It is totally acceptable to understand that there are a plenty of types of food sold on the street and different places bring different flavors of street foods.
For example, while street food in Vietnam is described as “fresh and lighter than many of the cuisines in the area”, the street food of Thailand is “fiery” and “pungent with shrimp paste and fish sauce” (Dorling 2011).
However, he also cites the hidden danger of street food for people.
It is obvious that street food can be seen widely in many places, however, in each area, it has a distinct attraction.
Street food, which is undoubtedly an essential part of people life, is widely known as ”ready-to-eat foods and beverages prepared and/or sold by vendors and hawker especially in streets and other similar public places” (FAO 1989 cited in Alizon 1996).
Differently, Alizon defines street food as ”an extremely heterogeneous food category, encompassing meals, drinks and snack ” (1996).There is no information suggesting the exact time when the street food appears, however, it is supposed to have appeared very early in the human history.“A traveling Florentine reported in the late 1300s that in Cairo, people carried picnic cloths made of raw hide to spread on the streets and eat their meals of lamb kebabs, rice and fritters that they had purchased from street vendors.” (Wikipedia) Today, like many other types of services for daily life, street food has been developed fast and be loved by billion people throughout the world.Furthermore, to make a variety of meals, vendors often process food in a numerous ways like roasted, steamed, boiled and many others way.A study by the EPOC demonstrates that in Bogor only, a list of popular street food consists of about 300 items with majority of traditional meals and drinks (Chapman 1894 cited in Alizon 1996).The FAO points out that the increased popularity of street food is seemed to be closely linked with the change in the lifestyle and family structure (2013).In fact, in such a modern life as nowadays, people find it difficult to have enough time to relax themselves, let alone cook and enjoy meals together regularly; therefore, many of them see street food as a perfect substitution food.As a result, the demand of street food becomes higher.Street food can be found in every part of the world, particularly in crowed cities.Henrilyto (2012) states that the annual sale from selling food on the street in Borgor, Indonesia amount to million and it is 2.2 billion in Malaysia.Obviously, street food is gradually developing and showing its impacts on aspects of our life.