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ng
23-07-2012, 10:03 AM
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/07/20/travel-picks-food-idINDEE86J08W20120720

1. Bangkok

2. Singapore

3. Penang

4. Sicily, Italy

5. Saigon, Vietnam

What happened to chinese cities :eek:

Charbroiled
23-07-2012, 10:22 AM
What happened to chinese cities :eek:Heard street food in China is not hygienically prepared in most instances. When I was there, I didn't dare try any.

currymee
23-07-2012, 10:26 AM
It is all in your own personal taste-buds ... and you trust the kwai-loh to judge ASIAN STREET FOOD for you :eek: ???????????????? :p MOH KAU CHOR !! :D

zinglicious
23-07-2012, 10:49 AM
Hardly can you find street foods that is acceptable to foreign visitors like the Americans where there are not burger or hot dog stands. Can hardly see them fancy street vendors foods like Smelly Tofu, Char Siew Pau, Lok Lok, Chi Cheong Fun or Sambal belacan udang. :heheheh:

BTW, if anyone thinks China food is dirty, think again and observe how our Bolehland prep the food at home or at Kaki Lima in pasar malam where the Mickey Mouse or Mat tikus roam freely as bees. :eek:

currymee
23-07-2012, 11:01 AM
Here is a soon-to-air local makan programme ...

http://kuali.com/news/story.aspx?file=/2012/7/20/ku_inthenews/20120720164836&sec=ku_inthenews

lly
23-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Taiwan is very famous for its street food, though not to my taste. I think it should be in the top 5 list rather than Singapore.

Rhiga
23-07-2012, 11:12 AM
Those Reuters fellas know nut about Asian food... :rolleyes:

Their ranking is based on the stars of hotel, the class of flight, the entertainment at night, etc the host city provided to them !!

If MPSJ willing to foot the bill for 1st class flight, deluxe suites in Traders KL plus free golf or free Datai Langkawi stays, the Reuters folks will tell the world that those apanama food stalls along USJ/SJ is among the best in the world !! ;)

Charbroiled
23-07-2012, 11:14 AM
Taiwan is very famous for its street food, though not to my taste. I think it should be in the top 5 list rather than Singapore.I dislike street food in Singapore. Don't like the taste/flavor. Even their KFC taste different. Their coleslaw sucks!

Kinabalu
23-07-2012, 11:29 AM
Taiwan is very famous for its street food, though not to my taste. I think it should be in the top 5 list rather than Singapore.

You must be kidding me! :P

The last i visit, the taiwan street food are all....fry fry fry and condiment condiment condiment. Nothing special like ours in Bolehland.

currymee
23-07-2012, 11:37 AM
hahaha ... Taiwan and Singapore street food LOOK GREAT and BEST on Asian Food Channel :rolleyes: .... but once you "turun padang" on their streets, you will swear never to eat again when you know there are 100s of places better in Malaysia .... :mua-haha:

The only food I rate in Spore BETTER than Malaysia is the LIM CHEE GHUAN bakwa ... that one is really GOOD !!! Our local "Kiew Bros" is no where near ....

and before someone throws in BEE CHIANG HIANG ... it is also Sporean ... :D

zinglicious
23-07-2012, 11:45 AM
Highly reco by PCK, Jack Neoh said it and Michael Lee like it too. Bakwa.

Challenger
23-07-2012, 12:12 PM
Singapore's street food is definitely better than Penang. I would love to support Penang but how to support when Singkies are better than our Penang hawkers. It is time Penang thought really hard why they lose out to the Singkies.

bslee
23-07-2012, 12:43 PM
Perhaps Penang gahmen could think of of centralizing all the best and very best hawkers to once huge central location, maintain the highest hygiene standards, best waste management, best eating out atmosphere and enviroment WITHOUT imminent hikes in prices.. world class (or at least in SEA, die die must try place for tourists!) street food place..must be by local Penangnites, not mingled with all sorts of foreign elements of other asian extra labor. No bangla or Indon char kway teow or thai dishes by them please..originality lost!
My 2 sen..

CS Chua
23-07-2012, 12:49 PM
Not sure what is the definition of street food here but strictly speaking, Singapore has no street food. They have hawker food but in food courts.

