Monkey Abroad

Videos and stories of the life abroad – food, culture, travel & work

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

squat toilet

April 6, 2014
by Kevin Cook
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(VIDEO) How to Use an Asian Squat Toilet

If you’re a foreigner living or traveling in Asia, sometimes nature calls when you least expect it. And if you’re far from home, you’ll have to run to the nearest public restroom to take care of business. Unlike in western bathrooms, … Continue reading

February 28, 2014
by Kevin Cook
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(VIDEO) Eating Pre-Packaged Chicken Feet in China

Americans snack on beef jerky. Chinese people snack on chicken feet. After months of living in China and seeing—but never touching—pre-packaged chicken feet on the shelves of every supermarket here, the time has come to sample this oddly popular Chinese snack. … Continue reading

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