All across Southeast Asia, you’ll find bustling night markets filled with ready-to-eat street foods – from fiery noodles to fish-shaped dessert to drinks that you can chew. To celebrate the various cultures and cuisines that make-up this geographically diverse region, we invited the local Baltimore community to join us on a month-long Yelp Eats The Streets food tour in honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
This food tour transported us to Taiwan, India, Vietnam, the Philippines, and beyond, as we visited more than 10 local businesses serving up popular Southeast asian street eats (no passports required!). Check out some of the stops we took along the tour:
South Korea: Fried hotdogs from Ssong’s Hotdogs
“The texture of these not so ordinary hotdogs were out of this world. Think of a corn dog with a crunch that reverberates throughout your person. The cashier recommended I roll the mozz dog in sugar. I hesitated at first, but then I asked why not? It was a great recommendation as the sweetness complimented the hot melty cheese stacks on the savory juicy sausage!” – Tahseen K.
Laos: Nahm Khao from Charming Elephant
“I took the lettuce with my hands and ate the nahm kaho appetizer bit by bit. The flavor was extremely fresh and complex… I really loved it! Have never experienced Laotian food before and this was a great introduction.” – Michael F.
Matcha Ice Cream from Kyoto Matcha
“I was pleased with how richly grassy-green the matcha made the ice cream, a true sign of authenticity! It was the right balance of a slight underlying sweetness and icy-ness. Perfect to cool in the rising temps of MD.” – Lana K
While the Yelp Eats the Streets food tour has come to an end, revisit the adventures by checking out this Yelp Collection and supporting these Asian-owned businesses now and beyond.