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Mark Wiens - A Quick Overview of Life and How I Started Traveling
 
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Hey, it's Mark Wiens from Migrationology.com. If you're interested in more, I will be sending you current travel and food updates, just sign up here: https://migrationology.com/migrationology-101/ While most of the time you probably see me eating food, I've been receiving a lot of questions lately asking me who exactly I am, how I started traveling, why I love eating so much, and how I earn a living. So in this video I'm going to quickly explain how and where I grew up. I was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in the USA in 1986. My mother is from Hawaii, and she's Chinese, so I'm half Chinese. Visiting Hawaii, where food is a huge part of the culture, is where I first became so obsessed with all things food. My grandfather was a Chinese chef, so food has been a big part of my family. My parents are Christian missionaries, so when I was 5 years old, we moved to France for a year. I attended my first year of school in France. We then moved to DR Congo, which was then known as Zaire. We lived in the middle of the jungle and as a kid I would run around exploring and eating interesting and rather bizarre jungle creatures. Due to war in Zaire, we moved to Nairobi, Kenya, where I attended a Christian international school for 8 years until graduating from high school. After high school I went back to Arizona and attended Arizona State University for 4 years, graduating with a degree in global studies. After graduating, I didn't want to just get a job, so I started traveling again. I traveled in South America and then went to Asia where I finally got a job teaching English for a year. During that year though, I decided not to ever teach again but to do everything I could to make it as a freelancer on the internet and be able to have freedom to travel (and eat). It was in Thailand that I met my girlfriend, who is now my wife, so I am married! This brings us up to now. For a living I do a combination of selling my own ebooks, freelance writing, making videos, and all sorts of other random projects like SEO and social media marketing. Thank you very much for watching this life sketch video and if you have any questions for me, be sure to let me know in the comments below. You can also ask me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Follow my food adventures at http://migrationology.com/ & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ Bangkok Travel Guide: http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/ Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Finally, subscribe so you don't miss the next tasty adventure http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
Views: 321212 Mark Wiens
How I make money while traveling the world (and eating)
 
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►How to Start a Travel Blog: https://migrationology.com/how-to-start-a-travel-blog/ ►How to Make Money While Traveling: https://migrationology.com/how-to-make-money-while-traveling/ The number one question I get asked is how I can afford to travel, while making money, and blogging. I'm going to answer how I make money, and also how I can afford to travel and eat in this video. Also, I'll share how I think you can do it too! There are many many ways to make money while traveling, and I have friends that are working on cruise ships, blogging, affiliate marketing, freelance writing, and even skydiving, while earning money to be able to maintain a lifestyle traveling. But instead of sharing all the ways on how to make money traveling, I'll first share the ways I make money. First I want to say that all of these ways that I make money while traveling are all the result of initially starting a blog back in 2009 and committing to writing quality and useful information on it on a regular basis. If you want to make money while traveling, I'd highly recommend you start a blog on whatever you're passionate about and begin blogging high quality useful information to show your expertise, and also connecting with others. (If you're just starting a travel blog, Travel Blog Success is an excellent course that I recommend: https://travelblogsuccess.com/?ref=18 [affiliate]) 1. Affiliate recommendations - This basically means earning a small commission as a referral. There are many companies (places like Amazon and Agoda.com for hotels) that offer a commission if you refer someone to a purchase. As an example, on my website I give away a lot of free useful tips about visiting Bangkok (http://migrationology.com/bangkok-thailand-travel-guide/). And I also recommend a few hotels which, some of which I've previously stayed at, and others which I've just visit and highly recommend. So if you were to click one of the links and book that hotel, I would get a small commission as a referral. I only recommend things that I use myself or trust. 2. My premium travel and food guides - The biggest way I make money while traveling is by selling my premium travel and food guides (http://migrationology.com/travel-guides/). Right now I have the Bangkok 101 things to do guide, Eating Thai Food Guide, Vegetarian Thai Food Guide, and the Delhi travel guide, and I'm working on more. I prefer to sell my own guides than doing advertising on my website, because I can trust in the quality of my own guides. 3. Freelance writing - As a result of first starting my travel blog back in 2009, I've had the opportunity to do numerous freelance writing projects, some big and some small. I've written for a few inflight magazines, as well as CNN Travel, and various other newspapers, magazines, and websites. I used to dislike writing, but the more I started blogging about thing I really enjoyed (like food) the more I enjoyed it. And after committing to it and blogging, I've been able to connect with so many others and had chances to write for many places. A blog is a great way for you to have a public profile of your expertise. 4. Video, YouTube - Finally, the fourth way of how I make money while traveling and blogging is through videos. I made the decision to start making videos and I have committed to it. Ads on some of my videos is another chunk of my monthly income. Along with how to make money while traveling and blogging, it's also important to say how I can afford to travel? Most of the money my wife and I make now goes back into our traveling and eating. However, it's all about your priorities. We don't own a car and pay for gas, and instead we choose to buy plane tickets and eat street food. You have to set your own goals and priorities and live intentionally to pursue them. Mentioned in the video: My travel guides: http://migrationology.com/travel-guides/ My travel resources: http://migrationology.com/travel-resources/ Learn to make a succesful travel blog (especially recommended if you're starting out): https://travelblogsuccess.com/?ref=18 [affiliate] Getting a job on a cruise ship: https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=875328&c=ib&aff=168630&cl=120607 [affiliate] (Some things listed here, if you invest in it, I will get a commission, but these are all things I personally stand behind and recommend) Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network Get my FREE street food guide: http://wp.me/Psd9b-4pl Follow my adventures on http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/blog/ Again, be sure to check out these two posts: ►How you can make money while traveling: http://migrationology.com/2014/02/how-to-make-money-while-traveling/ ►How to start a travel blog (or a blog about anything you want): http://migrationology.com/2015/04/how-to-start-a-travel-blog/
Views: 1503100 Mark Wiens
Thai basil chicken recipe (pad kra pao gai ผัดกระเพราไก่) - Thai Recipes
 
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Get all the details for this Thai basil chicken recipe (pad kra pao gai ผัดกระเพราไก่) right here: http://wp.me/p4a4F7-24u Alright everyone, I've been receiving some requests to post some Thai recipes, so this is my first attempt at filming and publishing a Thai street food recipe known as pad kra pao gai (ผัดกระเพราไก่), and I'm excited. When I first moved to Thailand, most of what I did was only eat, and discover all the amazing food there way. I lived in a small studio apartment without a kitchen, so I wasn't able to do much cooking or sample the many Thai recipes I had wanted to try out. But after getting married and moving into a house, we now have a kitchen, and while normally my wife and her mother do the cooking (which is outstanding by the way), I have had a chance to make some Thai street food recipes as well. For this Thai basil chicken recipe (pad kra pao gai ผัดกระเพราไก่) here are the ingredients you'll need, but really, you should click here http://wp.me/p4a4F7-24u to see all the ingredients and directions on my website. 1 egg 2 tablespoons of oil for frying 1 chicken breast (or any other cut of boneless chicken, about 200 grams) 5 cloves of garlic 4 Thai chilies 1 tablespoon oil for frying 1 teaspoon of oyster sauce ½ teaspoon light soy sauce ½ teaspoon sugar 1 splash of dark soy sauce 1 handful of Thai holy basil leaves 1 plate of hot freshly steamed Thai jasmine rice - I also really like brown rice. Now, the ingredients listed here for the Thai basil chicken recipe (pad kra pao gai ผัดกระเพราไก่) are what I used. But that being said, Thai food is very much a taste based cuisine, meaning that you really need to taste test your cooking. Don't just assume all these measurements are correct for your taste buds - and sometimes the seasonings we use can differ a bit. So use these ingredients and cooking directions as a guide instead of as exact measurements. Hope you enjoyed this Thai basil chicken recipe. I will be publishing a few more like this video in this series. Thai basil chicken recipe: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2014/01/thai-basil-chicken-recipe-pad-kra-pao-gai/ Thai recipes: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/thai-recipes/ Free Thai street food guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/free-bangkok-dollar-menu-guide/ Eating Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Bangkok 101 Guide: http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/ Music in this video is Opium by Igor Dvorkin Thank you so much for watching this food and travel video by Mark Wiens. Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss my next tasty adventure. You can subscribe right here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
Views: 1338446 Mark Wiens
11 Amazing Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
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Get more things to do in Kuala Lumpur, and travel tips: http://migrationology.com/2014/02/kuala-lumpur-travel-guide-food-lovers/ I'm Mark Wiens and thank you very much for watching this video about a few of the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur, a city that just happens to be one of my favorite cities to visit in Southeast Asia. It's the largest and probably the most important and influential city in Malaysia and truly has some amazing sites to offer. Along with modern skyrise towers like the Petronas Towers, there are still lots of traditional historic buildings as well. The awesome mixture of cultures, the mix of traditional and modern, and very importantly, the outstanding cuisine is what makes Kuala Lumpur such a great city to explore! 1. On this list of top things to do in Kuala Lumpur I first stop by the most famous landmark of the the city: the Petronas Towers. These twin giant sky scrapers are huge, and they literally reach towards the heavens and touch the clouds. On the bottom of the Petronas Towers is a pretty fancy shopping mall while the tops of the towers are filled with offices. On the 41st and 42nd floor, there is a sky bridge which connects the two towers together and which is open for visitors. Years ago, it used to be free entrance but unfortunately now they have started to charge a rather steep 80 Malaysian Ringgits per person. 2. After the visiting the Petronas towers, number two on the list is the historical district of old Kuala Lumpur. Visiting and walking around the area is one of the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur and you shouldn't miss the opportunity. From Merdeka Square to the old railroad station, you'll see some amazing architecture and buildings. Another must visit is the National Mosque, which is known as Masjid Negara. With a capacity of 15,000, this is the central and most visited mosque in the city. 3. The Menara KL Tower, along with the Petronas Towers, is one of the dominating features of Kuala Lumpur's skyline. At 421 meters in height, it's one of the world's tallest communications towers. I was lucky enough to be invited to the annual BASE jumping event which was held at the KL Tower so I had a pass to go to the top for the incredible view and to see the event (http://migrationology.com/2012/10/jordan-kilgore-base-jump-kuala-lumpur/). The KL Tower also offer look out viewpoints and a number of restaurants where you can dine with an incredible view. 4. Number 4 is Little India which is better known as Brickfields. Kuala Lumpur is home to many Indian's many from the south of the country. Brickfields is a popular place to browse, shop for all sorts of Indian products and most importantly to eat at some seriously delicious Indian restaurants. If you're looking for good Indian food in Kuala Lumpur, check out this restaurant: http://migrationology.com/2012/11/south-indian-food-kuala-lumpur-vishalatchi/ 5. Chinatown, located on Petaling Street, is one of the biggest Kuala Lumpur attractions. It's mostly known for it street shopping and restaurants. You can find all sorts of fake brand names and nearly everything imaginable. 6. Thean Hou Temple is one of the most impressive Daoist temples in Kuala Lumpur. It's free to visit and offers insights into the Hainanese community in the city and there are also great views of the city. 7. Central Market, is a top tourist shopping attraction in Kuala Lumpur. Though many of the products are rather touristy, there are some good things waiting to be found. 8. Within central Kuala Lumpur are the KL Lake Gardens and Bird Park. It makes a great tropical escape to the bustling city life. 9. The Batu Caves, located just outside the central part of the city is one of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur. The caves and shrines are one of the most sacred Hindu sites outside of India. 10. Chow Kit Market is the central fresh wet market in the city. Everyday thousands of shoppers get their Malaysian food ingredients at this interesting market. 11. Malaysian food is the ultimate attraction to visiting Kuala Lumpur. With a great mixture of local Malay, Chinese, and Indian, there's no shortage of incredible dining that will leave you satisfied and hungry for more! For myself, eating is one of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur! Hope you enjoyed this list and hope you have a wonderful visit! Music in this video is Feel Free by Joe Sacco. Direct Link: http://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/songs/feel-free License: https://www.premiumbeat.com/member/license/140709 I purchased the song used in this video royalty free from Premium Beats, and I have full rights to use it in within my video. All of the information and footage in this video was taken in October 2012 and is all copyright of Mark Wiens who is the author of http://migrationology.com/ and http://www.eatingthaifood.com/. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology so you don't miss my upcoming food videos!
Views: 2086846 Mark Wiens
Authentic Thai iced tea recipe (cha yen ชาเย็น) - street food style
 
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You're going to love this authentic Thai iced tea recipe (cha yen ชาเย็น), it's easy to make and always refreshing. Get the full recipe here: http://wp.me/p4a4F7-2kh Thailand has some very famous drinks, including Red Bull and Singha, but there's nothing more famous throughout the world than Thai iced tea, which is known in Thai better as cha yen (ชาเย็น). The tea is served at Thai restaurants around the world, and many people, especially if they like sweet and creamy beverages, love it. Thai ice tea is often easy to recognize because of its bright orange color and creaminess. Why wait until you go to a Thai restaurant to have ice tea? Here is an authentic Thai iced tea recipe, Bangkok street food style, that you can make at home right now. There are only a few ingredients that you need, and if you have an Asian supermarket near your home, it should be quite easy to get everything you need. One thing I just want to clarify though is the orange color of Thai iced tea. The tea brand that is commonly used in Thailand is called Cha Dra Muer (ชาตรามือ) - or it's just known as Number One Brand. It's black tea that includes a bit of C yellow number 6, which is what gives it the signature color. However, though I have not tried it, if you just use regular black tea for this Thai iced tea recipe, it should still work fine, it just won't be that orange color. Anyway, along with black tea, here are the rest of the ingredients you'll need: 1 tablespoon Thai black tea 1 cup of hot boiling water 2 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk 2 teaspoons evaporated milk (plus some more to sprinkle on top) 2 teaspoons sugar 1 cup of crushed ice The first thing you need to do is steep your tea. There are many ways to do this, but on the streets of Thailand, most Thai iced tea vendors will make their tea using a tea sock, which is almost like a real sock connected to a wire ring. You add the tea leaves to the sock, pour hot water into a cup, and just let the leaves brew for a few minutes. Alternatively, you could just add your tea leave to a cup, pour in the hot water, let the leaves brew for a few minutes, and then strain out the leaves - whatever is easiest for you. Next step is to mix in sweetened condensed milk as well as evaporated milk, and stir it up until it's a nice creamy mixture. You can also add in some extra sugar, according to your own taste. Just to note, since you will be pouring your hot tea over ice, you can make it a little sweeter than you think, as it will become watered down from the ice. As an extra step, but it is very fun to try, you can put the tea in one cup, and then pour it, using some elevation to another cup. This is going to create some foam on your tea, almost like froth. This is not necessary, it's just fun (see video for details). The next step in this recipe for Thai iced tea is to take a glass, fill it up to the top with crushed ice, and then pour your milky tea mixture over the ice. Give it a quick stir, and then finish it off with another sprinkle of evaporated milk to give it a nice creamy top. Drink you Thai iced tea with a straw, and if it's a hot day, you'll surely be satisfied and refreshed. Enjoy. Get the full Thai iced tea recipe (cha yen ชาเย็น) here: http://wp.me/p4a4F7-2kh Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network Eating Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Authentic Thai recipes: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/thai-recipes/ T-shirts: http://migrationology.spreadshirt.com/ Eater at: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/blog/ Thank you for watching, and don't forget to subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
Views: 460074 Mark Wiens
Say Hello to Micah Wiens!
 
