Hawker Stands and Street Food

My partner Seth & I have been eating our way through Malaysia and Taipei. I usually don't post about my other interests on this photography blog but this experience has been such a great time I wanted to share it here. There is nothing more rewarding than going to a street stand and seeing them prepare the food right before your eyes. The whole process is transparent and extremely inexpensive for some of the best food I have ever had. Many American chefs travel to Asia to learn about the street food here then incorporate it into their own cooking, charging 20 times as much!! Malaysia is particularly special because the cuisines of three distinct ethnic groups (Malay, Chinese and Indian) have all blended together resulting in an endlessly rich and diverse food culture.

Jalan Alor night market, Kuala Lumpur

Making Char Koay Teow at the Chulian Street Night Market,Penang

Teppanyaki hawker at the Lin Jiang Night Market, Taipei

Pot of Laksa Asam at the Petaling Night Market, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Making Dal at the Jalan Alor night market, Kuala Lumpur

Egg and Oyster Omelet at the Jalan Alor night market, Kuala Lumpur

Fruit Stand in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur