In July 2016, my wife and I took a “Round The World Trip for Food,” with Star Alliance (airline alliance) and Marriott Hotels.

We visited 9 destination in 39 days, and ate some of the most incredible food I ever remember eating, from camel in Oman to reindeer in Sweden.

For the restaurants, I reached out to you and asked where to eat. And I want to say a huge thank you for all your amazing local food recommendations. I couldn’t have put together the videos and travel guides from this food trip without your help.

The Cities

(And you can click on a city for my travel guide of that city – more coming soon)

  1. Mumbai, India
  2. Muscat, Oman
  3. Istanbul, Turkey
  4. Rome, Italy
  5. Stockholm, Sweden
  6. Barcelona, Spain
  7. Lisbon, Portugal
  8. New York City, United States
  9. Hong Kong, China
  10. Bangkok, Thailand (this is my home-base, where we started and ended the trip)

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  • Leroy

    2 years ago

    I love your videos Mark and Ying Wiens keep up the good work

  • Dan51

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark

    Big fan of your videos! Keep up the good work buddy!

    Such a shame you couldn’t get Jamaica or even the wider Caribbean into the list, there is so much good food there to try. One for the future maybe?

  • MINGLO

    2 years ago

    Hi mark
    for hongkong you gatta try the Australian dairy company, such a unique cha chan teng ! Also try out a Michelin star restaurant TIM HO WAN! Also, it is in the MTR CENTRAL STATION!

  • Sanya

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, I wanted to know when will you be in Stockholm. I would love to meet you and show you around if possible.

  • Luiza Kensell

    2 years ago

    Hi, Mark! The beef short rib with red wine sauce from Flight #9: United Airlines – New York City to Hong Kong, looks fantastic! I will definitely include that on my bucket list! Your videos and articles are great, keep up the great work!

  • Nicole

    2 years ago

    Hi Marc and Ying!
    My boyfriend and I love to follow your travels. Since we are living in Barcelona and will move to Stockholm next year this world tour is particularly amazing for us to follow. Enjoy the travel and lots of amazing food and let us know if you still need recommendations for Barcelona. Sure we have many because we also travel for food.

  • Anirban Chakraborty

    2 years ago

    Hello Mark, I have subscribed with you already. I am from Kolkata , West Bengal , India. so Please your mail address in my mail ID. I am eagerly waiting to share with you some excellent places to eat.

  • Omar Hammam

    2 years ago

    Dear Mark,

    I kinda wished you would come to Egypt. Tons of good food over here, and lots of influence from different cultures. Also, EgyptAir is a star alliance member as well.

    Anyway, Love your videos. Big fan. Wish you all the best in your journey. I will certainly be following your updates.

    Omar

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Omar, to be honest with you, I wanted to come to Egypt, but due to my wife’s visa for Egypt we couldn’t get it in time. However, I did spend some time in Egypt about 5 years ago, and I absolutely loved it. Hoping to visit again in the future!

  • Frank

    2 years ago

    For Lisbon I recommend the octopus salad at “A Muralha Tasca Típica” in the Alfama and if you have the chance to go to Porto, do it, because it is the nicest city in Europe and there is an amazing fish restaurant street in Matosinhos. My favorite portuguese dish is “Arroz de Tamboril”, but I only had it in Porto.

  • P. Shah

    2 years ago

    Dominique angel bakery in nyc

  • Alex

    2 years ago

    You are the greatest couple for food traveling I’m speechless….you’re fucking great dude….very very awesome….keep the good work…

  • Ilias

    2 years ago

    Great videos so far! Well done. I am a proud Greek but I ll recommend a restaurant in Lisbon. It is more formal than you used but it cooks bacalau perfectly. Try bacalau frittata ( laurentina cod)
    Farewell my friends

  • pradeep

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark Pls visit south india too. Loads of great food available there. Hope u visit soon.

  • Wojtek

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark . Maybe soma day you coming to Poland . I know you like polish sausage 🙂 cheers

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you Wotjek, I would love to visit Poland in the future.

  • Kolo Pius

    2 years ago

    LOL! I hope you include Uganda in your itinerary as well. I will probably sign up for the updates. I love eating and i will love to know what those cities have to offer especially Hong Kong

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Kolo, good to hear from you. I would love to visit Uganda!

  • HARI

    2 years ago

    Mark your videos are the best
    hope u go to many other countries and try many food

  • Rami Al Daker

    2 years ago

    Dear Mark,

    It would be my sincerest pleasure to show you around some of the nicest places to eat at out here in Stockholm! I am so excited to meet you, I’ve been watching your Vlogs ever since you started your youtube channel. It is amazing to see you grow this much in a short period of time. You are a true inspiration; and of course, video after another you make my stomach gargle and my mouth watery from all those lovely food vlogs. Can’t wait to see You and Ying!
    Bless your face my favourite youtuber!

    Kind Regards,
    A fan happy to welcome you here!

  • Rami Daker

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark and Ying!