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►Subscribe to my videos: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe ►T-shirts available here: https://migrationology.com/store/ This is a little bit of a different, more personal, vlog than I normally share. But I am so excited that I couldn't wait to share this video with you, and introduce you to Micah Wiens! This video covers the full story of when Ying and I found out we were going to have a baby, all the way up until 12 November 2016. Micah Tharachat Wiens 12 November 2016 Bangkok, Thailand ไมกะ ฐรฉัต วีนส์ 12 พศจิกายน 2559 กรุงเทพ ประเทศไทย I'm so thankful to God, Ying, the doctors and nurses, our families, and all of you for your support. I've never felt so honored and blessed in my life. Many food adventures to come! Thank you, Mark
Views: 1462868 Mark Wiens
Restaurant Tapenade & Abe Restaurant (Manila Day 1)
 
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Read the full blog post about Restaurant Tapenade here: http://migrationology.com/2015/09/restaurant-tapenade-discovery-primea-makati/ Anton’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/antondiaz 0:26 Taipei to Manila - On Day 1 of our short trip to Manila, we took a flight from Taipei to Manila and arrived at night. We were already scheduled to stay at Discovery Primea Hotel, which was arranged by my friend Anton. Flight went well, we got our baggage, and then once we arrived in Manila,someone from the hotel was there to greet us and picked us up. 1:26 Discovery Primea Hotel - Discovery Primea is a hotel in the Makati area, and it’s a very nice and new hotel. They gave us a huge room. 3:53 Breakfast - We woke up the next morning, hungry and ready for breakfast. It wasn’t a buffet breakfast, but they had a salad bar and a menu that you could order from. I went with the beef wagyu tapa, a bed of rice topped with eggs and steak. 6:54 Restaurant Tapenade - After getting some work done, we went to meet the management of the hotel for lunch at Restaurant Tapenade, the signature restaurant at Discovery Primea, that serves Mediterranean food. The food was all excellent, but I especially enjoyed the stone baked feta cheese dish, and the angus rib eye steak. It was amazing. Read the full blog post: http://migrationology.com/2015/09/restaurant-tapenade-discovery-primea-makati/ 11:56 Met up with Anton from http://www.ourawesomeplanet.com/ - Anton has been a friend of mine for a long time, and he’s the one who invited us to Manial to speak at a conference. But in the afternoon we just met up with a class he was teaching. 12:50 Abe Restaurant - After the class we went to Abe Restaurant with Anton, known as one of the top indoor Filipino restaurants in Manila. The food, all of which Anton ordered, was all delicious. The lamb adobo was excellent, and I especially enjoyed the sinigang made with ripe guava and bangus fish. Food was really good, highly recommended. Disclosure: We were invited to stay at Discovery Primea, so we didn’t pay for our stay. But everything in this video, and all thoughts are my own. ---------------------------------------- This food travel video was produced by Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens. The music in this video is from Audio Network. Instagram: migrationology SNAPCHAT: migrationology Periscope: @markwiens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology ►Things I use: http://migrationology.com/travel-resources/ ►Premium Travel Guides: http://migrationology.com/travel-guides/ ►Check out our blogs: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ & http://www.travelbyying.com/ ►Make a donation: http://migrationology.com/donate/ Thank you for watching!
Views: 1029702 Mark Wiens
What is it like to travel in PAKISTAN?
 
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Subscribe now: https://goo.gl/6zXZGK Watch the full series now: https://youtu.be/Xdya8eym9nM Huge thank you to Ali, CEO of Pakistan Travel Mart, for making this entire amazing trip to Pakistan happen. Check out Ali: https://goo.gl/nrBEfF It was a trip of a lifetime in Pakistan. Here are the main destinations we visited, and some amazing locations that you will see in this series: Lahore Gujranwala Islamabad Peshawar Skardu and Shigar Gilgit Hunza Valley Karachi I'm so excited to share these videos with you! MUSIC: https://goo.gl/HwVjdo CAMERA GEAR I used to make this video (these are affiliate links): Main camera: http://amzn.to/2sV0XQO Main lens: http://amzn.to/2szLZNf 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2EjBeEg Microphone: http://amzn.to/2rBKD3z Drone: http://amzn.to/2CrtAHz FOLLOW: Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Thank you for watching! Watch the entire Pakistan series here: https://youtu.be/Xdya8eym9nM
Views: 2098388 Mark Wiens
Dal Bhat (दालभात) - Delicious Nepali Food Meal (Motherly Cooked)
 
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Dal Bhat (दालभात) is one of the most typical Nepali food meals available in Nepal. For more information check out my website: http://migrationology.com/ No matter what area of Nepal you are in, when you're looking for delicious home cooked Nepali food, you'll find dal bhat. The great thing about dal bhat is that it's a delicious meal. Dal means soup, which is usually a lentil soup similar to the Indian version of dal, but a little soupier. Bhat on the other hand is a main staple starch, which normally indicated rice, but if rice is not available, it can mean another form of starch to go with the sides. A meal of Nepali dal bhat (दालभात) all begins on a big metal plate which is piled high with rice. The dal soup is normally place in a small metal bowl and served on the side. While this is the barebones Nepali food combination, usually more sides are added to make the meal more complete. Dal bhat tarkari (दाल भात तरकारी) for instance, is the rice and dal combination along with a side of seasonal vegetables - often some kind of green vegetable fried up or curried cauliflower. Also, if you like to eat meat, there's often the option of ordering chicken, buffalo, or beef curry to accompany your meal. I personally loved chicken and buffalo curry and also a dish they call chicken chilly. For this particular Nepali food meal I was just wandering around Kathmandu, actually getting my Thai visa, when I became extremely hungry. Nepali local restaurants are often hidden from the road by curtains which you have to pull back in order to see what's going on. This was why it was sometimes hard to find food in Nepal, because restaurants are often hidden by drapes. But nevertheless, peek your head into a curtain and there's usually something delicious. This small neighborhood restaurant was owned by a motherly lady who had a selection of delicious dishes all prepared when I arrived. I just ordered the dal bhat (दालभात) and when she asked me if I wanted chicken, I couldn't resist. A plate of rice, peas and potatoes curry, chicken curry, and dal was what came with my meal. After downing my first helping, she then brought more more and more food, a bowl of chickpeas that were slightly cold and still quite firm, and a soft boiled egg, which I was extremely excited about. The egg was soft boiled so the yolk and even some of the white were still soft and perfect to go over my plate of rice. Along with some of the achar chili sauce, a sort of Nepali food salsa, the egg was incredible! Dal bhat makes a wonderful and fulfilling meal when you're in Nepal. It's served fresh, it's for the most part nutritious, and it really satisfies when you're hungry! Follow our food adventures at http://migrationology.com/ & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ & http://travelbyying.com/ Bangkok 101 Guide: http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/ Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Finally, subscribe so you don't miss the next tasty adventure http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
Views: 1451785 Mark Wiens
THE SPICIEST RAMEN in Tokyo at Karashibi Kikanbo - DEVIL LEVEL Japanese Food!
 
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Subscribe for more videos► http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe T-shirts for sale here► https://migrationology.com/store/ Karashibi Miso Ramen Kikanbo is known for serving the spiciest bowl of ramen you can eat in Tokyo, Japan, and not only is it insanely spicy, you’ll also find that it’s one of the most flavorful bowls of ramen you’ll ever eat as well. They have two shops, the one of the corner serves only Tsukemen, a style of Japanese ramen where the noodles are dry and you dip them in the sauce. For the traditional bowl of ramen, you walk around the corner to the side and that’s the shop you’re looking for. Like most ramen restaurants in Tokyo, you enter to a vending machine and choose your bowl of ramen, pay and get a ticket. There are two different spice levels to choose from, chili 1-5 and Sichuan pepper 1-5, 5 being the strongest which is called Devil Level! I decided to go Devil Level all the way, both chili and Sichuan pepper. Price - 1500 JPY ($13.60) for my bowl. From the top bowl, you pay an extra 200 Yen due to adding so much more spices. First of all, the Japanese food miso ramen was outstanding, the flavor of the broth was incredibly delicious. On my first bite, what hit me hard was the Sichuan pepper, that made my mouth start tingling and made it hard for me to control my mouth or even talk! The Devil Level chili was not too bad for me, but it was the huge amount of Sichuan chili that almost did me in. You don’t have to order Devil Level, you can order whatever level you like, but the ramen at Tokyo’s Karashibi Miso Ramen Kikanbo is sure to blow you away with insane flavor! Karashibi Miso Ramen Kikanbo 2 Chome-10-10 Kajicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0044, Japan Price - 1500 JPY ($13.60) - Music in this video: Intense Thrill 5 - https://goo.gl/HwVjdo MY CAMERA GEAR: Main camera: http://amzn.to/2dEL3hv Main lens: http://amzn.to/2e5Lum6 2nd camera: http://amzn.to/2mczuDx 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2mcEGau Microphone: http://amzn.to/2dEr9Z9 Gorillapod: http://amzn.to/2epFsQx *These are Amazon affiliate links I would love to connect with you! Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology T-shirts available now: https://migrationology.com/store/
Views: 4439358 Mark Wiens
How To Save Money to Travel the World
 
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Sign up for my newsletter http://migrationology.com/the-dirty-and-the-delicious/ to get lots more exclusive travel tips (and food). There are many ways to save money in this world, but some of the easiest things you can do are actually the most obvious and quite simple - that is if you put your mind to it, make a commitment, and strive to fulfill your goals. After I graduated from University in the United States, I decided I wanted to leave and travel the world while seeing some amazing sites and destinations. Luckily, I had been working throughout university, paying my way as I went, and also was able to save quite a lot of money along the way. When I began traveling I didn't have a lot of money, but I did have enough to get started. 4 years later, I'm still traveling and still able to live frugally, pursue my dreams, and save money in the process. But how did I save money to travel the world? Well among many things, one of the things I did was to reduce my spending on the little things. I worked for a company for years throughout university driving a truck around and collected waste and garbage from the upper class. Many guys I worked with would stop off a gas station and run into the convenience store to buy a soda, a snack, and maybe some candy to top things off. $10 later, they come out of the store, jump back in the truck. 1 hour later, that $10 would be complete consumed, with very little show (other than maybe a sore stomach) for the money. That was 1 hour of income, and added up day after day in a similar manner, that amount of small money start to really add up. That's when I got to thinking, one of the absolute best ways of how to save money is to knock out the unnecessary things. Simple right? Yes it sounds simple. And it really is. That is if you make the commitment and do everything you can to save money in order to travel. If you don't make the commitment, you'll find yourself grabbing a pack of gum, reaching for a soda, or getting an unnecessary snack or item. Now that being said, I know we all have weaknesses and passions. My personal passion is food, I simply love to eat - but I love to eat full meals and not so much snacks. So knowing myself, I avoid most snacks (with occasional exceptions of course), and use my money for full meals, which I appreciate more. Learn about yourself and what small things you can cut out of your life to save more money and be able to do the things you want to be doing - like traveling! Do you have any other tips about how to save money to travel? Would love to hear from you in the comments section below. Thank you for watching! Music used in this video: Song Title: Heritage Place Author: Josh Woodward Direct Link: http://www.joshwoodward.com/song/HeritagePlace Download: http://www.joshwoodward.com/mod/song/force-download.php?file=/mp3/TheSimpleLife/JoshWoodward-TheSimpleLife-101-HeritagePlace.mp3&d License: http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/licenses/ Follow my food adventures at http://migrationology.com/ & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ Also check out my Bangkok travel guide http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/ and my Thai food guide http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Finally, subscribe so you don't miss the next tasty adventure http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
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25 Best Things To Do in Seoul, South Korea
 
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Check out my Seoul travel guide and tips at this link: http://migrationology.com/2012/05/seoul-travel-guide/ - All my personal Seoul travel tips and suggestions! Seoul, South Korea, is truly an amazing city to visit! It's modern, easy to navigate and there's little something everyone will enjoy. The Seoul subway system makes it easy to get around town and discover exactly what the giant city has to offer. Surrounded by Japan and China, Seoul and South Korea sometimes doesn't get all the attention is deserves . Korea is home to a unique culture, cuisine and a fascinating history. If you ever have the chance to visit Seoul, you'll have a great time! I traveled to Seoul Korea and was able to do all kinds of things, but I've narrowed this list down to twenty five of the best things to do in Seoul - of course there are other things as well but this list is just the beginning and intended to get your ideas and travel imagination flowing! Anyway, on to the top Seoul attractions, here's the list in case you can't see the video: 1. Gyeongbukgung Palace 2. Bukchon Hanok Village 3. Jogyesa Buddhist Temple 4. Suwon's Hwaseong Fortress 5. War Memorial and Museum 6. N Seoul Tower 7. Myeongdong Shopping 8. Insadong 9. Namdaemun Market 10. Dongdaemun 11. International Itaewon 12. Hongdae (Hongik University) 13. Lotte Mart 14. Lotte World 15. Seoul Children's Park 16. Han River Walking / Riding 17. Walk along the Cheonggyecheon Stream 18. Hike in Seoul 19. Gwangjang Market 20. Noryangjin Fish Market 21. Garak Wholesale Food Market 22. Korean Street Food 23. Ice Cream Selections 24. Coffee at a Coffee Shop 25. Korean Barbecue I stayed in South Korea for just over 2 weeks and was able to complete this entire list of things to do in Seoul. However, even though there are so many places to see and go, probably my favorite of all is eating and sampling delicious Korean food! Korean food is so good and there are so many restaurants everywhere you look in Seoul that it can truly be considered a foodie's paradise. If you get a chance to visit Seoul I hope your'e able to do all these wonderful things while you're there! Anything else you love about Seoul that's not on this list? Please feel free to leave a comment below and let me know! This video contains royalty free music all by Kevin MacLeod Here are the tracks used: Track #1 "Cut Trance": Here is a direct download to the song: http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Cut%20Trance.mp3 Track #2 "Virtutes Vocis": Here is a direct download to the song: http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Virtutes%20Vocis.mp3 Track #3 "Heroic Age": Here is a direct download to the song: http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Heroic%20Age.mp3 Track #4 "Rocket": Here is a direct download to the song: http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Rocket.mp3 All license information can be found here: http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/licenses/ I used these songs royalty free under the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0. The video includes attribution to the producer of the music. Thank you for watching this video about what to do in Seoul Korea and hope you have a wonderful trip! Support my videos: http://migrationology.com/donate/
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The IRON CHEF CHAMPION of Thailand - Insane THAI FOOD Cooking Skills in Bangkok!
 
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Go check out Chef Gigg (https://www.instagram.com/chef_gigg_kamol/) SUBSCRIBE http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe for 2 new videos every week T-shirts and caps: https://goo.gl/6WdK1l Khun Tan (https://www.instagram.com/itan/) Khun Tape (https://www.instagram.com/pongtap_lunlaman/) Chef Gigg (https://www.instagram.com/chef_gigg_kamol/) is both the Iron Chef and Top Chef Champion of Thailand - and when you see his unbelievable cooking skills, and the speed at which he can cook, you will know why. It’s so much fun to watch him as he handles the wok, controls the fire, and know precisely how to cook Thai Chinese food over a raging hot fire, quickly, and effectively. Lerd Thip (Wanghin) ร้านเลิศทิพย์ สาขาวังหิน - Along with my friends Khun Tan (https://www.instagram.com/itan/), and Khun Tape (https://www.instagram.com/pongtap_lunlaman/), we went to Lerd Thip (Wanghin) ร้านเลิศทิพย์ สาขาวังหิน restaurant in Bangkok to eat Thai Chinese seafood, which is Chef Gigg’s family restaurant. Here are the main dishes he cooked: Curry crab (ปูผัดผงกะหรี่) Braised duck (เป็ดพะโล้) Red curry spaghetti (สปาเกตตี้ฉูฉี่กุ้งแม่น้ำย่าง) Sour curry crab (แกงส้มปูไข่หน่อไม้) Basil fried rice, wagyu steak (ข้าวกระเพราเนื้อวากิว) Pearl of the Andaman (ไข่มุกอันดามัน) Crab noodles (ปูอบวุ้นเส้น) Lime pork (หมูมะนาว) Steamed crab (ปูนึ่ง) It turned out to be quite a crab night of Thai food, Chef Gigg kept on making the selection of giant mud crabs that he had fresh in stock. First he made a crab curry, known in Thai as boo pad pongari (ปูผัดผงกะหรี่). In addition to Thai Chinese seafood, Chef Gigg also includes a few Western influenced Thai dishes on his menu, like red curry spaghetti with river prawn and basil fried rice with wagyu beef steak. I’m not typically huge on Thai fusion food, but these are both incredible dishes. The basil fried rice is not a cheap dish (price - 1,500 THB), but it is uncontrollable good - like comfort food on top of comfort food. Huge thank you to Chef Gigg for hosting us and for an amazing Thai Chinese seafood meal with lots of crab! Lerd Thip (Wanghin) ร้านเลิศทิพย์ สาขาวังหิน Address: 3/151 ถนนลาดพร้าววังหิน ซอย 70 แขวงลาดพร้าว Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230, Thailand Open hours: 5 pm - 2 am daily MUSIC: https://goo.gl/HwVjdo CAMERA GEAR I used to make this video (these are affiliate links): Main camera: http://amzn.to/2sV0XQO Main lens: http://amzn.to/2szLZNf 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2EjBeEg Microphone: http://amzn.to/2rBKD3z Drone: http://amzn.to/2CrtAHz FOLLOW: Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Thank you for watching!
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Borough Market in London - What You Should Eat | London Street Food Tour!
 
