Monkey Abroad

A blog about living in China and eating Chinese food. Videos, stories, photos, advice, and teaching ESL.

TAIPEI: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 5 (VIDEO)

July 17, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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TAIPEI: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 5 (VIDEO)

With the Help of my friend, Pei, we travel Taipei, Taiwan for only $20 (640NT)! We ate SO MUCH Taiwanese food and Taiwan street food, and saw a ton of cool places. Check it out by clicking here. ALSO, If you enjoy these videos, don’t forget to log in to YouTube and give this video a ‘thumbs up’ and leave a comment. It helps the video grow so YouTube will share it with more viewers!
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BEIJING: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 4 (VIDEO)

July 9, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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BEIJING: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 4 (VIDEO)

We travel BEIJING, China and saw Tiananmen Square, Qianmen Street, Houhai, Nanluoguxiang, the Capital Museum, and other places. We ate roujiamo, Beijing style noodles, and other delicious Beijing street food and beer, PLUS we rented bicycles and got a room in a hostel – ALL FOR 20 DOLLARS (130RMB)! Mao Zedong would be impressed. Continue Reading →

STREET FOOD SHOWDOWN – Jianbing 煎饼 (VIDEO)

June 29, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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STREET FOOD SHOWDOWN – Ep. 1: Jianbing 煎饼 (VIDEO)

Jianbing 煎饼 is a simple, crunchy breakfast snack served all over China, and it’s my favorite Chinese street food. There are two vendors in my neighborhood, but there’s only enough room for ONE jianbing in my stomach! It’s time for a STREET FOOD SHOWDOWN! Continue Reading →

street food showdown

June 23, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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STREET FOOD SHOWDOWN (new video series coming soon)

These two vendors live in my neighborhood in Shanghai and both cook my FAVORITE Chinese street food – 煎饼 (jiānbing), a delicious, crispy breakfast pancake. BUT… only ONE can be the CHAMPION jianbing vendor. Prepare yourself for this truly epic clash of culinary titans in the first ever STREET FOOD SHOWDOWN! Continue Reading →

Sichuan Peppercorn will NUMB your Mouth – 麻辣 málà (VIDEO)

June 19, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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Sichuan Peppercorn will NUMB your Mouth – 麻辣 málà (VIDEO)

China’s Sichuan province is famous for its numbingly spicy food. We visited Chengdu, the province’s capital, to give the signature Sichuan spice (málà 麻辣) a taste test at an outdoor market. WARNING: Watching this video may cause you to lose all feeling in your mouth. Continue Reading →

travel Chengdu

June 14, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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CHENGDU: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 3 (VIDEO)

Can you travel Chengdu for 20 dollars (130RMB) per day? We visited Chengdu—the capital city of China’s Sichuan Province—with the help of Trevor James, a fellow YouTuber and food blogger. His passion for street food is impressive, and he showed us a ton of cheap local specialties to help make this the best episode of 20 Dollar Traveling yet! Continue Reading →

travel Hangzhou

May 17, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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HANGZHOU: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 2 (VIDEO)

Is it possible to travel Hangzhou, China for 20 dollars a day – including breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, and transportation? Thanks to the help of my local consultant, 高峻 (Neo), I was able to see a lot of the city, eat so much delicious food, and even get a haircut and shave, ALL for 20 dollars (130 RMB)! Continue Reading →

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