There are some meals you eat that are so good, you never want to forget them.

That’s originally why I started taking photos of the food I ate, and eventually started a blog back in 2009 – to remember, and also to share with others, food and travel experiences.

At the end of every year I think back…

About the meals I had – to remember the taste and flavors of the food, the atmosphere, and the people I met and interacted with.

I’ve narrowed down the meals, and here is my list of the 11 best meals I ate in 2015.

(NOTE: I’ve done my best to put this list of food in order by delicious… but it was very tough. So I would say that it’s sort of in countdown order… but don’t hold me accountable).

Taiwanese beef noodles
Awesome Taiwanese beef noodles!

11. Beef Noodles – Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan is an amazing place for food lovers – the restaurants, the night markets, the food stalls. It’s just a food lovers paradise, and it’s such a friendly and convenient place to travel as well (by the way, I’d highly recommend Taiwan as a travel destination).

It was tough to narrow down the best things I ate in Taiwan, because I really enjoyed the braised pork over rice (lu rou fan), and the Fuzhou pepper pork buns, but the meal and dish that really made me nearly fall from my chair was this bowl of Taiwanese beef noodles (maybe I’m just a big meat lover).

In Taipei, I ate at Lin Dong Fang, one of the most legendary Taiwanese beef noodle restaurants in the city.

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The beef comes from those bubbling vats of meat

As soon as I saw those scary looking vats of everlasting bubbling meat at the front of the restaurant, I knew it was going to be good.

The broth was really smooth and not gamey tasting and it had a faint whisper of the Chinese medicinal herbs they used in the brewing of the soup, and the noodles were nice and chewy. But the winner of the dish were the slices of beef – just tender and flaky, and melt in your mouth.

Address: No. 274 Bade Road, Section 2, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
Open hours: Monday – Saturday from 11 am – 6 pm

best tom yum in Bangkok
Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu

10. Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu – Bangkok, Thailand

One of my favorite Thai dishes, something I could eat just about everyday, is tom yum goong, shrimp soup, filled with aromatic herbs like lemongrass, galangal, and kaffir lime leaves.

Located in the Banglamphu area of old Bangkok, Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu (ร้านต้มยำกุ้งบางลำพู) is a pretty average looking street food stall that sets up on the sidewalk just outside a parking garage. They have the typical selection of seafood and vegetables sitting on ice, with a couple tables next to the fence, all covered by a tarp.

shrimp in Bangkok
All the creaminess comes from the shrimp

But the tom yum goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง), which is the dish they are most well known for, is something truly mind blowing.

Using, what I think is a pork stock infused with lemongrass and galangal, they then add mushrooms, coconut shoots, kaffir lime leaves, and the main ingredient: freshwater shrimp.

The yellow buttery looking fat (which is the liver of the shrimp) of the freshwater shrimp curdles up to make the entire soup unbelievably rich and creamy and packed with flavor. All the creaminess comes form the shrimp – the way a good Thai tom yum goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง) should be.

Address: Thanon Kraisi (right in front of the big Banglamphu car park), Talad Yawd Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Open hours: 9 am – 6:30 pm daily

Malaysian food
I chose one of the grilled pompanos

9. Nasi Campur – Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi is a small island off the coast of northern Malaysia, not far from Penang.

In 2015, Ying and I had the opportunity to spend a week on the island, touring around, and eating a lot of good food.

Being an international and touristy island, there was a lot of regional Malaysian food represented at restaurants throughout the island. One of the most well known restaurants in Langkawi that serves some truly unique and local Langkawi dishes is Kak Yan Nasi Campur.

When we arrived to the restaurant and walked in, I could hardly contain myself.

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Bronok – a type of local sea cucumber salad

Presented on a series of tables all pushed together were approximately 100 different Malaysian and Thai dishes waiting to be dishes out and devoured.

The mind-blowing selection of food, the local Langkawi atmosphere, and the awesome Malay and Thai flavors of the cooking and ingredients, is what made this meal so unforgettable.

I haven’t had a chance write about this restaurant yet, but it’s on Foursquare.

Address: Ulu melaka, 07000 Kuah, Kedah, Malaysia
Open hours: About 11 am – 4 pm daily, best to eat here for lunch

fish head curry in Singapore
Fish head curry in Singapore

8. Fish Head Curry – Singapore, Singapore

Ah, fish head curry!

As a fish lover, and a curry lover, the combination of this famous dish could hardly get any better for me.

This year in 2015 Ying and I just took a very short trip to Singapore for a conference (but we’ll be coming back again soon), and so I really didn’t have much time to eat all the insanely delicious food Singapore has to offer, but one thing I did have was fish head curry.

There are many legendary fish head curry restaurants in Singapore, and trying all of the restaurants that serve fish head curry would be an amazingly delicious task. Recommended by my friend Catherine, we headed to Samy’s for fish head curry.

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With rice, amazing

The fish head, which if I remember correctly I ordered the large size, was pretty big sized, and at Samy’s which is a nasi kandar restaurant, they serve the Indian curry style of fish head curry (there’s also a Chinese style in Singapore).

Although a fish head, part of the collar of the fish was still attached, so there was still so much rich and flaky fish to eat off the bones. The curry was thick and creamy, with a hint of a curry leaf aroma, and a wonderfully pleasing blend of spices and with a hint of a sourness to.

I’m a huge fan of fish head curry.

Address: 25 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249670
Open hours: 11 am – 3 pm for lunch and 6 pm – 10 pm for dinner (closed on Tuesday)

Spiral buffet in Philippines
Spiral buffet in Manila

7. Spiral Buffet – Manila, Philippines

Back when I was younger, especially when I was in high school and university, buffets were one of my favorites meals – because I loved to eat a lot, and back then I could eat a lot more than I can now.

But as I got older I started realizing that the quality of buffets just wasn’t all that great (most of the time).

However, located at the Sofitel in Manila, Philippines, this year my wife Ying and I had the chance to eat at Spiral Buffet.

It was by all means the grandest and most memorable buffet I have ever seen or eaten at before.