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Borough Market is one of the most famous and renowned fresh markets in London. Get all information here: http://migrationology.com/2014/05/borough-market-london/ There are many famous things to do in London, but if you're a food lover like I am, one of the best choices you can make it to take a trip to the historical Borough Market. The market is one of the most well-known in all of London. The history goes way back, and it was formerly a place where people came and gathered to trade and sell their fresh produce. For many years it was very informal and without structure. But the official Borough Market was established in 1885, the place that we can visit today. We were only in London for a couple of days, attending the Chowzter.com food awards (http://chowzter.com/), and one thing I knew we needed to do, was visit Borough Market with an empty stomach. It was Friday morning at about 10 AM when we decided to go - and I think it was just about a perfect time - because many of the vendors were just opening up, and the market wasn't as packed as it could be. The best things to do as soon as you arrive to Borough Market is to take a leisurely stroll around and see what is available for you to eat - there are too many things to eat in one visit, so it's important that you choose wisely, and decide what you want to eat. Some of the most famous things include the salt beef sandwich, the grilled cheese sandwich, the duck confit sandwich, chorizo, and many other delicious things. But along with cooked food, there's also a range of cured meats, and wonderful cheeses. I also really enjoyed the fresh produce, which included a nice variety of mushrooms and beautiful heirloom tomatoes. But anyway let's get back to the food, and I'm talking about the food ready to be eaten. As soon as I arrived I saw a stack of cheese and olive bread-sticks which were piled high like a pyramid. That was my first treat. The long bread-stick was crusty and embedded with salty cheese and delicious olives. While walking around, in the back part Borough Market, we decided to try a Portuguese egg tart. It was good but I thought it could've been better if it was a little warmer. Next up we tried a sausage on a stick from a place called Boston Sausage. I added a bunch of English mustard to it, and I think that's what made it so good. If you want to drink coffee, when you visit London's Borough Market you cannot miss the famous Monmouth coffee shop. It can be quite busy and hard to find a seat, so we decided just to get takeaway coffee, as I really needed something to wake me up and keep me energized to eat more. My little shot of macchiato was fantastic. Back to the food, we went to a place called Brindisa and ordered up one of their famous chorizo sandwiches. The chorizo was very tasty, and had a nice spicy flavor to it, but I thought the bread was way too big for the amount of meat. If I ordered it again, I would for sure get the double chorizo. Finally for my last sandwich at Borough Market, I went with the famous duck confit sandwich. You'll see the incredible pan of duck confit when you visit the market, and if you're like me, it should entice you to eat it immediately. When you order, the vendor fills up a bunch of duck into a ciabatta roll. The duck was incredibly tender, juicy, and oily, and it was amazingly tasty. That just about wrapped up everything I ate at Borough Market in London. There were still many more things I wanted to try, but like I said, it would be a near impossible feat to eat everything in one visit to the market. If you want to eat and you're in London, this is one of the best places to visit. Visit Borough Market information: Open for lunch on Monday -- Tuesday from 11 am -- 5 pm Full market is open on Wednesday -- Thursday from 11 am -- 5 pm, Friday from 10 am -- 6 pm, and Saturday from 8 am -- 5 pm (closed on Sunday) Prices: It would not be hard to spend 20 GBP per person eating here Website: http://boroughmarket.org.uk/ How to get to there: I think the easiest way is to take the London underground tube to London Bridge Station and then just follow the exit signs that will lead directly to Borough Market. Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network Mark Wiens Eater at: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/blog/ Resources and guides: http://migrationology.com/travel-resources/ T-shirts: http://migrationology.spreadshirt.com/ Thank you for watching, and don't forget to subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
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25 Amazing Things To Do in Bangkok, Thailand
 
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Get a copy of my things to do in Bangkok travel guide - http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/ "This eBook is a treasure for everyone in Bangkok" - Colleen Bowen Also, if you love Thai food, get a copy of my Eating Thai Food Guide here: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Bangkok is one of the most thrilling cities in the world to visit. With such a diversity of different attractions and a fascinating mixture of traditional fused with modern culture, the city offers something interesting for everyone. This video includes 25 of what I think are the absolute best things to do in Bangkok. I put together a range of different activities that consist of everything from Bangkok's zoo, its most revered temples and golden palaces, to the culinary options the city is so famous for. In case you would like to revisit any of these Bangkok attractions shown in the video, here is all the information right below. 1. Wang Lang Market ตลาดวังหลัง - Wang Lang Market is one my favorite snacking and browsing markets in Bangkok. 2. Chatuchak Weekend Market ตลาดนัดจตุจักร - One of the most popular things to do in Bangkok is go shopping - don't miss the Chatuchak Weekend Market. 3. Klong Toey Market ตลาดคลองเตย - The most vital fresh food market in Bangkok. 4. Floating Market ตลาดน้ำ - In this video I visit Talad Nam Bang Nam Pheung floating market in southern Bangkok. 5. Pratunam Market ประตูน้ำ - Shopping is a huge Bangkok attraction and Pratunam is one of the wholesale outdoor markets. 6. MBK / Siam Shopping มาบุญครอง - One of the most hectic shopping malls is MBK, everything imaginable under one roof. 7. Or Tor Kor Market ตลาด อ.ต.ก. - Visiting markets is one of my personal favorites activities in Bangkok, and Or Tor Kor is amazing. 8. Dusit Zoo สวนสัตว์ดุสิต - The Dusit Zoo is one of the most fun things to do in Bangkok if you are with children. 9. Lumpini Park สวนลุมพินี- The central park of Bangkok. 10. Massage นวดแผนไทย- Don't miss a rejuvenating massage in Thailand! 11. Grand Palace / Wat Phra Kaew วัดพระเก้า- The most revered of all attractions in Bangkok. 12. Wat Pho วัดโพธิ์ - Home of the reclining Buddha and the birthplace of the traditional Thai massage. 13. Wat Arun วัดอรุณ - Wat Arun is the temple of dawn, located on the the Chao Phraya River. 14. Wat Saket (วัดสระเกศ) - Bangkok's Golden Mountain Temple with great views. 15. Erawan Museum ช้างสามเศียร- A giant three headed elephant which is a temple and museum. 16. Vimanmek Mansion พระที่นั่งวิมานเมฆ - As the largest golden teak wood mansion in the world, it's very impressive. 17. Khao San Road ถนนข้าวสาร - There are lots of things to do in this area, many of them revolving around parties and nightlife. 18. Silom and Patpong (สีลม) - Silom at night turns into a market with Patpong street, home to many go-go bars and fake goods. 19. Victory Monument อนุสาวรีย์ชัยสมรภูมิ - One of the transportation hubs of Bangkok and there's a lot of food, including the tasty boat noodle alley. 20. Eat Durian กินทุเรียน - Durian, also known as the king of fruits, is creamy and sweet, and it's the best fruit in the world. 21. Thai Street Food อาหารข้างทาง - Eating Thai street food is one of the most rewarding things to do in Bangkok, mainly because there's so much to try, and so many good flavors. 22. Thai Cooking Class เรียนทำอาหาร- A cooking class is a great way to learn some Thai recipes! 23. Pahurat พาหุรัด- Bangkok's little India is known as Pahurat. It's a place to shop for fabric and dine on delicious Indian food. 24. Pak Klong Talad ปากคลองตลาด- The largest flower market in Bangkok is a great place to see colorful and exotic flowers all day long. 25. Yaowarat / Sampeng Market (เยาวราช / สำเพ็ง) - Yaowarat is one of the busiest and most exciting places in Bangkok - don't miss it! Hope you enjoyed these 25 things to do in Bangkok! Website: http://migrationology.com/ Thai food site: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ MUSIC: Title: Feel Free, Author: Joe Sacco, License: https://www.premiumbeat.com/member/license/140709 Support my videos: http://migrationology.com/donate/
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Amazing Food at a Malaysian Wedding and a Surprise Durian!
 
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Read the full blog post about attending this Malaysian wedding, the food, and the surprise durian ► http://migrationology.com/2015/06/malaysian-wedding-food-langkawi/ One of the most memorable experiences I had when we were in Langkawi, Malaysia, was attending a local Malaysian wedding. It happened to be wedding season in Langakawi when we were there, and our guide Wan Kash, and driver Fami, said we could just stop by at a wedding on the side of the road, just to see it and maybe eat. So while we were driving around, we found a wedding one afternoon, and stopped in. The family was extremely welcoming and invited us into their home and generously gave us a feast to eat. Buffalo curry is one of the most well known foods to eat at a Malaysian wedding, and as soon as we arrived to the wedding the first thing I saw was the massive pan of buffalo curry slowly simmering away and being stirred not by a spoon, but by a paddle. The buffalo curry cook gave me a piece of the buffalo and it was incredibly soft and tender, and had an almost irony flavor and livery texture it was so soft. They invited us to sit down with all the cooks and the family and they soon dished us our a full wedding meal including all the dishes they were serving. There was the buffalo curry, red chicken curry, fried fish, a soup made with taro stems, and finally a yellow shredded mango salad. I scooped some of all the dishes onto my plate and got ready to start chowing down. All the food was incredible. One of my favorite dishes at this Malaysian wedding feast was the yellow mango salad which included shredded yellow mango, peanuts, sliced Chinese long beans and shallots, and what tasted like some toasted shredded coconut. The salad had a contrast of sweet and salty, and it tasted excellent with the rice and mixture of different curries. As we were eating, one of the ladies handed us a plate of Langkawi style laksa, thick rice udon noodles topped with a pureed fish curry, mixed with slices of cucumber and onions. The curry was similar to Penang laksa, but a bit different and it had a wonderful sour flavor to it. Our guide Wan Kash, as we were eating and making this video, showed some of the aunties our videos and youtube and they had seen that we loved durian so much. So literally, while we were still eating, someone went into the backyard of the house and picked a fresh durian, and handed me half. I knew there as durian somewhere near because of the undeniable aroma that immediately filled the outside air. The durian was perfectly ripe, sweet and butter with a slight bitter tinge. After eating, we then got to see a little bit of the Malaysian wedding ceremony, which was incredible to see. It was an amazing experience, and I’m truly thankful for the opportunity to attend, experience, and enjoy the amazing food at this wedding in Langkawi. Thank you for the family! Music in this video is from Audio Network Filmed and created by Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ & http://www.travelbyying.com/ I’d love to keep in touch with you: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Twitter: https://twitter.com/migrationology SNAPCHAT: migrationology ►Support our videos: https://www.patreon.com/markwiens
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Nepali Street Food - DEEP FRIED Snacks in Kathmandu, Nepal!
 
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Nepali street food snacks in Kathmandu, Nepal! ►Subscribe to my channel for more videos: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe After traveling through India, we took a flight from Delhi to Kathmandu. I was excited to explore a bit of Nepal, and we first began our explorations in the largest city of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a beautiful city and there are quite a few things to do. But as a foodie traveler, I was of course most interested in sampling Nepali food and also Nepali street food, which I knew very little about before visiting Nepal. In Kathmandu, there's not a lot of street food when you compare the city to a place like Bangkok. There are some stalls, but many of the street food is housed in small tiny little restaurants where you pull back a curtain and sit on small tables and benches to enjoy home cooked noodles and momo dumplings. Around the Boudha stupa (also known as Boudhanath stupa) in Kathmandu, there are some good Nepali street food carts, many of them serving a mixture of both Tibetan and Nepali street food snacks. When I saw this cart that was cooking something extremely delicious smelling along with a pair of very friendly vendors, I knew I'd have to give it a sample. The vendors were very happy to be featured and I quickly ordered two items from their menu. All their street food were stacked within the glass encased cart and as soon as someone would order something, they would quickly dunk it into the hot oil until hot through and through. The vendors would then put them on top of a piece of newspaper, and slice them into pieces. Depending on your personal preference, the vendor would then scoop on a spoon of hot sauce to add extra flavor and complete the Nepali street food snack. I started by street food sampling with a buffalo shapale, which is a Tibetan Nepali meat pie. It was filled with minced buffalo and possibly some onions. The flavor was great from the meat and it was improved by the hot and salty chili sauce. Next up was something known as an aloo chop, which is basically a deep fried potato cutlet. It was incredibly good, a ball of spicy mashed potatoes that were crispy on the outside and flavored so wonderfully. For my final Nepali street food snack this round, I couldn't resist a small piece of Nepal style fried chicken. The meat on the little drumstick was pushed all the way to the end so it provided a chicken handle with which is hold while enjoying the chicken. The chicken was pretty delicious, a proper street food snack. Thanks for watching this Nepali street food video and hope you can enjoy these snacks when you visit Kathmandu! Follow my food adventures at http://migrationology.com/ & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Finally, subscribe so you don't miss the next tasty adventure http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
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One Incredible Day in Boracay
 
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Apart from my camera falling apart after the ATV ride, this was an one incredible day in Boracay! Anton’s YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/antondiaz 00:29 Breakfast - For breakfast we started off at Discovery Shores Hotel, and we ate the breakfast buffet. The breakfast was alright, but a little small, and a little crowded, but nevertheless a good way to start the day. I especially enjoyed the smoked bangus. 1:45 Walk on White Sand Beach - After breakfast we started off walking down White Sand Beach, one of the most famous main attractions of Boracay - a 3 km stretch of white sand and beautiful beach. What I like most is that you can just walk down the beach and enjoy the 2:16 Willy’s Rock - One of the most famous landmarks in Boracay is Willy’s Rock, a chunk of coral that sits near the coastline. When it’s high tide the rock is submerged in water, but when it’s low tide the rock sits in the sand. At this point I was hot and ready to take a swim as well. 2:54 Taho Beach Food - As we were swimming, Anton flagged down a vendor selling taho, soft silken tofu. It made a good beach street food. 4:33 Calamansi muffin at Real Coffee Shop - As we were walking along Station 2 beach in Boracay, we stopped off at a place called Real Coffee, for a quick cup of coffee and a calamansi muffin. The muffin tasted a lot like lemon cake, and the coffee, was too weak for me, but alright. Real coffee is known as one of the original spots in Boracay, especially famous for their calamansi muffins. 7:13 Lunch at Sands Restaurant, Discovery Shores Boracay - For lunch we returned to Discovery Shores and had an amazing lunch at their Sands restaurant. They prepared all Filipino food, all of which was extremely good. I really enjoyed the kilawin, Filipino style ceviche, the lamb shank caldereta, and the Bacolod kansi, a beef shank soup. Everything was delicious, one of the better and best quality Filipino food meals I’ve ever had. 9:22 ATV Ride to the lookout viewpoint of Boracay / Paraw sailing ride - In the afternoon, continuing on this one day in Boracay, we took an ATV tour to one of the highest points on Boracay to see the view. It was a bit expensive. Unfortunately, this is where my camera broke. 12:33 Jonah’s Milkshakes - For afternoon snack, we stopped by Jonah’s Milkshakes and had an avocado mango milkshake, which was delicious, along with a chori burger. 14: 20 Boodle Fight for Dinner - For dinner, we returned back to the hotel where I was introduced to a Filipino feast called a boodle fight. All the food was placed in the middle of the table, and we all shared our dinner together as a family - it was amazing, both the food and the company. Disclosure: We were invited to stay at Discovery Shores Boracay, so we didn’t pay for our stay. But everything in this video, and all thoughts are my own. Huge thank you to Discovery Shores Boracay - we had an amazing stay. -------------------------------------------- This food travel video was produced by Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens. The music in this video is from Audio Network. Instagram: migrationology SNAPCHAT: migrationology Periscope: @markwiens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology ►Things I use: http://migrationology.com/travel-resources/ ►Premium Travel Guides: http://migrationology.com/travel-guides/ ►Check out our blogs: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ & http://www.travelbyying.com/ ►Make a donation: http://migrationology.com/donate/ Thank you for watching!
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The Lunch Lady of Saigon - Famous Street Food in Vietnam!
 
