It’s really a hard decision to narrow down your meals from an entire year to a list of the 10 best.

But I love doing it – not so much for the actual list itself – but more for the chance to remember and reflect on the food, experiences, and people that you came across the entire year.

I’d encourage you to think through some of your top meals of 2017 as well.

In this blog post I’m going to share with you some of the best meals, travel food experiences, destinations, accommodation, and gear that I used in 2017.

Best Food - Top Meals of 2017
Best Food – Top Meals of 2017

Best Food – Top Meals of 2017

These are not in order of delicious, but just in order of time starting from the beginning of 2017 to the end.

1. Loong Riang & Pamalee

Jungle food, as it’s known in Thai, is a genre of Thai cuisine that usually includes lots of herbs and wild vegetables, game meats, and it’s typically very spicy. Loong Riang & Pamalee (ร้านลุงเรียง & ป้ามาลี) is a Thai jungle food restaurant in Chonburi that serves some of the best food I’ve had in Thailand.

2. Aling Sosing’s Carinderia

For me, Aling Sosing’s Carinderia is some of the top Filipino street food you can eat in Manila. You choose from an assortment of different prepared stews, and you don’t want to miss their grilled pork belly.

3. Kobe beef and sushi

On a spur of the moment trip, thanks to The Hungry Tourist, we flew down to Phuket and specifically to the luxurious Sri Panwa resort to participate in an A5 Kobe beef and top end sushi popup with Wagyu Mafia and sushi chef Hiro Sato. The back to back meals were some of the most high quality food I’ve ever tasted.

4. Hummus and kebabs in Jerusalem

Eating in Jerusalem was one of the most fascinating experiences of the year, and that’s because of the food and amazing people we met. Along with Rafram and David from the Hungry Tourist, we went to a small hole in the wall family run kebab shop where the owner made kebabs and hummus from scratch.

5. Cretan mountain meal

It was about an hour drive from Chania town, but every curvy turn was worth the effort to make it to a restaurant called Ντουνιάς. Here the owner cooks traditional Cretan food the traditional way. His passion, love and care, and his farm to table approach is what made his food so good.

6. Mandi in Dubai

Mandi is originally Yemeni dish of rice topped with meat that’s traditionally cooked in an underground oven until it’s fall apart tender. When I was in Dubai, along with my friend Peyman, we went to Al Marhabani Restaurant, and the lamb slid off the bone.

7. Ayam taliwang in Lombok

I’m going to say something big… ayam taliwang is the best grilled chicken in the world. Well, that is so far for me. Ayam taliwang is a style of spicy grilled chicken originating from the island of Lombok in Indonesia. Eating ayam taliwang is a life-changing grilled chicken experience.

8. Nakahara Yakiniku

Yakiniku is the Japanese style of grilled meat and at Nakahara they do about as good as possible. On the best of Tokyo food tour with The Hungry Tourist, we had an outstanding meal here, finishing off with a wagyu cutlet sandwich.

9. Jay Fai – Michelin Star Street Food

Jay Fai is a Thai street food restaurant in Bangkok that I’ve wanted to go for years, but somehow it never worked out. Finally Ying and I went, and it was just a few weeks before she won a Michelin Star – the first and only Thai street food restaurant to achieve it. Her food is expensive, but the quality and portion size is mind blowing.

10. Bai Chinese ethnic feast

Final main trip of 2017 was to Yunnan province, China. The food was outstanding, and Yunnan is known for its diversity of ethnic groups. The best meal I ate during that trip was an ethnic Bai Chinese feast, that included egg plant salad, raw pork, and an incredible one of a kind pine needle salad.

best food 2017
Muslim village in Yunnan, China

Top Travel Experiences

These are travel experiences, but yes, you’ll notice that my top travel experiences also have to do with food… that’s probably because most of what we do revolves around eating of course!

Crab feast in Cambodia

During our trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, one day we took a day trip to Kep, a city on the coast known for its seafood, especially crab. The market is spectacular – you arrive to the smell of roasting seafood and fish, and all along the oceanfront there are baskets of live crabs that you rummage through and purchase. Once you have crabs, you can hire someone right at the market to cook them right there.

Royal food in Bali

When in Bali, Indonesia, through a series of contacts I was able to meet up with Andre. He invited us to a family gathering at a Royal Balinese complex where I had the honor to watch an impressive Balinese local feast being prepared the traditional way.

After the food was prepared, the chef (who was one of the most skilled chefs I’ve seen), served the food the Royal Balinese way. It’s a memory I’ll never forget.

Tsukiji auction and sushi in Tokyo

Again on the best of Tokyo food tour with The Hungry Tourist, one of the highlights for me was having a chance to tour the legendary Tsukiji fish market auction and get a first hand view of the best tuna and seafood in the world.

After visiting the market, we had a chance to eat a high-end sushi meal, which was absolutely life-changing. The art, care, and craft of making sushi from start to finish will blow you away.

Muslim village in Yunnan

One of the final trips my family and I took in 2017 was a quick impromptu trip to Yunnan, China. With the help of Frank and Luxi from Zouba Tours, we were able to visit the small Muslim village of Donglianhua (东莲花) Village.

There’s a local family who owns a gorgeous Chinese courtyard, and the owner is one of the greatest cooks ever. She prepared Yunnanese Muslim noodles, and a unique local beef and chili oil salad that is a dish worth traveling around the world to eat.

Sichon
Fishing village in Sichon, Thailand

Top Travel Destinations

Here are a few of the destinations that really stood out to me, for a combination of natural beauty, culture, and food.

Sichon and Khanom, Thailand

At the beginning of 2017, we took a road trip through Nakhon Si Thammarat, a province in Southern Thailand. Sichon and Khanom are lesser visited coastal areas, teeming with coconut trees, quiet beaches, fishing villages, and delicious Thai food.

Beer garden in Munich

Munich, Germany

I visited Germany for the first time, and I was surprised how much I liked Munich – especially how organized the city is, and the beautiful public spaces, architecture and parks. Evening walks in the summer in Munich are spectacular.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

The city of Jerusalem is no doubt one of the most fascinating and historically important cities in the world. I was overwhelmed to finally have a chance to visit. Walking the streets of ancient Jerusalem, eating, and meeting locals, was something I will never forget.

Chania, Crete

Crete, Greece

From Athens, we caught a flight to Crete, which is a huge island in the Mediterranean. The land, from the sea to the mountains, is gorgeous. I wish I would have had more time to explore the island, but the brief introduction amazed me.

Lombok Island, Indonesia

Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok is the island in Indonesia next to Bali, but the culture and food is totally different. What I loved maybe most about Lombok is that their food is known for being spicy, and it is. The food is amazing!

Favorite airline

ANA – From Bangkok to Tokyo we caught a non-stop flight with ANA (All Nippon Airways). Service was excellent, space and design seemed better than most economy cabins I’ve been on, and the food was of Japanese quality.

Bali
Rice paddies in Bali, Indonesia

Favorite accommodation

Before having a baby, my wife and I used Airbnb occasionally. But this year, traveling with a baby we started renting houses and apartments on Airbnb for almost every trip – the extra space is great, and I also really enjoy living in a local neighborhood when I travel.

I’m not affiliated with Airbnb, but I use it frequently and recommend it. If you use this link to try it out, you’ll get $34 off your first booking.

Rice paddy villa in Bali

One of the most memorable places we stayed this year was at a rice paddy villa in Bali that I booked on Airbnb. It was open air, surrounded by rice paddies and lush greenery, with a private swimming pool. Only problem was that the internet was pretty bad.

Japanese Ryokan in Hakone

A ryokan is a Japanese inn, often with an onsen bathing facility. I had always wanted to experience this unique Japanese style of relaxing, with a combination of natural beauty and simplicity, hot springs, and delicious clean food. Ying and I took the train from Tokyo to Hakone where we stayed at Yoshiike Ryokan.

I booked the ryokan on Booking.com, another website I use frequently to book accommodation when I travel.

Flying a drone in Bali

Favorite gear

Lumix GH5 – I’ve been filming with a Panasonic Lumix camera for a few years now. But in 2017 the LUMIX GH5 was finally released, and I was excited for the upgrade. Apart from the auto-focus which can be a little slow, I think it’s one of the best vlogging cameras. I primarily use it with the Lumix Leica 8 – 18 mm.

