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The Traveling Hungryboy: A Californian now based overseas in Singapore but regularly on the road all over the world. I am in neither the F&B nor travel industries (and I'm horrible at cooking - so don't expect recipes in my blog), but I love food and will literally go the distance in search of it. (I plan vacation itineraries around food rather than sightseeing spots.) Although I can appreciate fine dining from time to time, I find that those places are usually a bit too snobby and overrated. More often than not, I'll prefer a hole in the wall or a street vendor instead - as long as the food is tasty and authentic. I hope you enjoy reading about some of my findings, and please feel free to browse the Archives too - there's lots of stuff in there.
posted by infini (18 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
What is the F&B industry? Its late. Not immediately registering.
posted by psergio at 12:07 AM on August 9, 2011


Food and Beverage
posted by BinGregory at 12:09 AM on August 9, 2011


This post makes me HUNGRY.
posted by adamvasco at 12:47 AM on August 9, 2011


I'll prefer a hole in the wall or a street vendor instead - as long as the food is tasty and authentic.

Oh my yes. In Thailand and Malaysia, I had some of the best food of my life at street vendors.
posted by homunculus at 12:54 AM on August 9, 2011


In Thailand and Malaysia, I had some of the best food poisoning of my life at street vendors.
posted by three blind mice at 2:24 AM on August 9, 2011


He should come to Africa and try the dysentery.
posted by allkindsoftime at 2:27 AM on August 9, 2011


heh. I wonder how he'd approach an 'authentic' nyama choma guy's meat 'display'
posted by infini at 2:36 AM on August 9, 2011


Well, I don't think I would approach a guy's meat display.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:17 AM on August 9, 2011


FWIW, my wife refuses to eat street-vendor food in Beijing, and she grew up there. She hasn't told me specifically how she would approach a guy's
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:19 AM on August 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Damn. I meant to hit delete.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:20 AM on August 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Great post - meat displays included.
posted by glaucon at 4:40 AM on August 9, 2011


Usman at Duscker Road over those middle-classy Indian restaurants at Syed Alwi Road? This guy sure knows his stuff. J'approve!
posted by the cydonian at 5:18 AM on August 9, 2011


Being a vegetarian myself, I never have to worry about this, but the standard warning I hear is to "avoid meat on the street". I really enjoy street vendor food in India, and it's never made me sick - unlike the one "five-star" restaurant in Agra that caused me to simulate having garden hoses pointing out of both ends and turned up to full blast.
posted by me & my monkey at 5:27 AM on August 9, 2011


Great post, thanks!
posted by sevenyearlurk at 8:10 AM on August 9, 2011


In Thailand and Malaysia, I had some of the best food poisoning of my life at street vendors.

Well yeah, there was that too.
posted by homunculus at 9:11 AM on August 9, 2011


A blog featuring asian street food with 6 years of posts from someone who plans vacations around what he'll eat when he gets there? This is my new favourite thing, I'll be back in a few days.
posted by N-stoff at 9:21 AM on August 9, 2011


Photos of food are often crappily done. These are an exception. Very well done!
posted by blucevalo at 11:37 AM on August 9, 2011


How do I get a job travelling internationally to countries with delicious foodstuff?
posted by mlo at 12:08 PM on August 9, 2011


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