Thai Food TV Show in Thailand (& I’ll Be the One Eating)


About two months ago I received an email (in Thailand)… It went something along the lines of this: “Hi Mark Wiens, we’ve seen your YouTube videos, and we like how you express your passion for food. We’re producing a food tv show documentary about Thai food, and we’d like you to be part of it.” At first […]

For Grilled Meat on Stick, Japanese Have it Figured Out


In between meals of insanely fresh and delicious sushi when I was in Tokyo, I was also excited to hang out and eat skewers of grilled succulent meat known as yakitori. There are a near infinite quantity of small yakitori-ya restaurants in Tokyo, serving up tasty sticks of grilled meat paired with refreshing beverages. One day, after walking […]

A Tour of Darajani Market in Stone Town, Zanzibar


No matter where you travel, one of the best ways to experience local life is to explore the local fresh market. Markets are not only where things are sold and traded, but they are also where people congregate to socialize, meet friends, and eat. Located just on the edge of the ancient lanes of Stone Town […]

In Zanzibar, Delicious Local Food at Passing Show Hotel (Restaurant)


Ask just about any local Zanzibari for a great local Zanzibari food restaurant in central Stone Town, and they’ll either point you to Lukmaan (another great restaurant), or Passing Show Hotel. Both restaurants serve nearly the same menu, a full range of Zanzibari favorites like pilau rice and biryani, and a variety of curries, stews, and […]

KOYA Restaurant – Japanese Udon Noodles in London


During our quick trip to London, after the Chowzter food awards, we met up with Anton from Our Awesome Planet and Hans from Eats and Treats, and went to a restaurant called KOYA Udon. Koya is a simple, but neatly designed, Japanese restaurant located in the trendy London district of Soho. They are known for their udon, the […]

Yamazato Restaurant – Fine Japanese Food in Bangkok


Having recently visited Tokyo, I’ve still been dreaming and re-living in my mind all the amazing food I ate when I was there. From sashimi to sukiyaki, there were so many incredibly memorable meals I ate in Japan. Back to home base in Bangkok, and there’s no shortage of Japanese restaurants. My wife Ying and I, were invited to […]