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The Lunch Lady is one of the most famous street food restaurants in Saigon, Vietnam. Get all the details here: http://wp.me/psd9b-5ev Nguyen Thi Thanh, better known as the Lunch Lady, owns and operates a street food stall in Saigon that serves soup noodles. The restaurant was made famous by Anthony Bourdain, who ate there on his No Reservations show on the Travel Channel, and deeply loved both the noodles and the experience of eating there. So during my trip to Saigon, along with eating all sorts of incredibly delicious Vietnamese street food, I made it a point to eat at the legendary Lunch Lady. One of the cool things about the Lunch Lady in Saigon is that she serves a different noodle soup dish everyday of the week. After reading about all the days and her rotating menu, I decided to go on Monday, because I wanted to try her version of bun Thai, a Vietnamese and Thai fusion noodle dish. As we arrived for lunch, the restaurant was already buzzing with customers, both tourists and many locals as well. I could immediately sense the kindness and the passion of the food I was about to eat. I ordered a large bowl of noodles, which didn’t take long to arrive, and I was impressed with the beautiful decoration of ingredients and the colors of everything together. In order to make the bun Thai, the Lunch Lady first added a handful of bun, or rice noodles to a bowl, topped it with a few rings of squid and some beef, then ladled on a spoon of the slow and continual simmering broth. Then in went a handful of sliced vegetables and herbs, and finally a couple of shrimp on top. The bowl of bun Thai smelled incredible, slightly sweet and sour, with a lovely acidic, almost citrus aroma to it. Before adding any condiments, I first decided to try the soup. It tasted almost the same as it looked, sour and sweet, and with a lovely balance of flavor. I’m not sure what meat the soup was based from, but I think it was beef. Being a lover of chili, I decided to dress my bowl of noodles with some fresh dry roasted chili oil, along with a squeeze of lime juice. The chili added some much needed heat, while the lime juice gave it a bit more sourness. The noodles were slightly chewy and about the size of spaghetti, and the mixture of ingredients was superb. One of the things I really like about how the Lunch Lady assembled her bowls of noodles was that she cooked the items separately, so nothing got overcooked. Along with serving bowls of noodles, there’s a stall next to the Lunch Lady that serves goi cuon, or Vietnamese fresh summer rolls. As a lover of the fresh summer rolls, I couldn’t resist, so we ordered a plate, that came with 3 rolls. They were very fresh tasting, and I thought they were some of the best I had during my trip to Saigon. The rolls were filled with lettuce and basil, a couple of shrimp, and I really enjoyed the hoisin sauce topped with peanuts and fresh chilies. The Lunch Lady was a great Vietnamese street food experience in Saigon. I’ve only eaten there once, and I ate the bun Thai, so I for sure can’t say how the food is everyday, but the day I went it was pretty decent. On top of the good food, just as Anthony Bourdain mentioned, the Lunch Lady is a fantastic atmosphere - it’s in the shade, it’s a nice location off the main road, and there was a beautiful breeze as I slurped down my bowl of noodles. Overall, I was very happy, and even though the Lunch Lady is very famous, it’s worth a visit when you are in Saigon. And on top of that, Nguyen Thi Thanh is also very nice. Address: 23 Hoang Sa St., District 1 | Phuong Da Kao, District 1 (Quan 1), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Open hours: It’s best to eat here sometime around lunch. Prices: 40,000 VND ($1.83) for a nice sized bowl of noodles, pretty decent portion size How to get to the Lunch Lady: The restaurant is located not far from the Saigon zoo, tucked away into the neighborhood. You can either take a taxi directly there, or take public transportation to the zoo, and walk for just 5 - 10 minutes to get there. Thank you all for watching this video, hope you enjoyed it. Music in this video is courtesty of audionetwork.com Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/blog/ ►Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
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25 Things To Do in Tokyo, Japan (Watch This Before You Go)
 
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Get info about things to do, where to stay, and the best food to eat on your visit to Tokyo, Japan. Here's the guide: https://migrationology.com/tokyo-travel-guide-for-food-lovers/ Tokyo (東京), Japan, is one of the world's greatest cities, and there's so much to do and see when you visit. From temples and shrines, to gardens and museums, you'll never run out of attractions. Out of all the things you could do, I've chosen a top 25 list for this awesome city (and just so you know food is my first choice in Tokyo)! 1. Ameya-Yokochō (アメヤ横丁) - A giant open air market that offers clothes, cosmetics, food, and restaurants and bars. 2. Meiji Shrine (明治神宮) - This Shinto shrine, surrounded by beautiful forest, is extremely significant. 3. Ryogoku Kokugikan (両国国技館) - Even if it's not fight season, you can go to the free sumo museum and eat sumo chankonabe. 4. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (新宿御苑) - The garden is a beautiful attraction in Tokyo, with French gardens, Japanese gardens, and a green house. 5. Ginza (銀座) / Yurakucho (有楽町) - Ginza is a great area of town for upscale shopping and dining, while Yurakucho is famous for Izakaya bars and restaurants under the railroad track. 6. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (東京都庁舎) - There are a lot of things to do in Tokyo where you have to pay, but here, you can go to the 45th floor for free. 7. Tsukiji Market (築地市場) - One of the most famous attractions in all of Tokyo is the Tsukiji Market (築地市場), the biggest seafood market in the world. 8. Shibuya (渋谷区) - With the busiest intersection in the world, Shibuya (渋谷区) is also home to shopping and restaurant. 9. Sumida River (隅田川) - At Tokyo's Sumida River, you can either just walk around the park and enjoy the riverside views, or you can take the Tokyo Cruise in a boat. 10. Tokyo Imperial Palace (皇居) - This is the home of the emperor of Japan. To enter the grounds, you have to make a tour booking on the official website 11. Ueno Park (上野公園), Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館) - Ueno Park is a huge public park in Tokyo with shrines, gardens and a number of museums. 12. Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) - They call it Tokyo's biggest attractions. It's a huge communications tower with various viewing decks and galleries. 13. Harajuku (原宿), Takeshita Street (竹下通り) - Famous for its street market and cosplay that takes place, this is a place in the city to see and be seen. 14. Senso-ji (金龍山浅草寺) - Visiting this temple is one of the top things to do in Tokyo, frequented by both tourists and religious pilgrims. It's the oldest temple in Tokyo. 15. Edo-Tokyo Museum (江戸東京博物館) - It looks a little like a UFO, but it's one of Tokyo's main museums, that aims to preserve the history of the city. 16. Fine Dining - Let's just face it, Tokyo is one of the best cities in the world for high class dining - atmosphere, presentation, food, it's all just stunning! 17. Akihabara Electric Town (秋葉原電気街) - If you love electronics and gaming, you're going to love the area of Akihabara. You'll also find those infamous maid cafes here. 18. Tokyo Stock Exchange (東京証券取引所) - Another free attraction in Tokyo is to be a guest at the stock exchange where you can see the Japanese Nikkei being traded. 19. Roppongi (六本木) - Home to the Mori Art Museum and a hotspot for nightlife in the city, Roppongi is an exciting area of town. 20. Odaiba (お台場) - This area of Tokyo is full of things to do like Legoland, and Palette Town, an indoor amusement park. It's also known as Tokyo's entertainment island. 21. Yoyogi Park (代々木公園) - Located next to Meiji Shrine, and just a short distance from Harajuku and Shinjuku, this park is popular for exercise and dance. 22. Nezu (根津), Yanaka (谷中 (台東区) - Tokyo is a truly modern city, but there are a couple places like Nezu and Yanaka that have held strong to their traditional and cultural roots. 23. Onsen (温泉) - You've got to strip down naked before you can enter a Japanese public bath. 24. Mount Takao (高尾山) - Just 50 km from central Tokyo, this mountain is popular for climbing and is a sacred religious mountains. Makes a good day trip from Tokyo. 25. Food - Finally, food is the reason I visited Japan, and I think eating is by all means one of the best things to do in Tokyo. Food is everywhere, and not only does it taste amazing, but the care that goes into Japanese cuisine is incredible. Thank you very much for watching this video that includes some of the best things to do in Tokyo. I hope it will give you inspiration to visit and eat through this amazing city. Tokyo travel guide for food lovers: http://wp.me/psd9b-4EA Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology All music in this video courtesy of AudioNetwork.com Support my videos: http://migrationology.com/donate/
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Vietnamese Food - The BEST Breakfast I Ate in Saigon (Bánh Mì Hòa Mã)
 
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One of the best times to eat Vietnamese street food is for breakfast. Read the full article here: http://migrationology.com/2015/01/vietnamese-breakfast-saigon/ Because I love food so much, one of my favorite things to do when I travel is wake up early and go to the morning markets and proceed to explore the local cuisine for breakfast. In many countries I’ve been to, breakfast is one of the best meals because the food is fresh, and people are on their way to school and work and need something quick and delicious to grab, or sit down, and eat. In Vietnam, though you’ll find street food and restaurants open around the clock, I still think the the best food and some of the best selection of food was available in the morning. One of the recommendations I got from many of you was to try a breakfast restaurant called Bánh Mì Hòa Mã, extremely famous throughout Saigon for serving bánh mì ốp la, or the Vietnamese personal baguettes served with a personal pan of fried sunny side up eggs. The combination, though simple and pretty easy to make, can be exceptionally delicious. So one day when I was in Saigon, I walked over to Bánh Mì Hòa Mã. The restaurant is actually housed in an indoor facility, and all the cooking is done indoors, but all the seating is along the side of the alley street, where they set up small plastic tables and chairs. I arrived at the Vietnamese breakfast street food stall right as they were opening, just after 7 am, and luckily I got a good table, and Ying and I were one of the first people to eat there for the morning - but soon after we sat down, many other hungry breakfast eater came to sit down. I ordered just the standard plate of bánh mì ốp la, which didn’t take long to come out of the kitchen, sizzling hot. The eggs were scorched on the edges on the bottom of the little personal pan, and the tops of the eggs were still runny, rich and creamy. Along with my pan of op la, fried sunny side up eggs, I got a personal baguette, called banh mi, a side dish of pickled cucumbers and carrots, and an extra side dish of pate, just for fun. The eggs were also topped with a few scoops of caramelized, extremely fragrant onions and chilies, and along with a selection of Vietnamese sausage, which I think was pre-fried in a different pan and then added to the top of the eggs, artfully thrown on. The bits of meat and the onions provided some extremely flavor to the eggs and the crusty banh mi, and I think that’s the flavor that really elevated this banh mi op la to extreme delicious, best breakfast I ate in Vietnam status. For some bites I would scoop on a bit of pate to my pieces of super crusty baguette, then sop up the beautiful egg yolk, and bits of meat. It was truly a breakfast to remember, one of the finest breakfasts I’ve eaten anywhere in the world. On the table, there was also some Chinese tea, which went well with the rich breakfast. They also had coffee, but since I had just had a cup before coming to eat, I didn’t have one. Bánh Mì Hòa Mã Address: 53 Cao Thắng, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (on Hem 51 Cao Thang) Our total bill came to 91,000 VND for both of us, which was about $4.20 US More details coming soon Music in this video from audionetwork.com Video eaten and made by Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/blog/ Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology Support my videos: http://www.patreon.com/markwiens ► Get my food and travel updates: http://migrationology.com/food-news (FREE!) Thank you for watching this video, happy eating!
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Best Indian Street Food Rolls at Kusum Rolls in Kolkata, India
 
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Read my full blog post about eating kati rolls here: https://migrationology.com/indian-kati-roll-kusum-rolls/ The kati roll is one of the most incredibly tasting fast food snacks in all of India. It all begins with a paratha flatbread that's cooked in a pool of grease so it become crunchy are oily. After the paratha is done cooking, it's filled with a choice of ingredients, which normally means spicy chicken, mutton, or egg, condimented with onions and chillies and wrapped up into an Indian kati roll. Now though kati rolls are served all over India, they were originally invented in Kolkata. Nizam's a famous restaurants in the heart of Kolkata's new market, claims to be the first restaurant to create and serve the fast food delight, but now there are numerous favorite local place to get rolls. In this video, I head to Kusum Rolls and Kebabs, a street side stall that's located just off Park Street. From a local fried, I had heard that they served the city's best kati roll and I was desperate to see for myself. With no seating, you just order your food at Kusum and stand either in the parking lot or along the side of the road. The menu, though appearing to be extensive, is really just the same combination of 3 - 4 ingredients in many different wants. For instance you can order just a single egg kati roll, or you can order an egg chicken roll, or a double egg chicken roll, or even a double egg double chicken roll. Not wanting to go too crazy initially, I settled for the chicken egg roll. My paratha was cooked in oil before an egg was fried on top of it in an artful creation. It was then placed on the chopping board where a man piled in greasy pieces of insanely flavorful chicken mixed with onions and peppers. Under my request they then squeezed on a generous amount of mustard sauce - a sauce Kusum rolls is famous for! Wrapped in a paper that turns transparent from the grease, I was ready to have my first bite of a kati roll. It was even better than I had expected, a Mexican burrito like device that boasted incredible Indian spices. A kati roll is indeed not the healthiest thing to eat in the world, but every now and then it's well worth the calories and damage to the body. When you're in Kolkata, India, don't miss the kati rolls for Kusum Rolls! Kusum Rolls and Kababs Address: 21, Park Street, Kolkata , 700016 Price: Mine was 40 INR ($0.75) Here's my article: http://migrationology.com/2013/02/indian-kati-roll-kusum-rolls/ Thank you for watching! Follow my food adventures at http://migrationology.com/ & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ Also check out my Bangkok travel guide http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/ and my Thai food guide http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Finally, subscribe so you don't miss the next tasty adventure http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
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Filipino Food at Naty’s Kitchen in Honolulu, Hawaii
 
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►Read more about Naty's Filipino Food Kitchen here: http://migrationology.com/2015/06/filipino-food-honolulu-natys-kitchen/ Back in 2010, I spent about 2 month in the Philippines, exploring, doing all sorts of things, and eating all sorts of food. The amazing people I met, and the delicious food I ate, contributed to it being a very memorable trip. This time, I didn’t make it back to the Philippines yet (however, I hope to visit soon in the future), but when I was in Honolulu, Hawaii, I came pretty close to the real thing at a restaurant called Naty’s Kitchen at the Maunakea Marketplace in Honolulu. The Maunakea Marketplace is located right in the heart of Chinatown in Honolulu, and if you walk inside the marketplace, and go to the food court section, it honestly feels like you’ve left Hawaii altogether, and have transported yourself into a market in Manila or somewhere in southeast Asia - it’s my kind of spot. There are a few different types of food to eat at Maunakea Marketplace, including a couple Thai stalls, but by far the dominating cuisine in Filipino food, and there are about 5 different Filipino food stalls to choose from. One of the most well known, and also they offer the most selection of dishes is Naty’s Kitchen. Naty’s Kitchen dishes out all the prepared food and has them all on display in the from cabinet, and you just pick and choose the different dishes that you want, which will then all be piled into a styrofoam container. Typically most customers might get a box with 2 dishes and rice, but I couldn’t resist ordering 3 dishes and then a bowl of sinigang soup on the side. After getting my rice, I ordered the pork dinuguan, one of the more noticeable Filipino foods of pork and blood made into a stew. Although it might not look the most appealing, and some people even call it chocolate pork, it actually tastes quite amazing. It’s almost like blood sausage without the casing, except it’s much more moist and has a gravy. The taste was very nice, almost with a slight hint of a livery flavor and just a slightly sour flavor as well. At first I was also going to order the pork adobo, which is one of the most well known Filipino foods, but it was made with pork belly and after seeing how oily it was, I asked the Aunty if she had any other recommendations. She pointed to the pork igado, which she said had a similar flavor to adobo, but it was made with a less fatty cut of pork. The igado was excellent, including tender chunks of pork, in a pepper and vinegar sour sauce. Along with my rice, it was very good. The last dish I got on my plate has always been one of my favorite Filipino foods, a dish called pinakbet, which is a mixture of different vegetables fried up with shrimp paste. It wasn’t overly shrimpy or overly salty, just had an excellent fragrance, and a good mixture of vegetables that went well with all the pork dishes. Also, I couldn’t resist getting an order of pork sinigang. When I was in the Philippines I really enjoyed eating fish sinigang, a sour tamarind soup, but here at Naty’s Kitchen in Honolulu this day, they only had the pork version. The flavor of the soup was very good, but the pork made it a little on the oily side - it was good but I would have preferred the fish version. Naty’s Kitchen is an excellent and quite authentic restaurant in Hawaii that serves delicious Filipino food. Naty’s Kitchen - Maunakea Market Place, Chinatown Open hours: I went there at about 11 am on a weekday and they were open and thriving, but I’m not sure of their exact business hours Prices: All the food I ate and ordered above cost $11 How to get there: Naty’s Kitchen is located in Chinatown at Maunakea Market Place right in Honolulu, Hawaii. If you can find street parking that’s great, otherwise there is a municipal parking garage nearby. Read the full blog post: http://migrationology.com/2015/06/filipino-food-honolulu-natys-kitchen/ ********************************************************************************************* Music in this video is from Audio Network Filmed and created by Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ & http://www.travelbyying.com/ I’d love to keep in touch with you: Make a donation: https://www.patreon.com/markwiens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Twitter: https://twitter.com/migrationology SNAPCHAT: migrationology Thank you for watching!
Views: 417660 Mark Wiens
Bangkok to Taipei - DELICIOUS First Taiwanese Street Food Meal and Travel (Day 1)!
 
