Food Carts Vs. Restaurants In Vietnam-Your Questions On Food Safety

A recent viewer from my YouTube Channel,, asked about eating at food carts in Vietnam versus eating establishments or restaurants. I think food carts can be just as safe to eat at as restaurants, in some cases even better! Especially if you think about the restaurants that have huge menus with dishes that might not be ordered as frequently as other items, upping the possibility of bad or spoiled food. In this episode I give suggestions on what to look for when choosing which food cart to eat from. But I should also mention those restaurants you should be careful of that have an endless list of menu items, and buffets, be very careful of buffets. As I live in Asia and travel frequently here I personally rarely get sick, in fact I’v e only been sick 2-3 times in 10 years and those incidents all took place in South Asia. I also don’t eat meat or dairy products. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy those things. You just need to be more cautious being aware of cleanliness and a high turnover of food items. Thanks so much for listening! Send your travel questions for Asia to and I’ll do my best to answer them.

About the Author John Saboe

I am a broadcaster, photographer, writer and videographer with a passion for travel throughout Asia. I love making connections and engaging with people. I am spiritual and seek adventure wherever I go.

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