Where’s best to eat?

Arriving in some of Asias finest cities can leave you with a bewildering amount of restaurants to choose from. Knowing how sort the good from the bad, the touristic to the local and fresh to the .....well, not so fresh...

A few tips on finding the better places

Where locals are eating - good prices & typical food

Eating in a busy restaurant - shows a quick turnover of food

Not where tourists are eating - adapted for our 'western' palates, so not so traditional...

Street food - if your unsure, just make sure its thoroughly cooked.

Markets - They're everywhere and always have fresh local specialities

 

 

 

When arriving somewhere later on than the locals 'lunch' or 'dinner' time, you may find the restaurants are ghostly quiet... With using one of the tips above, that would tell you that... you probably don't want to be eating here...

...But, if it is a weird hour of the day like 2 or 3 pm, then of course they will be empty. So how do distinguish the good from the bad.

The tip to find out which one was the most popular is by looking at the floor. If the floor is littered with napkins and other debris, this would show that they have had a busy lunch...

 

 

One final note.

IMG_2144-Easy-ResizeWith eating street food, or in fact any place of food, the smaller the menu - the more fresh the products. If you arrive at a street side buffet, it may be hard to turn down the piles of heavenly looking food. The truth is that, its not going to be consumed that day and small businesses can't be throwing away what they've brought. It's a wiser option to approach the single wok - single dish - chef. This person is an absolute master of what they make and with only having a handful of ingredients to take to work each day. It's going to be guaranteed winner in every way.

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