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►Check out my Taipei Travel Guide for Food Lovers: https://goo.gl/PbAuzQ ►Subscribe to my videos: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe This is the vlog of Day 1 of our Taiwan trip (stay tuned for all 12 days of vlogs). We woke up early in the morning in Bangkok and headed to Don Muaeng Airport. We checked into our flight via Tiger Air that offers a directly flight at a pretty good rate from Bangkok to Taipei. Everything went smoothly and our flight arrived on time. They didn’t serve any food on our airplane, but luckily as I was doing some work, my wife Ying went and bought some Subway for the airplane ride. So while I didn’t have airplane food this time, I did have Subway on an airplane. We landed in Taipei, Taiwan, my first time to ever visit Taiwan in the early afternoon, and I had little clue how we were going to get from the airport to the center of Taipei and then on to our hotel. We ended up walking down stairs where we caught a shuttle bus from Taoyuan International Airport for 30 TWD to the Taoyuan train station in order to connect with the Taiwan high speed rail that would take us into the center of Taipei. From Taoyuan railway station we took the high speed rail which cost 165 TWD and in about 20 minutes we arrived at Taipei Main station, which is the major hub of transportation in the center of Taipei. From there we caught the local Metro to Ximen station, where our hotel was booked. After wandering around for a little while and getting a bit lost, we finally arrived into our hotel, called Go Sleep Hotel and the Xining branch, located right within the busy shopping and cultural district of Ximending in Taipei. We arrive to the hotel at about 6 pm almost and we were all very hungry and wanted to have our first meal in Taipei… but I had no idea what we were going to eat. After walking around Ximending for a few minutes we sat down at the nearest restaurant we could find that was serving local Taiwanese food. Although I didn’t really know what we were ordering, the owner of the restaurant was very nice and after pointing to a few dishes, she kindly brought them to our table. Our first meal in Taipei, Taiwan was a success. From there we just walked around Ximending for a while, enjoying the atmosphere and sampling a few snacks along the way. There was so much food in this area, that is was crazy, so much to eat! Thank you for watching this Taipei travel guide video vlog from Bangkok to Taipei. This is Day 1 of our Taiwan travel adventure. Music in this video is from Audio Network Check out my Taipei Travel Guide now: https://migrationology.com/travel-guides/taipei-taiwan/ This Taiwan travel guide video was produced by Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens, for more information about us, check out our blogs: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ & http://www.travelbyying.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology SNAPCHAT: migrationology Make a donation: http://migrationology.com/donate/ Resources I use: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/resources/ Premium Travel Guides: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/guides/
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Indian Mango Lassi - The Best Mango Smoothie I've Ever Had in Kolkata, India!
 
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At this street food stall in Kolkata, you'll find an amazing mango lassi, one of the ultimate mango smoothies. If you're ever visited India or places around India you've undoubtedly come across a beverage known as a lassi. It's the Indian version of yoghurt, a thick creamy dairy product that rich and creamy and delicious. In Kolkata and in other parts of India you can get a lassi all over the place, but in Kolkata is where I had the best mango lassi I've ever had. The stall is on a small street just parallel to the famous Deckers street food lane, and they will whip up a concoction that you'll surely love. An Indian mango lassi is basically just a yoghurt smoothie that whipped up until it's a smooth yogurt milkshake. When you approach you'll find a great quantity of fruit standing up in sculptures and inviting you in. I took a seat on a plastic stool and waiting as my treat finished blending up. After filling my cup until it was overflowing, the vendor then added a few nuts and slice of something that tasted like cheese to the top to give it a finishing touch. This mango lassi was definitely one of the best ones I've ever had, it was creamy, and milky with an incredible flavor or mango. The added nuts and the salty cheese on top provided an incredible taste that contrasted the sweetness. This mango lassi is something worth traveling around the world just to eat! Be sure to check out my full list of Kolkata street food here: http://migrationology.com/2013/02/kolkata-street-food-guide-calcutta/ and my Kolkat travel guide here: http://migrationology.com/2013/03/kolkata-calcutta-travel-guide-tips/ Thank you for watching! Follow my food adventures at http://migrationology.com/ & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ Also check out my Bangkok travel guide http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/ and my Thai food guide http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Finally, subscribe so you don't miss the next tasty adventure http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
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Malaysian Street Food Tour in Kuala Lumpur
 
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Glad you love Malaysian street food too! Get my free street food guide here: http://migrationology.com/41-irresistible-meals-guide/ Malaysian street food is amazingly delicious and Kuala Lumpur is full of food everywhere you look! The first dish in the video is known as Nasi Campur, a truly delightful Malaysian street food that consists of a giant plate of rice accompanied by an assortment of various side dishes. I chose fish curry, chili tofu and a bunch of other delicious vegetables and garnished. Next I stopped at a famous place near Little India in Kuala Lumpur to eat an Ikan Bakar grilled fish. It was grilled in some kind of chili sauce and served with a limey chili sauce that was absolutely spectacular. When it began to rain, I decided to drink a cup of milk tea teh tarik, one of the most famous beverages in Malaysia. The next meal was at Hameed's a restaurant specializing in Indian style Malaysian street food known as Nasi Kandar. Along with a plate of rice covered in curries, I aslo ordered a plate of biryani, and a side of tandoori chicken and plan naan. I couldn't leave Kuala Lumpur without eating the absolute mos comforting Malaysian street food: Nasi Lemak. After searching around, I finally found it at an outdoors restaurant. It wasn't the best nasi lemak I've ever had, but it sure wasn't bad! Hope you enjoyed this Malaysian street food tour in Kuala Lumpur! To see more photos and find these restaurants be sure to click this link: http://migrationology.com/2011/12/12-hour-kuala-lumpur-street-food-binge/
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Indonesian Street Food - GIANT Fried Rice in Jakarta, Indonesia (Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih)!
 
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Indonesian street food is amazing! ►Subscribe for more videos: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe ►T-shirts available now: https://migrationology.com/store Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih is a legendary Jakarta street food stall that serves nasi goreng kambing (goat fried rice) in a huge way! Although some say that their fame has made them not as good as they previously were, I still think it’s an amazing place with an action packed street food atmosphere that you need to try when you’re in Jakarta. I watched them making this Indonesian street food specialty and rather than normal fried rice with is dry fried in a wok, this is actually almost more like a biryani. The meat is cooked in a curry like sauce, before a huge amount of rice is added. The rice was very fragrant with lots of cinnamon and spices added. The meat, some of it was quite tender, while other pieces were a little grizzly, but had wonderful meaty flavor. When you’re in Jakarta and looking for a legendary Indonesian street food stall, Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih is a great place to go for nasi goreng kambing (goat fried rice). Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih Address: Jalan Kebon Sirih Barat Dalam I, Gambir, RT.3/RW.2, Kb. Sirih, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10110, Indonesia Open hours: 4 pm - 3 am daily (but 12 am on Sundays) -- Camera gear I use: Main camera: http://amzn.to/2dEL3hv Main lens: http://amzn.to/2e5Lum6 2nd camera: http://amzn.to/2mczuDx 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2mcEGau Microphone: http://amzn.to/2dEr9Z9 Gorillapod: http://amzn.to/2epFsQx *These are Amazon affiliate links I would love to connect with you on social media! Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology T-shirts available now: https://migrationology.com/store/ -- ►Subscribe to my channel for more delicious food videos: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe
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BEST FOOD 2018 - My YouTube Rewind!
 
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Get more details about all 10 meals: https://goo.gl/K7YicX SUBSCRIBE http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe for 2 new videos every week T-shirts and caps: https://goo.gl/6WdK1l Watch all 10 full videos: https://youtu.be/C5U3dMkYbog First, I want to say a huge thank you for your amazing support - for watching, sharing, liking, our videos, and for your positivity and encouragement throughout the year. I love to eat vegetables, but 2018 turned into a bit of a meat heavy year, but I probably had some of the best meat dishes I have ever had in my life. In this list of best food 2018, along with the top 10 meals in 2018, I also included 10 of my favorite travel destinations, and the camera / video gear I used throughout the year - you can see that on the blog: https://goo.gl/K7YicX From Mexico to Pakistani, it was an amazing year, and thank you again for your incredible support! Happy New Year! MUSIC: https://goo.gl/HwVjdo Logo: https://goo.gl/VhaLp5 CAMERA GEAR I used to make this video (these are affiliate links): Main camera: http://amzn.to/2sV0XQO Main lens: http://amzn.to/2szLZNf 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2EjBeEg Microphone: http://amzn.to/2rBKD3z Drone: http://amzn.to/2CrtAHz FOLLOW: Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Thank you for watching!
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Unique Grilled Chicken - DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!! with Sonny Side! | ไก่อบฟาง
 
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Watch Sonny's video now: https://youtu.be/nZ3Zc1DJOgY Subscribe: https://goo.gl/6zXZGK for 2 new videos every week. Warning: Don't try this BBQ chicken method at home, unless you have a good fire-proof location - then it would be really cool to try. Som tam, gai yang, is the popular and widely available Thai food combination of green papaya salad and grilled chicken… but we wanted to do something and eat something out of the ordinary! Along with the help of Sonny from Best Ever Food Review Show, we ate some extraordinary versions of both grilled chicken and Thai green papaya salad, both not what you’d find at a typical restaurant. The chicken, a very traditional, rare to find style of cooking, and the green papaya salad, a little more extreme than others. Uncle Peen Baked Chicken (ไก่อบฟางลุงพิน) - It’s easily the most unique style of grilled, or more like baked or smoked, version of chicken I’ve seen in Thailand. To make the hay smoked chicken (ไก่อบฟาง) uncle arranged the chickens on upright stakes, put oil drum lids over them, filled the trough with dry rice hay, and lit that on fire… twice. The result was one of the most juicy tender grilled chickens I’ve ever tasted. It was amazing. Price - 180 THB ($5.46) per chicken Som Tam Jay Gai (ส้มตำเจ้ไก่ ดอนเมือง) - Next to complete our combination of not your ordinary grilled chicken and green papaya salad we drove to Don Muang to eat at Som Tam Jay Gai (ส้มตำเจ้ไก่ ดอนเมือง), a restaurant originally from Udon Thani. There were so friendly there, and the main dish we ordered was tam code mua (ตำโครตมั่ว), the crazy spicy giant plate of green papaya salad with everything in it. We both suffered and cried tears of joy, but it was so much fun! Total price - 380 THB ($11.52) Again, go check out Sonny (Best Ever Food Review Show): https://goo.gl/ugvUcy He produces amazing professional quality food travel videos. MUSIC: https://goo.gl/HwVjdo Logo: https://goo.gl/VhaLp5 CAMERA GEAR I used to make this video (these are affiliate links): Main camera: http://amzn.to/2sV0XQO Main lens: http://amzn.to/2szLZNf 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2EjBeEg Microphone: http://amzn.to/2rBKD3z Drone: http://amzn.to/2CrtAHz FOLLOW: Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Thank you for watching!
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Unique GARLIC FRIED FISH + The Sweetest Melons In The World - Uzbekistan Food Tour!
 
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►SUBSCRIBE for 2 new videos per week: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe ►T-shirts and caps available now: https://migrationology.com/store/ Thank you to B. Hamzaev - Head of Marketing and Promotion of Uzbekistan Tourism. Check out Bekruz: https://goo.gl/M14aZW Uzbekistan Day 3: Tashkent to Samarkand - Food Road Trip Uzbekistan! On Day 3 we packed up in Tashkent, and made our way driving to Samarkand, one of the most historically significant cities in all of Uzbekistan, and Central Asia. But this is not the Samarkand food and history tour yet, this is the the journey to get there, which involved some incredible food stops along the way. Chinoz Fish Market - One of my favorite Uzbek meals of the trip was at the fish bazaar on the way to Samarkand. There are a series of restaurants to choose from, located just a stone's throw from one of the biggest rivers in the country. You choose your fish, it was carp, then she hacked it into small pieces, and deep fried it to a crisp. But the real unique aspect of this style of Uzbek fried fish was that she took garlic in water, and tossed it all over the fried fish right out of the oil. Something I’ve never seen before, and it was quite fascinating to see. Fish was great. Total price - 144,000 UZS ($17.76) Melons Stop - Melons are native to Central Asia and they are naturally some of the sweetest and some of the best tasting in the world. They were for sure the sweetest best tasting melons I’ve ever had in my life. Afsona Jizzax Somsa - Next stop on this Uzbekistan food road trip was to eat a giant somsa (samosa). Now you have probably already seen that you can’t really go a day in Uzbekistan without eating a somsa, and that’s a good thing because they are delicious. But these are super sized, filled with ½ kg. Of mutton and onions, and cooked in the tandoori oven. To eat these speciality somsa you add in some type of oil and tomato sauce. Samarkand, Uzbekistan - Finally in the evening we arrived to Samarkand, and just along the highway we caught a glimpse of the mighty building and history of the city. Samarkand Restaurant - Food here was alright. We ordered a sharing kebab tray. Total price - 227,000 ($28) Thank you for watching Uzbekistan Day 3! MUSIC: https://goo.gl/HwVjdo ***CAMERA GEAR*** I used to make this video (these are affiliate links): Main camera: http://amzn.to/2sV0XQO Main lens: http://amzn.to/2szLZNf 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2EjBeEg Microphone: http://amzn.to/2rBKD3z Drone: http://amzn.to/2CrtAHz I would love to connect with you! Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology
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11 Things To Do in Yangon, Myanmar (Are You Ready!?)
 
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Get more details about these things to do in Yangon here: http://wp.me/psd9b-54a 1. Shwedagon Pagoda (ရွှေတိဂုံစေတီတော်) - Probably the most important religious monument and most sacred site in Yangon and throughout Myanmar is the Shwedagon Pagoda (ရွှေတိဂုံစေတီတော်). The golden stupa of the pagoda is covered in gold, and it’s so bright that I you have squint when you look at it. At the top of the pagoda, in the small umbrella looking top, are thousands of gems and diamonds - though it’s pretty challenging to see all the way up there. The Shwedagon Pagoda is a place you must visit when you’re in Yangon. 2. Local Market - One of my favorite things to do in any city I visit about the world is to visit a local fresh market - that’s where life takes place and where the action goes down. There are no shortage of fresh local markets in Yangon, and one of the best in downtown is on 26th street, across the main road from the Shri Kali Temple. The market occupies a block of downtown, and there’s an indoor section, but I really like the street side part of the market. 3. Bogyoke Aung San Market - One of the centrally located markets in downtown Yangon, located at the northern side of town, is Bogyoke Aung San Market, also known by its former name of Scott Market. If you’re looking for souvenirs, gems and jewelry, and fabric, this is a great place for you to visit when you’re in Yangon. 4. Sule Pagoda (ဆူးေလဘုရား) - Another one of the most important religious, political, and overall just city landmarks in Yangon is the Sule Pagoda - basically all roads eventually lead to the Sule Pagoda and it’s a huge transportation hub. You can pay to enter the pagoda for $3, but in my opinion there’s not that much to see inside, but it’s rather the things around the are that are more impressive. 5. Chinatown, Yangon - One of my favorite things to do in Yangon is eat, and if you love food and markets, Chinatown is a place you can’t miss. In the evening, the city of Yangon in the Chinatown area comes alive sprawling with food and people. 19th street in Yangon is a very famous as the barbecue street in the city, and there are a few restaurants where you can get a table, choose some kebabs and have them barbecue them up for you. If you love eating and drinking, dinner at 19th street is one of the fun things to do in Yangon. 6. Kandawgyi Park - There are two parts to Kandawgyi Park, the boardwalk, and the restaurants area - each has an entrance fee. It makes a great relief from the city and place to relax in the natural beauty. 7. Chaukhtatgyi Paya (Chak Htat Gyi Buddha) - This giant reclining Buddha is housed in a huge shed, and it’s among the main Buddhist religious sites in Yangon. Originally in the same location, there was a seating Buddha, but when it fell over, it was replaced by a reclining. 8. National Museum of Myanmar - If you’d like to know more about the history and culture of Myanmar (Burma), one of the attractions in Yangon that you should check out is the National Museum. It was a little outdated, but the exhibitions were educational and interesting. 9. Yangon Circular Railroad - Not really one of the traditional things to do in Yangon, Myanmar, but taking the local circular train route is a great opportunity to see some of the outskirts of the city. 10. Walk Around Yangon - Probably the best way to experience the city is to just get out on your feet and explore Yangon by food - you never know what’s going to happen or what you’re going to see or come across, but it will be full of action. 11. Myanmar Food and Street Food - There’s nothing better than traveling to eat and experiences a country through its food. Yangon is filled with both street food stalls and restaurant where you can get a sample of the local cuisine. Another part of the Myanmar culture I love is the constant tea drinking - nearly everywhere you look, you’ll find a place to sit on the side of the road and drink a cup of hot tea and socialize. Yangon is a great city, and what I love so much about it is that it’s always full of action, people are extremely friendly, there are many different types of food and street food to try, and it’s just such a vibrant, always entertaining city. Hope you can visit Yangon! Be sure to check out the full article with more details here: http://wp.me/psd9b-54a Music in this video is courtesy of AudioNetwork.com Mark Wiens is the eater at: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/blog/ Resources: http://migrationology.com/travel-resources/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Finally, don’t forget to subscribe for more food videos every Sunday and Wednesday: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
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Cheapest Seoul Hotel - A Tour of My Extremely Mini Room!
 
