40 Photos That Will Inspire You To Give Southeast Asian Cuisine a Try

40 Photos That Will Inspire You To Give Southeast Asian Cuisine a Try

Food should always be an enjoyable part of your travels. Trying out new dishes can be a hit or miss. However, it’s always an awesome experience when you discover something you like. This summer, I travelled to Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand which introduced me to so many new amazing and flavourful dishes. I challenge you to be bold in trying something new.

Try Some Street Food

South-east Asia is known for its astonishing array of cheap and delicious street food.

Malaysian Street Food


When we ate street food in a random park.

Deserts – Sweet and Savoury

Kuih Tepung Pelita Dessert

Chocolate Egg Waffles

Food By The Beach

Thai lunch in Ko Lan Island

Trying Something New

Nasi kerabu kelantan

Only in Malaysia will you find blue rice! It tasted pretty amazing too! Nasi kerabu kelantan is a popular local dish during the month of Ramadhan.

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Roti canai

Fruits In South-East Asia

Durian is like marmite, you either love it or hate it. I hated it but my friend on the other hand happily ate it as if it was some juicy, sweet pineapples. I definitely think anyone who travels to Southeast Asia should give it a try. 


Interesting fact: Durians was voted the smelliest fruit in the world.

They have even been banned from eating on public transport in Singapore. A warning before you try durians, wear gloves!

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Fresh Coconuts!

Indonesian and Malaysian Cuisine

Nasi Putih, Ayam Berlada, Ayam Madu, Ayam Goreng

Singaporean Cuisine

Dim sum & more

BBQ pork, duck and chicken

Thai Cuisine

Thai Green Curry
Pad Thai, noodles, rice with spicy green pork and honey chicken wings


The best Chicken Pad Thai I have ever tasted!

The Pad Thai I had in Rub Aroon Cafe is the best I’ve ever tasted. The Cafe is located in Phra Borom maha ratchawang (very close to WAT PHO temple) in Bangkok.

Hakka Cuisine

Traditional Hakka food is a rich part of the culinary heritage of southern China but you will also find this cuisine in Hawker Centers in Singapore. Hawker centres is an open-air complex and food court where you will find many food vendors offering a variety of cooked foods.

Egg Fried Rice, Squid & Egg Stir Fry, Mutton and Chicken Kebabs with Peanut Sauce

Now, this is what you call a feast!


Fried Stingray Fish

Hopefully, my mouthwatering and delicious pictures have inspired you to give Southeast Asian cuisine a try. Stay tuned for some travel posts!

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  1. August 11, 2019 / 8:11 am

    Oh my gosh you have literally made my mouth water and made me feel like I’m back in Asia again.

    • diywithjoy
      August 11, 2019 / 8:23 am

      Haha my pleasure ? Girl me too, currently craving some pad Thai! ?

      • September 9, 2019 / 10:39 pm

        So much of this food looks incredible! I’m not sure how much of it I would like but mannnn I wanna try it! Great pictures x

        • September 14, 2019 / 7:28 am

          Thank you! Honestly most of the food out here I tried was amazing and that’s coming from a picky eater ?

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