DJI Mavic Pro drone

DJI Mavic Pro – For a long time I didn’t want to get into drones – I knew it would be so much of an extra hassle. I finally got a DJI Mavic Pro right before visiting Bali. I have to tell you I was right – traveling and incorporating drone footage in a vlog is a hassle – however, it’s so cool and now I’m so addicted to flying it – I never knew it would be so fun! I don’t use it in all videos, but if it’s safe to fly and I have the time, I plan to include drone footage.

Huawei P10 – When I needed a new phone this year I was enticed by the Huawei P10 for its Leica camera. I’ve really overall enjoyed the phone. You can take great photos and videos, and the price is right.

Chase Sapphire Preferred

Favorite banks

One of the questions I get asked frequently is how do you deal with money when you travel and what banks do you use. Sorry this is probably most relevant to US citizens, but here are the bank cards I use.

Charles Schwab – Rather than travel with USD cash, I typically draw money from a local ATM in each country I travel to. Charles Schwab is fantastic because you get re-reimbursed each month for international ATM withdrawal fees. If you’re an American citizen it’s one of the best accounts to have if you travel.

Chase Sapphire Preferred – I’ve been pretty happy with this Chase travel credit card. There’s a pretty large points bonus when you sign up and reach the first goal (I signed up right as I needed to buy a bunch of flights to ensure it was worth it), and there’s no foreign transaction fees. This is the only credit card I have and I’ve been happy with it.

Transferwise – Occasionally when I’ve needed to send money, like for instance from a US bank account to a foreign bank account, I’ve used Transferwise. Overall, pretty happy with their service and the fees are minimal compared to other similar services.

Sushi
Sushi in Japan

Conclusion

That wraps up this Best of 2017 year in review! What was your favorite meal of 2017?

I’m extremely grateful for another year of delicious food, experiences, and for the huge privilege it is to be able to eat and share experiences with you.

Finally, I want to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year, and thank you very much for your incredible support!

NOTE: Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. But I’ve only recommended things that I personally use and recommend.


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  • Tracy

    3 weeks ago

    Great post, Mark – REALLY curious about how the drone works into building content, but also any comment as to how hard they are to get familiar with and the rules around using them? I know in some areas you have to have governmental airspace approval.

  • Boxoburger

    1 month ago

    Thanks for sharing scrumptious dishes & blog post
    Fast Food Franchise

  • Barbara Martin

    2 months ago

    Love watching your travel experiences and the many foods you eat. I love how you enjoy your eating experiences, you son Micah is adorable and your wife is so pretty. Keep posting those beautiful meals. I am from Jackson Georgia USA

  • federico pugliese

    2 months ago

    goods of food , him and the food ranger , eat the world !!! hahaha

  • Riri

    2 months ago

    Hello Mark! I’m from Philippines but I’m not familiar with that area. You gave me an idea. Thanks for entertaining us. My boyfriend told me about your vlog. Hope to see more videos. GOD bless!

  • Don Lambert

    2 months ago

    Started watching you on YouTube month or so ago. My wife Mary Ann wanted to know if there are any recipes to some of the foods you eat?

  • Riya Khanna

    3 months ago

    Thanks for sharing these tips, so that we can have the best tour. Glad to read this post and really very useful it is.

  • Pierre & Marie

    3 months ago

    Hi Mark, My wife & I are recent converts to your You Tube channel. We discovered your channel from the Athens trip as we are going to Rhodes, Greece later in the year. We decided to have a look for some Greek food videos as not many of the vlogs show you the food. In the week since we started watching that first vlog… we are hooked! We love your channel and it is now a part of our relax routine at the end of the day. We come home, make ourselves something to eat, a cup of tea and sit down to watch one of your videos together. We can’t get enough! We love your descriptions, your ideals, your love of real community food and we judge your conviction of a good meal by what we call “Mark’s head tilt!” If it’s a nice meal, you tilt slightly to the right but if it is superb, your head nearly touches your shoulders & you roll your eyes! We can almost taste the food there with you!

    Thank you for becoming part of our lives & we hope you continue to make such amazing videos for many years to come.

    Pierre & Marie x

    • Mark Wiens

      3 months ago

      Hi Pierre & Marie, thank you very much very nice comments and words of encouragement. Really appreciate you watching our videos, and glad you’ll be traveling more in Greece later this year. Hope you’re both doing well, thank again!

      Mark

  • leena from Torornro

    3 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    it seems your favourite 10 dishes are only from the middle eastern and south eastern countries.Not the countries around the world.Thai, indoneasian dishes always go hand in hand, flaovours are the same.Sad to hear none are from india or Sri lanka.You have missed to add at least a dish form one of those countries. You were unable to recognize such rich flavours and wonderful dishes from those countries.How sad.I think your taste buds are getting tired now.

    • Mark Wiens

      3 months ago

      Hey Leena, thank you very much, really appreciate your support. It just all depends on where I traveled in 2017 that makes up this list. I didn’t visit India or Sri Lanka in 2017. Thanks!

    • Jawad

      3 months ago

      Thai and Indonesian food taste the same?Nah. Even inside Indonesia, every one of its 300+ ethnics maintain its own culinary tradition. There are no “Indonesian food”, there are Sundanese food, Javanese food, Batak food, even as Mark have said, the neighboring Bali and Lombok islands differ in cuisine. While Thai favors sourness.
      I am not saying Indian cuisine is bad or such, I love them and eat them weekly at a favorite restaurant. But I just can’t stand someone mocking other’s cuisine just because they tastes different.
      In case you don’t know, Indonesian Minang’s cuisine is one of the most renowned cuisine in Indonesia, and they are heavily influenced by South Indian cuisine. They love to eat curry-based dish. Compared to Thailand, Indonesia acquired much more Indian influence in food.

  • Mark

    3 months ago

    If you’re a food lover like I am, these list has got to be the places to go when visiting any of the places mentioned here. All the food just looks so amazingly delicious. One of the best food blog or I’d say travel blog I’ve seen.

  • Diantha Garry

    3 months ago

    We love watching your videos and travelling through your experiences! In fact, we binge watch so much sometimes that we aren’t sure which videos we have seen. Is it possible to date them or number them (such as Mexico City Day 1)? In Thailand, I would love to see you interview different university students and teach us all a little bit about university life in Thailand. There are always cheap, good eats near universities that those students can recommend!
    Also, we would love to see you visit the different regions of Colombia someday. There are so many distinct regions in this country. Keep up the good work. We will keep watching!

  • Michael Longstreth

    3 months ago

    I like to see you travel to South America, especially Colombia. There is so many different terrains and regions. The food, such as natural fruits and vegetables, is different from a lot of other parts of the world. Definitely, a place to investigate!

  • Gaurav Shrestha

    3 months ago

    I am your biggest fan because i am also a foody and traveller. I also write blogs of different place in Nepal. Please Check out my blog too

  • Rojen shrestha

    3 months ago

    nc one mark!!! keeping traveling and enjoyed you blogging about food.
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  • Hosanna Tours And Travels

    3 months ago

    Really i would like to go to dubai for tasting food after watching the video. it ‘s tasty and fills water in my mouth.

  • Sarena Wilson

    3 months ago

    Thanks a lot for sharing this perfect article.I really, really appreciate your time and efforts for writing such a quality article.

  • Jim Weingarten

    3 months ago

    Best travel baby… Micah!

  • Coron by Vince

    3 months ago

    Wow! Aling Sosings made the list! rightly so because it is really one of the most popular “carinderia” in Manila. I am not sure if you have visited Coron in the Philippines, might be another place to visit in your next food travel? I am a fan of your videos and have been watching them using my Android box so it is hooked up to the television so everybody at home watches your video when I watch them, I particularly like your video series in Bhutan and also your video in your trip to Oaxaca. Please keep on making awesome videos, more power to you and your family!

  • Konkan

    3 months ago

    Grilled food from Japan is very delicious. I have tried few of them in restaurants. I love the facts that you shared all the gears you used when traveling. I agree, now a days a drone camera is always important to capture the view from the top. You have really great pictures and which really attracts me to follow migrationology daily. I’m going through all the blog post and love your writing style. Definitely many things to learn from your blog.

