- Eat at well-patronised street stalls in lanes, not on main roads. The vendors who sell to local householders will make more of an effort with hygiene because they rely on repeat business. The same goes for food sold in markets – local markets are way safer than tourist markets.
2. Eat earlier rather than later. Some lunch stalls are open from 11am to 2pm. In the summer months, ingredients like bun (rice noodles) don’t handle the heat well.
3. Uncooked herbs and salad vegetables pose the biggest e-coli risk because they may not have been washed. If these items are part of the street food, take them home and wash them yourself.