On top of that, what really impressed me was that even though it was a buffet, they cooked each dish in small portions (and didn’t let food sit around for too long) so that they could maintain the quality of the buffet – and it really showed.

oysters
Oysters

The oysters were flown in from France, the selection of French dishes, a variety of really good Filipino dishes (the crocodile adobo and stingray cooked in coconut milk were my favorites), and then entire cheese room, were the highlights of the Spiral buffet for me.

It wasn’t just a single dish that caught my attention eating here, but the vast variety and quality.

Address: CCP Complex Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Manila, 1300, Philippines
Open hours: The restaurant is open throughout the day, but the ultimate buffet is on Sunday starting at 11 am

tuna belly
That tuna belly!

6. Sushi Platter – Osaka, Japan

One of the absolute best reasons to visit Japan is to eat raw fish in all forms and styles.

This year, my wife and I were sitting in Bangkok, and we decided to take an impromptu trip to Osaka to meet up with my friend Dwight who was already visiting. We found a flight, and a few days later we were on our way to have one of the most epic eating trips of the year.

During our time in Japan, I had a lot of marvelous sushi, including some of the most melt-in-your-mouth tuna belly I’ve ever experienced.

Harukoma Sushi
Harukoma Sushi was one of the best places I ate in Osaka

One of the sushi meals that I won’t ever forget was at Harukoma Sushi (春駒 支店).

Ying and I were just walking through a market doing some shopping and I was making a video, and I noticed a line of people waiting to get into a restaurant. It turned out to be a famous Osaka sushi restaurant that I had researched previously and wanted to check out.

We got in line.

Even though the restaurant was in the middle of what was kind of a clothing market, when I stepped into Harukoma Sushi (春駒 支店), it felt like we were back at a fish market.

What I loved about Harukoma Sushi (春駒 支店) is that it wasn’t fancy and it wasn’t pretentious, but they just delivered fresh fish, bit sized portions, and with friendly welcoming service. It was amazing.

The uni (sea urchin) and the tuna belly were outstanding, as were the crab nigiri and the negitoro maki (minced tuna belly hand roll). I don’t think you can order anything wrong.

Address: 5-5-2 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Open hours: Around 11 am – 9:30 am daily

nasi kandar
Nasi kandar in Penang, Malaysia

5. Nasi Kandar – Penang, Malaysia

Penang is one of Asia’s greatest cities (island’s) for food; If you’re a food lover, Penang should be a priority.

What I love most about Penang is the mixture and diversity of food available – you’ll find incredible and authentic Chinese food (plus regional variations and Peranakan), Indian food (and Malay influenced Indian food), and Malay food as well.

And while all types of the diverse cuisine spectrum are spectacular, there’s one meal I would fly to Penang from across the world just to eat: nasi kandar.

Restoran Tajuddin Hussain
Close up of the curry at Restoran Tajuddin Hussain

Nasi kandar, which originated in Penang, is a meal of rice and a selection of Indian (and some Indian Malay mixed) dishes and curries. Normally all the dishes are prepared at the front of the restaurant, and you choose whatever you’d like.

There are many nasi kandar restaurants throughout Penang, but I had the most outstanding nasi kandar meal (maybe in my life so far) at a place called Restoran Tajuddin Hussain.

The biryani, the mutton curry, and the ayam rose, an Indian Malaysian almost barbecue sauce curry chicken, was unbelievably delicious.

Address: 45 Lebuh Queen, 10200 George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Open hours: Monday – Saturday from 11:00 – 3:30 pm for lunch and 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm for dinner (closed on Sunday)

Bhutanese food
Bhutanese Food at Kalden Restaurant

4. Bhutanese Food at Kalden – Thimphu, Bhutan

Before taking a trip to Bhutan, I had no clue what Bhutanese food was.

I had assumed it would be the same as Nepali food or northeastern Indian food. But my assumptions were wrong, and I was blown away by how unique and how flavorful Bhutanese food is.

Just after arriving to Thimphu (the biggest and capital city of Bhutan, population 91,000 according to Wikipedia), Matt took us to Kalden Restaurant, a little local spot, well know with Bhutanese food lovers in Thimphu.

The menu included all the necessary Bhutanese dishes like ema-datshi (cheese and chilies), shamu datshi (mushrooms and chilies), sikam paa (sun dried pork with chilies), shakam paa (dry been with chilies), and cheese egg fry.

Bhutanese food
My first Bhutanese food meal

With a plate of red rice as the base of my meal, we proceeded to eat and demolish all the meat, cheese, chilies, and butter that we ordered, and WOW it was sensationally delicious.

Kalden Restaurant was my very first meal in Bhutan, and while I had Bhutanese food for the following 28 days, this was still one of my favorite restaurant meals, and it was a true eye opener to Bhutanese food for me.

Address: The restaurant is located in Chang Lam, just above the farmer’s market. Just ask around when walking around Thimphu and you’ll be pointed in the right direction.
Open hours: Open for lunch and dinner

Soft Shell Crab Curry
Soft Shell Crab Curry at Soei

3. Soft Shell Crab Curry – Bangkok, Thailand

For years now, Soei has been one of my utmost favorite restaurants in Bangkok.

P’Soei, the owner and chef of the restaurant, is someone I look up to for doing what he loves, and his passion of serving food, the way he likes it, shines through every bite you eat at his restaurant.

While this year wasn’t my first time to eat at Soei, I did try some dishes on his menu for the first time this year, and that’s reason enough to include this restaurant on my list.

The dish that truly made me my eyes tear with joy was boo neem pad pongari (ปูนิ่มผัดผงกะหรี่), a style of Thai yellow curry with egg and in this case, soft shell crab.

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One of my favorite restaurants in Bangkok

Words can hardly describe the taste dimensions and fragrance of the dish.

All I can say is that the soft shell crab is crispy and soft, and the yellow egg curry includes both a crab aroma, plus an amazing blend of yellow curry powder, all wrapped within an egg based sauce to give it texture and depth, and then a signature handful of diced up Thai chilies to give it a kick.

Just about everything on the menu at Soei is spectacular, but the boo neem pad pongari (ปูนิ่มผัดผงกะหรี่) is one of my new favorites.

