Dirt Dog at Grand Bazaar Shops at Horseshoe on Las Vegas Strip

The decadent Elote Dog

When I think of Los Angeles street food, I think of hot dogs—the smell of grilled bacon-wrapped dogs, sautéed onions, and peppers on the streets of Los Angeles by an unlicensed vendor is something I can’t forget. These dogs, known as “danger dogs” or “dirt dogs,” are unique to Los Angeles. You know what I’m talking about if you have been to any event in the city, whether a Lakers game at Staples Center or a show on Hollywood Boulevard. …

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Blue Nysa Van (Kiełbaski z Niebieskiej Nyski) in Kraków, Poland

The iconic Blue Nysa Van (Kiełbaski z Niebieskiej Nyski) in Kraków, Poland

For over 25 years, the Blue Nysa Van (Kiełbaski z Niebieskiej Nyski) has been serving the best kielbasa in Kraków, Poland. This street food institution of Kraków, operated by two gentlemen dressed in white coats, has been serving wood-fired Polish sausages (kielbasa) out of their iconic PRL-era blue Nysa van parked in front of Unitarg Market Hall (Unitarg Hala Targowa). In recent years, food trucks have become popular in Kraków. These food trucks, which serve a wide variety of delicious …

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What to eat at Chulia Street Night Market in Penang, Malaysia

Busy evening at Chulia Street Night Market

Chulia Street Night Market, located in the heart of Penang, George Town, Malaysia, is a night market popular with locals, tourists, and foodies. While the market is not as large as other night markets in Malaysia, such as the Jalan Alor Night Market, you will still find all your favorite Malaysian dishes here. This includes char kway teow, curry mee, wantan mee, satay, laksa, hokkien mee, and more. The center of Chulia Street Night Market is located at the intersection …

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Mediterranean Halal Food Cart in Baltimore, Maryland

The massive Combo Rice Platter, Mediterranean Halal Food, Baltimore, Maryland

On my trip to Baltimore, I visited the Mediterranean Halal Food Cart, a halal food cart selling rice plates and wraps with chicken and lamb. I only stumbled upon this hidden gem because of its location on the corner of Baltimore Street and Hopkins Plaza, directly across the street from my hotel. There were a few things that stood out about this food cart. First, everyone ordering food from the cart appeared local, including students and workers from downtown businesses. …

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Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice at Maxwell Food Centre in Singapore

The specialty of the house, the Hainanese Chicken Rice

Exactly who serves the best chicken rice in Singapore is up for debate. Everyone has their favorite. My favorite is Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, a famous hawker stall at Singapore’s Maxwell Food Centre. Singaporeans love their chicken rice, considered by many to be the national dish of Singapore. This simple dish of boiled chicken and rice can be found at hawker centres and restaurants all across Singapore. There may be no other hawker stall as well known as Tian …

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Zhen Zhen Porridge at Maxwell Food Centre in Singapore

A bowl of fish porridge, Zhen Zhen Porridge, Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore

For over 30 years, Zhen Zhen Porridge at Singapore’s Maxwell Food Centre has been serving rice porridge, or congee, a comfort food. Though popular for breakfast, you can enjoy it any time of the day. You can find congee at restaurants and hawker centres throughout the city, but Zhen Zhen Porridge is the best. You can tell which stalls are the best by the number of people waiting in line. The better the food, the more people in line. It …

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Jin Feng, best Lu Rou Fan (Minced Pork Rice) in Taipei, Taiwan

Braised Ground Pork, also known as Lu Rou Fan, Jin Feng, Taipei, Taiwan

Located just outside Exit 2 of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall MRT Station is Jin Feng, considered by many to serve the best lu rou fan in Taipei, Taiwan. You can find lu rou fan (滷肉飯), a simple Taiwanese dish of braised pork rice, at countless restaurants and street food stalls across Taipei and Taiwan. Jin Feng (金峰魯肉飯) might be the most famous. For over 30 years, Jin Feng has perfected the art of the pork and rice dish along with …

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J&G Fried Chicken in Taipei

Chefs frying chicken in hot oil, Ji Guang Delicious Fried Chicken, Taipei, Taiwan

For over 40 years, locals have considered Ji Guang Xiang Xiang Ji, also known as J&G Chicken, to have the best fried chicken in Taipei. Since opening in Taichung in 1973, J&G Chicken, or Ji Guang Delicious Fried Chicken, has become a household name. Over the years, the restaurant has continued to expand across Taiwan. Currently, it has international branches in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. Waiting in Line J&G Chicken occupied a prime location at the entrance of …

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Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken in Ximending neighborhood of Taipei, Taiwan

The famous Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken

One of the most well-known streets food found at Taipei’s Ximending is Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken. This small restaurant, ironically located below KFC, has become famous for its large Taiwanese fried chicken. The first Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken location opened at nearby Shilin Night Market. Today, the restaurant has chains across Taiwan and across the globe. One thing I noticed about this restaurant was how busy it was, at all hours of the day. You could always find a line …

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Tian Tian Li: Lu Rou Fan in Ximending neighborhood of Taipei, Taiwan

Lu Rou Fan, Taiwanese braised minced pork over a bowl of rice, Tian Tian Li, Taipei, Taiwan

If you’re visiting Taipei, you can’t leave without trying one of the most simple yet delicious Taiwanese comfort dishes, lu rou fan. This beloved dish is braised pork over rice. You can find the dish at restaurants and street food stalls all across Taipei and Taiwan. One of my favorite places to try lu rou fan is at Tian Tian Li, an affordable and local restaurant in the Ximending neighborhood of Taipei. Tian Tian Li was situated just off Hanzhong …

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