    It would be my sincerest pleasure to show you around some of the nicest places to eat at out here in Stockholm! I am so excited to meet you, I’ve been watching your Vlogs ever since you started your youtube channel. It is amazing to see you grow this much in a short period of time. You are a true inspiration; and of course, video after another you make my stomach gargle and my mouth watery from all those lovely food vlogs
    Bless your face my favourite youtuber!

    Kind Regards,
    A fan happy to welcome you here!

  • Rami

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark and Ying!
    Whenever you come to Stockholm, Sweden, I would love to show you around some of the nicest places out here to try amazing food here in Stockholm!
    Bless your face my favourite youtuber!

    Kind Regards,
    A fan happy to welcome you here!

  • Vivien

    2 years ago

    Mark, I am so excited and can’t wait to tour those cities through your vlogs. I have not been to either place but hopefully you would come visit Portland Oregon when you are in USA again.

  • Alana Zamora

    2 years ago

    Tennstopet is a great place to get meatballs in Sweden! Order the shrimp appetizer too – classic Swede!!

    And if you want to splurge – treat your wife to a fancy schmancy dinner at Frantzen – eat at the chefs table! She’ll love you forever.

    Tennstopet:
    Dalagatan 50, 113 24 Stockholm, Sweden

  • phongles

    2 years ago

    http://www.lammarainbow.com/?lang=en
    this place!! Make sure you go for a walk in the area and head to this place when you are super hungry!! My husband really loved the plain fried rice with what i think was shrimp paste! super fragrant and delish! as well as tasty seafood.

    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g304554-d810625-Reviews-Britannia_Company_Restaurant-Mumbai_Bombay_Maharashtra.html
    Berry pulao!
    oh and streetfood wise, try the pav bhaji, waching it always makes me dribble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pye6pnZpjfs

  • sam

    2 years ago

    love to see u do a vlog on Fiji

  • Susanna

    2 years ago

    I send you a email whit “Nam prik ong” and it doesnt have nothing to do whit that 🙂 Some questions about your around the world trip 🙂

  • Joyce

    2 years ago

    Rome – a lot of good cafes and cheap good coffee
    For big portions for cheaper, there are good places in Vatican City
    Rome Palazzo del Freddo for gelato, Giolitti very touristy place for gelato
    Coffee – St . Eustachio
    Pizza- Pizza Florida, Emmas – also has many other great food (both near the Largo di Argentina)
    Trastevere- has a lot of international food
    Renato e Luisa – really recommend but need reservations, only do dinner

  • Alice

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, I’m hoping to visit Hong Kong next year and maybe before I go you might be back with some great food ideas. Regardless, I’ll be watching all your videos. Oh, and food in Istanbul should be great…..I’m going there too!

  • Harris Temuri

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark you should check out Kebab King and Gyro King in New York.
    Kebab King: 7301 37th Rd, Queens, NY 11372
    Gyro King: 1017 Foster Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11236

  • Harris Temuri

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark when you’re in New York be sure to eat at Kebab King in 7301 37th Rd, Queens, NY 11372 and Gyro King at 1017 Foster Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11236.

  • Francine Hooten

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! There are comments here from so many friendly people. Your videos are great and your “approval head swing” makes me smile. Have a great trip! Can’t wait to see videos from so many different cities.

  • Angie

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! Welcome to Stockholm (when it’s time for your arrival, maybe you’ve already been here)…! I followed so many of your advice when I was in Bangkok last year and ate very well 🙂 Here are some places to visit:
    * Resturang Tradition, there are two of them and they have an amazing black pudding which is very typical over here.
    * Oaxen slip, lovely restaurant on a boat
    * Meatballs for the people
    * Pharmaria, a very nice bar where the cocktails are great and fun!
    * Björk Bar & Grill at the Courtyard Hotel Excellent food and drinks! Lots of Swedish flavours. The toast Skagen is a classic!

    I hope you enjoy Stockholm and that you have time to see the archipelago. Fun food markets are Hötorgshallen and Östermalmshallen.

    Cheers

  • Yohan Sudarman Wijaya

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! I’m Yohan from Jakarta, Indonesia. My wife and I love your vlogs! In many ways, we can relate to your videos as those are the kind of places that we would visit had we been there.

    I was in Hongkong in March 2016. I went to this vegetarian restaurant in Ngong Ping 360 at Po Lin Monastery for lunch. I thought it was a pretty interesting experience. Maybe you can try it out for one of your reviews. You have to purchase the coupon at the ticket counter just before climbing the stairs to the Buddha statue. There were 2 price options and I got the more expensive one which I thought was a much better choice. I got to sit inside the restaurant while the lower priced meal would have you seated outdoors and you have to queue for your food. The place was bustling with both locals (they seemed to know the staffs) and tourists when I was there.

    Anyway, my wife and I are so looking forward to your Round-The-World-Trip vlogs! Have a safe journey round and back!