Address: Located right at Samsen Railroad Station, Thanon Setsiri, Sam Sen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok, Thailand

Open hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm from Sunday to Friday (closed on Saturday)

Kobe beef
Kobe beef in Kobe!

2. Kobe Beef – Kobe, Japan

A pilgrimage to eat Kobe beef, in Kobe, Japan, is something that I dreamed about all my life (or at least ever since learning about Kobe beef, which I don’t really remember when that was).

When I was in Osaka this year, that dream came true.

We headed to a restaurant called La Shomon (焼肉バル), located in Kobe, but about 30 minutes from the center of the city, in a smaller local village.

Yakiniku (which is a Japanese grilled meat restaurant), is what La Shomon specialized in, and I came ready to eat some grilled Kobe beef. We had the mixed beef plate, which came to our grill table gorgeously presented, with the different cuts of the beef, and the most insanely pretty meat marbling that I had ever seen.

The beef, cooked medium rare on charcoal right before my nose, was so good, I actually couldn’t contain my overjoy, and upon my first chew I nearly fell out of my chair (you can watch the video here).

Along with outrageously good regular Kobe beef, La Shomon is also a pioneer restaurant in Japan that serves dry aged beef.

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Dry aged wagyu beef from Kobe

The block of dry aged beef was grilled, then left to rest, then grilled, then left to rest, a total of three times, so it had the perfect cooked-ness to it, while packing in all the flavor. The dry aged slices of beef weren’t as juicy as the regular un-aged beef, but it had a beautiful, almost cheese depth of flavor to it.

This Kobe beef experience was unbelievable.

Address: 垂水区神田町4-10 2F, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan 655-0027
Open hours: 11 am – 10:30 pm daily, and 11 am – 10 pm on Sundays

hong kong dim sum
Ultimate dim sum in Hong Kong!

1. Dim Sum – Hong Kong

My mother is Chinese American (Cantonese), and while growing up, and visiting relatives in Hawaii, dim sum was always, and still is, one of my undefeated favorite meals.

In 2015, I took my second trip to Hong Kong. While I’ve tried a number of famous Hong Kong dim sum institutions (like Lin Heung tea house), this trip, I had the best Hong Kong dim sum experience that I’ve ever had.

Will is a good friend of mine from Hong Kong, and if it wasn’t for Will, there’s no way I would have ever found this place.

best dim sum in Hong Kong
I couldn’t hold back

On our last day in Hong Kong (literally before Will dropped us off at the airport), he said something along the lines of, “there’s this one dim sum restaurant that my parents used to take me to when I was a kid, and they serve some of the best and most traditional dim sum in Hong Kong. I haven’t been there in years, but I think we can find it, and you need to eat there.”

We drove through the hills, which only built up our appetite, and in the middle of a green mountain, all of a sudden, just off the road, there was a commotion of vehicle traffic, and a packed street, full of cars hovering around and waiting for a parking spot.

Lo mai gai
Lo mai gai – I could eat it all day

Known as Duen Kee Restaurant (端記茶樓), and located on Hong Kong’s Chuen Lung mountain, this family style run yum cha (tea drinking and dim sum) house, is possibly one of the world’s best places to eat dim sum (at least that’s what I think).

The restaurant is located in a small village, and even though it’s not far from the skyline of Hong Kong, you feel so relaxed and far remove – ah, the perfect countryside dim sum dining atmosphere.

There are about 10 different little dining room to choose from where you can sit, the first floor, the second floor indoors, the second floor patio, and second floor bird cage patio, the overflow room next door, the tent outside, etc. (you get the picture). It’s one of those glorious restaurants that looks like it just kept expanding.

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Steamed pork ribs

When you arrive to Duen Kee dim sum restaurant, all the dim sum is in the first room to the left, and you grab a tray (cafeteria style) and take whatever you please.

Every type of dim sum you can dream of, and dim sum dishes that brought back my earliest childhood food memories, were all available.

char siu
Roast duck and char siu

It was impossible to not go overboard, and so we did, and it was worth every meaty bite.

Along with dim sum they also make traditional style char siu and roast duck, and it shouldn’t be missed either.

I have to say a big thank you to my friend Will for bringing me here to eat the most amazing dim sum, which turned out to be one of the best meals of 2015.

Watch the video!

If you have a few minutes, watch the full compilation video of all these meals below:

(Or you can watch the video on YouTube here)

Conclusion

Food is one of the best reasons to travel (that’s what Migrationology is all about).

And it’s always tough to choose your favorite meals from a year of eating delicious food.

But when you reflect about what you ate, and learned, and who you had a chance to interact with as a result of eating a meal, it’s truly amazing how food can bring us together.

I hope you enjoyed this list of 11 of the best meals in 2015.

Now I have a question for you: What was the best food (or meal) you ate in 2015?

Leave a comment below to let me know!



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  • Rahul pote

    3 months ago

    Which was the best food eaten by you in India ?

  • Jeremy Cooke

    4 months ago

    Looking forward to Bangkok next February and some Tom Yum Goong. Best meal of this last year was Bun Bo Hue at Cho Thai Binh in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. Have to go during morning to early afternoon as this is a food stall in a wet market that closes by evening!

  • Nick

    10 months ago

    We tried the Soft Shell Crab Curry last year…I can’t believe that isn’t number 1! We need to go to Japan to try number 2 now!

    • Mark Wiens

      10 months ago

      Hey Nick, glad you got to try it. Hope you can visit Japan soon!

  • Serhat Engul

    10 months ago

    Great job! I am convinced that you are an expert on eating. Thank you for sharing this great articles with full of Yummy foods. 🙂

  • Helen Bower

    11 months ago

    Love your blogs Mark, I’m enjoying the food right along with you !

  • Syaf

    12 months ago

    So glad to see Nasi Campur on the list. My personal fave if I eat Nasi Campur are Ayam (chicken) Masak Merah, Sambal Paru and Beef Rendang.

    • Mark Wiens

      12 months ago

      Thank you very much Syaf, nasi campur is such a satisfying meal.

  • M. Resort World

    1 year ago

    Great recommendations Mark! The soft shell crab curry in Bangkok looks delicious and the roast duck!

