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1. Posted by lausolorzano (Budding Member 3 posts) 1w

Hello!

I’m here because I know maybe you all can help me! I’m a huge fan of local food, in fact I think that one of the best things can happen when I’m travelling is to find a place to eat where there’s only local people, because that’s means it’s a great place to eat. So, since I this fan I’m trying to find places/webs/stuff to eat like a local!

What’s your recommendations! :)

Thanks!
Lau.

2. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 497 posts) 1w

Simply let your eyes and nose guide you. I've done this in scores of countries, often with more success than not.

But pay attention to detail. Kolkata is known for its street food; and I once saw a crowd eating at a certain stall. I figured the food must be good with so many people there. So I ordered a plate. But after I ordered, I saw a boy handing the cook plates that he had wiped with napkins thrown by customers into a box after they had eaten. Yuck!

Know that in some countries, many people and sometimes restaurants prepare food only once a day. Be careful if there is a lack of refrigeration; and food has been sitting around a while. It's best to see food prepared in front of you; and it's piping hot. When In doubt, ask!

I once was felled by food poisoning in Myanmar years ago; and learned from the experience.

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1w

Quoting lausolorzano

What’s your recommendations! :)

Talk to locals, take their advice, and follow your nose.

Have fun.

Cheers,
Terry

4. Posted by lausolorzano (Budding Member 3 posts) 6d

Woow! Great advice! This is the kind of stories and experiences I'm looking for! Thanks :)

Quoting berner256

Simply let your eyes and nose guide you. I've done this in scores of countries, often with more success than not.

But pay attention to detail. Kolkata is known for its street food; and I once saw a crowd eating at a certain stall. I figured the food must be good with so many people there. So I ordered a plate. But after I ordered, I saw a boy handing the cook plates that he had wiped with napkins thrown by customers into a box after they had eaten. Yuck!

Know that in some countries, many people and sometimes restaurants prepare food only once a day. Be careful if there is a lack of refrigeration; and food has been sitting around a while. It's best to see food prepared in front of you; and it's piping hot. When In doubt, ask!

I once was felled by food poisoning in Myanmar years ago; and learned from the experience.

5. Posted by lausolorzano (Budding Member 3 posts) 6d

Jajaj, sure I'll do that!
Thanks!

Quoting CheersT

Quoting lausolorzano

What’s your recommendations! :)

Talk to locals, take their advice, and follow your nose.

Have fun.

Cheers,
Terry