This Girl Clicked ‘Yummy’-licious Pictures Of The Tastiest Street Food Around The World

Melissa Hie loves to travel, loves to eat and love to Instagram. In 2013, when she was backpacking across Europe, she decided to combine her passions and started posting mouthwatering, delicious and absolutely breathtakingly beautiful street food pictures.

Since then her Instagram account ‘Girl Eat World’ has grown leaps and bounds and she has over 2.9 lakh followers. She has covered almost every corner of the globe. Right from ‘Pudhina Paratha’ from India to ‘Empanadas’ from Spain.

Since it’s the right thing to do. Here comes the warning.

*If you haven’t eaten or you are hungry all the time, please sit with some food. This may cause some serious hunger.*

Enjoy these pictures.

1. Pudhina paratha, India


2. White wine, Australia

2nd favorite #GirlEatWorld moment in 2015 is also from Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί, but a completely different part of the continent – the outback! This is a glass of white wine I had during the magical Sounds of Silence dinner with the view of Uluru. My experience in the outback can't be summed up in an instagram post, so i'll have a series of blog post coming up at my blog! You can follow me at to be notified when these posts finally come together. Waking up in your tent in the middle of the night to a repetitive thumping sound and peeking outside to find out it was a group of wild wallaby passing by your campground was… quite amazing to say the least. It's a memory I will truly cherish forever. Thanks @yhaaustralia for sending me on this trip!

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3. Hello Kitty donut, Japan

Happy Monday! Missing this Hello Kitty donut at the organized chaos of the shibuya crossing in Tokyo πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅πŸ©. The Shibuya "scramble" crossing is well known for people watching and a must visit while in Tokyo. When the traffic lights turn red, pedestrians would pour out from all sides and meet in the middle of the intersection. I find it very calming to watch from afar. Also, Hachiko statue is in one of the corners of this intersection! — I've been spending some time re-learning Japanese through and I love it so much! To my fellow ζ—₯本θͺž learners, i highly recommend checking out @iknowjp to review your kanji, listening skills and vocabularies. It makes the learning process super fun compared to using flash cards! However, this app will not teach Japanese from scratch – you have to use this in conjunction of a text book since they do not teach you grammar. I wish apps like this existed when I was learning Japanese in college! You can also learn other language like Chinese and English for SAT learners #iKnowjp

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4. Semolina cake, Jordan


5. Bear shaped Almond cake, Switzerland


6. Strawberry tart, France


7. Kebab wrap, Turkey


8. Empanadas, Spain


9. Coconut ice-cream, Malaysia


10. French fries, Belgium


11. Cold noodles, Hong Kong

Feeling bitter sweet as this is my last Hong Kong eats… For now. The cold noodles snack at Mongkok from the New Town Mall / Argyle Center just outside the Mongkok MTR Station (Take exit D2 and enter the building to your left). For only HK$12, you get to choose a prepackaged small plastic bag of noodles and choose toppings like pork, various seafood, and other meats. The noodle and toppings are then mixed in front of you with soy and garlic chili. While eating out of a plastic bag might sound weird to you, this is actually common practice in Asia. The best thing? You can eat this quickly on the go! Love the efficiency. My blog post is up on what I did in Hong Kong in 48 hours with @skyscannersg πŸ”πŸ”πŸ” Link in bio! Just to avoid any confusion, this blog post was from my weekend trip last month. I did come back again to Hong Kong recently for two weeks, for work! I have been spending so much time in HK this year that I know causeway bay like the back of my hand πŸ™‚

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12. Gai Daan Zai, Hong Kong

Dear Hong Kong, thank you for being my home for the past two weeks while I am here for work! Since i have been to Hong Kong so many times, i feel like i have tried all the traditional snacks. But fear not, here is something a bit different – this is a modern take on the well-loved traditional snack Gai Daan Zai (also called eggette) from @oddiesfoodies in Wan Chai. Their eggettes have different flavors combined with yummy ice cream, making it a very unique complex dessert! The one I had is called "The Night Wolf", which is chocolate chip eggette served with 66% dark chocolate gelato, brownies, passion fruit panna cotta, carmelized banana ice cream and crunchy flakes. Winner! (Thanks @cultoflee and @nativenowhere for taking me here 😊) #notsponsored #GirlEatHK

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13.Β Hanami Dango, Japan

🍑🍑 Hanami dango amidst sakura blooms in Arashiyama, Kyoto. There are Sakura everywhere in Japan right now! 🌸🌸 I have always wanted to eat Hanami Dango myself and finally got the chance to do so yesterday. This rice cake snack is so important to japanese culture that there is even an emoji for it ->🍑 It's sakura season right now in Japan, which marks the beginning of Spring. Since sakura season only lasts about a month (usually April), it became an important tradition to go to the nearest park with picnic mats and some packed food for sakura viewing – also known as Hanami. Hanami θŠ±θ¦‹ means "watching flowers" (hana 花 = flowers; mi 見 = eyes / to watch) and Dango means "dumplings / rice cake". Japanese eats dango as snack all-year round, but this variation with pink, white and green is traditionally eaten during Hanami season. The pink color comes from azuki (red bean) and the green is from green tea 🍡! πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸ‘πŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸƒ #RealLifeEmoji #EmojiIRL #EmojisInTheWild #ShotOniPhone6s

