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 →
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 … Continue reading →
Holy Cow! 我的天啊！It seems like this 20 Dollar Travel video series might actually work out! The pilot episode of 20 Dollar Traveling (Shanghai) was relatively popular, especially in China. In fact, lots of opportunities have suddenly emerged after the video went … Continue reading →
If you live in China (or plan to live in China) but don’t speak Chinese, this article is for you. Although it’s technically possible to spend a long time in China without ever learning to speak or read 中文, your life here will … Continue reading →
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.
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 … 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 … Continue reading →
The only thing better than watching a Chinese street-side vendor cook is watching a beachside vendor cook. Feel the sand under your feet and the salty sea breeze in your hair as you enjoy this short video about cooking and eating squid on a … Continue reading →
I’ve been receiving comments and emails lately warning me about the safety of the street food that I eat in my videos. It’s old news that food safety scandals are afoot in China, but it’s definitely not as bad as the media makes it … Continue reading →
Hands down, my favorite part about visiting Xi’an was trying all kinds of new, delicious foods. Watch this special eight-minute video to see some of the street foods that I sampled during my recent trip to Shaanxi’s capital.
After waiting almost two weeks to receive my passport with a renewed residence permit, I’m free to live in China for another year, and my long-awaited journey across China has finally begun. First stop, Zibo, for some delicious homemade jiaozi.
Sitting down to eat a traditional Chinese meal with friends is one of the best parts about living in China and one of the best ways to experience Chinese culture. Every so often, my colleagues invite me to join them for … Continue reading →
It’s no secret that China suffers from some of the worst air quality in the world, but how does abhorrent air quality affect people who work or exercise outdoors? I want to see if I can tell the difference between exercising on … Continue reading →
I’ve worked in Asia for more than a year, and up to this point, I’ve lived in obscure towns and cities far from the heart of lights and activity. After visiting the oriental metropolis of Shanghai for six days then returning … Continue reading →
No trip to China would be complete without a stop in Shanghai. During my short stay in the ‘Paris of the East,’ I filmed a few of the attractions and restaurants I visited, so watch this video and maybe you’ll … Continue reading →
Most people in China have never even seen an American football, let alone try to throw one accurately. In this video, I’m giving random Chinese people the chance to do just that, and a chance to win 10RMB, if they … Continue reading →
Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of my deliverance from domestic adulthood. I started this blog over a year ago to share my experiences abroad with others, and if I had only one bit of advice to give, it would be … Continue reading →
The Chinese flea market is a place where farmers, artisans, salesmen and chefs pack together snugly to sell their wares in a giant dirt lot divided by rows of trees and small tents. Watch this video to get an up-close … Continue reading →
The best way to immerse yourself in Chinese culture is by sampling its street food. So if you’re ready for some intercultural mouth-watering deliciousness, watch this video of the top 5 Chinese street foods and prepare to salivate uncontrollably.