To me, the top 3 Asian countries for easy accessibility of street food are: KL, Bangkok, and Jakarta. In terms of taste, I will say Malaysia, India, and Thailand. I do not like the food in China and Taiwan; either too Chinese or not too Chinese, depends on how you look at it.

kwchang
23-07-2012, 12:51 PM
Singapore's street food is definitely better than Penang...
Can someone verify if those food vendors are actually Malaysians in the first place? I thought I read somewhere that Singapore imported a lot of Malaysian street-food vendors (gave then PR?)

bslee
23-07-2012, 12:53 PM
Not sure what is the definition of street food here but strictly speaking, Singapore has no street food. They have hawker food but in food courts.

Thats quite true, but I suppose Singapore knows best how to manage this. Its to their advantage in terms of licensing and many other aspects of control. moreover times have changed, surely they know best.
Look at our pasar malams?... lots of them leave piles of mess and garbage just after one night!.. if not for town council cleaning up? you think they're very very responsible people to ensure the place is as clean as they started for business?, I think not. Same for random or solo hawkers anywhere here.

SiangMalam
23-07-2012, 12:54 PM
People who comment on Penang vs Singapore hawker food like they REALLY know Penang / Singapore hawker food. Just go Gurney Drive (Georgetown) or Lau Pa Sat (Tg Pagar) is not hawker food, that is TOURIST FOOD!

CS Chua
23-07-2012, 12:56 PM
Singapore's street food is definitely better than Penang. I would love to support Penang but how to support when Singkies are better than our Penang hawkers. It is time Penang thought really hard why they lose out to the Singkies.

You probably lived in Singapore for a long time to conclude that. Penang are several notches above Singapore, in my book.

kwchang
23-07-2012, 01:19 PM
We will always refute the opinions about Sing food being better than Penang food... like here (http://www.mmail.com.my/story/our-food-tastes-better-say-locals-and-tourists-23631). But to me, the thick Hokkien Mee in dark soy sauce originated from KL and no one does it better!! :D

CS Chua
23-07-2012, 01:27 PM
We will always refute the opinions about Sing food being better than Penang food... like here (http://www.mmail.com.my/story/our-food-tastes-better-say-locals-and-tourists-23631). But to me, the thick Hokkien Mee in dark soy sauce originated from KL and no one does it better!! :D
The facts speak for itself. How many Malaysians go to Singapore for good and cheap street food? And how many Singaporeans come to Malaysia for good and cheap street food? The difference in numbers will be mind boggling.

But I concede that Singapore has better crabs even though they are more expensive. I love their 1.2 kilo crab which is good for 3 people because it is filled with meat and roe.

jan tomaswaki
23-07-2012, 01:45 PM
We will always refute the opinions about Sing food being better than Penang food... like here (http://www.mmail.com.my/story/our-food-tastes-better-say-locals-and-tourists-23631). But to me, the thick Hokkien Mee in dark soy sauce originated from KL and no one does it better!! :D

Of course,Chang,did you know that with the amount of lard and fried pork included in your Hokkien mee,no wonder alot of ppl went for bypass.Only the doctor know best.

currymee
23-07-2012, 01:48 PM
Hahahaa ... BUT NO-ONE will dispute that the BEST BAKWA is from Spore, right ? :D

and the BEST "PORK" PORRIDGE ... Hong Kong ...

bslee
23-07-2012, 01:59 PM
Bah..taste of whatever food is so subjective.. so!...should I say nuts to all of you that you don't know that Koon Kee wanton mee at Petaling Street is best in the region, no comparison, all others are crap?
Insulting or hurtful to all isn't it? Everyone got own opinion lah!...there's always some others who think otherwise. :)

SiangMalam
23-07-2012, 02:26 PM
The facts speak for itself. How many Malaysians go to Singapore for good and cheap street food? And how many Singaporeans come to Malaysia for good and cheap street food? The difference in numbers will be mind boggling.

But I concede that Singapore has better crabs even though they are more expensive. I love their 1.2 kilo crab which is good for 3 people because it is filled with meat and roe.

Been to Batu Maung jetty, buddy?