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Go to http://migrationology.com/ for more travel and street food. One things that really surprised me in Seoul were the high costs of living and doing just about anything. I guess if you were to come from Europe or North America, the prices wouldn't be too bad, but coming from Southeast Asia where prices are quite low, Seoul was very expensive. Food and accommodation were the two main things that drove up the prices, so when I visited Seoul I really wanted to look for a place to stay that was on the cheaper side of things. That's when I found Seoul hotel mini rooms where you can get a private room for yourself for about $15 per night. Even a dorm bed at a Seoul hostel can cost $15 - $25 per night, but you could be crammed into a room with 10 other guests. The mini room on the other hand is about the same price as a dorm bed, yet you get your own private room. Another bonus of staying in the mini room was that there was free rice and kimchi all day and night so I was able to save some money on food as well! Have you ever stayed in an officetel mini room in Seoul?
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Sundubu jjigae (순두부찌개) - Korea's ultimate comfort food!
 
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Read the full article about this marvelous Sundubu Jjigae (재동순두부) right here: http://migrationology.com/2013/12/sundubu-jiggae-is-this-the-worlds-most-comforting-comfort-food/ Flying on my way from Bangkok to Hawaii on Korean Air, I had a 10 hour layover. Now at first I wanted to just sit back in a chair at the airport for my layover in Seoul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-zrjBpKGiI) and use the fast wi-fi to get some work done. But as I thought more about the food, I couldn't help myself from, not just the want, but the need to take a trip into Seoul with the intention of eating. Something I was really looking forward to, that I had been itching to eat, was a dish known as Sundubu Jiggae (순두부찌개) - a dish I think is one of the world's most comforting comfort foods. So as soon as landing at the Seoul airport, we headed to the subway station, and took the train all the way into Seoul station, before navigating our way through the hectic Seoul transit system and exiting at Anguk station and Exit #2 (more directions towards the bottom). It took a few minutes, but we eventually found our lunch time destination: Jaedong Sundubu (재동순두부) - a restaurant renowned for serving this wonderful comfort food. Just by chance, we arrived right during lunchtime, or on the tail end of lunchtime, and the restaurant was packed out. We had to wait for a table, which luckily only took about 15 minutes. What is Sundubu Jjigae (순두부찌개)? It's a Korean dish that's made from tofu, but it's not any kind of boring tofu, it's sundubu, a tofu that's outrageously soft and and it's un-curdled. I'm not exactly sure what that means and how it's made, but one thing I can tell you is that the tofu is so incredibly soft, it's like baby food. The tofu is cooked in a broth made from red chili and red chili oil and then there are bits of seafood and an egg plopped into the middle. Sundubu Jjigae (재동순두부) is served in one of those awesome Korean earthenware bowls that keep hot and piping throughout your meal. It was a cold day on the day I had my layover in Seoul, and I needed something warm... because my jacket was far inadequate for the coldness! I knew I was going to love the food Jaedong Sundubu (재동순두부) as I was waiting to be seated, I could just smell and feel that the food was going to be awesome. Another great thing at the restaurant is that you can dish yourself as much kimchi and other side banchan dishes as you like - so believe me - I took full advantage of the kimchi bar by scooping up quite a few rounds of kimchi. The Sundubu Jjigae (순두부찌개) arrived piping hot to my table, and it was everything I had hoped for - so soft and spicy and flavorful, and along with the rice, it was amazing! If you're in Seoul, you should definitely check out this restaurant, the tofu soup is outstanding. To get there take the subway to Anguk station, Exit #2, then go straight less than 100 meters until you see the blue sign for Bukchon-ro 2-gil, then make a right into the small alley way and walk about 20 meters and you'll see the sign for the restaurant - but beware that the sign in only in Korean. Enjoy! Get my FREE street food guide: http://wp.me/Psd9b-4pl Follow my adventures on http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/blog/ Bangkok 101 Guide: http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/ Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Thank you so much for watching this food and travel video by Mark Wiens. Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss my next tasty adventure. You can subscribe right here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
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Manila to Boracay (Not Quite As Planned)
 
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On Day 5 in the Philippines, along with Anton and his family, we flew to the island of Boracay to spend 2 days. Things didn’t go quite as planned, as our first flight was canceled, but we did end up making it to Boracay at the end of the day, and then got checked into Discovery Shores Hotel. Anton’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/antondiaz 00:30 Going to the Airport - We took a taxi in the morning to the airport, and arrived and checked in. The line and security was pretty tight, but didn’t take too long. 2:08 Flight Canceled and Rebooked - Cebu Pacific is notorious in the Philippines for delayed and canceled flights, and today was no different. We were supposed to fly from Manila to Caticlan, but our flight was canceled, and we had to re-route on another flight to Kalibo airport, about 2 hours from Boracay. 2:36 Lunch at Airport - Lunch at the airport wasn’t anything too impressive, nor was the food supplied by Cebu Pacific. 4:55 Flight to Kalibo, Boracay - Finally, even our re-routed flight was late by 1.5 hours, but we finally took off the Kalibo Airport, towards Boracay island. 6:19 Where is Boracay? - Boracay is a small island off the coast of Aklan. The closest airport is Caticlan, and about 2 hours away is another airport called Kalibo. 7:19 Boat ride to Boracay - After taking a van for about 2 hours to get to the pier, we then took a quick boat ride to Boracay island and we headed to Discovery Shores Hotel where we stayed for 2 nights. 10:00 Dinner at Discovery Shores Boracay - Dinner was served on the beach, along with Anton and his family, and everything was pretty good. Disclosure: We were invited to stay at Discovery Shores Boracay, so we didn’t pay for our stay. But everything in this video, and all thoughts are my own. ---------------------------------------- This food travel video was produced by Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens. The music in this video is from Audio Network. Instagram: migrationology SNAPCHAT: migrationology Periscope: @markwiens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology ►Things I use: http://migrationology.com/travel-resources/ ►Premium Travel Guides: http://migrationology.com/travel-guides/ ►Check out our blogs: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ & http://www.travelbyying.com/ ►Make a donation: http://migrationology.com/donate/ Thank you for watching!
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Mango Kulfi - Amazing Indian Ice Cream!
 
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Mango kulfi and other amazing Indian street foods at http://migrationology.com/ When I was in Delhi, India, my main goal was to search out and eat as many Indian street foods and interesting things as I possibly could. After doing some searches, I finally came across Kuremal Mahavir Prasad Kulfi Wale, a long standing ice cream vendor in the alleys of Old Delhi. Just a short walk from the Chawri Bazar metro station, down an ancient looking lane is the sleepy shop. I came to Kuremal Mahavir Prasad Kulfi Wale to mostly sample something known as mango kulfi, which is the equivalent of a mango ice cream or gelato that's Indian style. At this particular shop in Delhi, they first take the finest mangos, which are normally alphonso in variety, hollow out the seed from the middle, and then fill the center with a special mixture of cream and spices. The mango is then covered with a thick layer of clay and allowed to freeze until turning into a solid brick. When you order the mango kulfi, it is then removed from the freezer and the vendor hammers off the clay from the top of the mango. Using nothing short of a hacksaw blade, the vendor slices of the skin from the mango. When that's all done, he slices the mango into thin bite sized pieces and puts them all the on the plate. Mango kulfi at Kuremal Mahavir Prasad Kulfi Wale is a real treat. It's frozen so hard, and the delicious mango goes so well with the thick Indian ice cream that's lightly flavored with a mixture of spices that includes cardamom. Delhi, India, is full of delicious Indian street food, but after a long day of walking around the streets of Old Delhi, there was nothing more satisfying than a freezing cold plate of mango kulfi! Open Hours: Afternoon /evening is the best time Price: It cost me 200 INR ($3.64) - I'm not sure if I got ripped off, but even if I did, it was really good. Address: Kucha Pati Ram, Bazar Sita Ram, Delhi, 110006 How to get there: Take the Metro to Chawri Bazar, exit at gate 3, and immediately cross the street and go down Sita Ram Bazar lane. Take your second right at Kucha Pati Ram, an alley marked by a big fruit stall. Walk down the alley for 200 - 300 meters and you'll come to the place on your right hand side. Follow my food adventures at http://migrationology.com/ & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ Delhi Travel Guide: http://migrationology.com/delhi-travel-guide-ebook/ Bangkok Travel Guide: http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/ Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Finally, subscribe so you don't miss the next tasty adventure http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
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Philippines Street Food - AMAZING Filipino Food at Aling Sosing's Carinderia in Manila!
 
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One of the best Filipino food meals you can eat in Manila! ►Subscribe to my channel for more food videos: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe Aling Sosing's is often considered to be one of the best carinderias, or local Filipino food restaurants, in all of Manila. The crowd that shows up to eat lunch here everyday reinforces the fact that they are no doubt one of the spots you want to be in Manila, if you’re a food lovers. When I was eating in Manila, eating at Aling Sosing's was certainly among the best local Filipino food restaurants that I tried. Aling Sosing's is a very typical type of local street food restaurant, sitting on the corner of a street, near to Makati. Just like most carinderias, all the food is prepared ahead of time, and sits at the front of the restaurant. When you arrive to order, you just simply pick and choose the different dishes that you want to order, find a table, and they will bring you the dishes to your table. Additionally, some of the famous dishes to eat at Aling Sosing's are off the grill, and you’ll smell the wonderful aroma of the grilling meats the entire time you’re eating, and it’s fantastic. Ying and I arrived about 11 am on a weekday, and luckily we beat the main lunch traffic, but just barely. There were tables available when we arrived, but as soon as we sat down and order it filled up. Sof if you eat at Aling Sosing's Carinderia you might want to arrive before the main lunch rush. Additionally, some of the Filipino food dishes sell out fast, and they don’t cook them again for the day - once they are sold out, they are done for the day. Here are the main Filipino dishes I ordered: Pinakbet - A stew of mixed vegetables, oftentimes flavored with shrimp paste. This was the best versions of pinakbet I’ve ever had. Inihaw na tilapia - The grilled tilapia is quite well known at this restaurant. It was simple and delicious. Inihaw na liempo - The grilled pork belly is one of their signature dishes, and it’s every bit as good and smoky as it looks. Kaldereta - A Filipino food I love so much is kaldereta, a goat stew, mainly because I love goat so much. It was oily, but really good. Adobong pusit - I saw the squid the pot and decided to try it out. It was a little on the sweet side. Pork BBQ - Fresh off the grill, Ying and I ordered some of their pork bbq. The pork was tender and lathered in bbq, it was amazing. Total price - 640 PHP ($12.90) If you’re looking for a local Filipino restaurant in Manila that I think serves some of the best Filipino food, Aling Sosing's is a restaurant you’re going to want to check out. The food is awesome, the setting and positive atmosphere is refreshing, and the constant smoke from the grill will keep your nose happy and wanting more! Aling Sosing’s Carinderia Address: Palanan 5819 Zobel Roxas, Palanan Makati City, Philippines Open hours: 8 am - 6 pm from Monday - Saturday -- Camera gear I use: Main camera: http://amzn.to/2dEL3hv Main lens: http://amzn.to/2e5Lum6 2nd camera: http://amzn.to/2mczuDx 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2mcEGau Microphone: http://amzn.to/2dEr9Z9 Gorillapod: http://amzn.to/2epFsQx *These are Amazon affiliate links I would love to connect with you! Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology T-shirts available now: https://migrationology.com/store/ -- Subscribe to my channel for more delicious food videos: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe
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Thai Beef Salad Recipe - Nam Tok Neua (วิธีทำ น้ำตกเนื้อ)!
 
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Full details about this authentic Thai beef salad recipe, click here: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2015/04/nam-tok-recipe/ - you're going to love this Thai recipe! Nam tok neua (น้ำตกเนื้อ), which directly translates to Thai waterfall beef or beef waterfall, is actually more of a grilled beef or steak salad. The dish can be made with either beef or pork, and it’s common to find either version in Thailand, but I wanted to make this recipe with beef this time. If you have a nice chunk of beef or some steak and you want make a delicious Thai dish, nam tok neua (น้ำตกเนื้อ) is a wonderful choice. The dish is a northeastern Thai dish, found throughout Thailand now, but traditionally eaten in Isaan. Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe: First, for the beef marinade, here’s what you’ll need: 500 grams of beef (of you could also use pork, I used a tenderloin type of cut, but any cut of beef will work) 1 tbsp ground black pepper (you can either grind it yourself or use pre-ground black pepper) 1.5 tbsp light soy sauce Even though I grilled 500 grams of beef, for this Thai beef salad I just made a single plate, so these ingredients go with just ½ of the beef - 250 grams, so if you make all the beef from above, you’ll have to double these ingredients: 250 grams of beef - grilled and sliced 1 tbsp khao khua (here’s the recipe: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2015/04/toasted-rice-powder-recipe/) 2 tbsp fish sauce tiny bit of sugar (this is optional) 1 - 2 tbsp chili flakes (depending on how spicy you want it) 1.5 tbsp lime juice - I used the juice from 2 limes 5 small shallots - sliced 1 green onion - diced handful mint leaves to garnish The first step is the marinate the beef. All you have to do is add the soy sauce and the black pepper to a mixing bowl along with the beef, and mix it thoroughly until the beef is fully cooked. I marinated the beef for about 1 hour, but really, if you don’t have the time to marinate it for longer, just go ahead and grill it immediately. The marinate is not all that flavorful, the main dressing of the salad is what gives the nam tok beef salad most of its delicious taste. Then grill the beef. The reason nam tok neua (น้ำตกเนื้อ) is called Thai waterfall beef salad is because, as the legend says, the beef makes a hissing sound (from the sizzling on the grill), when the meat is done and ready to be taken off the grill. I’m not sure if this is really how this Thai food got its name, but it sounds like a pretty good story to me, and I think it’s pretty good. You want to grill your meat until it’s about medium cooked, and once finished, set it aside to rest. Then, proceed to slice the beef steak into bite sized strips, and put it back into a mixing bowl. Mix in all the remaining ingredients, and stir gently, but make sure all the ingredients are coating the slices of beef. You should then taste test to make sure your beef salad is nice and tasty - it should be salty, sour, and spicy. Once you have the correct balance of ingredients, put the nam tok neua (น้ำตกเนื้อ) onto a plate, and garnish with a few more mint leaves on top. This Thai beef salad recipe is pretty easy to make, and it tastes extremely good. Hope you can try this recipe, and let me know how it goes! Here’s the full recipe: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2015/04/nam-tok-recipe/ (Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!) Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network This video was produced by Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens in Bangkok, Thailand: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ ►Get a copy of the Eating Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ ►More authentic Thai street food recipes here: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/thai-recipes/ Thank you for watching!
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King of Pakistani Street Food - THE BUN KEBAB of Karachi, Pakistan! | $0.22 For a Burger!
 
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Watch the entire Pakistani video series: https://youtu.be/Xdya8eym9nM Karachi street food travel guide: https://goo.gl/VZNSb Thank you to Ali (Pakistan Travel Market): https://goo.gl/VY6NjH SUBSCRIBE http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe for 2 new videos every week T-shirts and caps: https://goo.gl/6WdK1l KARACHI, Sindh, Pakistan One of the ultimate must-eat street foods in Karachi, Pakistani is the bun kebab. At first I had no idea what to expect, and even as I watched, I couldn’t hardly imagine what this creation would taste like. In order to make a Karachi bun kebab, first he whipped up some egg white into a foamy batter. Then he takes a little lentil meat patty, sticks it into the foam, and onto the hot griddle in oil. That sizzles until he flip it and it turns into a little burger patty. On another hot griddle, the buns are cooked in oil, and then lathered in chutney. The burger goes on, with onions, and it’s served with more chutney. There you have the iconic and one of the King’s of all Pakistani street food - the Karachi bun kebab! Hanif Super Biryani & Bun Kabab (https://goo.gl/maps/T9XgxpSnJhn) Price - 30 PKR ($0.22) per piece Watch the entire Pakistani video series: https://youtu.be/Xdya8eym9nM Karachi street food travel guide: https://goo.gl/VZNSbZ Ali: https://goo.gl/VY6NjH Joel: https://goo.gl/5AkWm6 MUSIC: https://us.audionetwork.com/ Logo: https://goo.gl/VhaLp5 CAMERA GEAR I used to make this video (these are affiliate links): Main camera: http://amzn.to/2sV0XQO Main lens: http://amzn.to/2szLZNf 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2EjBeEg Microphone: http://amzn.to/2rBKD3z Drone: http://amzn.to/2CrtAHz FOLLOW: Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Thank you for watching!
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FLAMING BEEF and EGGS! - Must-Eat Cambodian Street Food Dish in Phnom Penh!
 
