Video: Top 10 Most Unique Asian Street Foods

Asia is known for its diverse and exotic cuisine. Explore the fascinating world of Asian street foods that push boundaries and challenge your taste buds.

1. Balut


A popular Filipino street food, balut is a fertilized duck embryo boiled and eaten from the shell.

2. Stinky Tofu

Stinky Tofu

Originating from Taiwan, stinky tofu is a fermented tofu dish with a pungent odor but a delicious taste.

3. Takoyaki


A Japanese snack made from a wheat flour-based batter filled with octopus, green onions, and pickled ginger.

4. Century Egg

Century Egg

Also known as thousand-year-old egg, this Chinese delicacy is made by preserving duck, chicken, or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks.

5. Fried Tarantula

Fried Tarantula

A popular street food in Cambodia, fried tarantulas are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, offering a unique texture and flavor.

6. Durian


Known as the "king of fruits," durian is a divisive fruit with a strong odor and creamy texture. It is loved by some and despised by others.

7. Snake Wine

Snake Wine

A traditional Asian alcoholic beverage, snake wine is made by infusing whole venomous snakes into rice wine or grain alcohol. It is believed to have medicinal properties.

8. Scorpion Skewers

Scorpion Skewers

Found in various Asian countries, scorpion skewers are grilled scorpions served on sticks, offering a crunchy and adventurous snack.

9. Bird's Nest Soup

Bird's Nest Soup

A Chinese delicacy made from the nests of swiftlets, bird's nest soup is believed to have various health benefits and is often served as a luxury dish.

10. Fried Brain Sandwich

Fried Brain Sandwich

A popular street food in Japan, fried brain sandwiches are made by deep-frying slices of pork or beef brain and served in a bun with various condiments.