SiangMalam
23-07-2012, 02:29 PM
Hahahaa ... BUT NO-ONE will dispute that the BEST BAKWA is from Spore, right ? :D

and the BEST "PORK" PORRIDGE ... Hong Kong ...

Tasted the spare part porridge at junction of Macalister / New Lane in Penang where the intestines and whatever spare parts are deep fried crispy crispy first?

Tasted the Soup Gearbox along Jln Dato Keramat in Penang?

Or the teochew beehoon on the main street going into Haadyai?

HK is not near to what we have in Malaysia/Thailand/Singapore lah!

Tried the bakwa opposite Eu Yan Sang in SS2?

Or even simple food like Meng Kee Char Siew in Glenmarie?

Or Bak Kut Teh at Taman Sri Tebrau in JB?

Or drink kopi kau at the railway station in Kluang?

Or eat turtle kuey teow in Kuala Pilah?

Or ikan patin masak lemak in Temerloh?

Or mutton curry next to the river in A Setar (opp Sime Tyre factory)?

Singapore and HK don't come near us lah... Malaysia is best for cuisine!

CS Chua
23-07-2012, 03:18 PM
Been to Batu Maung jetty, buddy?

No but if you are saying that there is nice crab in Batu Maung jetty, then I think it is too far to go and eat there. In Singapore, these humongous crabs are easily available even in coffee shop stalls. No need to travel far.

currymee
23-07-2012, 03:22 PM
Tasted the spare part porridge at junction of Macalister / New Lane in Penang where the intestines and whatever spare parts are deep fried crispy crispy first? (YES ! :) )
Tasted the Soup Gearbox along Jln Dato Keramat in Penang?

.....
Singapore and HK don't come near us lah... Malaysia is best for cuisine!

Correct ! I don't disagree OVERALL ... however, I only mentioned PORK PORRIDGE - the best I tasted was in HK !! :D - no fried bits, just nicely boiled and cooked .... :D

bslee
23-07-2012, 03:27 PM
Undeniably to all Malaysians, this land have lots and lots to offer, trouble is, its spread all over length and breadth of the country and most may not have the time, energy or cost to frequently or conveniently go on a tour just to satisfy their tastebuds. That little red dot is everything that place have is within that island.

Raikonen
23-07-2012, 04:31 PM
Tasted the spare part porridge at junction of Macalister / New Lane in Penang where the intestines and whatever spare parts are deep fried crispy crispy first?

Tasted the Soup Gearbox along Jln Dato Keramat in Penang?

Or the teochew beehoon on the main street going into Haadyai?

HK is not near to what we have in Malaysia/Thailand/Singapore lah!

Tried the bakwa opposite Eu Yan Sang in SS2?

Or even simple food like Meng Kee Char Siew in Glenmarie?

Or Bak Kut Teh at Taman Sri Tebrau in JB?

Singapore and HK don't come near us lah... Malaysia is best for cuisine!

you mean taman maju jaya soon huat izzit? hehe...thanks for reminder...am in jb for 2 days and will probably go have it plus the century wan tan mee and chui kuih at the small lane behind stant chart...yummy

SiangMalam
23-07-2012, 04:57 PM
you mean taman maju jaya soon huat izzit? hehe...thanks for reminder...am in jb for 2 days and will probably go have it plus the century wan tan mee and chui kuih at the small lane behind stant chart...yummy

Mee rebus at Pak Jaafar coffeeshop opposite the church at Tmn Sri Tebrau... also very good. BTW what happened to Captain's Cabin BKT?

Charbroiled
23-07-2012, 06:29 PM
Don't know about you guys, all this food talk can only mean one thing for me now. It's dinner time!! :mua-haha:

ng
23-07-2012, 09:59 PM
Singapore and HK don't come near us lah... Malaysia is best for cuisine!

HK food beats Malaysian food anytime. HK food is world famous for their cuisine , wonder why it is not in the top cities list.

Traditional Singapore food is very bland.