  • Adeline

    1 year ago

    Hello Mark…
    You have to explore Indonesia. Indonesia has lots of delicious food like Rendang, Nasi goreng, Satay, Pempek, many kinds of soto, many kinds of fruit, etc. Indonesia also has lots of beautiful scenery and many cultures. You have to go to Bali, Yogyakarta, Medan, Makassar, Raja Ampat and many more.
    I hope I can read and see your review about my country in your blog and video…

    Cheers =)

  • Damien

    1 year ago

    Food looks great but watching him eat like an animal is totally wrong.

  • Vanessa Jencks

    1 year ago

    Beef noodles can be had in North China, too!! Not just Taiwan ^__^

    Your story is fun, Mark. I especially love all your goofy pictures!

  • Joanna

    1 year ago

    That dim sum looks AMAZING! I would love to try it! But to answer your question, the best food I had last year was Bharwa Aloo: a Rajasthani dish. It consists of cheese stuffed potatoes in a mild tomato sauce curry. It’s delicious, the blend of spices and the flavours combine perfectly and make it number 1 in my list of best new dishes I tried last year. 🙂

  • Jan St

    1 year ago

    This dishes look so amazing and the photographs taken make them look even better, dreaming about going to Taiwan just for the food!

  • Judy

    1 year ago

    I love watching your facial reactions to each mouthful of food…..you make me so hungry every time. Thank you for making these videos…..keep them coming.

  • Tim Yearneau

    1 year ago

    I’m a lover of barbeque and I’ve taken little barbeque tours to find the best barbeque. I organized a ribfest at the school I work at in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and I have to say it rocked. It’s the second time I’ve organized a ribfest at the school. This time we had two teams, one did Kansas City Style barbeque and the other (she was solo) did Jamacian style barbeque, both ribs and two kinds of chicken. All of it, awesome! And that would by my highlight for 2015. Oh, sides, don’t forget the sides. We had sides to die for. You can view the video at http://www.youtube.com/yarndog50. Take Care.

  • Maria

    1 year ago

    This post really inspired me to be conscious about my best meals this year too! When I think back on last year I had a looooot of good food, but I’m not sure I could list my absolute best ones! This year I’ll make sure to write them down. Although I have my blog too that will help me remember. But your experiences seem amazing!

  • Cat Price

    1 year ago

    Best Meal 2015.
    The best pho in Saigon. They do 1 thing and they do it well. Beef pho. Once it’s finished shutters down.
    Approx 40,000 dong a bowl. Pho 32, 32 le thi rieng St, District 1. Pho for breakfast every day. We dream of this meal. Beats eggs & bacon hands down. On our last day a local tv crew was filming. This place has serious street cred. P.S. Our visit was inspired by your youtube & blog series on Saigon.
    Thank you for getting us back to Vietnam after 18 years for this food adventure. Cheers Cat & Banjo

  • Katie

    1 year ago

    Cue food jealousy! I love coming to your blog as your photos and descriptions never fail to make me hungry! My best meal of 2015 was a bowl of tsukemen-style ramen from Rokurinsha at Ramen Street in Tokyo. A bowl of noodles has never had me dumbfounded before. I couldn’t speak or think. I think I might have blocked out everything around me besides the dipping and slurping of noodles. It was my most incredible food experience of 2015, and ever!

  • Darren Bush

    1 year ago

    I would like to taste Nasi Kandar and dim shum. I looks so yummy in these images.

  • sha yusof

    1 year ago

    Hi mark.

    Thanks for sharing all info on food. well i love eating and so does my family. Well i love what i ate in 2015. try some new menus and some are always been my favorite, there is Nasi Dagang Terengganu since i am from there. Very proud whatever food from Terengganu, a state in the east coast of Malaysia.

    i guess its not too late for me to wish you a bliss happy new year and by the way, new year is my birthday.

    Sha

  • Arthur

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark some fantastic looking recommendations, shall be in bangkok for few days from 13th January, then to Koh samet for few days and finally chiang mai for one night, before I’m afraid checking into a 14 days detox So a big thanks for making my pre detox choices where to dine so easy for me.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Arthur, you’re welcome, glad this is helpful. Hope you have a great trip to Thailand!

  • Zak Aly

    1 year ago

    The best food I ate in 2015 was called Burek in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The best place is called Sac (sach) in the Sarajevo central market.

  • Shuang Chen

    1 year ago

    Hmm, I’d have to disagree on Lin Dong Fang, as it was possibly the worst bowl of noodle soup I’ve ever eaten. I ate it around 10pm one night so maybe it was their off night but the amount of MSG in there is ridiculous. Now normally I embrace MSG since my family is chinese and we never shy away from the stuff, but Lin Dong Fang must have used two tons of it per pot, because as soon as I took a sip my mouth was numb and I couldn’t taste anything else besides MSG. I’ve eaten Asian food all my life and no dish has even come close to the amount of MSG Lin Dong Fang has. If I ever end up in Taiwan again I’ll give them a second chance, but for now Yong Kang is the best beef noodle for me in Taipei.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thanks for sharing Shuang, sorry about the bad experience. Next time I’m going to try Yong Kang as well!

  • Suzu

    1 year ago

    Beef Pho & kopi susu ais in Ho Chi Minh were marvelous!

  • Chan Leong Hee

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for sharing your food experiences! last year I tried those Bangkok street food reccomended.
    They were great however although I love shashimi I dare not try the raw crabs with vegs!
    Hahaha
    Thanks

  • Yoshiko

    1 year ago

    As a Thai food lover, I always envy you eating the bests of them. And as a Japanese, I’m always happy to watch you eating Japanese food, cuz I can see you really like them.

    Next time when you’ll visit Japan, pls try some seafood barbecue. I’m not sure if you know Chinese, this video might inspire you : https://youtu.be/s9iawbm4lHM

    And I’d like you to try ‘hitsu mabushi’ or chopped eel on rice as well : http://simulize.com/2014/07/5383

    BTW I’m visiting Thailand next month. Can’t wait!!:-)

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Yoshiko, thank you very much. I’m hoping to visit Japan again in the future!

