Out on the open come rain or storm, heat or cold, the food will be there. Working day and night, mixing ingredients left and right to find the perfect flavor. People walking by smelling, looking, feeling the food but can’t help themselves to taste it.
It is a place where the history, culture, flavor of the food represents. No matter which part of the world one goes it is a symbol of the place, it’s simply not only about food but much more than that. A place where people everyday strive to make a living, they innovate, integrate, and produce such incredible dishes that it often becomes a cultural phenomenon.
Depending on each country the delivery of such food differs, whether it’s on a car, a bicycle, a cart, or whatever form one find suitable, the similarity remains it’s out on the ‘open’ raw bare nature. In fact that is what most people crave for not only just the food but the total experience. While there are those who are disgusted by such sight they don’t realize they are consuming the food that had been created from such a place.
Being in such a hostile place, dealing with angry people, traffic, and a million different elements will only make one stronger. It’s a place where there is little margin for error, hence the food will always be consistently tasty, or else the vendor will need to hear the most explicit comments. It is through such sweat and tears, through trial and error, mixing ingredients to find the perfect combination, getting feedback from everyday people that such delicious dishes have been created.
It is on every traveler’s list to taste the street food in the country they visit, this practice has taken a life of it’s own. Such popularity of these places have risen that it has become a tourist attraction. While tourist attraction will no doubt give these vendors a boost some aspect of it could bring out negative effects, such as ‘popularity’ could bring the food quality down.
One will only find such “food experience” from street food, because it is the place where both the combination of harsh reality brings out the most delicious dishes. As this sector grows, it will only bring out the most innovative, creative, authentic delicious food for our future.