stick or in a small cup. You can have cheese or curry sauce as its topping. They usually have two options for curry which is spicy or regular.




Cheung Fun

Cheung fun is a rice noodle roll seasoned with soy souce. This is a Cantonese dish which is commonly served as a snack in Hong Kong. The roll is made from rice noodle, filled with pork, vegetables, shrimp, beef and other ingredients.







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