Foot reflexology, or foot massage, has long been part of Chinese tradition and culture. It is believed that a foot massage can not only maintain and promote health but also cure a variety of ailments. In this video, I get a foot massage to see if I experience any noticeable medical benefits.
After slipping customary plastic covers over our shoes and sanitizing our hands at the door, we entered a coffee shop on the 13th floor of an apartment building in Shanghai which is home to about twenty cats.
Pig’s ears are for sale in roadside stalls and hole-in-the-wall restaurants throughout China. Although I’ve seen it plenty of times, I hadn’t tried it until today, and turns out it’s outstandingly delicious.
2014 was a year spent almost entirely in China. I traveled to 11 cities in five provinces in the PRC and filmed way more footage than was necessary. This video is just some of those extra shots compiled in no particular order, just for fun. Enjoy the randomness. Continue Reading →
Chou doufu (臭豆腐) which literally translates to “stinky tofu” is tofu that’s been fermented in a jar for months. With the help of my friend, I got my hands on some genuine, locally fermented Chinese stinky tofu and I (stupidly) eat some in this video. Continue Reading →
Dumplings are a central part of Chinese cuisine. Typically a dumpling consists of ground meat or vegetable filling wrapped up in a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is sealed shut by a dextrous pinch of the fingers. But that’s not to say that all dumplings are the same. Join me as I sample the 4 best types of Chinese dumplings served here in Shanghai. Continue Reading →
The more I learn about China, the more I realize I don’t know and never will know. That being said, I still have a clearer insight on life in China than I did when I first got here one year ago. Continue Reading →
In the illuminated night market of Kashgar, one scent in particular is so sweet and alluring that I can’t resist. It’s the smell of creamy Uyghur ice cream, made fresh by Uyghur Muslim street vendors. Watch them churn up delicious homestyle ice cream using a cool roadside cart in this video. Continue Reading →