  • Abhay Joshi

    2 years ago

    Mark
    You are coming to my town Mumbai: Try Bademia’s behind Taj Mahal hotel, colaba, next to it is leopold cafe and cafe modegar, also try swathi snacks and one more pure vegetarian Bhagat Tarachand (do try their Beer bottle Lassi)
    Now Moving to other places, in Dadar you can go to gypsy restaurant, gomantak hotel for konkani and malvani style of maharashtrian seafood delicasies (do try the solkadi, crab fry masala),
    Do try some food trucks which are moving around the city, I am not sure of their names, but they are pretty awsome,
    In Thane a suburb of Mumbai, try the Mamledar misal, near to Panvel to the east of Mumbai is Shree Datta restaurant, for awsome street food especially during the monsoon.

    I am currently in Dubai and would love to host you if you can make the extra stop in your going around the world sojourn.

  • Pushkar Lakhe

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark … Love your videos !! I am from Mumbai and have tried almost every restaurant in Mumbai.. Since your time would be short here’s a list that I think would help you get the most out of Mumbai.
    1) Breakfast:- The best breakfast dishes that all Mumbai people love are from South Indian cuisine. The most popular and the most eaten are Idli , Dosa , Medu Vada . Now you’d find south Indian food practically in any corner of Mumbai . But if you want to try the best of the best i.e the original, authentic South Indian food , you have to go to area called.. ‘Matunga’.. in Mumbai.. This area has a high number of people from the south indian community and is widely popular for tons of authentic South Indian restaurants . Now the one i’d recommend is a place called …”Udipi Idli House”.. This is one of the most famous and one of the oldest Idly joints in Mumbai and has a wide varieties of Idlies that you wont find in other normal restaurants. Other restaurants just sere one type of plain Idly , but this one has at least 20 different types . Plus its quite famous and near from main roads and railway station, so you wont have any trouble finding it .
    Address:- 462, Ram Bhavan, Opposite Jain temple, Dr B Ambedkar Road, King Circle, Matunga East, Mumbai

    2) Lunch:- Typically any famous North Indian restaurants would be good… I’ll leave this one to
    ..
    3) Between lunch and dinner :– Street FOOD !!!! I love it !! And I know you love street food too !!! This includes stuff like
    ‘Sev Puri’ , Pani Puri , Vada Pav, and Mumbai’s favorite Bhaji Pav … Now all of this you’d find again in every corner of the city but the most famous place and one of Mumbai’s favorite is the stalls on Chowpatty Beach…. Wide number of stalls are available and you can enjoy the food with a view of the sea !!!! If you want to enjoy Mumbai street food to the fullest you have got to go to Chowpatty Beach…
    ..
    And yes if you want to get detailed restaurant reviews go to Zomato.com … Its the most famous Indian food and restaurant review site …
    Here’s my number if you have any problems in around Mumbai.. I have lived here for 17 years and I know every corner of the city …
    Mobile ;- 9167175050…..
    Your amazing Mark !!! Keep up the good work !!!

  • Sheryl

    2 years ago

    My mom is from just outside Lisbon, so I’ve been really lucky to have visited multiple times in my life. It’s a gorgeous city, with fantastic food. I can’t recommend many restaurants by name (never kept track), but these are my picks of dishes you must try while in Lisboa. 😀

    Pastel de Nata – Pasteis de Belem IS the place to go. Have a bica (espresso) to wash it down.

    Gelato – Santini, in the Chiado district. Best gelato you will have outside of italy. There will be a line. It WILL be worth it. One of my earliest food memories is their gelato. <3

    Port wine and Ginja – Try the ginja (cherry liqour) served in a chocolate cup. You can usually get it by the class for 1-2 euros in the shops that sell booze in the city centre.

    Arroz Cabidela – braised rooster or rabbit, served with rice that's cooked in a broth that includes the blood of the animal. Risotto-like in consistency, it's purplish and has a 'vinegary' taste – it does not taste like iron. Understandably 'squeamish' for some, but I think you would enjoy this dish!

    Caldeirada – fish / seafood stew, served in a copper pot

    Frango Peri Peri – BBQ chicken in the infamous bird-eye chili marinade

    Polvo Lagareiro – Melt in your mouth grilled octopus, served with boiled potatoes and veggies, and a 'relish' of chopped onions and garlic, olive oil, vinegar, lemon and cilantro.

    Lulas Recheadas – squid stuffed with a mixture of cooked rice and chouriço.

    Grilled Sardines – eat it on top of fresh cornbread (to sop up the delicious and healthy oils), and eat it with your fingers. Messy and delicious.

    The saying is that there's 365 bacalhau dishes – one for every day of the year. My favourite is 'bacalhau gomes sa' (cooked and shredded salt cod, baked casserole style with potatoes, onions, boiled eggs and garlic, all tossed in olive oil. Olives on top). This is my childhood in a dish – the ultimate comfort food

    Caldo verde: Shredded kale soup. The Portuguese ate kale before it was cool. LOL

    A small aside: In Portuguese restaurants, the side dishes at the start of your meal (bread/butter, olives, presunto, cheese, pate, etc) are not free. It's called 'couvert'. When the waiter brings it out, decline the plates you don't want – and check your bill. Accidents happen, and it'll be quickly corrected.

