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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 →

August 13, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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Bangkok: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Ep 7

We travel Bangkok, Thailand – get a room in a Bangkok hostel, eat amazing Thai food and Thai street food, hang out on Khaosan Road with Thai girls, world travelers, and ladyboys. Plus, we cross the Chao Phraya River on … Continue reading

July 17, 2016
by Kevin Cook
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TAIPEI: Traveling for 20 Dollars a Day – Episode 5 (VIDEO)

With the Help of my friend, Pei, we travel Taipei, Taiwan for only $20 (640NT)! We ate SO MUCH Taiwanese food and Taiwan street food, and saw a ton of cool places. Check it out by clicking here. [UPDATE: 7/29/16] Parts … 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

Grilled Squid

August 23, 2014
by Kevin Cook
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(VIDEO) Grilled Squid on the Beach in Weihai, Shandong

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

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