Ipoh And Johor Bahru Listed In Travel Survey's Top 10 Destinations For Local Food

Strangely, Penang and Sarawak did not make the list.

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A survey has revealed that six out of ten people pick their travel destinations based on the reputation of its local cuisine, with Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, and Brazil topping the list of places to discover great food and drink

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In a survey by Dutch e-commerce travel website, 61% out of over 75,000 travellers from all over the world say they pick travel destinations for its great food and drink. 

Citing Southeast Asia as the best region to try local cuisine, named two places in Malaysia in its list of Top 10 destinations to taste local food - Ipoh, Perak and Johor Bahru

Ipoh 'taugeh chicken' with 'hor fun'.

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The full list of Top Destinations for Tasting Local Food:

1. Ipoh, Malaysia
2. Kaohsiung, Taiwan
3. Nagoya, Japan
4. Johor Bahru, Malaysia
5. João Pessoa, Brazil
6. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
7. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
8. Colmar, France
9. Lima, Peru
10. Catania, Italy

Yep, Penang and Sarawak didn't make the list. #triggered

Shoon Huat Bak Kut Teh in Johor Bahru.

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Strangely enough, no Malaysian locations were named in the site's list of Top Five destinations for street food and food trucks

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The list of Top Destinations for Street Food include:

1. Jeonju, South Korea
2. Hsinchu City, Taiwan
3. Marrakech, Morocco
4. New York City, USA
5. Mexico City, Mexico

Meanwhile, these are the locations listed for Top Destinations for Food Trucks

1. Portland, USA
2. Sao Paulo, Brazil
3. Seoul, South Korea
4. Bangkok, Thailand
5. Istanbul, Turkey

The survey, which was conducted in August and October last year, collected responses from 75,236 respondents from all over the world

The survey was independently conducted among sample adults from 30 countries, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, UK, and US. 

So, what's good to eat in Johor? Let's start with this list of the southern state's iconic dishes:

If you're planning a foodie road trip to Ipoh, make sure to stop by this tech-savvy chicken rice shop:

A day trip is probably not enough to cram everything you want to try out in your food trail list. Check out these hotels to stay the night in:

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