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Subscribe for more videos► http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe T-shirts for sale here► https://migrationology.com/store/ Just across the street from Central Market in Phnom Penh, you’ll find an amazing local spot for lunch that serves Cambodian flaming beef in a cow shaped pan. They light the cast iron skillets on fire, and then toss in some beef, seasoning, onions, eggs, and finish it off with some sauces and green onions. One of the best things about the dish is watching them being made and the lady that makes them could probably do it with her eyes closed, she’s done it so many times. You eat the flaming beef pan and juices with rice, and it goes perfectly together, especially with some extra added chilies and chili sauce. We ate here on a spur of the moment, just walking by in Phnom Penh and looking for something delicious to eat, and it turned out to be a must eat in Phnom Penh. Not sure of the name of this place in English, but here’s the Khmer: ភោជនីយដ្ឋាន បាយគោដុត Address: Preah Chey Chetha St. (118), Phnom Penh, Cambodia (On the corner of Street 61 and Street 118) Total price - 30,500 KHR ($7.36) for 5 pans and side dishes Puffed rice - 2,000 KHR (0.48) -- Music in this video: Not This Time https://goo.gl/HwVjdo MY CAMERA GEAR: Main camera: http://amzn.to/2dEL3hv Main lens: http://amzn.to/2e5Lum6 2nd camera: http://amzn.to/2mczuDx 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2mcEGau Microphone: http://amzn.to/2dEr9Z9 Gorillapod: http://amzn.to/2epFsQx *These are Amazon affiliate links I would love to connect with you! Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology T-shirts available now: https://migrationology.com/store/ -- ►Subscribe to my channel for more videos: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe
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Thai Seafood Feast: Family Vacation in Pattaya
 
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Get the recipe for Thai seafood sauce, and see more of our Thai seafood feast here: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2015/07/thai-seafood-sauce-recipe/ One of the reasons we had to come back from Koh Samui so soon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKWr14KES6Q&index=1&list=PLeoy0zUu6bqlq-PMy4IrIwLBkjq6IEJ7t) was because my wife Ying had already made plans months ago with her sister’s and family to take a quick family vacation to a beach house in Pattaya, about an hour from Bangkok on the beach. I really didn’t have much of a clue what we were going to do at the beginning of the day, all I knew is that we rented a car, we were heading to Pattaya, and I was driving. We left Bangkok at about 8 am after picking up our car, and after getting out of Bangkok we drove to Chonburi, and more specifically to an area called Ang Sila to go to Ang Sila Market (ตลาดอ่างศิลา), one of the best fresh fish and seafood markets in the area. I think it was my first time to go to this market, and I was pretty excited, not only because I love going to markets, but also because I love seafood. Ang Sila Market (อ่างศิลา) is a pretty good sized seafood market, and they have a variety of both dried seafood and snacks, and fresh seafood. We went to the market for the fresh seafood. I was walking around filming and taking as many photo as I could, but my wife and her family started shopping for our Thai seafood feast. They bought a bunch of seafood, probably more than I can remember. This was going to turn out to be a great Thai family vacation to Pattaya! We got back into the car and drive to Pattaya and arrived to our hotel - a family style beach house at a place called Moonlight On The Sea Resort. Our house was pretty basic, but it was quite nice, facing the sea, with 4 rooms I think, and a really nice open downstairs and full kitchen. It was the type of house that was made for an entire family or a group of friends to come and hang out and eat and enjoy a peaceful side of Pattaya. The house also happened to be right next to the famous Sanctuary of Truth Pattaya - although we didn’t go inside because it has a pretty high entrance fee. After arriving to the beachhouse and checking in, we got straight to cooking all the seafood - ok, they all got straight to cooking, and I watched and took as many photos and videos as I could. Thai seafood sauce recipe: Be sure to read the full blog post, which includes a Thai seafood sauce recipe, here: But I just want to say that one of the best ways to enjoy Thai seafood is to just cook it plain, either boil, grill, or steam, or anything plain, and eat it with what in Thai is called nam jim seafood, or seafood sauce. As long as you have a big bowl of Thai seafood sauce you can cook the seafood completely plain, and you’ll be able to have an amazing Thai seafood meal. Here are the ingredients for this recipe: Just crush or grind the garlic and chilies, then mix everything else together in a bowl. You’re not done yet. Part of cooking Thai food is taste testing. You need to taste test to make sure it’s the balance of flavors you’re after. I like mine more sour and spicy, while my family likes it sweeter. So keep mixing and matching until you’ve got a perfect Thai seafood sauce. Let the recipe ingredients just be a guide. That was really it for the day for this family vacation to Pattaya. I had a great time at Ang Sila Market (อ่างศิลา), and our seafood feast was incredible. Music in this video is from Audio Network This Thailand video was produced by Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens, for more information about us, check out our blogs: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ & http://www.travelbyying.com/ SNAPCHAT: migrationology Twitter: https://twitter.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Resources I use: http://migrationology.com/travel-resources/ Premium Travel Guides: http://migrationology.com/travel-guides/
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Seafood in Pakistan - CRAB CLAW Lollipops + Fish Market in Karachi, Pakistan | Pakistani Food Tour!
 
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Entire Pakistani video series: https://youtu.be/Xdya8eym9nM Karachi street food travel guide: https://goo.gl/VZNSb Follow Ali on Instagram: https://goo.gl/VY6NjH SUBSCRIBE http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe for 2 new videos every week Congratulations to Shehroze and Alizeh on their marriage! On our final day of our trip to Pakistan, Shehroze and Alizeh invited us over to their beach home in Karachi for a Pakistani seafood bbq. But first, we woke up early in the morning and went to the Karachi fish market. Even at 5:30 am when we arrived it was vibrant and busy, and action packed. It was a good start to the day, because especially when I eat seafood, I love to visit the fish market and get a sense of the seafood available before eating it. We also stopped at the fisherman canteen for a quick local Pakistani Karachi breakfast of paratha and chai. We drove out to the beach house, about an hour from the center of Karachi, along the Arabian sea. Already, the seafood feast was underway. There’s was both a full grill section of seafood, and a full curry section. Everything was delicious, but the highlight were the crab lollipops, mostly crab claws and arms, which were tossed in a beautiful curry sauce. It was spectacular. And this seafood meal was the perfect way to end an amazing trip to Pakistan! ----- End of Pakistan video series: For 16 Days the People of Pakistan greeted us with respect and hospitality, allowed me to film, invited us into their homes, and many, even refused to let us to pay for food we ate... and the list goes on. Thank you to the People of Pakistani for your amazing hospitality and welcome. Thank you to Ali for hosting us and for arranging and coordinating everything - without Ali this trip wouldn’t have been possible. Go say hi to Ali in Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alinhamdani/ Next congratulations to Shehroze and Alizeh on their marriage! Finally, thank you for taking the time to watch this entire Pakistan video series, leaving comments, and sharing the videos. Thank you for your incredible support. Watch the entire Pakistani video series: https://youtu.be/Xdya8eym9nM Karachi street food travel guide: https://goo.gl/VZNSbZ Ali: https://goo.gl/VY6NjH Joel: https://goo.gl/5AkWm6 MUSIC: https://us.audionetwork.com/ Logo: https://goo.gl/VhaLp5 CAMERA GEAR I used to make this video (these are affiliate links): Main camera: http://amzn.to/2sV0XQO Main lens: http://amzn.to/2szLZNf 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2EjBeEg Microphone: http://amzn.to/2rBKD3z Drone: http://amzn.to/2CrtAHz FOLLOW: Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Thank you for watching!
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12 Course WAGYU BEEF MEAL at Spago Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California!
 
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►SUBSCRIBE for 2 new videos per week: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe ►T-shirts and caps available now: https://migrationology.com/store/ Thanks to Jeffrey Merrihue (https://www.instagram.com/jeffrey_merrihue/) and Austin Burgess (@rocketburgess). When I was in LA, I had a special opportunity to eat with Jeffrey and Austin at a special event by Wagyu Mafia, at Spago Restaurant in Beverly Hills. But before we went to the event to eat a 12 course wagyu Japanese beef meal, we first stopped off at chi SPACCA, an Italian restaurant to have their cheesy focaccia. It was cooked right in front of us, and it was so fresh and incredibly good. The golden cooked dough and the cheese in the center made it fantastic. Spago - We continued on to Spago to attend the Wagyu Mafia event. I had an opportunity to go back into the kitchen to see the chefs preparing the meal, and get a few samples directly from the chefs. The mini wagyu beef sliders were incredible, but the ice cream cone raw wagyu tartare was the winner. Here are all the Wagyu Mafia beef courses we had for our meal at Spago: Wagyu jerky Wagyu tartare Wagyu sliders Wagyu nigiri Whipped wagyu tallow Tofu, beef ma-po chili oil Wagyu gyoza Wagyu carpaccio Wagyu Mafia katsu sando Wagyu sukiyaki Grilled wagyu steak Wagyu keema curry Beef fat brioche During the meal, we also got to sample one of the signature dishes of Spago, the smoked salmon pizza, the pizza that started the California pizza movement. It was delicious. Thank you for watching this LA food video! MUSIC: https://goo.gl/HwVjdo ***CAMERA GEAR*** I used to make this video (these are affiliate links): Main camera: http://amzn.to/2sV0XQO Main lens: http://amzn.to/2szLZNf 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2EjBeEg Microphone: http://amzn.to/2rBKD3z Drone: http://amzn.to/2CrtAHz I would love to connect with you! Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology
Views: 638843 Mark Wiens
Unique and RARE THAI FOOD in Chiang Mai, Thailand! | Best Restaurants in Chiang Mai Tour
 
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SUBSCRIBE http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe for 2 new videos every week T-shirts and caps: https://goo.gl/6WdK1l CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - In this video I’m going to show you a mix of restaurants and street food in Chiang Mai - and everything a little rare, unique, or unheard of. We ate a one of a kind satay in Chiang mai for breakfast, had rare Thai food for lunch, and amazing seafood for dinner - but seafood in Chiang Mai? I’m going to share all the restaurants with you here. Beef satay (เนื้อสะเต๊ะใต้ต้นข่อย) - For breakfast we went to a small street food stall serving a unique type of beef satay (เนื้อสะเต๊ะ). It was cool to sit down right where they were being grilled and eat stick after stick. The beef was so juicy, but the sauce was a little sweet for me. Price - 5 THB ($0.15) per stick Saiyut's Kitchen (ครัวอาจารย์สายหยุด) - This is a top restaurant in Chiang Mai that serves a mix of high end, Royal, and old family Thai recipes. Here are the main dishes we ordered: Saeng wa goong (แสร้งว่ากุ้ง) Nam prik kai boo (นำ้พริกไข่ปู) Chaw muang (ช่อม่วง) Kratong tong (กระทงทอง) Karawaek sodsee (การะเวกสอดสี) Room (หรุ่ม) Chiang da pad kai (เชียงดาผัดไข่) Khao yam (ข้าวยำ) Pla tod samoon prai (ปลาทอดสมุนไพร) Gaeng ranjuan (แกงรัญจวน) Mee krob Chaowang (หมี่กรอบชาววัง) The food was overall quite good. It’s not always my personal favorite type of Thai food, but I did enjoy the food here, and the presentation and history. Food is more on the sweet side than spicy side. Well worth trying when you’re in Chiang Mai. Total price - 1,725 THB ($52.31) Lerd Rote Tai Rom Ma-Feuang (เลิศรสใต้ร่มมะเฟือง) - Finally on this best restaurants tour of Chiang Mai we decided to go to a restaurant that many locals from Chiang Mai recommend for seafood. Yes, I was a little hesitant to eat seafood in Chiang Mai, considering its distance from the ocean, be we went for it. Turned out to be quite an amazing seafood meal, although expensive, it was delicious. Shrimp chilies salt (กุ้งพริกเกลือ) Tom yum fish (ต้มยำปลา นำ้ใส) Black pepper crab (ปูผัดพริกไทยดำ) Total price - 2,000 THB ($60.65) MUSIC: https://goo.gl/HwVjdo CAMERA GEAR I used to make this video (these are affiliate links): Main camera: http://amzn.to/2sV0XQO Main lens: http://amzn.to/2szLZNf 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2EjBeEg Microphone: http://amzn.to/2rBKD3z Drone: http://amzn.to/2CrtAHz FOLLOW: Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Thank you for watching!
Views: 784638 Mark Wiens
Street Food in India - Bengali Fish Curry and Rice on Camac Street, Kolkata, India!
 
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Check out my website http://migrationology.com/ for lots more Indian street food! | Have Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Kolkata (Calcutta), India, is one of the most best cities in the world when it comes to street food. A quick walk around the central part of town and you'll find jhal muri, kati rolls, ghugni chaat, pani puri, and plenty of other delicacies. But when it comes to full meal options, a snack just won't cut it, and you need real plate of rice - and luckily, Kolkata is full of street food meals as well. In this video I went over to Camac Street, just south of Park Street for lunch. It's a business street, not overly crowded or dirty, and they are known for serving lots of food to employees each day for lunch. There are a number of places to choose from, and when I saw a crowd gathered at this lunch stall serving Bengali food, I was ready to order. I had no clue what he was serving as everything was contained in big pots with the lids shut, so I just ended up order a mixed plate with fish curry. It was accompanied by cauliflower curry and some kind of potato curry as well as a chutney and pickled onions and carrots. Standing on the side of the Camac Street I dug in with my fingers. The food was wonderfully tasty, the fish was especially good. After cleaning my plate clean, you just toss your plastic plate on the ground somewhere and proceed to wash your hands while someone pours water for you. One of the best things about eating street food in Kolkata is that it won't break your budget. This delicious full lunch of rice and curry cost me just 30 Indian Rupees, which is equivalent to about $0.55 cents, a pretty steal of a deal in my opinion! If you're not full, you can proceed to eating any number of other street food along the road or just grab a cup of chai in a clay cup. It's really easy to get to Camac Street in Kolkata, it's just off the main Park Street, then go down Camac Street at lunchtime and you'll be greeted by delicious street food! Be sure to check out my full list of Kolkata street food here: http://migrationology.com/2013/02/kolkata-street-food-guide-calcutta/ and my Kolkata travel guide here: http://migrationology.com/2013/03/kolkata-calcutta-travel-guide-tips/ Thank you for watching! Follow my food adventures at http://migrationology.com/ & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ Also check out my Bangkok travel guide http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/ and my Thai food guide http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Finally, subscribe so you don't miss the next tasty adventure http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
Views: 843517 Mark Wiens
Siam Bangkok - A Guide of What to Do around Lub d Siam Square
 
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For a map and description of everything to do in Siam, Bangkok, and Lub d Siam Square click this link - http://migrationology.com/?p=16109 Siam, is one of the most famous and busy areas in all of Bangkok. It's the place to go if you're looking shop until you drop and get the latest in anything you need. I've stayed at Lub d Siam Square a number of times, and I'd definitely say that it's one of the best hostels in Bangkok, in an absolute prime location. I made this video for Lub d Siam Square, but all the information in the video and all everything is my own personal opinion. To begin this video I start at Lub d hostel where I exit and then take a walk across the street to MBK. MBK is a massive shopping center where you can find everything from souvenirs to clothes and electronics. The center is extremely famous for the entire floor of cell phones, both new and used. I didn't actually pick up a new cell phone, but if I really did need one, MBK would be a great place to get one. At MBK, in Siam Bangkok, you'll also find a huge food court with over 40 stalls serving mostly Thai food but also Vietnamese and Indian food. After MBK, I headed over to Siam Square, which is just across the street from MBK, and opposite Siam Paragon shopping center. Siam Square is a trendy little district of Siam where you'll find all sorts of local Bangkok designer clothes and trinkets. Another highlight of coming to Siam Square is the restaurants. Being quite hungry, I headed over to Som Tam Nua, a popular Bangkok restaurant serving Isan northeastern Thai food. The restaurant is nearly always busy and sometimes, especially if you go on a weekend you'll have to wait your turn. Anyway, if you're looking for good Thai food in Siam Square, head to Som Tam Nua. Siam Paragon and Siam Center are both just across the road and they are each mega shopping centers where you'll find lots of high end designer stores and plenty of restaurants. There's also a Bangkok luxury movie theater including a 4D cinema. Something I really like about Siam Bangkok is that you'll find quiet areas of the city within busy areas. Slotted in between Paragon and Central World is the Wat Pathum Wanaram, a Siam temple. You can go inside, walk around, and take some photos. It's just amazing that you're still in Siam when you're at the temple. About a 10 minute walk from Siam Square is the Erawan Shrine, a lively Hindu dedicated shrine. This shrine with a lot of history is a popular place for both tourists and Thais to come and seek good luck. You'll also be able to see a Thai dance performance at the Erawan Shrine. Central World is just across the street, and just like the other Siam Bangkok shopping malls, you'll find high end shops and restaurants. Outside of Central World is Trimurti Shrine, another popular shrine dedicated to finding love - can you see the roses!? Moving on to Pratunam, which is about a 15 minute walk from Lub d Siam Square is Platinum fashion mall. This huge structure is clothing market complex indoors. It's huge and confusing, but if you're looking for Bangkok fashion, this is the place for you. Very close you'll also find Pantip Plaza, your one stop mall for all things electronic. Before heading back to Lub d Siam Square, I then stop by the Bangkok Art and Culture Center, which normally offers free exhibits, to see some of the latest art. If you are looking for a wonderful place to stay in Bangkok that's in a fantastic location, check out Lub d Siam Square. Big thanks to Josh Woodward for contributing the music for this video. Produced by Mark Wiens from Migrationology.com. Subscribe so you don't miss the next tasty adventure http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
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Ayutthaya - Video Guide of Thailand's Ancient Capital City
 