  • Cappadocia Private Guide

    4 months ago

    I like the way you publish your blog posts. There are high resolution photos to enjoy, a lot of information that inspires. Plus delicious food. A perfect blog page for anybody who loves travelling and eating!

  • Erin Holmes

    4 months ago

    I love your round up posts. And I really want Ayam taliwang in Lombok!

  • karan soni

    4 months ago

    After examine just a few of the blog posts in your web site now, and I truly like your means of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website checklist and will likely be checking back soon.

  • golden triangle Tour 3 nights 4 days

    4 months ago

    What a fantastic post and video you shared with us.

  • Nikhil Kumar

    4 months ago

    Hi Mark!
    Great to see you achieving your success the way you like. Keep Growing and stay blessed!
    -Fan From India!

  • Richard Ng

    4 months ago

    Hi Mark, Awesome videos from Mexico! Every single one was amazing! I hae been to Thailand once and am planning on going later this year. My question is have you ever done a video on Krabi? I was there on my first trip about 5 years ago. Love the people and the food. All the little islands were amazing to photograph. Thank you for always keeping me excited about “The Next Video” You’re awesome!

  • Jolie Trip

    4 months ago

    Thank you for your article you make me hungry, I would recommend Italy, France, India, and Thailand, but you can usually find good food in almost every country.

  • Sophia Grace

    4 months ago

    Nice post with amazing collection of Best Food, Food is important part when you travel & best & favorite food play a important role while traveling.

  • Sarah

    4 months ago

    I think my favourite meal was the duck soup at 995 Duck in Ko Tao. It was SO GOOD 🙂

  • Faith

    4 months ago

    Food looks amazing, and great photos

  • Sara Dace-Hughes

    4 months ago

    Oh my goodness! my mouth was watering, you have inspired me to go back to Bali – I missed so much great food when I went twenty years ago, although at twenty I was much less adventurous than I am now.

  • Francisco Pujals

    4 months ago

    Great work Mark, congrats!!

  • Jason

    4 months ago

    Incredible post, I just watched your video on Bangkok to Tokyo, again fantastic. The photography and video is just perfect and makes me want to come back. Please let me know if I can send you a free travel map, it would be my pleasure.

  • Char

    4 months ago

    Don’t have the means to travel abroad so you have helped me enjoy so many places and cultures. You do a great job. Found you originally when you were on Andrew Zimmern’s show and that is when I started following you. Please tell Ying I like seeing her interact as well as seeing Micah as he grows. Hope both your families are well. I have Bern in love with Thai food since the 90’s and never get tired of your episodes back there. Loved learning the differences between the three regions. Mostly have been exposed to Northern cuisine So now I look for middle and southern types to try. I have started to make some of my own curries. Just can’t get enough. Peace, Joy and Blessings to you all, Char

  • Steve Turnbull

    4 months ago

    Hi Mark, you seem a genuinely nice guy and I love your passion for food and travel. I also understand that’s how you make your living. However, to be completely honest, you also come across as a complete hedonist – someone who lives to eat rather than eats to live, and who’s constantly seeking the next thrill for their palate. You also seem to care little about animal cruelty – boiling lobsters live for instance – and the huge environmental impact of meat production and consumption, not to mention global travel. No doubt these are ‘sensitive’ issues you’d rather not discuss with your followers. But food bloggers – especially those with a huge, global following – surely have a responsibility to take an ethical approach? About the best you can say for the food you consume is it’s (largely) locally sourced. But when your message is ‘travel, eat, and have as much fun as you can doing both’ with no apparent regard for the environmental or animal welfare consequences, I think that easily gets lost. And whilst I do share your passion for travel – in particular experiencing different cultures and meeting new people – I think at minimum you should contribute to a carbon offset scheme and promote this on your blog? I appreciate I’ve been fairly forthright in my criticisms but I believe passionately that if we are to develop a truly sustainable approach to food and travel as well as a more compassionate world, we must hold bloggers like you – however talented, dedicated and passionate they may be – to account. Kind regards, Steve

  • A Couple for the Road

    4 months ago

    Awesome post! Love your pictures as always – makes me hungry already, haha. Definitely going to Travelzoo and booking a trip to get some awesome food!

  • Sonal Kwatra Paladini

    5 months ago

    I want to eat everything that you have mentioned here, especially Kobe in Sri Panwa resort. Your travel destination list is awesome, I have visited only one place out of that list. 🙂

  • Malichat Ua-anant

    5 months ago

    I’m overwhelm through your eye, your taste bud ,the whole experiences. Thank again and again as usual. Hi to Ying and Mica.

  • Ivan Jose

    5 months ago

    I think I will have to pay Aling Sosing’s a visit soon. Nice, extensive article.

  • Krishanku

    5 months ago

    Happy New Year Mark. An ardent follower of your blog. Amazing videos in youtube. Keep them coming.

  • Joe Morris

    6 months ago

    Mark, During our travels in 2017, my main goal was to eat a few times like the Great One, Mark Weins. We traveled to Vietnam, with a side trip (tour trip) to Cambodia. We ate some great food and saw some great sites! In Vietnam, we went down the Mekong River on a tour, went to DaNang and Hoi An on a tour. While in Saigon, I finally got a Banh Mi sandwich that was simply GREAT. We can’t compare with the Great One Mark, but we enjoyed our travels. Thanks for inspiration!

  • Alvin Montano

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark, Happy new year ! Its time for another million! Im sure youll get it in 2018! Thank you Mark youved helped me bigtime. Second half of 2017 wasnt the best for me, had an accident and until now still recovering. Watching your videos and seeing your family gave me joy , even on my hospital bed i watch your videos, filled me with positive vibes. Once again thank you for everything! Wishing you good health and another baby! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Varvara

    6 months ago

    This year I found your youtube vlogs – an amazing source of information and incredible food experience!Love your videos so so much, Mark! Keep it up!

  • Varsha

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, Happy new year to you and your family. Again in the year 2017 also, I saw all of your videos and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Thank you very much for sharing them. I am one of your thousands of viewers in the first hour after you upload the video. I can never find your video with some hundreds of views. Your videos just go viral instantly. I wish you all the best for the future travels and videos and looking forward to more fun. Happy Migrationology!

  • Steven Rennie

    6 months ago

    And happy new year mark and family

  • Steven Rennie

    6 months ago

    I love ur videos and think it’s amazing what uve achieved? Have u ever considered going to Mauritius as this is where my better half is from? I myself am from Scotland?

  • Suchintha Rajapakse

    6 months ago

    Wish you a Happy New Year you and your Loving family
    Loving wishe suchintha and family

  • joshua

    6 months ago

    hey mark i wish you a happy new year to you and your family and its been wonderful to recieve emails from you about food…… thank you , hope you have an amazing year ahead….. afterall we both are big foodies

  • Fabrice

    6 months ago

    Thank you for sharing the information and happy new year!

  • Judy

    6 months ago

    Amazing videos of foods. Just wondering how you can consume such an amount of food and looking at you we often wonder where all the calories and carbohydrates and fats go. You never seem to put on an ounce of weight!

  • Eduard

    6 months ago

    Keep up the good work. Cheers.

  • Susan de Guzman

    6 months ago

    You’re so lovable . Thanks for sharing great affordable reviews.God bless you.

  • Paul Jean-Pierre

    6 months ago

    Thank You for Your Sincerity I truly enjoyed Your Videos wishing You and Love Ones the best for the New Year 2018

  • Explorer Whiz

    6 months ago

    You have garnered quite an experience for this. Appreciate it really.

  • karthikeyan

    6 months ago

    wish u happy new year mark

  • Dr.H.K. Gogoi.

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark
    Thanks a lot and wish U happy new year. Like to see your 2017 videos.
    With regards

  • Fuad

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year to you and your family, Mark. Thank you for keeping us entertained throughout the year with food and travel. Your videos make me feel like I am going places just sitting in front of the TV; only smell, touch and taste missing! Keep up the good work & wish you all the best in 2018.

  • Dhamu K

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    Happy New Year. Great Job. Keep going. Stay Blessed.