    If you have time to get outside the city, visit Sintra (town and 2 castles in the mountains) Obidos (town surrounded by a medieval wall that you can walk), and Cabo da Roca (most western point in continental Europe)

    *If you make it to Sintra, try the Queijadas (mini-cheesecakes). Get them from Piriquita (on Rua das Patarias – there's 2 locations)

    Boa viagem! 😀

  • Liliana

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, love your videos! This trip sounds incredible and I can’t wait to see! So far looks like you’ve gotten incredible recommendations for New York. Below are some of my favorite places in NYC:

    1. Pollos a la Brasa Mario: Delicious Colombian food in the most diverse neighborhood in the world, Jackson Heights, Queens. They have several locations, but the 2 story restaurant on Roosevelt Avenue is by far my favorite one. You can’t go wrong with any of the steak dishes or a bandeja tipica. They’re open 24 hours a day and busy all day long, but you never seem to wait long for a table: http://www.yelp.com/biz/pollos-a-la-brasa-mario-jackson-heights

    2. Taqueria Cocoyoc: Hole in the wall in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Not too far away from another famous taqueria (Los Hermanos) but I haven’t been there personally. Awesome tacos and tostadas! http://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-cocoyoc-brooklyn

    3. Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot: by far the best hot pot I’ve ever had! Located in Flushing, Queens (awesome food destination; also recommend the New York Food Court if you’re in the neighborhood http://www.yelp.com/biz/new-york-food-court-flushing) Fresh ingredients, homemade fish balls, extremely delicious broth. http://www.yelp.com/biz/little-sheep-mongolian-hot-pot-flushing?osq=Little+Sheep+Mongolian+Hot+Pot

    4. Cachapas y Mas: all the way uptown, but worth the trip. Awesome Venezuelan cachapas: http://www.yelp.com/biz/cachapas-y-mas-new-york

    You definitely can’t go to New York without having a decent bagel and lox. Russ and Daughter is a NY staple (haven’t been there myself sadly). If you have the time, I recommend getting fresh bagels and all the lox fixings at Zabar’s in Manhattan’s Upper West Side: http://www.yelp.com/biz/zabars-new-york

    If you’re looking for amazing coffee (NY is a huge coffee city!) I highly recommend Sweetleaf in Long Island City, Queens, especially their Rocketfuel (there are 2 locations) http://www.yelp.com/biz/sweetleaf-long-island-city-2

    In Manhattan, you must try La Colombe coffee. My favorite location is the one at the edge of SoHo and Tribeca (no Wifi sadly): http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-colombe-coffee-new-york

    Hope you have an amazing time in my hometown!

  • AKSHIL

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark i wuld really love to meet u guys in mumbai…..and wuld love to show you around the city and help you xplore the city foods and its immense delicacies…..a vast plethora of exiciting dishes await you.

  • Peter Frederiksen

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, when your in Stockholm, why not take a day trip to Denmark (only one hour away) I would love to host you, and show you our city, and some of the local food we have here. I also would try to make a meeting between you and a Danish vlogger called Chili Claus (http://youtu.be/A7kjl-NhFR4) I own a “political” bar here in Denmark, and would like to invited you and Ying to taste some of our local bitters and beers, after a long day where we would visit our Queens castle, have a behind the scene tour at our parliament, and of course lots and lots of nice Danish food … Not that spicy, but very delicious 🙂

    All the best, keep up your good work

    Peter

  • Alexander Coles

    2 years ago

    When in Rome, try the restaurant “Il Tamburello di Pulcinella” – fantastic antipasto, salamis, cheese and totally AMAZING pizza!

  • Chris MacKinnon

    2 years ago

    In Lisbon, I recently had a great meal at A Taberna da Rua das Flores. Small, chaotic, but very good service, and great food.

  • Sushant

    2 years ago

    Go to Gajalee for the best sea food in Mumbai. Try the fried Bombay Duck (the fish is called Bombay Duck and is unique to Mumbai) and the tandoori crab.

  • Miriam Al Farsi

    2 years ago

    Very happy you are coming to Muscat. Here you will find a lot of fusion food, as our food is a mix between Indian and Arabic food. If you get a chance go into the dessert for traditional Bedouin food, similar to what you had in Jordan. Also don’t miss our fish, which is in abundance here… Tuna, King Fish and Hamour are the best well know choice. Also Sardines cooked on the beach as soon as the are caught..delicious…

  • Hanna

    2 years ago

    Recommendations for Stockholm:
    *Fried herring on crispbread (strömming på knäckebröd) is a classic dish that you will find at a street food car in Södermalmstorg (Slussen subwaystation) named Strömmingsvagnen. (https://sv-se.facebook.com/pages/Str%C3%B6mmingsvagnen/188320557855682)

    *At Hornstulls market several food trucks park every sunday (next to a flea market). The market is down by the water and if you continue walking east, along the water, you will come across more restaurants and cafés. (http://www.hornstullsmarknad.se/)

    *The food trucks (strömmingsvagnen excluded) are normally not serving traditional swedish food (husmanskost). If you want to try some of that I recommend Blå Dörren (also close to Slussen subwaystation). (http://bla-dorren.se/home/)

    *In the archipelago around Stockholm there also are some good places to eat. Bockholmen is one of the few that you can travel to with subway (http://bockholmen.com/en/) and by bus you can get to the Systrarna Delselius café that serve a nice shrimp sandwish (räksmörgås), (http://www.systrarnadelselius.se/).