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Ayutthaya is one of the most popular places to visit near Bangkok. Read my full guide to Ayutthaya here: http://migrationology.com/2013/07/ayutthaya-tour-photos/ Visiting Ayutthaya, Thailand, is one of the best day trips to take from Bangkok. It's Thailand's ancient capital city, second after Sukhothai. The city has a very long history with many ups and downs. It was overthrown by the Burmese in the mid 1700's and many of the gems and treasures from the temples were moved the Yangon at the Shwedagon Pagoda (another very impressive site if you visit Burma). I have visited Ayutthaya a number of times while living in Thailand, but a few weeks ago I joined a small travel blogger group and we toured a few of the most important temples, and I also snuck away for some food and refreshment! The Ayutthaya historical park is the most significant section of the city, an area where there's a concentration of temples and historical sites to visit. The city in now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first temple we stopped at was Wat Yai Chai Mongkon (วัดใหญ่่ชัยมงคล), a must visit temple in Ayutthaya. The temple is recognized by its huge chedi that leans a little to the side, sort of like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. At the site, you can then climb a flight of stairs to the middle level section that offers a nice view of the surroundings. Surrounding the temple are many statues of Buddha, most of them wrapped in orange cloth and in many symmetrical patterns. Just like Wat Pho in Bangkok, there's also a reclining Buddha, though this one made of stone and wrapped in yellow cloth instead of gold. I had visited the temple before, but had never stopped to see the palace of King U-Thong and his many roosters. After Wat Yai Chai Mongkon (วัดใหญ่่ชัยมงคล) in Ayutthaya we proceeded to Wat Phanan Choeng (วัดพนัญเชิงวรวิหาร), a temple that's famous for housing a 19 meter high golden seated Buddha. The temple is a cross between traditional Thai and Chinese beliefs so there are lots of cross similarities and the temple is very Chinese Confucian in appearance. There are many section of Wat Phanan Choeng (วัดพนัญเชิงวรวิหาร), and you can spend some time walking around each section of the temple. It's nearly always busy and bustling with people, especially on the weekends. Finally, the famous Wat Mahathat (วัดมหาธาตุ) is one of the most visited and well known temple complexes in the Ayutthaya historical park. It's the temple where the famous head of Buddha wrapped within the banyan tree is - that's always a favorite place for everyone to take pictures! The rest of the temple is not in that great of condition, but it's mostly in ruins. The temple is still nice to walk around for a few minutes. Ayutthaya is hot, and when you are walking around the temples, you're going to sweat for sure! So be prepared for the sun and always remember to drink plenty of water. I also like to stock up on hydration by having a fresh coconut to drink the water. Finally, whenever you visit any city in Thailand it's important to eat and to bring back some of the local speciality snacks. In Ayutthaya there's nothing more famous than a sweet called roti sai mai (โรตีสายไหม), and if you don't eat this, many Thais will say you didn't even go to Ayutthaya. It's basically a thin crepe pancake that's combined with cotton candy like sugar, wrapped into a little taco and consumed. It is very sweet and full of sugar, but it is the taste of Ayutthaya and should be sampled! Have a great trip visiting the ancient capital city of Thailand! Ayutthaya guide: http://migrationology.com/2013/07/ayutthaya-tour-photos/ Follow our food adventures at http://migrationology.com/ & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/ & http://travelbyying.com/ Bangkok 101 Guide: http://migrationology.com/ebook-101-things-to-do-in-bangkok/ Thai Food Guide: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Finally, subscribe so you don't miss the next tasty adventure http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
Views: 93775 Mark Wiens
Chiang Mai Street Food at Chang Phueak (ช้างเผือก)
 
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There's a lot of delicious Chiang Mai street food to eat when you visit, and one of my favorite places in the city, during the evening is Chang Phueak. More details here: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2014/04/khao-kham-moo-chang-phueak/ If you love to eat Thai street food, you'll have no problem discovering the full range, more like a plethora of food available at your fingertips when you're in Chiang Mai. From the morning until the evening you'll find street food vendors scattered throughout the city, and tucked into shopping markets. While there are many places to eat Chiang Mai street food in the evening, one place that I really like is called Pratu Chang Phueak (ช้างเผือก), which literally translates to the sacred white elephant gate. It's located right across the street from the north side of the Chiang Mai wall, so the area is easily accessible central Chiang Mai. During the daytime, Chang Phueak (ช้างเผือก) is more of just an empty sidewalk, with some stores, but not too much going on. In the evening is when the Chiang Mai street food stall begin to set up their shops and open for business. My wife told me there were two main stall we needed to eat at, one for the stewed pork leg, known in Thai as kha moo, and one for the suki, the Thai style of sukiyaki. We first started with a stall known as Khao Kha Moo Chang Phueak (ข้าวขาหมูช้างเผือก). You'll know you're in the right spot because of the owner, who is the vendor, who sells her stewed pork leg while wearing a cowboy hat - you can also call her stall, the Cowboy lady street food stall in Chiang Mai, and everyone will know who you're talking about. She serves a Thai dish known as khao kha moo (ข้าวขาหมู), which is pork leg or knuckle, served with rice. I ordered just a normal plate, so it came with rice on the bottom and a good handful of tender pork on top. Along with the pork, I got a hard boiled egg and then garnished my entire dish with vinegar, raw garlic, and raw chilies. I would have to say it was one of the better plates of khao kha moo (ข้าวขาหมู) that I've ever had - I would highly recommend it. After completing my plate of khao kha moo (ข้าวขาหมู), I went next door to the next Chiang Mai street food stall known as Suki Koka (สุกี้โคคา). They are equally as famous as the pork leg stall, but for the Thai dish of suki. You can either order the dry stir fried version, or the soup version of Thai suki: I got the suki haeng moo (สุกี้แห้งหมู), the dry version with pork. It was a mixture of mostly napa cabbage, pork, and mung bean noodles, all served with a sauce that was tangy and had a wonderful aroma of sesame oil to it. I absolutely loved the suki at Suki Koka (สุกี้โคคา). It was different from other Thai versions that I've had before, and it was so fresh and there was so much flavor packed into it - excellent. There are a few other street food stalls to choose from, but these two are the most popular, and I think they serve the best food. Here are the two street food stalls I ate at Chang Phueak (ช้างเผือก). Khao Kha Moo Chang Phueak (ข้าวขาหมูช้างเผือก): http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2014/04/khao-kham-moo-chang-phueak/ Suki Koka (สุกี้โคคา): http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2014/04/suki-koka-chiang-mai/ When you're looking for great street food in Chiang Mai, make sure you go to Chang Phueak (ช้างเผือก) in the evening and eat at these two stalls. Thank you for watching! Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network Check out my "Eating Thai Food Guide" for the serious Thai food lovers: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/eating-thai-food-guide/ Authentic Thai recipes: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/thai-recipes/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology T-shirts: http://migrationology.spreadshirt.com/ Eater at: http://migrationology.com/blog & http://www.eatingthaifood.com/blog/ Thank you for watching, and don't forget to subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=migrationology
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Street Food in Gilgit + PAKISTANI VILLAGE FOOD | Ultra Happiness in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan!
 
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SUBSCRIBE http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe for 2 new videos every week T-shirts and caps: https://goo.gl/6WdK1l Thank you to Ali (Pakistan Travel Market): https://goo.gl/VY6NjH Thank you to Gilgit Serena Hotel (https://www.serenahotels.com/serenagilgit/en/default.html) for sponsoring our stay. This video includes Day 9 and 10 of our Pakistani food tour trip (you can watch the entire video series here: https://youtu.be/Xdya8eym9nM). I combined the two days because things didn’t work out as planned on Day 9, and so didn’t end up being able to film much. But that’s the way things go sometimes! So firstly, on Day 9, the plan was to drive from Shigar to to Deosai National Park, and drive all the way through the park to the other side, en-route to Gilgit. Unfortunately it started snowing along the way, and by the time we arrived to the entrance of the park, it was snowing too hard, and it was too risky to proceed. So we turned around and took the long way to Gilgit. Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan - Ok, so now back to today (Day 10) we started the morning with a street food tour of Gilgit. Gilgit is an amazing small town, sort of the gateway of Gilgit Baltistan, and a commerce hub for the region on the Karakoram highway. The town is extremely friendly, and everywhere we went to eat on this small market and street food tour, we were greeted with such friendliness and hospitality. Kabuli pulao - 140 PKR ($1.04) Grilled meat - 120 PKR ($0.89) Curry - 120 PKR ($0.89) After about an hour eating street food and walking around the market, we continued on to Nizam’s house, which was about a 15 minute drive from the center of Gilgit. Nizam is an employee of Ali, and he graciously invited us to his amazing home in the countryside. The view from the backyard was breathtaking. We first went to the river valley to pick vegetables where we met Nizam’s father in law, who again may be the happiest man on earth - he was amazing pounding the chilies. We picked vegetables, and just stood in amazement at the natural wonder beauty of Pakistan. Lunch was incredibly delicious, all the fresh vegetables we picked, plus both mutton and beef curry, with rice and roti. The curries were some of the best I ate in Pakistan, but the fresh mountain vegetables, sauteed down with dried tomato, were the highlight. An incredible meal, really one of the most memorable I had in my entire trip to Pakistan. Thank you Nizam and family for the amazing meal! Watch the entire Pakistani video series: https://youtu.be/Xdya8eym9nM Ali: https://goo.gl/VY6NjH Joel: https://goo.gl/5AkWm6 MUSIC: https://us.audionetwork.com/ Logo: https://goo.gl/VhaLp5 CAMERA GEAR I used to make this video (these are affiliate links): Main camera: http://amzn.to/2sV0XQO Main lens: http://amzn.to/2szLZNf 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2EjBeEg Microphone: http://amzn.to/2rBKD3z Drone: http://amzn.to/2CrtAHz FOLLOW: Instagram: @migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Thank you for watching!
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Best Filipino Food - Must-Eat GRILLED MILKFISH in Manila, Philippines!
 
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For me, grilled bangus (milkfish) is one of the best Filipino foods! ►Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more food videos: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe ►Follow my Instagram for current updates: https://www.instagram.com/migrationology/ Pochok Bangusan is a local carinderia in Quezon City that serves an amazing version of grilled bangus, which is grilled milkfish, and it happens to be one of my personal favorite things to eat in the Philippines. The local restaurant is family fun, and they have all the typical Filipino food dishes set up and pre-cooked at the front of the restaurant when you arrive. All the dishes you can point to and choose from are delicious, but the real magic of eating at Pochok Bangusan is their grilled milkfish. Milkfish is the national fish of the Philippines, and it’s something that you have to eat when you’re there. To make their grilled bangus (milkfish), they first flame grilled the fish, and I mean when he stuck it on the grill, it ignited into flames as the oiliness of the fish touched the hot coals. The fire was also fanned to keep it flaming hot throughout the grilled process. After grilling the fish on both sides, he then flipped it over on the skin side down, and topped it with a few heaping spoons of green tomato relish. The fish was creamy and sort of dry like a tuna, and the green tomato topping was sour and oniony. It was a perfect combination of ingredients. Along with the grilled milkfish, Ying and I also chose a number of other Filipino food dishes that were already prepared including chicken organs adobo (I would highly recommend it if you like organs like we do), menudo which was a little different than any other version of menudo I’ve had, bulalo which is a famous Filipino food of bone marrow soup, and another of the of my favorite Filipino dishes that I tried for the first time, which was a roasted eggplant topped in krill paste / shrimp paste, and topped with a handful of chopped green mango. The combination of all the foods we ordered, and especially the grilled milkfish, is was really made eating at Pochok Bangusan so memorable. Additionally, the family that runs the carinderia (local Filipino food restaurant / street food restaurant) were very friendly and you could tell that they enjoyed the food they were cooking and their customers. If you’re looking for wonderful Filipino local food in Manila (it’s actually in Quezon City, but in Metro Manila), Pochok Bangusan is a fantastic place to eat. Thanks to https://coconuts.co/manila/food-drink/carinderia-crawl-e22-grilled-bangus-and-bulalo-pochok-bangusan/ for the recommendation. Pochok Bangusan Address: 739-C Don Roces Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines Open hours: 7 am - 10 pm daily Prices: Our total bill for everything came to 735 PHP -- Camera gear I use: Main camera: http://amzn.to/2dEL3hv Main lens: http://amzn.to/2e5Lum6 2nd camera: http://amzn.to/2mczuDx 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2mcEGau Microphone: http://amzn.to/2dEr9Z9 Gorillapod: http://amzn.to/2epFsQx *These are Amazon affiliate links I would love to connect with you! Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology T-shirts available now: https://migrationology.com/store/ -- Subscribe to my channel for more delicious food videos: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe
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Pakistan Meat Paradise - NALLI NIHARI + TIKKA in Gujranwala | Pakistani Street Food Tour!
 
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SUBSCRIBE for 2 new videos every week: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe T-shirts and caps: https://goo.gl/6WdK1l Huge thank you to Ali (Pakistan Travel Market): https://goo.gl/VY6NjH On Day 3 in Pakistan we drove from Lahore to Gujranwala, known for being a city of meat lovers! But before leaving Lahore, we stopped to eat what is one of the most beloved of all dishes in Pakistan: nihari. Waris Nihari (Read the blog post: https://migrationology.com/nihari-lahore/) - There are a number of famous places to eat nihari when you’re in Lahore, but we tried Waris Nihari, tucked deep within a narrow alley. Nihari is a meat stew, and when you order, he dishes you out some meat, some of the brown stew, and finishes it off with a some desi ghee. They heated up some more desi ghee and poured it on top to complete. The best thing about nihari is that you can season it yourself with chilies, ginger, and lime juice. It’s one of the kings of Pakistani food! Price - 500 PKR ($3.82) per dish Grand Trunk Road - Full from a serious meat breakfast, we continued driving towards Gujranwala taking the famous Grand Trunk Road, what is one of the oldest roads and trade routes in Central Asia. Pakora - After arriving in Gujranwala we stopped to eat some pakoras, a massive display of deep fried snacks. They were dangerously tasty. Camel kebabs - 140 PKR ($1.05) - In the market, while walking around we saw a man selling small camel kebab sliders and we immediately had to taste them. They were incredibly delicious, seasoned with plenty of coriander seeds. Pakistani wrestling with Inam Butt - Wrestling is an ancient sport in Pakistan and we were invited to watch a practice along with world champion wrestler Inam Butt. It was an honor to be there and a lot of fun. Khizar Tikka Shop - For dinner we had a chance to experience of the greatest Pakistani food displays, the gigantic grill at Khizar Tikka Shop in Gujranwala. Their grill and entire kitchen set-up is impressively giant, and their food is incredibly good. I especially enjoyed the small gola kebabs and the goat chops. Sweet paan - For dessert to went to a paan shop and had a sweet paan. Jalebi - And for second dessert we had a huge jalebi. Kulfi - 30 PKR ($0.22) - Finally, last stop of the day, we had a famous kulfi in Gujranwala. It was an amazing day of Pakistani food, lots and lots of meat, and exploring Gujranwala, Pakistan. Thank you to Ali (Pakistan Travel Market) and Saim who arranged and planned our day in Gujranwala. Ali: https://goo.gl/VY6NjH Joel: https://goo.gl/5AkWm6 MUSIC: https://us.audionetwork.com/ Logo: https://goo.gl/VhaLp5 CAMERA GEAR I used to make this video (these are affiliate links): Main camera: http://amzn.to/2sV0XQO Main lens: http://amzn.to/2szLZNf 2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2EjBeEg Microphone: http://amzn.to/2rBKD3z Drone: http://amzn.to/2CrtAHz FOLLOW: Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology Thank you for watching!
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