What Can $5 Get You in Asia?
Hands holding five dollars

 

In this recent Conde Nast Traveler slideshow, writer Caitlin Morton explores the different treasures five dollars can equate to around the world. And you guessed it, a majority of it is food. Not to mention a stack of beautiful bracelets from India! Here is the round-up, as relayed from Morton:

 

1. Hanoi, Vietnam
Four bia hoi (a thin draft lager that costs about 40 cents a glass) and two bowls of pho.

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Illustration by Louisa Cannell, http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-11-11/what-5-will-get-you-around-the-world/

 


 

2. Kyoto
A dozen soy milk mini-doughnuts and a sweet soy milk soft serve from Fujino Tofu in Nishiki Market.

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Illustration by Louisa Cannell, http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-11-11/what-5-will-get-you-around-the-world/

 


 

3. Tokyo
Three limited-edition Kit Kats from the world’s only limited-edition Kit Kat shop, in the Seibu Department store. Recent only-in-Japan flavors include vanilla ice cream and pumpkin pudding.

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Illustration by Louisa Cannell, http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-11-11/what-5-will-get-you-around-the-world/

 

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4. Jaipur, India
An armful of rhinestone-studded glass bangles from one of the vendors at Johari Bazaar.

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Illustration by Louisa Cannell, http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-11-11/what-5-will-get-you-around-the-world/

 


 

5. Singapore
A plate of hokkien mee and a Tiger beer at Bukit Timah hawker center.

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Illustration by Louisa Cannell, http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-11-11/what-5-will-get-you-around-the-world/

 


 

Of course, the possibilities are endless.
My $5 Asia (food) story, for example, is from southern Taiwan. It was raining and my family and I found a small restaurant in the neighborhood that was more like a home kitchen serving meals. A simple plate of chow mein, fried rice and a bottle of Taiwanese beer ended up costing about 154.59 TWD, or $5.00.

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Tammy Tarng

 

What’s your $5 story?

 

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