Charbroiled
23-07-2012, 10:17 PM
Traditional Singapore food is very bland.I can't argue with that. I find it to be true.

clfoo
23-07-2012, 10:53 PM
HK food beats Malaysian food anytime. HK food is world famous for their cuisine , wonder why it is not in the top cities list.


no way jose ... m'sia is food heaven compare to hk

Raikonen
24-07-2012, 09:00 AM
Actually HK food is quite good as well...the siew gor...walau....

ng
24-07-2012, 09:04 AM
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/7/24/nation/11719201&sec=nation

Quote from Lim Guan Eng

"Comparing Penang food to that of Singapore is like comparing Mount Everest to a hill"

ng
24-07-2012, 09:17 AM
Actually HK food is quite good as well...the siew gor...walau....

HK is famous for their huge variety of Dim Sum. Much better than the Malaysian Dim Sum.

SiangMalam
24-07-2012, 10:35 AM
HK is famous for their huge variety of Dim Sum. Much better than the Malaysian Dim Sum.

Is dim sum in HK a street food variety as the title of this thread?

Challenger
24-07-2012, 11:22 AM
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/7/24/nation/11719201&sec=nation

Quote from Lim Guan Eng

"Comparing Penang food to that of Singapore is like comparing Mount Everest to a hill"


Singapore is the Mount Everest, Penang is the hill. It is not too late for Penang to buck up.
People said Penang food cheap. I say Penang food is very expensive and when u find any cheap food, the serving is very small.
People said Penang food very nice. I say Ipoh, KL, PJ food are better than Penang.
Wake up, Penang hawkers. Your char keow teow is not even the best in M'sia. So is your rojak buah.

currymee
24-07-2012, 11:57 AM
Singapore is the Mount Everest, Penang is the hill. It is not too late for Penang to buck up.
People said Penang food cheap. I say Penang food is very expensive and when u find any cheap food, the serving is very small.
People said Penang food very nice. I say Ipoh, KL, PJ food are better than Penang.
Wake up, Penang hawkers. Your char keow teow is not even the best in M'sia. So is your rojak buah.

Hahahaha ... let me get into the fray and say ....

Best place for food (FOR ME !!)

Subang Jaya/USJ (aka Penang version 2.0)

:D - Why ? Coz it is THE CLOSEST and MOST EASILY AVAILABLE .... :p

ng
24-07-2012, 01:55 PM
Best place for food (FOR ME !!)

Subang Jaya/USJ (aka Penang version 2.0)



Subang Jaya/USJ food sucks.

Petaling street food is still one of the best in klang valley.

currymee
24-07-2012, 02:00 PM
Subang Jaya/USJ food sucks.

Petaling street food is still one of the best in klang valley.

Not strictly true leh .... ;)

Currymee at Choy Kee SS19 is good ...

Nyonya style currymee at USJ2 also good ...

CKT at Parkway SS19 is good ...

CKT at USJ14 also good ...

Hokkien Mee (har mee) at USJ4 Apollo is good ...

Char Siew fan at USJ4 Apollo is good ...

Nasi lemak (morning) at Jalan USJ4/5 is good ...

Hokkien char at SIng Kong (taipan) ok ...

CS Chua
24-07-2012, 02:15 PM
No lah. Taiping food is the best.

Best CKT
Best Wanton mee
Best Chee Cheong Fun
Best Wu Tau Ko
Best Heong Peng
Best Loh Si Fun
Best Siew Yoke
Best Chicken Mee Noodles
Best Teow Chew Fried Kuoy Teow
Best Mee Rebus

Ask any Taiping lang.

currymee
24-07-2012, 02:29 PM
WAHAHAHHAA ... ok, everyone got their own PERSONAL "BEST" .... SO WHO IS BUYING ? :D

okang
24-07-2012, 02:49 PM
Hello, SiangMalam was trying to keep you guys to stick to the thread topic, i.e. street food.
No doubt Penang wins hands down versus Temasek.

It will be very difficult and rare to find street food in HK.
They have been moved indoor years ago.
There are only a handful legal Tai Pai Dong left in Central/SheungWan and Mongkok, if you term those street food.

CS Chua
24-07-2012, 03:10 PM
Hello, SiangMalam was trying to keep you guys to stick to the thread topic, i.e. street food.
No doubt Penang wins hands down versus Temasek.

