Monkey Abroad

Showing YOU what it's like to travel all over Asia with 20 dollars a day

Jianbing is HANDS DOWN the BEST Chinese Street Food (Video)

February 8, 2017 by Kevin Cook | 0 comments

Jianbing is the BEST Chinese street food there is. Hands down. Even if you disagree with me, I know deep down you WANT to agree, because jianbing is a gift from the heavens. Well, not really. It’s a gift from the Shandong Province dating back 2,000 years, when Chancellor Zhuge Liang told his soldiers to use flat copper griddles and shields for cooking after they lost their woks. The result: the soldiers won the battle and jianbing was born! Continue Reading →

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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