One of the best parts of living in Asia is discovering off-the-beaten-path, authentic street food spots. The street scene in China is characteristically charming, but few places are as charming as this bus-turned-restaurant in Rizhao, 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 →
Today, I eat freshly prepared tanghulu (糖葫芦), a traditional Chinese street snack made of candied fruit on a stick. Watch this video to see how the street vendor prepares fresh tanghulu, then watch me sample this sweet Chinese treat.
Nothing warms me up better than a hot bowl of Chinese dumpling soup (hùndùn). This combination of savory dumplings and noodles can satiate even the hardiest appetite on a cold winter day. Watch this video and be jealous!
Once I came to China, it didn’t take me long to discover jianbing guozi. As soon as I feasted upon my first mouth-watering, huge Chinese crepe for only 5 yuan ($0.82), I was hooked. In this video, I show you … Continue reading →
Reminiscent of ancient Thai Buddhist belief, this Thai food marketplace experiences a cycle of rebirth every day. Let me take you on a brief video tour of my local marketplace and show you a few of my favorite dishes and snacks.
Two Thai crepe vendors set up their stands across the street from each other in my neighborhood. With only a small road dividing them, the tension is rising between these fierce competitors. You know what that means. It’s time for … Continue reading →
DURIAN. This offensively stinky fruit has been on my wish list of foods-to-try. The time has come to put the durian’s rotten reputation to the test! Watch this short video about my experience with the “king of fruits” here in northern Thailand.