Mexico City, Mexico
You definitely won’t go hungry in Mexico City. Stalls line the streets and sell any refreshment you could possibly want, from beverages to breakfast. Expect freshly made food, cooked right in front of you and packed with vibrant flavours you can’t find anywhere else.
If you only eat one thing…try tlacoyos. These tasty blue corn masa (dough) disks are stuffed with your choice of braised pork belly, requéson cheese, or mashed fava beans, cooked on an open-air griddle, then topped with grilled cactus paddles, more cheese, and your choice of salsa.
Feeling brave? Any cut of meat can be used as a taco filling, including de cabeza — the head of a cow. The vendor will carve your serving directly from the cow’s skull, then top it with rice, beans, and cheese.
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
There’s more to Vietnam than their famous pho (although it’s certainly worth a try!) Vinh Khanh Street is home to a collection of street food stalls and each one has its own speciality dish, so it’s the perfect opportunity to try something new. Expect plenty of meat, fresh herbs and vegetables, and delicious seasonings like chilli and lemongrass.
If you only eat one thing…Bánh xèo is a crispy, savoury pancake filled with pork, shrimp, onions, and bean sprouts, then topped with your choice of herbs and dipped in fish sauce. Its distinctive yellow colour is caused by the turmeric in the batter.
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