How to Navigate a Thai Fruit Cart and Ying Chaloen Market (Day 4)

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Ying Charoen Market (ยิ่งเจริญ) Day 4, our first stop on the agenda was Ying Charoen Market (ยิ่งเจริญ), a famous market in the Saphan Mai (สะพานใหม่) area of Bangkok. It was my first time to visit the market, which sort of reminded me of Or Tor Kor market (video) due to its wide and clean aisles. We shot a […]

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

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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

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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

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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)

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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 […]