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14. Frozen yogurt, Malta


15. Ang Koo Kuih, Malaysia

Ang Koo kuih, a nyonya cake made of glutinous rice. "Nyonya" is the term for women in chinese malaysian culture, which means this cake was brought to Malaysia through the influence of Chinese immigrants. Traditionally the cakes are red-colored and filled with mung beans – hence the name "ang koo" which means red tortoise, illustrating the shape of the cake which resembles tortoise shell. πŸ’πŸ”΄ However the ones i found on Armenian street in Penang are not only rainbow colored, they are also filled with different flavors! I forgot what's what (they were mango, coconut brown sugar, red bean and original mung bean) but my favorite was the coconut brown sugar one! I have always seen this cake in Indonesia too but never knew what it was called πŸ˜…. Ang koo kuih was traditionally eaten for special full moon festivities but can now be commonly found in markets. β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’š #GirlEatPenang

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16. Strawberry daiquiri, Greece


17. Clementine, Myanmar

A little clementine 🍊 at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon πŸ‡²πŸ‡² I know it's crazy, but it is now the last five days of 2015 (!!) I will be posting once a day until December 31st, five of my favorite #GirlEatWorld stories from 2015… Starting with this one from the Myanmar trip I took in January with @sceetheworld. Why clementine? 🍊 I was pretty much obsessed with this fruit throughout the trip. They are easy to peel, so sweet and seedless, goes for $1 for half a dozen and there seem to be no shortage of them in each burmese city we visited. It became my go-to snack! Shwedagon Pagoda is believed to be constructed 2,600 years ago and contains relics of four Buddhas. In the modern day, it has become an important political arena for the burmese people. In 1946, it is where General Aung San demanded independence from the British before he was assasinated a year later. In the same place 42 years later, his daughter Aung San Suu Kyi would address half a million crowd to demand democracy from the military regime. The most important thing to remember when visiting this place? Take your shoes AND socks off. You have to go barefoot! πŸ˜‰ πŸ‘£

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18. Fish and Chips, Australia

#latergram 🍟🐟 Fish and chips at the Royal Botanic Garden next to the Sydney Opera House! I originally wanted to eat at the Circular Quay side of the opera house, which is also a waterfront, but the seagulls in the area were waaaaay too agressive. When i was buying these fish and chips at a stand in Circular Quay, i told the guy who was manning the counter that I didn't need the paper bag because I always try to minimize unnecessary waste. — Our conversation went like this: Me: No paper bag please Guy: …. Are you sure? Me: Why? Guy: The seagulls… are vicious here — Anyways I didn't want to share my chips with the birds so I took my fish and chips in a paper bag, zoomed past the opera house and retreated to this peaceful garden instead πŸ™Š this is a slightly different kind of fish and chips than the one i featured before. It's breaded with crumbs, and I kinda like this kind more than the beer-battered ones! Which one do you guys prefer? #GirlEatAustralia with @yhaaustralia

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19. Rose shaped Strawberry Ice-cream, China

🌹🌹🌹 Touch down in Beijing! this is a rose-shaped strawberry ice cream at South Luogu Lane (Nanluoguxiang) in Hutong area. This lane is one of the oldest alley in Beijing (~800 years old) with many of its buildings still retaining the old architecture style. My hotel is in this area and when I came early this morning there was hardly anyone around, but in the afternoon the lane became super lively with tons of people, food vendors and little shops! Reminds me of the markets in Taiwan or Korea 😍 As usual, recommendations are welcome! I came back to Singapore for 6 hours then promptly went back to airport for a red eye flight. Pro tip: don't do back to back trips. I crashed so hard this morning.

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20. Ice-cream on clouds, Australia


21.Β Strawberry dipped in Godiva chocolate, Brussels


22. Gelato, Italy


23. Puff, Myanmar

Just in time for Myanmar trip next week – This #WeEatWorld by my friend @nycars shows the magical view that puts Bagan on my "must visit" list. Follow @nycars for awesome – and punny – cars! As for the caption, i'll keep it true to @nycars' words: "It's taken while travelling in a hot air balloon over Bagan, which is located in central Myanmar along the Ayeyarwady River. I would love to see a hot air balloon chase in a movie one day, it would take around 5 hours. But there's certainly something very peaceful about drifting with no sound as the sun rises over this incredible place. The large structure is the Sulamani Temple, built in 11th century and one of around 3000 temples in the area. The puff was Myanmar street food, and was filled with peanut and sugar and was quite disgusting. My tip, avoid eating dubious street food before getting on a hot air balloon. Please enjoy, and please go visit Bagan. It's incredible." (I'll still try the street food tho :P)

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24. Koulouri, Greece


25. Sakura Mochi, Japan

Sakura mochi さくら逅 🌸 at Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. This Kansai-style sakura mochi is made of mochi rice formed into a ball with azuki (red bean) paste inside and wrapped in picked sakura leaf. In Tokyo, you would find the red bean paste wrapped in thin pink crepe instead of rice. This sweet snack is traditionally eaten during Hanami (sakura flower viewing in April) or Hinamatsuri (Girl's day in March), welcoming the beginning of spring. The leaf is edible too! Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is a super cool sight to visit in Kyoto. As soon as you step into the forest, you can immediately feel the drop of temperature. Photos can't justify the beauty of this place! #ShotOniPhone6s

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Aren’t you hungry? It’s time for me to grab a bite. πŸ˜›

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