  • Karen ong

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark Wiens & Ying Wiens
    Blessed 2016 ! Greeting from Seremban, Malaysia. Am hearing you love beef noodles! Right? If u can find time to come over, I would be please to bring you to a well know Seremban Beef Noodles here. You won’t find this anywhere else. Guarantee Best! Tq.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Karen, great to hear from you. Thank you for the offer, that sounds delicious, I will let you know if I make it to Seremban. Happy New Year!

  • Yvonne Shao

    1 year ago

    Have you tried Mat Man Kee in Hong Kong? Best wonton noodle soup in town! http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/restaurant/jordan-mak-man-kee-noodle-shop/6016

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Yvonne, I haven’t, but thanks for the recommendation!

  • f.d. walker

    1 year ago

    A sushi platter in Osaka was one of my best meals last year too. I miss being able to eat sushi on the daily while working in Japan for a month.

    I’ll be in Vietnam for 3 months for photography work so it looks like I’ll be in the heart of best meals, judging by your list! Thanks for the recommendations!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey F.D., great to hear from you, and that we shared the dish for a best meal last year. Have a great time in Vietnam and enjoy the food!

  • ROB

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark love Thailand its people and street food.
    l have been to a few places you have tried, it brings back lots of memories of Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
    l like to cook thai food, and l make sure that l am eating when l watch you. Cheers Happy New Year.
    Keep up the good work.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Rob, thank you very much, and glad you enjoy Thai food too. Happy New Year!

  • Karin

    1 year ago

    Your food photos are incredible! The best food that I ate this year was undoubtedly in the New York City area. I ate at two incredible South American restaurants — there are none where I live, so I make a point of trying to find them when I travel as it’s one of my favorite kinds of food. I highly recommend La Cerveceria in the East Village, and for an unexpected, family owned, unassuming but wonderful experience, D’Colombia in Englewood New Jersey.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Karin, it’s great to hear from you, and thank you for sharing about your best meals of the year. I would love to check them out if I visit NYC, thank you. Happy New Year!

  • Sande

    1 year ago

    Love all of it!! Can’t wait to try some of your favourites.

  • Daniel Heng

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark. Get Ying in front of the camera too ! She must be drooling behind the camera !

  • Daniel Heng

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark. If you ever need a Foody Buddy, do look me up. I’d love to join you in your eating jaunts. I thought I knew to best food haunts but you have better and I’d love to share.

  • P.S. Seshadri

    1 year ago

    Awesome!! Wish I could visit some of these places for great food! Wish you a happy new year

  • Dante J. Lugo Girao

    1 year ago

    I had to try dim sum so when I went to Hong Kong, I found a great restaurant 2 streets away from the MTR Tsim Sha Tsui. Around the corner is a Pizza Hut Restaurant and down the street is the restaurant in the basement. Sadly I don’t remember the Name but the Food was so delicious and the price was very affordable.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Daunte, thank you for sharing your story. Sometimes the best meals happen unexpectedly like this. That sounds wonderful!

  • Luca

    1 year ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your tips! Your blog is one of the best things on the internet and not only if you are crazy about food like I am. Every time I travel ( and I do it quite a lot) I always stop by your website for tips!
    Happy new year!!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Luca, thank you very much, really appreciate it. Happy New Year!

  • Izy Berry

    1 year ago

    You had some amazing foods in 2015

  • Jenn Flo Taylor

    1 year ago

    Happy New Year Mark and Ying! Thanks for sharing your amazing year of food and adventures! The list of best eats sounds so delicious! I’m drooling! I’d love to check out the fish head curry when I’m in Singapore, and am now ravenous for some yum cha!! Looking forward to reading about your 2016 adventures!!!!

  • Emad

    1 year ago

    MALAYSIA IS THE BEST PLACE FOR FOOD MARK!

  • Aaron

    1 year ago

    The best meal l have mark is white the children’s in the day care when we share dinner togheder the humus in Pita bread white a labane cheese and Zatar sort of herb this meal for me is the best meal happy new year mark

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Aaron, that sounds fantastic, not only the food, but the company and the sharing. Happy New Year!

  • Emilka

    1 year ago

    Hi, Mark! Such a stunning stuff! This food in Bhutan impressed me much, good to know that! The japanese dry aged beef becomes my big dream :-). I `ve watched some of it earlier here.
    About my best, I ate awesome greek tomato soup, spiced with cinnamon! It was completely new experience for me, becouse of cinnamon melted with a salty dish – great thing! The same about baked dumplings from eastern Poland, filled with chicken meat and moutarde sauce – very traditional recipe 🙂
    Happy New Year 2016 <3

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Emilka, thank you very much for reading and sharing your favorite food of the year, sounds delicious. Happy New Year!

  • Ian

    1 year ago

    Penang will always be hard to beat for quality when it comes to food capitals in the world … thanks for a visual stunning reminder of that!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you Ian, I agree, Penang is an amazing food city!

  • patrick rajan

    1 year ago

    dear mark//greetings for a prosperous 2016 to you and your family//have been to thailand/singapore/japan/phillipines malaysia and singapore//but not to any of the restaurants mentioned as i never knew of them earlier//thanks to the valuable tips from you//i admire your typical swooning of your head to the left side with your eyes closed in appreciation of the food//god bless you////patrick rajan

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Patrick, thank you very much for your support throughout this year. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  • Joschi

    1 year ago

    Hello Mark !
    Thanks for the email .
    It was a great 2015. I have enjoyed all of your video.
    You have this year great videos filmed., Your videos have become increasingly better. Great locations, nice pictures and a great atmosphere.
    I can not say which one I liked best, there were so many great restaurants and dishes.
    I love the trip to Japan, and the last series of Bangkok was great.
    I am a huge fan of Soei restaurant, best food in Bangkok.
    I wish you and Ying, a happy and healthy New Year 2016!

    Joschi

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Joschi, thank you very much, really appreciate all your support. Yes, glad you love Soei too! Happy New Year!

  • Renato Silva

    1 year ago

    tks for all the great tips, mark!

    i’ll be trying the boo neem pad pongari at samsen this week! 😋😋😋

    happy new year snd lots of food in 2016!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Renato, great to hear that, enjoy Soei, and Happy New Year!