    *If you want to go further out in the archipelago I recommend Utö Värdshus (http://www.utovardshus.se/vardshuset_english.html) and Finnhamns Krog (http://www.finnhamn.se/pls/nvp/Document.Show?CID=4421&MID=7). To plan a trip to these more remote islands you can use the boat company Waxholmsbolagets journey planner. (http://www.waxholmsbolaget.se/visitor/archipelago-traffic/journey-planner/).

    Good luck! 🙂

  • Angela

    2 years ago

    Just returned from a trip to Barcelona and this is what I really enjoyed – Teleferic for tapas, Dela Crem for gelato, La Paradeta for seafood, Chocolat Box for churros y chocolate, Bliss for overall European/Spanish meal. Another one for tapas is Bodega Granados. Baluard Bakery (Praktik Hotel Bakery) for bread/pastries. Good stop for coffee is Satan’s coffee.

    New York – Totto Ramen, Chodangol (for good Korean homemade tofu soup), Levain Bakery for cookies, Ess-a-Bagel for bagels, Vezzo’s for pizza. Blue Bottle or La Colombe for coffee.

  • Kelvin

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,
    Looking forward to your next trip to Germany and hopefully a joined one with the Netherlands too. 😀
    Had a good time at Can Culleretes in Barcelona (2010), so not sure how good it is now… Well, food in Barcelona, the likelihood of getting a bad place is slim.

    Stockholm, have been to Östgötakällaren, the Saluhall, and the restaurant in Vasa museum (was with a conference dinner). Nystekt Strommingvagnen (herring) and Maxi Grillen (tunnbrodsrulle) are awesome streetfood options.

    Have a great time. 🙂

  • assad

    2 years ago

    Hi,
    I was wondering if you could go to Pakistan as it is close to India. Pakistani food is similar to Indian food however very much different. I would be truly grateful if you do go there.

  • Amith

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    Really excited to hear that you are visiting NYC. It would be great if you guys are up for a meet up. Me and my wife are avid viewers of your channel and would love to meet you and Ying in person. And I recommend you to try Shake Shack burger, Sophie’s Cuban food and Indie Kitch for a chitpotle style Indian food. Try their goan fish and make sure you ask for spicy. After all we don’t eat if it’s not spicy ????.

  • Sanjay Villanassery

    2 years ago

    When you go to NYC, go to 53rd and 6th for the halal guys cart!

  • Arjun Chawla

    2 years ago

    Hi, mark. Welcome to Mumbai. I’ve been a keen follower of your work over the last two years. It’d be great to meet up with you in Mumbai over a great meal. I know a couple of places that serve rice-and-curry meals that you would love.

  • tanga chettiyar

    2 years ago

    hey mark, i watch your videos from very beginning,In mumbai you should definitely try parsi food(persian food).
    parsi resturants
    1- Britannia & Company Restaurant
    2- kayani and co
    3 – Jimmy Boy
    4 – cafe madras- for south indian food
    for street food try vada pav anywere, bhel puri,chat.

  • Connie

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! Love all your videos, makes me hungry all the time and I try to seek out all the wonderful foods if possible in my area.

    I have already noticed a ton of different options for Hong Kong and New York so I’ll provide only a few suggestions!
    Hong Kong – If you ever have a chance to make it to the Big Buddha in Lantau Island, there is a little shop that serves sweet tofu pudding made the the mountain’s water. Also, if you ever get a chance to eat claypot rice, curry fishballs and all the street food. For sweets, try to get the egg waffles and mango dessert places (mango is plentiful in Hong Kong) Also, “Dai Pai Dongs” are places to really good food and they are open late. (They are also becoming extinct!)
    New York – Halal Guys! Gotta get the white sauce with the chicken and rice plate with their famous hot sauce. Also the Chinatown in Flushing: the basement food court in New World Mall. They have hand pulled noodles and lamb sandwiches. And if you can, try all the Spanish food that you can! There is a famous arepa lady. Try the poke/sushi burrito. Also, its new but Peete’s Pies! the Black Bottom Almond pie, Banana Cream Pie, Key Lime Pie, all good! Happy travels! 🙂

    • Connie

      2 years ago

      Almost forgot ~ The chili crab and seafood are amazing in HK! Must try!

