After a whirlwind adventure around Southeast Asia with my sister, visiting Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, I can’t say we had one meal that we didn’t like. Not really knowing what to expect from food in Asia, we didn’t leave hungry or disappointed. Here are some of my food highlights from my Southeast Asia adventure.
Deep Fried Spring Rolls
I’m pretty sure we seriously ate these at least once a day and they were just as good everywhere we went.
Fresh Spring Rolls
If we weren’t ordering deep friend spring rolls you could find some fresh ones at our table. These ones were massive that we had in Chiang Mai, at Bamboo Bee.
Green curry, red curry, curried noodles, whatever was curried we ate it because it was more than likely the most flavourful, delicious thing to exist.
Pad Thai in Thailand
A classic in Thailand and even back here in North America. I ate enough pad thai that I’m surprised I didn’t turn into pad thai.
Baguettes in Laos
Definitely not something we thought we’d come across in Southeast Asia, but Laos in particular had a major french influence in their food. Their baguettes were almost as good as baguettes I’ve had in Italy or France.
Pancakes, crepes, whatever you want to call them, we basically lived off these for breakfast! From nutella and banana (pictured below), to ham and cheese, each one I tried was yummy in my tummy.
You order a fruit shake/smoothie in Canada and you get a whole lot of sugar, concentrated juice, and other things. In Asia you get water, and fresh fruit, no additives needed. These were refreshing, delicious, and healthy!
Once we got over the fear of getting sick and started trying out the different street foods around Asia, our whole lives were flipped upside down. Delicious and SO cheap. I had one of the best pad thais ever for 40 baht on the side of the road. Words of advice, don’t be too scared to try this stuff, you’ll regret it!
Bun Bo Nam Bo in Vietnam
We had no idea what this was, but our hotel recommended to go to a hole in the wall place and this was all they served. A noodle dish with mango, sprouts, peanuts, herbs, and deliciousness. We went back twice!
Pho in Vietnam
A must eat in Vietnam. This was the one and only Vietnamese dish I knew about before visiting and it didn’t disappoint. Try going to the busy local spots you walk by, and make sure to add in the extra herbs they give you.
What were some of your food highlights from Southeast Asia? Share below in the comments!