  • Den Fajardo

    1 year ago

    I regret not being able to eat fish head curry in Singapore a few years back. It looks so good!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Den, thanks for reading, it will be waiting for your on your next visit to Singapore!

  • Ramizah Ramino

    1 year ago

    Restoran Tajuddin Hussain’s ayam rose is one of my favourites.

  • Jen

    1 year ago

    Happy New Year! I’ll definitely check out the dim sim place in Hong Kong on my next trip to Hong Kong. Also, to eat the beef noodle in Taipei and not to mention all the good foods in Thailand as well. Thank you for sharing!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Jen, glad you’ll check out this dim sum restaurant, it’s really a unique and amazing dim sum experience. Hope you have an amazing trip this year!

  • hema

    1 year ago

    Love your posting u r the best…keep it up..wish u a very happy new year 2016 and hope you will brings more special foods for 2016..
    Tx u 🙂 🙂

  • Gee Chew

    1 year ago

    Hello Mark,
    I have been following your food trails for more than a year, and I found that your recommendations was very helpful indeed.
    I have just visited Hoi An and Danang last month and the food there is terrific especially the banh mi, mi quang, cao lau, banh xeo and bun cha ca. I hope you will visit there soon and write about your experience. I would be most helpful to recommend some places for you if you are interested.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from me in Malaysia.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Gee, thank you very much for your support. I would really love to visit both Hoi An and Danang and do a lot more eating in Vietnam. I’ll definitely let you know if I go, thank your for the tips. Happy New Year!

  • jude johnson

    1 year ago

    any plans to visit Sri Lanka again and do a more in-depth culinary tour of the island?

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Jude, I don’t have plans right now, but I would really love to. Are you from Sri Lanka?

  • Cate Lindsay

    1 year ago

    Wow! They all look amazing!
    The best meal I ate in 2015 was in Ao Nang earlier this month – at a place called “Family”. Its tucked back off Nopparat Thara Road on Soi Ao Nang 6. We ordered the biggest spread of dishes, including Suki and whole snapper with fried garlic. It was absolutely divine! I think it would be right up your alley…

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Cate, very cool to hear about your favorite meal of the year. Sounds delicious and thank you for the recommendation in Ao Nang!

  • Paul

    1 year ago

    mouth watering, dude! gotta save this list, Happy New Year!

  • Sudip

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark, you ate such good food in Hong kong but why we not see any video of Hongkong yet, when you been there in 2015?

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Sudip, I was there only for a few days, and I was doing a project, but I might have some videos to still post.

  • John

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark !

    The best meal I had in 2015 was at SOEI, Bangkok, on your recommandation. It was truly fabulous (I sent you few picts back in February)

    I’ll make sure I try Nasi Kandar and Tom Yom Goong Banglaphu on my 2016 South Eastern Asia journey.

    Thanks for being such a good source of informations.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey John, so cool to hear you enjoyed Soei as well – and glad you’ll be coming back to SE Asia in 2016. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  • Pieter Nelissen

    1 year ago

    Happy New Year, Mark! And to Ying aswel, ofcourse!

    Thank you for another year of food and traveling, as a traveler myself, you inspire me every single day. Would love to try every single one of the top 11 (^_^)

    May the new year bring you joy and lot’s more delicious feasts and safe travels!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Pieter, thank you very much for your support throughout this year. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  • Maria Lau

    1 year ago

    Hello Mark, many thanks for your efforts and hard work and sharing your experiences with us. I am a regular visitor to Penang and Hong Kong and would definitely try out the Nasi Kandar in Penang and Dim Sim place in Hong Kong on my next visit. Happy New New and all the best for 2016! I look forward to sharing more of your travel and food experiences in the the coming year!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Maria, you’re welcome, thank you for reading. Hope you can try out the nasi kandar and dim sum. Happy New Year!

  • Benji

    1 year ago

    Hello Mark,

    Watching you eating that Kobe beef was priceless 8D.
    I wish I could eat the number 11, big fan of noodles here !
    We love watching your videos so keep going the good work and we wish you a lots a spicy food for 2016.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Benji, thank you very much, really appreciate you watching the videos. Happy New Year!

  • Ayumi

    1 year ago

    HMM! All of foods look yummy! I have never tried those restaurants in Japan and definitely I will try them out once I go back to Japan. Thank you for sharing your information!

    Happy new year!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Ayumi, you’re welcome, glad it’s helpful. Happy New Year!

  • Simon M

    1 year ago

    And now I’m mentally hungry at 11:43 PM!
    My two favorite dishes were from the same restaurant; me and my gf took a trip to Thailand in November. We were in different areas in the south and last stop was Phuket, I didn’t enjoy the touristy areas so our dive instructors (three different ones) recommended Rawai seafood market!

    It cost more for the round-trip with a tuktuk then eating for 2 people 🙂

    We had steamed squid with lemon sauce and shrimp fried with basil’s and chilies. The steamed squid was so good that we marked it as the highlight of the trip! We spent the entire meal wiping tears bc of the hot and spicy chilies, but we couldn’t stop eating.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Simon, haha, glad this post made your hungry. Thank you for sharing about your favorite meal of the year, sounds fantastic. A meal where you have to wipe your tears is always a wonderful meal!

  • Corkyboy

    1 year ago

    Non of the Vietnamese foods made it on the list, you didn’t go this year? I enjoyed reading all of it. Happy New Year!

  • Joey

    1 year ago

    There’s another nice nasi kandar place in Penang.

    If you ever drop by again, you can try it.

    Deen Maju
    170, Jalan Gurdwara

    You should be able to find it on Google.

    Happy new year!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Joy, excellent, thank you for the recommendation. I hope to come back to Penang again for more nasi kandar!

  • marieke

    1 year ago

    Hi mark,
    I love watching your eating adventures from all over the World! I’ll keep watching. My boyfriend and I are going to the philippines the 4th of january and first stop is manilla. Do you have Any more tips about delicious mals and best places where we can eat them? Thank you so much and a happy New year! Greetz marieke

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Marieke, thank you very much and really appreciate your support. Glad you’ll be going to Manila soon. Another really good restaurant I went to in Manila was Abe restaurant, and then I also really enjoyed Pat Pat’s Kansi. Have a great trip!

