Though it looks like a banh mi, Cambodia’s num pang is actually its own delicious thing.
Trying to find a good place to eat in Siem Reap is weird. Normally, if you google something like “must eat in [insert city here],” you’ll find any number of articles pointing you toward delicious-looking local food.
The coconut pudding pancakes (or kanom krok) I just had are odd — tasty, but odd.
There’s a whole bevy of street vendors that pop up in the evening on a stretch of road across from the North Gate in Chiang Mai. There’s a lot of tasty food to be had here, but the most popular stall (by far) is Chang Phueak Pork Leg Rice.
The lumpia from Harga Lumpia Samijaya is basically the best spring roll I’ve ever had.
When I had the chendol from Penang Road Famous Chendol, the vendor across from it was closed because of Chinese New Year (Thanks, Chinese New Year, for making sure basically everything was closed during the bulk of my trip to Penang. Thanks. I was hoping that most of the places I wanted to try would be closed. You know, just to spice things up).
Ice chendol isn’t the most photogenic dessert ever, but man, it’s so good.