  • connie

    6 months ago

    Love to watch over your 2017 best food around the world, can’t wait to explore 2018 with you

  • jim

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    Happ New Year, thanks for your hard work, 2018 is going to be better than ever.
    I want to order Lumix from Amazon, how much tax and shipping to Thailand? and how to order via your website?

  • Peter

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year Mark and Ying! I enjoy all the efforts you guys put out there. Cheers!

  • may khang

    6 months ago

    Thank you for traveling the world to eat and to share with us. It’s like I am right there with the three of you, and I can literally taste each bite of food too. Happy new year and may God continue to bless you and your family as you all travel and eat again in this new year!

  • Ngao

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark! Happy new year to you and your family ! Thank you for your awesome videos. I really enjoy all the videos.

  • Alex Meidl

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, thank you so much for sharing the videos, I really enjoyed it.
    I wish you and your family a Happy New Year 2018!
    God bless

  • Louise

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark wishing you a great new year just want to say I have really enjoyed the video my personal fave was the fish market in Tokyo absolutely amazing to watch …. best wishes to you and the family for 2018
    Loux

  • EDIVALDO

    6 months ago

    Hi, Mark. Congratulations on the programs you did. They are sources of inspiration for me. Sweet and incredible in food choices and places.
    I wish a year of 2018 blessed for you, your wife son and mother.
    Thank you for making me happy.

  • HOC HUA

    6 months ago

    Hello Mark,
    Great work on foods and travel info Mark !!! Love your blogs and videos. Best wishes to you & your family for the new year 2018 !

  • nui acain

    6 months ago

    H i Mark, I love everything you did in 2017 and will be great in 2018 you have done such fantastic foods blogs and video. Thank you so much. You are my no. 1 foods and travel informations center for me. Happy New Year to you and your family. Thanks again.

  • Karyn Walker

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark! You’ve had a blessed 2017, I see! I looked at all your vlogs and when you put them together, I remembered every one. Three of the ones I thought were super de-lish were: Tsukiji auction and sushi in Tokyo, Kobe Beef & Sushi when you went to Phuket. Mandi in Dubai, Nakahara Yakiniku in Tokyo Japan. I’m a big fan of good quality of fish and beef, but in all honesty, everywhere you went on this blog was fantastic. When you stayed at Japanese Ryokan in Hakone, they really took care of you and Ying. Very good blog, Mark! Thanks for sharing! Wishing you & yours a very happy prosperous & blessed New Year!
    With all sincerity & love,
    Karyn

  • Patricia Highton

    6 months ago

    As always, thank you for a wonderful year in food and travel Mark. This year was not quite as rough as others I have had, but still a struggle. Your videos, instagrams and blogs make the year go so much better. Thank you for uplifting and positive experiences.

  • June

    6 months ago

    Loved your blogs and videos….. am a foodie myself and enjoyed your trips n food adventure. Well done Mark !!!!! You have my full rating!!!!

  • joseph b chaiban

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark
    I really enjoyed your travel and eating experiences, you really describe everything in great detail and love your personality, very happy, with your family, excellent choice of airlines, hotels, destinations, restaurants, and foods you choose to share with us. I enjoyed so much that I want to travel with my wife,to many destinations.
    So, Happy new year and please keep making those awesome videos for everyone in the world to share. What I liked also is even in the airports and planes, you still share every experience you have and foods you eat, delicious, and the way you describe the taste, ingredients, very good expression, even your head movement and eye contact, you are truly gifted…
    I will keep watching your videos, reading your blogs and everything else.. Any plans to travel to Australia, Lebanon, Russia, and south Africa?
    By the way, I do love spicy food too, especially hot and green peppers, they really enhance flavor..
    Yours,Joseph

  • Mary

    6 months ago

    Mark, you have been a treasure to share your experiences and family! It is with much delight to continue in 2018 the journey!

  • Dwight

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark,

    My domestic partner, (Kristine)and myself have been watching religiously for over a year now. I have shared your numerous videos to my Facebook family ever since. I am so esctatic that you take the time to reach out to us. Proving your are the best blogger. I hope you and your wife and Mika (I hope I’m spelling your son’s name right ) are continuing to grow your following and are staying healthy in your travels. And I attached a photo of us in Canada on our holiday. We will continue to support you. Because we really love watching you eat (we like you gestures) and introduce us to some the best Thai food on the planet. Our bucket list is to actually fly to Thailand and have a top 10 spicey Thai vegetable and sea food challenge with you . 🙂
    Happy New Year!!!

  • Brian Meitiner

    6 months ago

    Thanks for giving me the confidence to try everything everywhere in S. E asia. I’m back to Thailand again this month and I’ll try the Michelin star restaurant in Bangkok.
    Thanks for the recipe from your mum in law for the rib curry, it blows ones’ mind.

  • Anders Husa

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    Great post! Loved the camera recommendations as well. Here are my top meals of 2017:
    https://andershusa.com/top-25-best-dishes-of-2017-from-casual-and-fine-dining-restaurants

  • Steven Pang

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, another year of great travel and food from you! Thanks for sharing! Have always enjoyed your blog! Please keep up the good work. Best wishes in the New Year to Ying, Micah and yourself….and the loved ones! God bless!

  • Mohammedvasim

    6 months ago

    Hi Mike
    can u tell me how to manage all this thing. do you book apartment and eat food in hotel. before you go to other country. do u hire guide or manage all this your self.?

  • PHAM Anh Minh

    6 months ago

    Hello Mark, I wish Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family.

  • Joni Tc

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year Mark, Ying, and Micah! Thank you for making the videos that you do. You are so good at it and Ying is equially amazing supporting you all the time. My husband and I always watch your vids to the point that I am so sure we will panic and ask for a picture with you if we suddenly bump into you somewhere haha. Sorry but it would be so hard to pass up, i hope that’s okay =P Til then!

  • Thomas

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year Mark!!!…Wishing You and your family as well…Love your blogs and it’s a wealth of information on different cuisines!!!

  • Ruby

    6 months ago

    Hey and May this year you and your entire family enjoys the best of everything

  • Ruby

    6 months ago

    OMG… the most interesting, the most informative, the most delicious Blog .Love to be on your mailing list. Can’t wait for the new goodies from you in 2018

  • Hakob Martirosyan

    6 months ago

    Thanks mark. I wish Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family

  • Suzuraini

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark, it is always fun & exciting to read your posts & sharings. I truly enjoyed it! Happy New Year to you & family.

  • Pricillia

    6 months ago

    wooww!!!! it’s really great and complete information!! I find it’s really useful as well!!
    thank you so much for every information noted, really appreciated!! great job!!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Pricillia, Happy New Year!

  • GEORGE ZACHARIAH

    6 months ago

    Wishing you and the family A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year. Your videos are just awesome. Really looking forward to seeing more. I especially like your facial expression after you take the first bite. Not being envious the least.😊👌

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Geonge, Happy New Year!

  • Redo

    6 months ago

    Mark brother.. happy new year to you and you’re family. Me and my wife have been married for 20 year in May 2017, we had a wonderful trip to Langkawi after we so the seven videos of the island.. once again, happy new year and keep up the good work.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Redo, congratulations, and that sounds wonderful. Thank you!

  • Michelle

    6 months ago

    Thanks for sharing this awesome information Mark! Videos are wonderful so keep em coming. Happy New Year to you Ying and Micah

  • May Lani

    6 months ago

    ….. to continue…..have you been in South korea?
    Thank you!

  • May Lani

    6 months ago

    Happy new year Mark and family too! I really love your job, how enjoyable it is, travelling and lesrning the culture and gastronomy of different countries…by the way you seems to be in veyr good shape with all those food….my dad asked me how come you keep yurself so skinny….
    Please keep js updated on you 2018 p,ans

  • Eunice Ann Bartido

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year Mark and to your family. T’was also an amazing experience just by watching you eat and travel, felt like I’ve been there too but would really love to try the foods you had. Continue your vlogs for they are amazing and continue eating (😄) and travelling, because you are great to watch. God bless and have a great year.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Eunice, Happy New Year!

