Travelling around South East Asia is a hungry job but fortunately for me some of my favourite snacks and street foods are just around the corner. Whether it is a classic sandwich from Vietnam, or an Indian-inspired savoury treat from Singapore, I am happy in the knowledge that I will always survive with such tasty food at my fingertips! Here are a handful of my favourites!
Curry Puff – I find these from fast food chains like Old Chang Kee in Singapore, and for cheap finger food, you cannot go wrong! I often buy half a dozen at a time – but they don’t last long with my appetite!
Roti Kluai – these are the famous banana rotis from Thailand. The freshest rotis are available in Bangkok, especially on Khao San Road, and I make a point of finding a vendor every time I am in the area.
Pisang Goreng – these deep-fried bananas are perhaps my favourite snack of all in Asia, and ever since my first try in 2013, I have been religiously eating them since! Even at home in London, I try to make my own (but they are nowhere near as tasty as the authentic ones from Java).
Banh Mi – these are baguette sandwiches with a Vietnamese twist, that were originally left over by the French during colonial times. In true Vietnamese fashion, you can find a lot of spicy ingredients between the bread!
Bebek Betutu – roast duck in Bali is something that always makes me salivate. Especially when touring the countryside of Ubud, you MUST find a warung or restaurant to get your duck fix – it makes me absolutely quackers!
Are there any delicacies you cannot go without when you are travelling in the region? What are your faves?!