  • Ping Rui Toong

    1 year ago

    Wonderful compilation of all the greatest food this year. My favorite meal this year has been the Lobster Da Frivolo at The Oceannaire Room in Boston, Massachusetts. If you ever have time, you should really try this dish! Happy new Year and I look forward to watching all your videos in 2016.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Ping, thank you very much for sharing, that sounds incredible, thank you for the recommendation! Happy New Year!

  • Ben Parris

    1 year ago

    Crab and papaya salad at soi 38 in Bangkok. On your recommendation. Incredible!

    Coming back to Thailand in April for a month and spending some time in Bangkok again. Your series has been amazing. Thank you Mark

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Ben, awesome to hear you enjoyed that, and glad you’ll be coming back to Thailand!

  • nui acain

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, You sure know what to eat. They are all superb choice. I love it.

  • pi-chu

    1 year ago

    have you ever tried the food in Night market from Taiwan? 😀 I love dim sum also!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Pi-chu, we visited Taiwan this year, and I really enjoyed the night markets, they were amazing!

    • Lionel

      1 year ago

      Oh yes I loved it too 🙂

  • Jed

    1 year ago

    Mark…..You and your good wife are absolute Legends!…..The 14 day series that you have just completed will help me immensely as I am flying to Bangkok on 12th Feb and staying in Thailand for 21 nights….Chaing Mai is one of my intended destinations…..Take care buddy…

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Jed, really appreciate your support. Glad you’ll be coming to Thailand soon! Happy New Year!

  • Lindsay

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark!
    Hmmm tough decision. I think probably the best non-durian exclusive meal I had was the durian massaman curry I ate in Chanthaburi. If you haven’t had durian massaman curry yet you really have to try it, it is the richest, most buttery delicious thing. It was so rich there’s no way I could have finished the whole plate without friends. Plus, it was fun to taste my old favorite prepared in a different way.

    This is the link to the post with the restaurant if anybody would like to go there; http://www.yearofthedurian.com/2015/06/durian-as-vegetable-durian-massaman.html

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Lindsay, thank you for sharing, that durian massaman curry sounds incredibly delicious and unique. I’m hoping to make a pilgrimage to taste it. Hope you’re doing well and Happy New Year!

    • Kitti

      1 year ago

      Thank you for sharing. As a Thais, I don’t even know Durian Massaman is even exist at all.

  • Thomas

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    as usually, you stimulate me with all your fotos and videos (my mouth starts to get watery), and now I’m sitting in Hamburg, Germany and still have to wait about 2 weeks until I’ll be in Thailand again…

    I think I will try the Soei Restaurant when Iĺl be in Bangkok cause your Soft Shell Crab Curry made me really hungry 🙂

    The most delicious food I ate in 2015 was in Krabi, Ao Nang / Nopparat Thara, where I had an insanely delicious Massaman Curry at May&Zin Restaurant. More or less just a food stall, but the rich taste of the curry was amazing. I tried to eat even the last drop of that, even after my rice was already finished, because I did not want to waste anything of this superb flavour!

    All the best wishes to you in 2016!

    Thomas

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Thomas, ahah, glad you’ll be coming back to Thailand soon. Thanks for sharing about your favorite meal – I know that feeling of needing to finish every last drop of the curry! Happy New Year!

  • Kathryn Rippy

    1 year ago

    Wow!!! Thank you so much Mark & Ying for sharing your awesome life and food experiences. I can only dream of eating just one of the awesome meals that you have enjoyed. I guess your blog and you tube videos allow me to sort of live vicariously through your experience. One day I will be able to enjoy one of those meals. Thank you again! Happy New Year,please keep those videos coming my friend. And I received my “if it’s not spicy I’m not eating” t-shirt! I love it!
    Take care and best wishes!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Kathryn, you’re welcome, thank you very much for your kind support, and glad the t-shirt arrived. Happy New Year!

  • Kevin Sov

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    If you’re ever in the Washington DC area, the BEST peking duck in the US has to be Peking Duck Inn in Fall Church, Virginia. My budget does not allow me to eat as much foods as you do, but they have the best food in the area. This is where all the Presidents eat.

    Wish you and your family Happy New Year too!

    Thanks,
    Kevin- Love watching your video!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Kevin, thank you very much, that sounds delicious, and I’ll remember it if I’ve ever in the DC area. Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

  • Manohar Kumarswamy

    1 year ago

    I have seen most of these videos Mark! I enjoy my food every mouthful only after watching your videos!! Wishing a wonderful 2016 and visit Chennai , southern part of India in your next visit!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much, wishing you a wonderful 2016 as well!

  • Ai

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,
    thank you for all your recommendations and review. I love your posts and videos. If you have a chance to travel to Da Nang city in Central of Viet Nam, please try Mi Quang, one of the best Vietnamese noodles. Happy New Year to you and Ying!!!

  • Manohar Kumarswamy

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark, I think I started enjoying every morsel & every bite of the food after seeing you relishing every mouthful of any type of food you took! I enjoyed the best Vegetarian food in Annapoorna Restaurant in Chennai Tamil Nadu India! The entire course of food is outstanding and my invitation to you to visit the Southern India too when you visit India next time

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Manohar, ver cool to hear that. Thanks for sharing, that sounds fantastic!

  • Azlan Mohd

    1 year ago

    Great choices, love nasi kandar too and fish head curry. Just been to Singapore lately, and the food was good.
    You should try peranakan dishes in Singapore and Malacca. Hope you do an Indonesian food Vlog soon. Thanks for the videos Mark and Ying, have a wonderful new year!!!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you very much Azlan, and will definitely try to do some Peranakan dishes. I’m hoping to visit Indonesia soon!

  • Paal Andre

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark.
    I want to thank you for your videos! My wife is Thai and we live in Norway. It really warm our hearts whenever a new video is released!
    I’m not as brave as you when it comes to food, but I try something new every time we go to Thailand. My favorite so far is KaoSoi and the best I’ve had was at Veranda resort in ChiangMai.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Paal, you’re welcome, thank you very much for your support. I’m happy to hear you’re willing to try new dishes when you come to Thailand. Greetings to your wife, and Happy New Year!