  • coert steyn

    6 months ago

    wow Mark Just first want to say u presentation videos is really very good and entertaining and very inspiring. U kinda create this desire to want to travel and go and experience these foods…. the grilled chicken I was in Mozambique ones and for me there Portuguese grilled peri peri chicken is the best in the world but I guess u have to visit more to be able to have a chance to differentiate mmmm so I have to visit Indonesia to be able to tast the difference yeah… well done and thank you….

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Coert. And that sounds delicious!

  • Melody

    6 months ago

    Mark you are awesome. I really enjoy your videos. Keep up the good work in 2018.
    Hello to Ying and Micah.

  • Joni Tuttle

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year to you and your sweet family Mark! My husband and I enjoy watching your travels.

  • Benito Aranez

    6 months ago

    Amazing Food / Travel Tips. THANK YOU
    for Sharing. YOUR DOING a VERY GOOD
    and EXCEPTIONAL JOB !!!

  • donatella

    6 months ago

    hi mark, i m dona from italy. your blog is one of my favorite, infact the best ever! there’ s all in it..food, culture, smell, taste, flavor, people,music ( i can hear it!) nature..all that i love. i’m discovering indonesia thank to your videos. sharing local food with local people is definitely the best way of traveling. and deciding what we eat and how we work the land is the only way to leave in peace and in a healthy world. please just don ‘ t quite!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you for your amazing support, really appreciate it. Happy New Year!

  • Sujata Gurung

    6 months ago

    Can’t wait to see what places you travel to adn the food you eat! Always love your videos and excitement they bring a smile to my face. Happy New Year

  • Elise KHOURY

    6 months ago

    Happy new year!
    For me the best video is the one of the Tsukiji Market!
    Keep up the great work for 2018!

  • Stan Tracy

    6 months ago

    So many wonderful choices that one or two to name would not do your variety of dishes justice. So, so, many outstanding and delicious looking food and destinations. Thank you.

  • John

    6 months ago

    We have great fun watching your videos. Enjoy Yings smile and how much your son grows..
    I have watched so many of your video that I can sense your reaction to food before you do it.

    Have fun and a great year and be safe!!

    John in Virginia

  • Alexander

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year! Show us the secret gems – little unknown restaurants of the world that offer true food. That’s what I like. Kep, Kambodia, a city on the coast known for its seafood, was amazing. These crabs – truly fresh from the sea directly into the pot! Seafood in Asia often is produced with antibiotics in a cesspit.

  • emmanuel

    6 months ago

    For me the best meal is italian spaghettis with sardines, capers and dry tomatoes … and chili if you want About your vlog in 2017 I especially appreciate those about Buthan and ema-datse (I’d like to try these dishes) Happy new year 2018 to you Ying and Micah and the rest of your family Hope this new year will bring us some others surprising dishes, destinations and vids

  • Johan

    6 months ago

    My wife and I are both surprised and enthusiastic about receiving your email and video. Really you are the best blogger I have ever seen .. I think because you do it with heart. Your videos really inspire us to take a culinary journey to places like the ones you show in your videos. We hope you stay healthy and more successful, our greetings to you, Ying and Micah.

  • Bogdan

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year and all the best wishes to you and your family! Thanks for sharing your videos and recipes in your blog. If any chance please share information what do you use software and programms to edit your videos and photoes, just want to start shooting pics and videos for our Asian restaurant as well. Thanks a lot!

  • Wan Mohamad Akbar

    6 months ago

    Happy new year 2018 to you and your family Mark. May the new year brings great happiness and good health so that you can continue with your always excellent vlog. I really enjoy watching each and every one of your travel vlog especially to Indonesia and Yunnan China. Keep it up and God Bless.

  • Mary Leo

    6 months ago

    What a colorful year you have, you’ve dined with royalty, stayed at exotic resorts, experienced the best of the best of Japanese sushi/beef what they’re famous for. As for the crown of pallette of feasting I think you’ve reached your full plate. Happy New Year

  • Jennifer Brizzi

    6 months ago

    Thanks, Mark, for the mouthwatering roundup! You got me psyched to make more travel happen in 2018. Thanks again and a healthy, happy new year to you and your family!

  • Bobbie Ebert

    6 months ago

    That was an interesting year. I wish you and the family many more. I have been watching many food show that teach me to cook some of the great things you eat all over the world but, there is nothing like fresh. All the best, Bobbie

  • Luís Garcia

    6 months ago

    Always been a person of very few ídols. I can count online my both hands the number of people in the world i feel connected to. You’ve one of them. You are obviously doing something right. Keep up doing your thing.
    Have a wonderful 2018 along with your wife and baby.
    Guys like you have more friends than you can imagine, even if you never get to meet them.
    Take care and never stop eating.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Big thank you Luis, that means a lot to me. Thank you for your amazing support and Happy New Year!

  • OYKU GURSOZ

    6 months ago

    Dear Mark I wish you, Your Wife Ying and Micah Happy and Healthy New Year. Hope to see new destinations and new foods this time. Lately you are stuck too much in Far East Asia you should more often travel to other parts of the world perhaps this time South America like Brazil and Argentina

  • STEWIE BITTERMAN

    6 months ago

    I love to travel with you throughout Asia and actually have visited some of the places as a result
    of your YouTubes, Thank you

  • Michael Cui

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, happy and safe 2018 to you and your family. Thanks for all the great travel videos, I really enjoy them. Mahalo

  • Nasiha Mohamed Farooq

    6 months ago

    HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

  • Bożena

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark also I wish you a very special new 2018 year. so that this year would be full of even more interesting culinary and tourist experiences. God bless U and your family. Greetings from Poland.

  • Amit Sukumaran

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year Mark. Great blog to sum up 2017! Looking forward to more from you in 2018.

  • Malcolm Pereira

    6 months ago

    Hi. Mark. Thanks for you informative email as always. A very Happy New year to you, Ying and baby Micah. All the best. Malcolm Pereira

  • Paul

    6 months ago

    very good vloggs made in 2017 ,,, probably even better vloggs in 2018 ,,, the best i fint our from bkk itself .. but there are so many places more to explore in Thailand, for good street food..hopping you do more videos in Thailand …. the best for you and your family for 2018.

  • Ingrid

    6 months ago

    Season Greetings from Sweden & a very HAPPY NEW prosperous YEAR to you and your family!
    Keep up your good work!

  • KOLASANI SUDHAKAR

    6 months ago

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 , BEST OF LUCK FOR YOUR NEW TRAVELLING FOOD ADVENTURE & TAKE CARE

  • Jean from Belgium

    6 months ago

    Hello Mark, happy new year i wish you and your familly an wonderfull 2018. Please conyinue to share your travels, your fantastic meals.
    Best regards.

  • Andrea Nemcova

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark.Happy New year to you and your lovely family
    I bet Micah enjoyed his Christmas and you all spoiled him – such a cutie.Many thanks for all your blogs and videos from your travels. We can’t get enough of them especially from our beloved Thailand.Your food recommendations been huge part of our latest trip in October and we discovered flavours we would never try without watching you enjoying every bite.Yaowarat road street food and it’s madness was amazing and we can’t wait for our next trip. Thank you again Mark xxx

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Andrea, great to hear from you, thank you very much, and glad you enjoyed your visit to Bangkok. Happy New Year!

  • Peter

    6 months ago

    hello Mark i wish a good 2018 and Thank you for the Great Travelviedeos,gruss Peter from Germany.

  • Lord philip jardine

    6 months ago

    Happy new year mark and to your family I have loved watching your videos which has got cooking more Thai food 🌶

  • Maura

    6 months ago

    Thanks again for a mouth watering blog of delicious new foods to try and new places to visit. Yunnan and Sichon in particular. 😊

  • Saleh Md Arif

    6 months ago

    A great from you for us..!! Keep this up..Best of Luck!!!!

    • Saleh Md Arif

      6 months ago

      A great “year”

  • Chris Cheong

    6 months ago

    Mark, I enjoyed following and watching your food videos. You are a remarkable and outstanding food writer. I love your street food recommendations of various countries you and Yong traveled. Keep up your great works.
    Happy & Prosperous 2018 New Year To Mark & Ying Family!

  • luna nguyen

    6 months ago

    Dear Mark Wiens. You are a really smart guy. I’m seldom fan of anyone, and i”m 70 years old, but I must admit you found the formula and you made it. Yours video is enticing, well registered, the foods all look good and you are charming. You made a good team with your adoring wife. You made it boy.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Huge thank you Luna, really appreciate your amazing support!

