I‘m a big fan of street food, especially in Asia where the food is very fresh, cooked to order and certainly more healthy then eating at your local fast food joint.
I suppose there are negative questions, like is the location properly sanitized? I don’t know. But, in all my years of traveling, I’ve never gotten sick from eating street food. I have gotten sick from eating in proper restaurants or from washing dishes in hot water that wasn’t hot enough.
In the old days, no matter where I ate in China, I used an Old China Hand’s trick and ordered the strongest alcohol the restaurant had in their bar and very discretely wiped down the plates, bowls and the chopsticks. Today, with a Starbucks on every corner and a MacDonald’s on every other corner in big cities like Shanghai, Beijing and Bangkok there doesn’t seem to be a need to do that.
All of that said, this image was made from a flyover near Silom Square, in Bangkok, Thailand just prior to the evening rush hour as this vendor was doing her prep. It’s the kind of scene you find if you are walking and aren’t in a rush.