  • 88hadia

    1 year ago

    Nice watch already on you tube. Hapy new year.from 88hadia you tube

  • Ash Menon

    1 year ago

    Hey Mark! My best meal of 2015 was definitely devoured in a little countryside restaurant called Las Brasas in La Goleta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the sunny Canary Islands in Spain. They have the most fantastic grilled chicken and in-house sausages; so succulent, so tender that they seem to burst with spiced juices from the gods. They also serve a rustic Flan, burnished with toasted coconut and caramel, so silky smooth and voluptuous that and I am drooling right now thinking about it. Home-style food done right!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Ash, thank you very much for sharing. Wow, that description sounds incredible, enough to make me want to go there immediate!

  • Ciro Coppola

    1 year ago

    Sawasdee Mark! I have travel around the world and I like try the best dish of the place, but the asian cooking is the best and the thai cousin is the best with som tam, pad thai and tom yum kung! Enjoy your travels always and happy New Year!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Ciro, glad you love Asian food so much as well, Happy New Year!

  • Nekane

    1 year ago

    English is very bad. I’m sorry 😕

  • Nekane

    1 year ago

    La comida que más me gustó del 2015, fueron unos momos vegetales en Lalitpur (Patán), un banana Lasy en OR2K el Thamel Kathmandú.
    Te sigo y te doy las gracias por compartir con todos nosotros tus esperiencias. Un saludo desde España.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Nekane, thank you very much for sharing, no problem, sounds delicious!

  • Sarah Chang

    1 year ago

    Thanks for the recommendations! That soft shell crab curry looks amazing! That restaurant is on our list for our next trip to Bangkok.

    As for the best food I ate in 2015, it’s the Kra Pow Moo Krop (spelling?) from the North Gate food stalls in ChaingMai. We initially went there for your recommendation of the Kaa Moo Cowgirl but I got hooked on this dish instead. I make it a point to have this meal at least once whenever we visit and I hope you would try it too!

    I took a photo of their sign, but haven’t come across someone that can read Thai…

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5vb5h4aDc-TZTVfSTYtQlkzOVE

    Happy new year to you and your family! We’ll look forward to more delicious food blogs next year!

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Sarah, thank you very much, and hope you can eat at Soei on your next trip to Bangkok. As for the sign, there’s no name on that sign, but they are all just Thai dishes and what the restaurant serves. The text in red reads, “Ahaan dam sang, Pad Thai,” which is “dishes made to order (usually stir fried dishes), Pad Thai.” Glad you enjoyed ka prao made with crispy pork, that is an amazing dish!

  • Allen Todd

    1 year ago

    Great recommendations and great photos Mark. I really enjoy your videos. One recommendation for you: add gps coordinates to the addresses of the restaurants. I’d bet your phone has a gps built-in and that would make it easier for us to locate the great food.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hi Allen, thank you very much and also for the suggestion. I will try to do that for future reviews.

  • Andrew

    1 year ago

    Happy New Year!!!

  • Garrett N

    1 year ago

    Also my best meal this year were these special tacos de suadero in Mexico City (a tender cut of beef flank) called Tacos Manolo, originally a street stand which now also has a neighboring sit-down taquería, the beef is simmered hours with finely diced onion and bacon … mmmm!!

    Link: https://es.foursquare.com/v/tacos-manolo/4b200f1ff964a520ab2c24e3

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Garrett, thank you for sharing, that place looks unbelievable!

  • Andrew

    1 year ago

    It all sounds delicious, Mark! Thanks for the post, and of course for all the hard work that you put into travel and gastronomy:-)
    My best meal this year would have to be at a Vietnamese restaurant in Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Thank you for your support Andrew. Sounds great!

  • Garrett N

    1 year ago

    Thanks so much for your great recommendations Mark … I am traveling to to Japan, Singapore and Vietnam in January!! It has been really nice checking out all of your tips on these places. Thanks for always posting quality videos on eating and travelling around the world … it is inspiring!!

    Happy New Year and keep up the admirable quest … check out my blog for Mexico City/travel eats if you have time!!

  • Andy

    1 year ago

    Hi mark, were in Bangkok next week, can you recommend some good restaurants and the best street food and where to buy it😀

  • Rodney Ronquillo

    1 year ago

    I agree, lots of great recommendations! I gotta try that Spiral Buffet; my wife and I are planning to visit the Philippines in 2017 since our relatives are there.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Rodney, thank you very much, oh great to hear that. It’s definitely one of the widest selections of food I’ve seen in one place!

  • Andras Jokuti

    1 year ago

    Great list, I also love Asian street food, but this year most of my favorites I had in Europe, here is my list:
    http://vilagevo.blog.hu/2015/12/21/2015_legjobb_etelei

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Andras, wow, thank you for sharing your post, amazing food photography. That all looks incredible!

  • Aakhu

    1 year ago

    My best meal in 2015 was vegan pho in Danang, Vietnam at Quan Chay Thuy on Hoang Dieu Street.

  • sandy

    1 year ago

    Mark,
    Love your posting and amazing reviews about the foods. Many thanks!! My dad lives in BKK.
    I was in BKK last year and went to some of the restaurants that you recommended. It was incredible .

  • Jolene

    1 year ago

    Hi Mark,

    Thank you for your recommendations and hard work through- out the year. Appreciate it!
    Best wishes for the new year! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Jolene, thank you for your support. Happy New Year!

  • Daniel

    1 year ago

    Lam Duan Fah Ham

    The Bangkok branch of what is arguably Chiang Mai’s best Khao Soi restaurant does what is most likely also the best bowl in Bangkok.

    • Mark Wiens

      1 year ago

      Hey Daniel, awesome thanks for sharing. I have been to the Chiang Mai branch, but never to the Bangkok one, will have to check it out. Thanks!

    • Sulasno

      1 year ago

      Location please……..

  • Andrea Anastasiou

    1 year ago

    Wow, loads of great recommendations! I love the look of the fish curry in Singapore. Sounds delicious, too!