  • Sandra Arnold

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark!
    Happy New Year to you, Ying and Micah! My husband and I watch your videos all the time and we are enjoying watching Micah grow up! Keep being the wonderful person you are, say hello to Ying and kiss Micah for us!
    William &Sandra Arnold

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hi William & Sandra, thank you very much, hope you’re both doing well!

  • Binoy Babu

    6 months ago

    Dear Mark,
    I wish you and your family a prosperous HAPPY NEW YEAR
    EAT MORE LIVE MORE
    ALL THE VERY BEST FOR YOUR UPCOMING FOOD VLOGS & BLOGS

  • SAROJ

    6 months ago

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 MARK..
    I HOPE THIS YEAR 2018 U BRING MORE OF THE EXCITING FOOD BLOGS FROM AROUND THE SACRED REGIONS .i.e UNIQUE IN CULTURE AND UNIQUE IN TASTING…AND WISH U CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK THROUGH FOOD BLOGGING.
    THANK YOU.
    ALL THE BEST WISHES.

  • Jinjin

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year to you and your family!
    You have to visit Morocco next time – Kénitra!!😊

  • Francis Tho

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    Your intro to the locations and the desription and comments on the food & the pictures presentations are really superb. Thanks for your work. Well done and hope to see more from you for 2018.

  • MASAHITO Emi

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark! Happy new year. I am looking forward to exciting videos just watching this year.

  • Mohammedvasim

    6 months ago

    HI
    MARK HAPPY NEW YEAR TO U AND YOUR LOVELY FAMILY

  • Marcel Castillo

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    I am embarking on a path that you have already traveled, i.e. creating blog, videos, and website that people can use to learn about the places I have traveled. My focus is more on culture, history, customs and some on food. I have a long way to go and just looking at your many many many videos you are just awesome. How do you have time to edit, download, and upload all those videos? And how do you balance your time working and taking care of young baby at the same time time your are videotaping and making comments on your own camera? When will we ever hear your wife speak and make comments on your videos? Many people around the world know you already. I am just starting and I am full of envy and awe of all the things you have done. How can I ever catch up with you. As for videotaping I notice you have such a steady hand and keep yourself always in focus which is what makes your videos so interesting. You have the look, the smile, and the expression after you have tasted food that no one I mean no one can ever emulate. It is very unique because it defines you as an artist, educator, blogger, and a connoisseur of international food. You and the “Food Ranger” are way up there in terms of trying all the food in the world. Have you ever gotten sick from eating all kinds of international food? I know that certain food when cooked with certain spices and milk products do not agree with my stomach and I have to be honest not all international food agree with my stomach even though I try. So I cannot always keep a happy smile on my face when i video tape myself eating a food that does not agree with me. Has this ever occurred to you or do all food agree with you? As for writing, editing, downloading and uploading, I have to find the balance of doing all these to working and taking care of my family. Just how do you do all these videos with a baby to take care of? That’s why I am always impressed at your work and seeing your first born in your videos. I hope some day I will have the same success as you. I am still beginning and learning the ropes of the trade. Thanks for educating me and informing me of all the food you have eaten and how you video tape with your equipment. I wish you continuous success in your videotaping and blogging.
    Marcel

  • Murdoch Trengove

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark.
    I travelled around South East Asia for 9 months in 1997. I have fond memories of the food.
    I really enjoy your blog.

    Murdoch
    Cape Town

  • Khalid

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year and congratulations on a successful 2017 of food, food and more food. My family and I have been big fans of your food & travel adventures and have really enjoyed all your vlogs…wishing you and your family the best for 2018.

  • Roger

    6 months ago

    Thank you Mark, love your blog and videos (esp your happy eating face!). Used your lisbon and Hong Kong guides in 2017 and they were spot on ( I hate to tell you but the restaurant you couldn’t get into in Lisbon was the highlight,) I’m sure I’ll utilise your insights again in 2018, just not sure where yet!

  • Phil Randall

    6 months ago

    Thanks Mark for your insight to 2017, once again you have excelled with your food, travel stories
    we have visited many of the restaurants, street food, cities you have mentioned in your blogs and yes the food, people and culture are truly exciting destinations, we are now looking forward to visiting many more of these destinations in 2018
    hope you and your family have a adventurous and exciting 2018
    thanks again for including us in your adventures
    regards Phil

  • JoyF.

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark! I love all your videos. They are all amazing! More power! Happy New Year and many blessings in the year to come.

  • Kavita

    6 months ago

    HI MARK HAPPY NEW YEAR TO U AND FAMILY LOVE EACH AND EVERY VIDEO U MAKE I JUST LOVE IT EVERY PLACE U VISIT ITS AMAZING LOVE THE WAY U EXPLAIN EVERYTHING CLEARLY AMAZING LOVE U GUYS BABY MICHA IS VERY CUTE.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Kavita. Happy New Near!

  • Silvato

    6 months ago

    Excellent review for 2017 food culture. Probably some more insights into gender and age about food choices culture will portray an unusual background of the country. Best wishes to You and Your Family for 2018!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Silvato, thank you for your recommendations, Happy New Year!

  • Bo Hutchison

    6 months ago

    And we love you for doing it! Happy New Year to you and Ying and the wee one! 2018/2561 has got to be brilliant!

  • Laura Reynolds

    6 months ago

    What a great year you’ve had, Mark! I have enjoyed every journey, you , Ying and Micah have taken. Looking forward to another great year! Happy New Year!

  • MaryAnn

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark! We just love your videos so much! Your pictures and video skills are amazing! We also just love your little family. So sweet. Maybe one day we will run into you somewhere in the world! Much love! Happy New Year!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much MaryAnn, Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

  • Evelyn lu

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, I always enjoy your videos. I feel like been traveling around the world with you, thank you for sharing the experiences. Wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year, a New Year with more challenges and success. Looking forward for more amazing next videos.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you very much Evelyn, Happy New Year!

  • Diana Parkyn

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark! Always look forward to your posts and I believe your food and travel blog to be one of the best. Thanks so much and Happy New Year to you and your family.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you Diana, really appreciate it. Happy New Year!

  • Jae

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year. Thank you for all you do. I am too poor to travel so you are my view into the world of food. Leaving a comment as is instructed by email. God bless you!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you Jae, appreciate your support. Happy New Year!

  • Dwain Leak

    6 months ago

    Mark have been a fan for some time now. Love watching you travel the world and shareing your food experiences with the rest of us! Looking for new experiences in 2018, Happy New Year.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you for watching Dawin. Happy new year!

  • Trevor Newey

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark.. Thanks again for sharing your 2017 year of travel, accommodation and food experiences with us all. Your a great guy with a wonderful family who sincerely enjoys what you do in life. I wish you, Ying and Micah good health, success, and happiness in 2018. Cheers mate.👍 from Trevor Newey.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you for your kindness and support Trevor, Happy New Year!

  • Michele

    6 months ago

    Mark may you and your family have a
    Joyful and food travel experience in 2018 love watching you guys. Enjoy 😝

    • Michele

      6 months ago

      Happy New Year

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Thank you Michele, Happy New Year!

  • Keith Horinouchi

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, love watching all of your food and travel videos. I too travel a lot especially to Thailand since my wife is Thai from Sakon Nakhon and I am a US citizen from Guam. Right now we are celebrating New Years and because of your videos I am brave enough to eat some Isan foods I usually avoided. Sap mak! Thanks, Dr. Keith Horinouchi

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Keith, awesome to hear that, thank you very much. Enjoy the food and Happy New Year!

  • Julie

    6 months ago

    Keep up the great work. Going to take your Yaowarat suggestions in March 2018! Happy New Year to you, Ying, Micha, and loved ones.

  • Kala Vister

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year Mar and family! Ever holiday my fiancee and I plan our next holiday and we are going to Bangkok. I NEVER would have even thought to consider it were it not for your pioneering blog. That crab omelet will be mine! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Ryokan as well. Thank you!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Awesome to hear that, thank you Kala. Happy New Year!

