The World’s Five Best Cheap Meals

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/14/the-world-s-five-best-cheap-meals.html

    I never used to focus on street food as I traveled. Meals were a necessity of course, but not the intense source of learning that they have become in my years of moving around the globe. I started my travels in South America, but it wasn’t until I made it to China that I began to plan my days around my taste buds. While each city has its higher-end restaurants, I prefer to focus on the cheaper places: the markets and street stalls and tiny restaurants tucked into someone’s living room. Not only are they a wonderful scene of chaos and color, but as a traveler you are afforded a chance to observe the movement and patterns of local culture while eating. My favorite spots to view the world are from the vantage point of a tiny plastic food-stall table at the side of the road.
    Not only is street-side eating fascinating, but it’s cost effective, too. Here are some of my memorable cheap meals:

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    1. Chicken, Noodle, and Garlic Soup in Luang Prabang, Laos
    This soup was my first meal in Laos after a hectic border crossing from Thailand, and consisted of a simple but rich broth, perfectly tender chicken, and curls of fried garlic. Soup might not be everyone’s breakfast of choice, but cooked with such complementary flavors it was hard to resist. I bought it at a tiny stand near the Nam Ou river, the blue tablecloths catching my eye as I wandered past the stall. Cost: $0.80

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    Grateful that I need to visit my in laws as it opened up a whole new world of street food in SEA. We rarely eat elsewhere. Even when it is a family event.
     
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    A plate of tacos al pastor belongs on that list somewhere...
     
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    AMEN !! (+ numerous other street eats)
     
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    A risk aversion to street food peddlers, Jett Rink has. :eek: The root may stem to talk about the olde Chili Queens of San Antonio as to the substitutions for meat, I think. :D
     
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    Cat, the other white meat.
     
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    Street Tacos, that are Hot and spicy.
     
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