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15 Mouth-Watering Cheap Eats From Around The World

Get the low-down on the best noodles in Hong Kong, and killer tacos in Barcelona.

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1. Sister Wah, Hong Kong

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Opening hours: Open 7 days

Credit card: Not accepted

Cuisine: Cantonese

“Their beef brisket noodles—with a side of boiled radish—are expertly crafted and never disappoint.” —Matt Abergel, Yardbird, Hong Kong

2. Carlos Pizza, Sao Paolo

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Opening hours: Open 7 days

Credit card: Accepted

Cuisine: Pizza

“Very tasty pizzas with naturally fermented dough, at a very fair price. It’s one of the best pizzerias in São Paulo.”—Alex Atala, D.O.M. Sao Paolo, Brazil

3. Mamak, Sydney

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Opening hours: Open 7 days

Credit card: Accepted

Cuisine: Malaysian

“The food is super-tasty Malaysian. They make the best roti right in the window, which is such a joy
 to watch. They are not licensed so you’re only going there for the food, which helps to keep things cheap!” —Danielle Alvarez, Freds, Sydney

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4. Dumplings Legend, London

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Opening hours: Open 7 days

Credit card: Accepted

Cuisine: Chinese

“On the weekend, I think it’s the only place I like to go after service. My favorite dumplings are of course
the xiao long bao, the soup dumplings. I love the ritual, I love the way they burst in your mouth, I love eating them until I can’t move. Plus it’s probably the fastest service you can get anywhere.”—Tomer Amedi, The Palomar, London

5. La Choza, Buenos Aires

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Opening hours: Closed Monday

Credit card: Accepted

Cuisine: Argentinian Grill

“Halfway between the ‘Bolichón’ and the typical BA grill—its thick grilled steak (45-minutes wait) is ideal to share and never fails.”—Federico Fialyre , TOMO 1 Buenos Aires,

6. Bao, London

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Opening hours: Closed Sunday

Credit card: Accepted

Cuisine: Taiwanese

“This is fast food, but not as the term would suggest. The buns are what pull people in, but it’s all the sides I go back for—the aubergine mapo is incredible.” —Yotam Ottolenghi, Ottolenghi, London

7. Salt Grill, Jakarta

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Opening hours: Open 7 days

Credit card: Accepted

Cuisine: International

“Salt Grill offers really nice, modern Australian cuisine, and the business lunch package is around $13 (£10) for two courses. The restaurant is located on the 56th floor and has the best view in Jakarta.” —Petty Elliott, Indonesia

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8. Nanban, London

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Opening hours: Open 7 days

Credit card: Accepted but not AMEX

Cuisine: Japanese

“The most incredible ramen and side dishes. Inspired, beyond delicious, stunning flavors. Food that warms your heart and soul.”—Andi Oliver, Andi's London

9. Niño Viejo, Barcelona

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Opening hours: Closed Sunday

Credit card: Accepted

Cuisine: Mexican

“Mexican taqueria by Albert Adrià and Paco Méndez. A perfect balance between simple, traditional, and modern and interesting cuisine, with cocktails based on tequila and mezcal and the best tacos that I’ve ever eaten.”—Evgeny Vikentev, HAMLET & JACKS, St Petersburg

10. Farmer's Market, Tokyo

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Opening hours: Open Saturday & Sunday

Credit card: Not Accepted

Cuisine: Street Food

“Every Saturday and Sunday, Farmer’s Market 
has different choices of food trucks, ranging from Japanese bento to Italian pizza, coffee, pastries, etc. using very fresh ingredients from the market. You can’t experience better quality than here at any food court in Japan.”—Shinobu Namae, L’Effervesence, Tokyo Japan

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12. Domlise's Po Boy and Bar, New Orleans

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Opening hours: Closed Sunday

Credit card: Accepted

Cuisine: Southern American

“This walk-up counter serves some of the best po-boys in the city and has my favorite muffaletta (New Orleans sandwich) in town. Great food, cheap prices and no-nonsense.”—Nina Compton, Compère Lapin, New Orleans NEW ORLEANS

13. Mamouns Falafel, New York

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Opening hours: Open 7 days

Credit card: Accepted

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

“A great, cheap bite that you can get any time of day.” —Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park, New York

14. Bondi Surf Seafoods, Sydney

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Opening hours: Open 7 Days

Credit card: Accepted but not AMEX or Diners

Cuisine: Seafood

“Huge variety of fish, grilled, pan-fried, or deep-fried to order. Take it away and eat on the grass over the road with spectacular views of Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach.”—Lucio Galletto, Lucio's, Sydney

15. Padella, London

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Opening hours: Open 7 Days

Credit cards: Accepted

Cuisine: Italian

“I always try to get there early—there’s a great spot in the window, or outside the restaurant, where you can people-watch with a big bowl of pasta and an Aperol Spritz, and I’m a happy chef.”—Elizabeth Haigh, Shibui, London

CORRECTION

A photo of La Choza in Buenos Aires. has been changed. Previously a photo of La Choza in New Mexico was used.