  • Dewi Lestari

    6 months ago

    Dear Mark,
    Again thank you amazing vlog and we are exiting to wait your 2018 series. I shared you best 10 to my sosmed so proud as you chooce Bali as one of fav destination.
    Send my big kisses to Micah, he is adorable cute!!! Also for Ying

  • rajavinoba

    6 months ago

    Hi,
    Wish you “Happy New Year” to u n ur family n all. Hope, 2018 would be another great, feast around the world.is.waiting for us..to explore …Thank you for your effort and, wish to continue the bite leap..for ever.

  • LY Yee

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    Happy New Year! Enjoyed all your vids and recommendations. Truly phenomenal! Look forward to another year of good food!

  • Fred J

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, Happy Mew Year to you and Family.
    “A picture is worth a thousand words……..and a video is worth a thousand pictures!”
    Don’t stop but keeps going Mark. 👍🏼

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Huge thank you Fred, really appreciate your support. Happy New Year!

  • Steve Forbes

    6 months ago

    What an amazing year of travel and food you’ve had. Very envious of your lifestyle, but you’ve worked hard and deserve much success. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed your VLOGs, and have earmarked several eateries in Bangkok to visit when we are there in 2 weeks time. Have a successful, safe, healthy and prosperous 2018.

  • Karen

    6 months ago

    Love your shows,Happy New to you and yours.

  • Sue

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark, Thank you so much for the most amazing videos, such remarkable journeys I feel I have been there with you Ying and Micah all the way. Blessings to you and family and look forward to more delights. 😊

  • Iyan Darmawan

    6 months ago

    Mark, you are definitely the world best maestro of travel and culinary adventures. Thanks for having made such wonderful and entertaining work.

  • Rich

    6 months ago

    Mark, “Happy New Year” to you and your family. I trully enjoy every minute of your presentations of various kind of food from all the countries you have visited. I greatly appreciate your time and effort to produce such a varied topics, especially food. Though I may not be able to taste and enjoy the delicious food, I will always look forward to your next videos. May 2018 brings you to more exotic places with the mouth-watering food.
    Best of luck and keep in touch.

  • Peggy Tan

    6 months ago

    Thanks Mark for an incredible travel and culinary adventure with you, Ying and Micah! Happy New Year to all of you and looking forward to another year of amazing food and travel with you!

  • Michael Schwieger

    6 months ago

    Thank’s Mark!! A great bunch of videos I can’t wait to try some of your Thai food recommendations on my next trip to Thailand. WOW!! your boy is getting big. Have a great New Years. Keep on eating
    Michael

  • Lisa Vansaghi

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark!!!! On our 2nd trip to Thailand, we included Sichon from your recommendation !!! It was wonderful !! Our host Anna, from Eckman Resort, took us to the fishing village then the local market!!! It was 3 days of wonderful people and amazing food!!! In 2018, we will try Northern Vietnam!!! I might just have to divert our trip home to a couple nights in Bangkok!!!
    Thanks for all your enthusiasm and wonderful tips for great food!!!

  • Tatiana Da Silva

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark,
    Thank you for sharing with us invaluable information. I already use TeansferWise and I am thinking now about getting the Sapphire credit card. When it comes to food, I’d follow your advice happily. You are the ‘Master’ of food videos & blogs. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! Tatiana

  • Bill

    6 months ago

    All the best! Definitely one of the best travel/food blogs on the the internet . Good luck and safe travels in 2018

  • John

    6 months ago

    Enjoy your Bangkok videos very much. We will try to visit the places you recommended next time we go to Bangkok. Happy new year to you , Yiing and Micha. สวัสดีปีใหม่ครับ

  • Laurie

    6 months ago

    Thanks to you Mark for a great year and I’m looking forward to your adventures in 2018.

  • Sandra Latham

    6 months ago

    Hello Mark. My husband and I are in our mid 60’s and early 70’s and love your very informative youtubes especially on Asia. We consider us to be sort of a cross between a backpacker and a flashpacker. Meaning we want our own clean room with our own bathroom usually in guest houses and hopefully in a local neighborhood. We have been travelling to Asia since 2009 and every time we go we have needed to spend longer. Up to three plus months now and wish we could stay longer. It’s hard to say what our favourite country is because he have something to learn from them all. Everytime we leave SEA we think we are ready to travel the rest of the world and think that our travels to SEA are at an end ask us a week later and we are already planning our next trip back to SEA. I would say we are hooked. We have been to Europe and absolutely loved it there and can’t wait to go back BUT once again I think we leave our hearts in SEA. Someday when we are old (LOL) we will do the easy, shorter trips to Europe but as long as we are healthy and active we will torture ourselves on the 13 hour flights from Vancouver, Canada because we know what lays ahead of us for the next three months. We have tried not to go back to the same places but there are a few that we can’t resist. Over the years we have made some very good friendships in Bali, so we keep going back and Penang is another place that feels like home. Due to your videos we are definitely more knowledgeable about the local cuisine and customs and it does come in handy. At times we really look like we know what we are doing! Thank you for sharing what you have learned and what I say to my husband, who is a little more conservative then I am, (use to be a lot more conservative LOL) It isn’t the destination it’s the journey. The best memories we have are when we had no idea what we were doing and where we were! Our next trip will include 6 weeks in India……..can’t wait. Thanks once again and safe travels to you and your family.

  • S. K. Yong

    6 months ago

    Hello Mark, thank you so much for your marvellous videos, food reviews and etc.
    Keep it coming. My favourite video is on Thailand Jai Fai Michelin food.
    Best Wishes for 2018

  • James

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope you’ll have many more great trips in 2018. My favorite meal this year was eating Breton Galette in Rennes, France, with my girlfriend’s uncle and aunt. This was a very simple meal of ham and eggs encased in buckwheat pancakes with gruyere,, but it is not just about the taste of the food, but it’s the whole experience of enjoying a meal with the people you love.
    James

  • michael zoziac

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year
    Thanks for your bringing all these fantastic foods to us and the excitement you bring with them.
    all the best in 2018 and look forward to the upcoming videos.
    Chok di
    Michael

  • Bustaman

    6 months ago

    do you have an experience transfer money from US to overseas(Indonesia)? can I keep in USD? not change to local currency Indonesia, but I like to keep in USD, withdraw in USD (cash)

  • Rosmin

    6 months ago

    Hi Mark
    Happy New Year to you and to your family..!!!
    Keep up the fantastic job you are doing ..!!!
    Love watching your videos and reading blogs
    Thank you

  • Colette Johnson

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year, May you have many more adventures and great foods to share. Thank you for a great 2017. Bless you and your family. Tell Ying she is a great assistant and should blog about traveling with Micha. Enjoying everything about your channel. Keep up the terrific work.

  • Nick

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year Mark, Best Wishes and travel safe.

  • Stephen Quang

    6 months ago

    First, on the occasion of the coming New Year 2018 (Year of the Dog), I would like to wish You, Ying, and Micah a whole year of health, happiness, luck, and prosperity. Second, and last, I MUST say I love your travel & food videos. They’re amazing for my at-home retirement entertainment. Thank you millions. Please keep posting these travel & food videos on Youtube and I’m always your supporter.

  • Mishal Anwar

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark, i really love all the food travel videos… Me and my sister are really addicted to it💓💓😍May this new year be a joyful ride for you and your family. Here’s wishing you best year ahead. Happy New Year!

  • linda

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year to you and yr beautiful family! May 2018 bring you more love, health and happiness! Thanks for such a wonderful blog ,we’re addicted! Btw, Congratulations on winning the Saveur.s People’s Choice ” Best food video”. You deserved it!

  • Denise Killeen

    6 months ago

    Mark….wishing you, Ying, Micah and all your family a very happy new year. So looking forward to your coming adventures in 2018. Thank you for giving us, your followers, the opportunity to tag along.

  • Tuan Pham

    6 months ago

    My wife and I are addicted to your channel every time we have the chance to watch Youtube. We traveled and lived in Bangkok occasionally but missed out of so many wonderful eating places that you introduced to the viewers. Thailand is such a wonderful country that blessed with great foods and people. We will definitely visit those restaurants you recommended in Bangkok next time we visit Thailand; perhaps we could meet up for even more great food. We wish you and your family much happiness and success in the New Year 2018! Cheers!