It will be very difficult and rare to find street food in HK.
They have been moved indoor years ago.
There are only a handful legal Tai Pai Dong left in Central/SheungWan and Mongkok, if you term those street food.
You are right. The only few countries around here that have strictly street food are Malaysia, Indonesia, and Indo-China like Thailand, Vietnam, etc. Even in Philippines is hard to find unless you go to the barrios.

Naka
24-07-2012, 03:33 PM
I try to avoid street foods for a long time and even if there are around, I avoid them especially anywhere in Malaysia:eek:

currymee
24-07-2012, 03:37 PM
I try to avoid street foods for a long time and even if there are around, I avoid them especially anywhere in Malaysia:eek:

Hahhaa ... and I am the EXACT OPPOSITE, I avoid restaurants like the plague unless I have no choice !!! I don't believe in air-cond, serviette, kinky waitresses or soft cushion will make the FOOD TASTE BETTER ... AMBIENCE maybe ... definitely not the food !! In fact, I believe in INVERSE LOGIC, the fancier the place, the crappier the food .... or more positively, a crappy place has got nothing going for it except THE FOOD , so if it is doing a good business, guess what is good ? ;)

bslee
24-07-2012, 03:37 PM
Talking about defining "STREET FOOD". I read this many years ago..yup.. Kenny Sia's blog and this particular article takes the cake.

http://www.kennysia.com/archives/2006/12/the-strangest-p.php

Look at the SECOND LAST picture... I can't help laughing all the time whenever I see this.

SiangMalam
24-07-2012, 04:11 PM
Hello, SiangMalam was trying to keep you guys to stick to the thread topic, i.e. street food.
No doubt Penang wins hands down versus Temasek.

It will be very difficult and rare to find street food in HK.
They have been moved indoor years ago.
There are only a handful legal Tai Pai Dong left in Central/SheungWan and Mongkok, if you term those street food.

Thanks Okang...

BTW one of the best street food is the Sup Buntut in Jakarta street stalls served with emping (a kind of tapioca-based cracker) as a side dish... best eaten at 3am and ended with a puff of the Sampoerna Special Mild....:mua-haha:

cml
24-07-2012, 04:37 PM
Must get someone to ta pow for me the next time i go back there. cannot see myself eating there

SiangMalam
24-07-2012, 04:37 PM
For coffee aficianados, there is a coffee shop Typica Cafe on ground floor of Shaw Parade at Changkat Thambi Dollah which specialises in Kopi Luwak (or known as Kopi Musang in Malaysia).... good but be ready to be floored by the pricing... they prepare your cuppa using some nice cafe canisters (glass) in front of you... so you pay for performance too haha!

SiangMalam
24-07-2012, 04:40 PM
Must get someone to ta pow for me the next time i go back there. cannot see myself eating there

Why not? You have been posted in Banjarmasin before in Kalimantan so Jakarta should be OK for you too... maybe come in September after the Lebaran (Raya) as we are having an official opening of our kantor di Kuningan district.... and have you picked up from the airport too and put you up at the hotel our new office...

cml
24-07-2012, 04:44 PM
Wah got supir to pick me up .Make sure dont come in ojek!!

jan tomaswaki
24-07-2012, 10:53 PM
For coffee aficianados, there is a coffee shop Typica Cafe on ground floor of Shaw Parade at Changkat Thambi Dollah which specialises in Kopi Luwak (or known as Kopi Musang in Malaysia).... good but be ready to be floored by the pricing... they prepare your cuppa using some nice cafe canisters (glass) in front of you... so you pay for performance too haha!

pass by a few times and the prices got me a heart attack! cheapest also cost RM38.Once my son saw it" daddy go and try lah since you like coffee"...gila ker you...

SiangMalam
24-07-2012, 11:00 PM
Wah got supir to pick me up .Make sure dont come in ojek!!

Promise you supir will drive a Hummer 3.....

Naka
25-07-2012, 11:26 AM
Lack of proper hygiene to blame for third placing?

GEORGE TOWN: Many are still mystified by a recent poll which ranked Penang third behind Bangkok and Singapore for street food..
............

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/7/25/nation/11723159&sec=nation

cml
25-07-2012, 12:32 PM
I can only afford to stay in tune hotel. Hummer send me there shy la