Food is an important factor to consider when traveling, up there on the list with sight-seeing and shopping! 😋 Street food in particular is a must when traveling overseas as it offers the triple combo of being cheap, generous, and exotically tasty. It’s also safe to say that street food can offer you the most “local” flavors.
If you had to go on a trip focusing only on food, which country would you choose?🤔 I think various countries such as Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S. would pop to mind, depending on your personal tastes. 🤭 Today, Incheon Airport has prepared for you a list of overseas travel destinations perfect for foodies. Reading about street food from all over the world will be sure to make your mouths water. Let’s explore some of the best street food in the world together! 🌯
Taiwan, a Country Brimming with Good Eats. Know more to enjoy more!
Taiwan boasts a diverse culture as people are from various parts of China. This is also reflected in their food culture. 🥢 You must visit Taiwan’s night markets to properly experience and appreciate their food culture. The representative Taiwanese night markets are Shilin Night Market, Raohe Night Market, and Ningxia Night Market. With that said, let us introduce the top street foods to eat! 🤩
Have you heard of “ji pai”, Taiwanese chicken? 🍗 First off, the chicken pieces are huge and you can choose between the original flavor and spicy flavor. You can pick the one that suits your tastes. Another street food item that’s sure to hook you with just one bite is called Prince Cheese Potato. 🥔 Prince Cheese Potato is very popular. It is basically mashed potatoes fried in oil, topped with various toppings like corn, bacon, and lots of thick gooey cheese. 🧀
You also can’t miss out on Taiwan’s local favorite, gopchang noodles. 🥢 It is so addicting with it’s chewy texture, savory sauce and spices. Feeling too full? Soothe your stomach with a sweet drink. Taiwan’s representative sweet drink is boba milk tea, something you can find easily in Korea. However, boba milk tea from Taiwan is different. Chewy tapioca balls bobbing in the creamy, fragrant milk tea…who can resist?
The City that Never Sleeps, New York! Experience the tastes of food trucks!
If you’re visiting New York for the first time, you’ll be a little surprised by how busy people are. Everyone is hustling and bustling so hard that it’s no wonder New York is called The City That Never Sleeps. 🌆 There are so many things to see and eat that making choices can be difficult. One thing you cannot miss out on however is New York’s food truck scene. 🚐 Exotic foods from all over the world will call out to you as you walk down the streets.
One of the most famous street foods in New York has to be Halal Guys. Halal Guys offers chicken or beef that’s mixed according to your tastes, similar to bibimbap in Korea. The star of the show is the special Halal Guys’ sauce. 🌮! You can choose from their white sauce made from yogurt or their spicy hot sauce.
In addition, there are endless other street foods such as lobster rolls, which is plump seasoned lobster meat served in bread, or hot dogs 🌭, which are freshly grilled so you feel that chew in the sausage. New York’s biggest charm has to be the delicious and diverse food scene!
Food That Pleases the Eyes and the Palate! Japan’s Must-Visit Food Neighborhood, Dotonbori
The last place on our list is Osaka, Japan 🇯🇵. You may think that food there is similar to Korea because the two countries are close together, but the cuisine is quite different. Dotonbori is particularly a hot place with everything from popular restaurants to food trucks with various street foods.😆 We’ll recommend some must-try foods from this area.
The most well-known dessert in Japan is choux cream puffs 🧁, boasting a crispy exterior and soft and moist inside. One of the best parts is that you can choose the flavor of cream you like, from green tea, chocolate, cream, and potatoes. 👆🏻 There are so many tourists that there’s even a menu written in Korean. Koreans can thus order without any problems. We can’t forget to mention takoyaki, with chunks of thick, plump, and chewy octopus. You can find it in Korea, but it’s a different experience in Japan!
If you’re in Dotonbori, cooked crab is another must-eat food. If you’re worried that eating crab will be too expensive, worry not! The grilled crab is a quick and convenient eat! 🦀 It’s not a big snack, but you can still enjoy the texture and seafood taste of the crab. Lastly, dango is a great snack of rice cakes dipped in honey. 🍡 You can easily find it at Japanese convenience stores. The crispy roasted rice cake is coated with teriyaki sauce to give you that sweet and salty combo.
Everyone knows food is one of the best parts of traveling. 😋 For those who are planning to travel abroad this year and are worried about what to eat, we hope our list of recommended eats from around the world will help!
Incheon Airport hopes to bring you more information that can help with your travel plans, so be sure to check back in soon! 😃