  • Michael Lim

    6 months ago

    HAPPY 2018, to you and Family.
    I really love your post, places and food of most wonderful countries, if by any chance I happen to be there will taste the food you recomended.
    Thanks alot.

  • Judy

    6 months ago

    Love all your food travel videos, keep up the fab work! Happy New Year to you & your family. 🙂

  • Effie Colida

    6 months ago

    Hello Mark
    I want to wish you, Ying and Micah the best in 2018 and Happy New Year. Loved you’re videos all year round and I am looking forward to more food, travel and apartment tours in the coming year. You are the best and I want to see more and more. God Bless you all.
    Effie

  • Julius Capelle

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year 2018 Mark and family, hope the big challenge for this 2018 food tour will be an awesome one, thank you for email me and may the 2018 bring happiness to you and your family…I really love your show, please post more video clip.
    Julius Capelle

  • toh seng kit

    6 months ago

    happy new year, enjoy your posts, do more for 2018 postings.

  • Bow

    6 months ago

    Hey Mark, love watching your videos especially Bangkok and Singapore, two of my favourite cities for food. Makes me hungry every time. Next time I’m in Bangkok, will definitely check out Nhong Rim Klong at Ekkamai.
    Wishing you and family a Happy, healthy and delicious 2018! Best!

  • Dolores Chien

    6 months ago

    Happy, Healthy and Wealthy New Year to You and Your Beloved Family. It is wonderful to see you travel with your amazingly well behaved gentle child and your most capable wife. May agod bless You always.

  • Jenny Nangoy

    6 months ago

    Hello Mark
    I really enjoyed ALL your travel experiences and all the Lcal Colorful delicious Foods of Thailand, The Philipines , Japan , Lombok ( I am used to know this food from one of the islands in Indonesia ..of course but with your illustrations and explanations made it way much more interesting ….the ayam taliwang for one becomes so special and so interestingly delicious ) BRAVO Mark ….all the 10 foods you have chosen (are so GOOD ! I know it should be so difficult and hard for you to choose 10 put of so many foods you have experienced during your travels in the whole yeR 2017 ! But you have made it into a beautiful colorful illustrative WHOLE …..PROFICIAT for a job perfectly done !
    And to more Travels and more delicious Foods in the New Year 2018 !
    May you be blessed and be very Happy and Healthy Enjoy everything explained in a very good optimistic way as you have always done …..and more in the Future
    CHEERS and THANKS for a Great Interesting Blog !
    REGARDS from Jenny

  • Neil

    6 months ago

    The best food of my year was a simple choice and a simple dish…gaprow moo korb when I returned to Bangkok after many years away. Fresh Holy Basil is a struggle to get In Scotland so I had been missing it a lot. A close second was an amazing Durian I got from the back of a pick up truck on Samsen Road! Third was the Lechon from Carcar City on Cebu,PH….aannd special mention to the Lebanese Restaurant that opened this year which is very close to my house. Superb Kebabs.
    Just last week I finished the 1/2 kilo of Nam Prik Maeng Da that I brought back from Or Tor Kor market. Looks like its back to Bangkok and side trip to Indonesia mid 2018 🙂
    Ive thoroughly enjoyed your channel this year and wish you and your family continued success and good health for the New Year and beyond.

  • Peggy M.E. Postma

    6 months ago

    Dear Mark and family…….I hereby would like to wish you and your family a FANTASTIC, HAPPY AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR……!!! I also want to thank you for the super blog’s you put in all your travels, which you send us throughout the year….!!! Give your baby a kissy from his aunty Peggy….

  • kevin nelson

    6 months ago

    Loved this episode, especially the equipment segment. The drone really adds a lot to your vids. Can you see what it is seeing as you guide it?
    Of your picks, I think I enjoyed the Yunnan series the most. Very interesting culture, and the food looked amazing. Looking forward to more videos. My six year old girl and I enjoying watching them together, she even says “Wow” now when she eats something she likes.

  • Julian Wong

    6 months ago

    Happy new year Mark and family! You are a fantastic inspiration to me!

  • Carol Cruzado

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year Mark and family! I look forward to watching your videos. Just started watching for last two years. Love seeing that you always include Ying and Micah…watched him grow up on your videos. Keep blogging, traveling and introducing me to the wonderful foods around Asia. I was born in Laos and immigrated to the USA when I was 4 years old. Would love you to do a tour of Laos soon! Have a wonderful 2018🎊😀🎆

  • kevin nelson

    6 months ago

    Loved this episode, especially the equipment segment. The drone really adds a lot to your vids. Can you see what it is seeing as you guide it?
    Of your picks, I think I enjoyed the Yunnan series the most. Very interesting culture, and the food looked amazing. Looking forward to more videos. My six year old girl and I enjoying watching them together, she even says :Wow” now when she eats something she likes.

  • Simon Barnes

    6 months ago

    I’m amazed Bhutan was nit in there. I loved that whole sequence of videos and food experiences

  • Ivan Skaines

    6 months ago

    Happy new year Mark, Ying, Micah, family and followers! This is excellent and I am keen to read your take on your best food and travel experiences from 2017 .. Ivan from Australia

  • Brenda Ryan

    6 months ago

    Mark, can you please change my comment to correct Ying’s name? I’m trying to do it here but it won’t let me. LMK if you have to delete it and I send another comment. Thanks cuz.

  • Saumani Penerosa

    6 months ago

    Hello Mark. It’s always a treat to watch your videos and to read about your food adventures. I am a huge fan of yours and I hope that 2018 brings more opportunities for people like me to continue to enjoy your blogs/vlogs. Stay safe and I wish you a very happy and prosperous new Year all the way from Salt Lake City!

    Saumani Penerosa

  • STEVE SALLOOM

    6 months ago

    Excellent blog for authentic Thai and other foods! It is just like being in Bangkok, Thailand. Thank you for all the lovely recipes and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and family.

  • Richard Normand

    6 months ago

    Funny I should get email from you today. Just this morning I watched best of 2017. Before I watched the Bhutan series as well. I now have soja this morning. Absolutely delicious!

  • Abu Sayeed

    6 months ago

    Happy new year to you, Ying and Micah as well. Mark please have a visit to Bangladesh. It’s not far from Bangkok. Besides this there are a lot to explore I gurantee you. Moreover January, February and March is the most appropriate time to travel in Bangladesh as the weather during this three months are very fantastic and moderate. So please Mark come to Bangladesh.
    Regards
    Abu Sayeed.

  • Brenda Ryan

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year Mark, Yung and Micah! Awesome to follow you! Happy New Year!

  • Ca

    6 months ago

    Had a wonderful year following your food adventures. Happy new year to you xxx

  • Thierry Lebeau

    6 months ago

    Love your work Mark and watching your family grow.

    I know you’ve spent some time in Philippines, I would love it if you could immerse yourself in their culture the way you do for Thailand. I think there’s an untapped potential in Philippine cuisine that no one else with your caliber has overtaken

    Great future successes in 2018.

  • Paul

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year, Mark. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog and watching your videos, particularly of Saigon, which I visited last month. I can recommend Split in Croatia – we visited in September and it is absolutely beautiful.
    Very Best Wishes, Paul.

  • Debby Black

    6 months ago

    Happy new year to you and your family. Thanks for a great blog!!!!!

  • Ita Miller

    6 months ago

    Happy New Year 😇 I love watching all your videos 😉 would love to keep in touch with u🙏
    Ita Miller

  • Catherine Sanders

    6 months ago

    I love watching your videos and seeing all the places you go. Also love seeing Mica because he is so cute

  • Kevin

    6 months ago

    U,ying and Micah a very happy and healthy New Year 2018!

  • shreeya

    6 months ago

    Happy New year to u,ying and Micah

  • Sarah Carter

    6 months ago

    Oh your post on the Tsukiji Fish Market reminds me of our trip there, it was fantastic – and blowing the budget on sushi for breakfast a similar experience. It counts as one of my favourite meals of all time!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 months ago

      Hey Sarah, awesome to hear that, glad you enjoyed your time at Tsukiji fish market as well!

  • Jatin

    6 months ago

    Much love to u, Micah & Ying. – Jatin