  • Alice

    2 years ago

    I’ll be looking forward to all your videos and tips. I only watch your videos now AFTER I have eaten! 😀

  • Aditi Hazra

    2 years ago

    Hi Ying and Mark,

    When you are visiting Mumbai, do visit TRISHNA. It is a seafood restaurant located at Kala Ghoda- Colaba. We know you are an avid seafood lover and it is one of the best places to eat in Mumbai.
    https://www.zomato.com/mumbai/trishna-fort

    Wishing you both a wonderful trip around the world.

    Aditi 🙂 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Aditi, great to hear from you, thank you for your recommendation!

  • Tommy J

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,it will nice to see you come to our beautiful Stockholm ,do you know exactly the dates you will be here ?hope not in the wintertime hehe
    But heres my suggestions
    meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberry
    different varieties of salmon (such as gravlax, inkokt lax, fried, pickled), varieties of herring (most commonly pickled, but also fried, au gratin, etc

    but if you can find, you have to try the famous swedish smörgåsbord where you can find all of the swedish trafitional dishes in one place
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sm%C3%B6rg%C3%A5sbord

    And also a tunnbrödsrulle like Anthony bourdain was eating when he was here 😉
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPCytfxNU7Y

    this is my tip and a must if you come to sweden,this is really swedish foods for locals
    I will follow your food trip around the world…..

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Tommy, thank you very much for your kind recommendations. I’ll be coming sometimes in the middle of July, still finalizing the plan. Tunnbrödsrulle looks amazing!

  • Johan Kleist

    2 years ago

    Not a resturant recommendation (have tons of those if intrested…), but a good bang-for-the buck hotel when in Sthlm: Parlan Hotell.

  • Rasa

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark I would recommend Gro in Stokcholm. Just over a year ago, chefs and former colleagues Henrik and Magnus realised their dream of opening a small restaurant serving simple, honest, almost exclusively local food where grönsaker (vegetables; literally “green things”) are the stars. A dish of cauliflower, bacon and cress, for example, uses cauliflower five different ways: puréed with brown butter, roasted florets, raw shaved root, raw leaves and pickled stem. Lunch is chalked up on a blackboard daily with four choices (100 SEK/£9 each). Dinner is currently served once a week, on Thursdays. I think they also do a four-course lunch. Unfortunately for you it won’t be spicy, so leave the t shirt at home ????????

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Rasa, thank you very much for your recommendation. That sounds delicious, haha, that’s ok without the spice!

  • Karl S.

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, when in NYC – visit the Dosa man in Washing Square Park – awesome indian street food. http://imgur.com/a/ZdJk4

  • irene hang

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark!

    Enjoy you world tour trip!! Too bad I live in Milan. I don’t really know about good local places in Rome to recommend you with 🙁 . But I have lived in NY for a year. Places I recommend are, shake shack, mighty quinns (for BBQ), Katz’s Delicatessen, Joe’s Pizza , spotted pig, taqueria diana (mexican)…. omg too many stuff….how I miss NYC!!

  • Budtik

    2 years ago

    Hi mark and lin
    Simit (turkish bagel) you can find it anywhere
    Meze (side dish variety) “at üsküdar kanaat lokantası” which is best for you you can find lots of Turkish food there and cold dishes named zeytinyağlı and içli köfte again you should try
    Balık ekmek (fish sandwich) “at eminönü center”
    Döner kebab (chicken and meat u should try both) “at inside the grand pazaar named gülebru kantin” is the best for meat
    Dolma (there are many choices you should try them all) again “at üsküdar kanaat lokantası”
    Kumpir (potato dish with lots of ingredients inside the potato) at anywhere
    Mücver again “at üsküdar kanaat lokantası”
    Baklava “at karaköy güllüoğlu”
    Kokoreç ” at eminönü gala kokoreç” is very good and you can have midye dolma there too
    Çiğ köfte
    Unkapanı pilavcısı “at unkapanı very close to vefa bozacısı”

    Vefa boza at fatih (it’s a drink you should definitely try)
    Ayran
    Şalgam suyu ” at eminönü center”
    Turşu (Turkish pickles and it’s water you can try)
    And of course Turkish coffee
    Çay (turkish tea)
    Those are all I can remember
    For breakfast you can try menemen, Turkish cheese varieties and other egg varieties”at fatih lezzet gurme”

    • Budtik

      2 years ago

      Sorry i got confused I was trying to write ying

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Budtik, this is a great list, thank you very much!

  • Tim Lai

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark. I am always your big fan.

