Food Carts of Asia
The food truck movement in North America is nothing new. The attempts to make the simple hamburger or the dubious hot dog into a raging fad food by emptying the fridge in the bun really misses the point.
Watching engorged North Americans slobber back plates swimming in oozy fries, cheese whizzed salad and mega burgers is a truly rebarbative experience that hides a great tradition well known in Asia.
The simple food cart in cities like Phnom Penh or Vientiane or Bangkok are specialised rapid food providers who can have a delicious food nugget in your hand in seconds. There's no time to stand around and wait so instant delivery is required and having the right cash is paramount.
Townie locals have breakfasted and lunched on these wagons since the invention of the bicycles and they know quality as the choice is almost infinite.
If you're traveling to this part of the world and don't hit the food wagons or carts, you've missed a big part of the explorer's experience.