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    People Who've Traveled To Asia Are Sharing The Best Things They Ate There And My Mouth Is Watering

    My stomach just growled and it sounded a lot like "wanderlust."

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    Traveling far from home may still be off the table, but that doesn't mean we're not still ~craving~ it. So to soothe our wanderlust, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the BEST thing they ate while traveling in Asia.

    The answers are totally drool-worthy, and yes, I will be adding all these foods to my must-eat list.

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    And a lil' reminder that Asia is a huge and diverse continent. These are just some of the places our readers have been to. This list is a great place to start but there's also plenty more to explore.

    A word of caution though: Maybe don't read this while you're hungry!

    South Asia
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    1. Traditional Sri Lankan breakfast in Sri Lanka

    2. Kulfi (ice cream) in Lahore, Pakistan

    A hand holds a light brown icy popsicle against a simple gray background
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    "Baba Jee Kulfi Walay in Lahore, Pakistan! Best kulfi ever: smooth texture and a rich creamy taste!"

    abiyabaqai

    3. Dosa in Nepal

    A plate holds a huge, folded dosa coming off the edges along with sauce and veggies
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    "Dosa from when I interned in Nepal. I would eat them constantly."

    orangejello

    East Asia
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    4. Soufflé pancakes in Tokyo, Japan

    A plate topped with three thick pancakes topped with dollops of whipped cream and powdered sugar
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    "Soufflé pancakes from Flipper's in Tokyo! They were served with maple whipped cream. Most delicious breakfast ever!"

    theresabrubaker

    5. Japanese curry in Kyoto, Japan

    A plate filled with half white rice and half minced meat, brown curry
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    "A little shop in Kyoto, Japan called the Spice Chamber. It's got five seats and one dish: Japanese curry. You can get it large or small, cheese or no cheese. One of the best meals I’ve ever had."

    cameronrichardson77

    6. Butter ice cream in Harbin, China

    7. Durian cheese pancakes in Shanghai, China

    A bowl holds a sliced, crispy pancake oozing with cheese
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    "In Shanghai I tried durian cheese pancakes and it was the best combination of sweet and savory!"

    naninarcz

    8. Jianbing (breakfast crepe) in Beijing, China

    Brown paper opens to reveal a folded and stuffed egg crepe
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    "When my husband and I visited Beijing, we had one of my favorite foods to date: jianbing. It's like a Chinese breakfast crepe. They spread eggs out on a very thin crepe, then there is some kind of bean paste, a layer of fried wonton, cilantro, sesame seeds...but you can have it a lot of different ways. It was AMAZING — I crave it all the time!"

    buckyyyyyyy

    9. Rubing (goat cheese) in Yunnan, China

    10. BBQ buns in Hong Kong

    A table holds a teapot and a bamboo steamer with bao shaped like pigs
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    "BBQ piggy buns or anything on the menu at Yum Cha Central in Hong Kong."

    carenseal

    11. Scallion pancakes in Taipei, Taiwan

    Rows of scallion pancakes fry in oil on a hot pan
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    "Scallion pancakes in the Shilin Night Market in Taiwan."

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    12. Kal guk soo (noodle soup) in Busan, South Korea

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    "Kal guk soo at Haeundae Market in Busan, South Korea."

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    13. Bulgogi (marinated meat), galbi (ribs), and hotteok (sweet pancakes) in Seoul, South Korea

    14. Smoked duck BBQ in Busan, South Korea

    A table full of k-bbq supplies, including sliced duck roasting on a grill, bowls of sides, and a Korea travel guide
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    "Smoked duck BBQ in Busan, South Korea. It was located somewhere in the Jagalchi fish market. My sister and I found it after searching for a non-seafood place to eat in the area (she hates fish). We tried to go back and find it again on another day, and it was nowhere to be found. It was like the Room of Requirement, but filled with smoky delicious duck and the best damn kimchi I had while I was there."

    tgsoulliere

    Southeast Asia
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    15. Curry puffs in Singapore

    16. Khao soi (coconut curry noodle soup) in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    A table holds two dishes of curry noodles with meat
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    "Khao Soi Mae Sai in Chiang Mai, Thailand! It’s very no-frills, and two entrees and two drinks cost less than $4, but it was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten."

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    17. Larp (meat salad) in Laos

    A plate filled with larp: green herbs, minced meat, and a large red pepper
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    "Larp (aka laap, larb, laab, etc.), eaten anywhere outside of the cities in Laos. When we were backpacking, we stayed in a few villages that were only really reachable by boat, which meant that all the ingredients in the food were locally produced and incredibly fresh and delicious. I still have moments when I crave that delicious minty, herby, citrusy, rich, and savory flavor!"

    catlehog

    18. Pad Thai hor kai in Thailand

    A plate with a square egg crepe cut open in the center to reveal pad Thai noodles topped with peanuts and green onion
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    "In Thailand the pad Thai is obviously delicious, but a lot of the street vendors would actually make an egg crepe, wrap the noodles in that, and then sprinkle with peanuts, chilis, and green onions."

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    19. Murtabak (stuffed flatbread) in Brunei

    20. Pecel lele (fried catfish) in Indonesia

    A whole fried fish sits on a plate with a mound of rice, veggies, and a spicy-looking sauce
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    "In Indonesia, don't be scared to try the pecel lele, or the catfish. It might seem gross, but it tastes so good!"

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    21. Rujak (fruit and vegetable salad) in Ambon, Indonesia

    Chopsticks stick out of a bowl filled with sliced fruit topped with a sticky looking peanut and chili dressing
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    "The rujak on Natsepa Beach on Ambon, Indonesia. Yum!!!"

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    22. Bánh xèo (crispy pancake) in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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    "Bánh xèo in Vietnam! A savory, crispy rice pancake stuffed with pork, prawns, green onion, and bean sprouts. Best served hot from a stall sitting street side on a short plastic stool. This one is found at 46A Đinh Công Tráng in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1. A big plate served with lettuce and fresh herbs will run you less than $0.50!"

    carenseal

    23. Doner-style bahn mi in Hanoi, Vietnam

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    "The best damn sandwich of my life is found in Hanoi, Vietnam. These are doner-style bahn mis which I had never heard of before. Its crowning glory is this amazing roasted pork that’s crunchy, deeply savory, gloriously fatty, sweet, and spicy. Seriously, if you find yourself in Hanoi seek this place out!"

    lqarroyo

    24. And egg coffee in Vietnam

    Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Did we miss YOUR favorite thing to eat in Asia? Let us know in the comments below!

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