    Hong Kong

    For very very local:
    On Lee Noodle 安利魚蛋粉麵
    – Fish ball Noodles, deep fried fish skin, milk tea, “toast”
    22 Shau Kei Wan Main Street East, Shau Kei Wan

    Swiss Cafe 瑞士咖啡室
    – There are lots of local “cha chan ten”. This is a bit special since they serve “cold + flu meal”, lol.
    Shop B, 1/F, Ming Fung Buliding, 128-150 Wanchai Road, Wan Chai (or other branches)

    漁川米線 (sorry no english)
    – An awesome Noodles restaurant serve with fish stock and with the whole fish.
    7, Tai Yuen Street, Wan Chai

    新記芝士麵
    – Cheesy Instant Ramen
    G/F., 3 Burrows Street, Wan Chai

    祥利飯店 (no english)
    – Local dishes to share
    2 Triangle Street, Wan Chai

    Bo Innovation 廚魔
    – High end Modern Chinese Food created by The Maverick Chef, Alvin Leung
    Shop 13, 2/F, J Residence, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai

    季季紅風味酒家 (no Eng)
    – Suckling Pig serves with Rice inside the pig. Similar to the one you had in the Philippines but different style and flavor. Pre-order is needed.
    Shop 1, Level B,1,2, Phase 1 The Zenith, 3 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai

    馬灣輝記飯店 (No Eng)
    – There are lots of seafood restaurants in Hong Kong. However, I found this the most reasonable with good quality. It is in the area I live.

    Sister Wah 華姐清湯腩
    – Noodles with Beef Brisket
    G/F, 13A Electric Road, Tin Hau

    Kwan Yu Roasted Meat 君御燒味
    – Rice with “Cha Siu”, Chicken, Duck, etc. The best local comfort food isn’t it?
    G/F, 102 Electric Road, Tin Hau

    粵式生香蒸氣海鮮火鍋
    -Seafood Hot Pot with steaming…haha don’t know how to describe. Those flavors will be steamed into the congee underneath.
    8/F, H8, 8 Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui

    29-35 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei (Forgot the name of the restaurant)
    – Chicken Hot Pot. Sometimes $38 HKD all you can eat for an hour (after 9:30pm I guess?)

    Si Sun Fast Food 時新快餐店
    – Burgers in HK style. Historical.
    G/F, 1A Whampoa Street, Hung Hom

    Of Course!!!!! Egg tarts, “pineapple bun” in the local bakeries…”Wife Cake”, Street food in Mong Kok…

    PM me. I can describe to you more.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Tim, this is an amazing list, thank you very much for your recommendations. Will try to check out a few of them when I’m in Hong Kong. Thank you for your help!

  • Arn

    2 years ago

    You should try the Rajdhani Thali Restaurant 2nd Floor, Phoenix Market City, LBS Marg, Kurla, Mumbai…….

  • Sham Khan

    2 years ago

    Second comment on this thread!

    I would just like to add to the calls of people asking you to go to Britannia Cafe in Bombay! Irani cafes in Bombay have a long history and are slowly withering away – the ones that exist have almost reverential status. Britannia is the best out of those cafes as it maintains its Parsi/Colonial charm very well – I visited it once as a child in 2005 and then again in 2014 and it feels everything has remained untouched. Parsi Indian food is also an interesting twist on Indian food, it brings in Persian influences and has more subtles tastes than the more typical robust flavours you associate with Indian food.
    Try their chai with pau and butter for breakfast!

    Sham Khan
    London

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Sham, thank you very much, I think that is a place I cannot miss, will definitely go there. Thanks!

  • Fredrik Peterson

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark

    When you are in Stockholm you should try the Harakiri sausage. It suppose to be the spiciest sausage in the world, but i have my doubt about that.
    Yes it is spicy,,, but world spiciest? No i don´t think so.

    Only open 22:00-03:30 friday & saturday nights!!!
    Check there website for location: http://new.helldog.se/

    Alot of videos on youtube if you search for “harakiri korv”.
    “Korv”, means sausage in swedish.

    Keep it up and thanks for you videos…!

  • Max Pont

    2 years ago

    (I think my previous comment was nixed cause it was too long, so I’ll try to keep it short) I highly suggest that you visit the borough of Queens when you’re in New York, as the borough has some of the best and most diverse food options in the city, if not the world. From Croatian to Lanzhou-style Chinese to Trinidadian, Queens has it all and more. Here are some of my suggestions for places to try:

    Golden Shopping Mall (Flushing)- an authentic Chinese hawker center in one of the most heavily Chinese ‘hoods outside China; try the Lamb Noodle Soup stall and Xi’an Famous Foods
    Xinjiang BBQ Cart (Flushing)- for spicy Uyghur-style skewers
    Brooklyn Bagel and Coffee Company (Astoria)- for New York bagels, obviously
    El Rey del Taco Truck (Astoria)- for street tacos
    Sorriso Pork Store (Astoria)- for Italian-American deli
    Delicias Manabitas (Astoria)- for Ecuadorian
    Lali Guras (Jackson Heights)- for Nepalese/Tibetan

    Anyways, have fun on your world travels with Ying! Cheers.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      So many great suggestions, thanks again Max!

