This is a tough question because everyone is a little different in terms of how our stomachs and bodies are created. The first step of travel eating is to know yourself, your limitations, and what risk you’re willing to take.
The truth of the matter is, I don’t usually know if any food stall or restaurant is sanitary. However, I’ve known people that get sick at their 5-star hotel buffet, but never get sick eating street food.
Here are some quick tips for choosing food stalls:
- Choose Busy Restaurants or Stalls – Street food stalls and restaurants that are busy with customers is one of the greatest signs that they serve fresh food. And also, they definitely don’t want their customers to get sick.
- Hot Food – Bacteria from food that sits out too long is a leading cause of food poisoning, so it can be wise to choose food that’s made to order, and served hot and fresh rather than room temperature.
- Use Your Instinct – If you feel the stall isn’t right or if you take a bite and realize something is a bit off, just stop eating immediately. Listen to yourself, and don’t risk it.
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