10 Best Food Markets in Asia

Staff Writer
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From snack streets to night markets, hawker stalls to department store floors dedicated solely to food, finding good food is not difficult when traveling in Asia, as long as you know where to look.

Those who've never eaten from a street food vendor might be a bit hesitant to dine at the infamous hawker stalls in Singapore’s Tiong Bahru Market, and those who have risked it and failed, your past subpar experiences with “street meat” may cause you to bypass one of the greatest culinary experiences you might ever have.

Tiong Bahru’s stalls have long been the largest source of high-quality, regional fare. Same goes for the Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City, and Jalan Alor, in Kuala Lumpur; while these streets might look normal during the day, as soon as the sun goes down, hundreds of people come out — if they aren’t already drawn out by the appetite-inducing aromas wafting down the street — for fresh sugarcane juice, noodle dishes, grilled seafood, and crispy pork.

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