CNN iReporter AushT doesn’t recommend following crowds—unless it comes to dining. In this case, the more locals, the tastier the food. Especially when traveling solo, joining the hungry masses in a city’s restaurant district may be your best bet to an authentic meal.
“Upon arriving in Hong Kong…I wandered down to Jardine's Bazaar, where I spotted a restaurant overflowing with locals. I slipped into the line and soon found myself seated with a steaming bowl of shu mai noodles, the perfect start to my culinary adventures.”
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Maria Pedone is a digital editorial intern at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @mariapedestrian.