Một trong những hoạt động không thể thiếu trong "to-do-list" của bất kỳ ai khi đi du lịch đó là thưởng thức những món ăn đường phố không chỉ hấp dẫn mà còn thể hiện bản sắc văn hóa đặc trưng của đất nước mà chúng ta ghé thăm. Cùng điểm một số thành phố nổi tiếng với "street food", điểm đến mà nhiều người sẽ lựa chọn khi quyết định du lịch.
1. Bangkok, Thailand
Virtual Tourists ranks Thailand's capital no. 1 "for the variety of locations and abundance of options". Hot spots include the U-sahped lane Soi Rambuttri off Khao San Road near the temple Wat Chana Songkhram, and Soi 38 near Sukhumvit road. Look for green papaya salad, chicken in green curry, pad Thai and mango sticky rice for sensuous finish to your journey.
Singapore's a crosscultural crossroads: Chinese, Malay, Peranakan (a Malay-Chinese hybrid), Indian and a world's worth of other cuisines. Year-round balmy weather and hundreds of food stalls in indoor-outdoor halls make this a capital of street food from satay to tender steamed Hainan chicken (with ginger-scallion topping over savory rice), or kaya toast (a sandwich of coconut jam) washed down with strong coffee. You might find all these cultures represented in a bowl of laksa (pictured), noodles in coconut curry soup with a choice of meat, tofu, seafood and condiments
3. Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech's old city is one of the most colorful places we know, and not just for the bold hues of the heaping bowls of olives and barrels of heady spices for sale. Food stalls populate the main square Djemaa el Fna where tables are set up for you to enjoy roast lamb and couscous, eggplant, kebabs...
4. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Visit the Ben Thanh or Binh Tay Markets for a mix of French colonial cooking techniques with Southeast Asian spices and ingredients. Pho (noodle soups), bánh mì (sandwiches) and spring rolls are making their way into the American food scene, but don't overlook other local dishes like cơm tấm (cooked broken rice) topped with a fried egg and bo la lot (seasoned beef in a leaf).
5. Istanbul, Turkey
You probably know doner (lamb, chicken, or beef on grilled on a vertical skewer and served in pita bread) even if you didn't know it's Turkish name.
6. Mexico city, Mexico
Case in point: elote, roasted corn on the cob coated in mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili flakes, and a squeeze of lime. Market buildings such as Mercado Allende in the Coyoacan neighborhood brim with stalls selling ceviche, juices squeezed before your eyes and candies made from chile-coated mango or gooey tamarind. For something more familiar, try tacos al pastor (filled with pineapple and pork), or churros (tube-shaped donuts) filled with chocolate.
7. Brussels, Belgium
As headquarters of much of the administration of the European Union, Brussels's fine dining scene is one of the world's best. Yet everyone's favorite food seems to be frites (French fries) with a head-spinning choice of sauces from humble mayonnaise to a zingy pepper-packed Brazilian take on ketchup. Get them in cones with tiny forks or with the old standby of moules (mussels) in broth. For dessert or a snack, VirtualTourist says that the waffles - topped with powdered sugar, whipped cream, strawberries and/or chocolate "are alone worth the trip on the Eurostar."