10 Best and most popular street foods in Asia!

Asian Street food to eat Right Now

Asia is filled with amazing dishes and in general, has some of the best cuisines in the world. The main characteristic of Asia is its street food culture and how many people eat outside on any given day.

That is why this list features the Best and Most Popular street foods in Asia that you can find today!

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Satay - Indonesia

Satay Indonesia Street food

A traditional Indonesian dish containing skewered meat which is served with a sauce on the side, this dish is one of my favorites.

While making satay, any kind of meat can be used, even the exotic ones such as crocodile or snake meat, but in most cases, the meat is marinated before grilling.

Pho - Vietnam

Pho Vietnam Street food

Pho is one of the most popular Asian dishes globally and can be eaten almost anywhere around the world due to its popularity, but the most authentic one is in Vietnam. Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup, and Vietnam’s general way of life.

Pho is considered to be Vietnamese favorite dish due to its complexity, unique flavors, and simplicity.

Miso Ramen - Japan

Ramen Japan Street food

Miso Ramen was invented in 1955 in Sapporo, Japan, since then this dish has become one of the most beloved in Japan and the world. Miso Ramen is a dish made by cooking the miso base, broth, and vegetables in a wok.

The whole soup is then topped with bean sprouts, chopped pork, garlic, sweet corn, and (sometimes) local seafood such as crabs, scallops, and squids.

Shawarma - Lebanon

Shawarma Lebanon Street food

A delicious Middle Eastern meat dish whose routes track back to the Ottoman empire, Shawarma is one of the most beloved dishes in Asia.

Shawarma is marinated and spit-roasted with Lavash or Pita bread on the side, it is similar to Kebab, but also very different.

Doner Kebab - Turkey

The most popular Turkish dish around the world, Kebab consists of grilled pieces of meat that are shredded from a vertical skewer. The meat is seasoned with fresh herbs and spices.

Doner Kebab

Today, you will find many meat combinations when it comes to kebab, but the original ones are exclusively made from lamb meat, that being said you can find a combination of lamb and beef, only beef, chicken, and several other combinations that you may prefer.

Taiyaki - Japan

Taiyaki Japan street food

Japanese fish-shaped cake which is often used as a snack is made from flour and filled with azuki sweet bean paste. It is served warm and often found at a taiyaki stand at any winter festival in Japan.

Samosa - India

Samosa India Street food

A perfect introduction to the world of Indian cuisine, Samosa is a crunchy treat filled with different flavors. Samosa is deep-fried, usually in a triangular shape filled with a variety of ingredients ranging from vegetables to meat, such as onions, lentils, spiced potatoes, peas, or ground meat.

Takoyaki - Japan

One of the most famous Japanese snacks, small rounded takoyaki are made with a simple egg batter that is enriched with diced octopus pieces. The shape is gained from the traditional iron pan in which they are grilled.

Takoyaki Japan street food

The pan itself is filled with small round molds in which the batter is poured and swirled until the traditional round shape has been developed.

Miso Soup - Japan

Miso soup Japan street food

A traditional Japanese soy-based soup made from a stock called dashi, miso paste, and various additional ingredients such as seaweed or tofu.

It is considered that more than 75% of Japanese people consume Miso soup for breakfast, but you can find it on stands and around Japan any time of the day.

Spring rolls - Vietnam

Spring rolls Vietnam street food

Spring rolls can be found all around Asia, but fried spring rolls originate in Vietnam. The main characteristic of these tasty rolls is the pork and shrimp filling, wrapped in delicate rice paper.

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Ten most popular and best street foods in Asia
Best and most popular street food in Asia

Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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