At Food For Thought we aim to bring you a comprehensive experience, knowing that when we visit a place, we only have a few short days to find and taste what locals take a lifetime of experience. Here, we create all you need to know Food Guides, specialising in street food. We create them with local translations of the names, as we know some hawker stalls may not understand English very well, not to worry, all translations and pronunciations are available. These guides are made to include the following: –
1.) Description of the cuisine.
2.) Name of dish (local name, English pronunciation and English name)
2.) Photographic description of the dish.
3.) Brief description of the dish.
4.) Our opinion on the dish.
5.) Location and opening hours of the stalls.
As a heads up, I would recommend you looking at the addresses which are closer together so you can do your food treasure hunt more efficiently. Hope you have fun food hunting. Do also see our more comprehensive Ultimate Guide: Street Food for a larger and detailed list of the dish.
“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly.”
— Anna Thomas
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