  • Max Pont

    2 years ago

    When you’re in New York, I highly suggest that you visit the borough of Queens, as it is here where you can find the true “melting pot” of the city and therefore the best and most diverse food options! You can find nearly every kind of food in the borough, from Croatian to Lanzhou-style Chinese to Bangladeshi to Cypriot. When I first visited in 2011, I was truly amazed as to how this was possible. But I digress. Here are some of my Queens restaurant/food stall suggestions:

    Golden Shopping Mall- Flushing, Queens (not a “mall” but a hawker center selling some of the most delicious and authentic Chinese food outside of China, all compacted into a tiny space; I suggest going to either the Lamb Noodle Soup stall, Tianjin Dumpling House, or Xi’an Famous Foods); other awesome Chinese food courts in the neighborhood are “New York Food Court” and “New World Mall”

    Xinjiang BBQ Cart- Flushing, Queens (for Uyghur-style skewers)

    Brooklyn Bagel and Coffee Company- Astoria, Queens (for New York bagels, obviously)

    El Rey del Taco Truck- Astoria, Queens (for tacos)

    Sorriso Italian Pork Store- Astoria, Queens (for real Italian-American deli sandwiches, produce)

    Delicias Manabitas- Astoria, Queens (for Ecuadorian)

    There’s more but I’m going to stop.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Max, thank you very much for all your recommendations. Will definitely be making a trip to Flushing for the Chinese food. Thank you!

  • Ah Bun

    2 years ago

    In New York, Saigon Banh Mi on 198 Grand Street. My ‘last meal’ if I had a choice…
    A beyond incredible sandwich, and something that Bill Murray listed as his ‘last meal’ in the Village Voice many years ago..

  • Josias Lopes

    2 years ago

    For Lisbon you MUST try the “Cervejaria Ramiro” (http://www.cervejariaramiro.pt/). Not the cheapest place to eat in Lisbon but, I assure you it has the best sea food in Lisbon.

    Things you must try there:
    – Percebes – Goose barnacle
    – Ameijoas a Bulhao Pato – Portuguese Clams speciality with Garlic, coriander and white wine…

    Then you can have prawns, lobster, crab, etc.. all is good and fresh there.

    For desert (you will love this), it is usual in this restaurant to ask a “Prego” (Beefsteak sandwich with Mustard)

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Josias, this is great info, thank you very much. Can’t wait to eat here!

  • Kishor S

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark you must try spicy misal pav @Moonmoon Misal – Dombivali
    Go for spicy one for best experience 🙂

  • Bubba B

    2 years ago

    lots of halal guys recs here, so sorry in advance for the disappointment.

    for NYC, I’ll second Taim for the best falafel I’ve had anywhere, then add
    – New World Mall in Flushing (most incredible Chinese food court, leans toward noodles, dumplings, and northern Chinese food)
    – Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao in Flushing (truly world class xiaolongbao, try the chocolate xiaolongbao!)

    skip:
    – banh mi anywhere. you will be even more disappointed than halal guys
    – dim sum anywhere, it’s not that great
    – Chinese food in Manhattan in general, it’s all incredibly salty. stick to Flushing for chinatown.

  • Ivonny

    2 years ago

    In NY:
    – Burgers: Shake Shack, Umami Burger (go for the Truffle Burger)
    – Pizza: Lombardi’s, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
    – BBQ: Hometown’s Bar-B-Que
    – Bagels: Russ & Daughters
    – Others: Katz Deli (Pastrami Sandwich), Halal Guys (Lamb over Rice)
    – Sweets: Levain Bakery, Magnolia Bakery

  • James K

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark,

    I hope you have a great time on your trip and I look forward to watching all the videos!

    I just have this recommendation for New York to add:

    It’s a great little (tiny!) place for breakfast called Johny’s Luncheonette (Manhattan, 124 W 25th St, Frnt 1). Very simple but tasty and generous portions, mainly locals and friendly. Try the ‘Bigman’ breakfast. I wrote a review on tripadvisor a while back after a visit there actually:

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60763-d2460876-r233787133-Johny_s_Luncheonette-New_York_City_New_York.html

    As other people have already said, you have to try the pastrami in Katz too!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi James, thank you for your recommendation, sounds fantastic. Thanks!

  • stephan

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    in Stockholm, without any doubt, try “Nystekt Strömming” close to subway stop “Slussen”. Very low key Foodtruck vendor with amazingly good fish, very delicious, very cheap. Last time I was in Stockholm, i ate there several times, and if I had only one meal in the city, it would be there.

    enjoy your trip!!!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Stephan, thank you, can’t wait to try it!

  • Saheel

    2 years ago

    Try Bademiya in Colaba, mumbai
    Also try joey’s pizza in Andheri, Mumbai

    • Pearl Lowe

      2 years ago

      Try Bademiya in Colaba, Mumbai and Zafran in South Mumbai

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Saheel, thank you, can’t wait!

  • Tim

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, love your videos and blogs! One place I know you will love in Barcelona is called Quimet & Quimet, (you can search it on google or Yelp) Bourdain went there and it was fabulous. Very small restaurant with no seat, people eat on a stand, mostly spanish style canned seafood. I know that doesn’t sound too appealing but it’s one of Spain’s signature tapas and they taste great! You can see their food pictures on Yelp. Your type of atmosphere too.

    For Rome, if you want the best charcuterie and cheese board, go to La Prosciutteria, address: via della panetteria 34A, 00187 Rome. It’s also a very tiny restaurant with maybe only 5 tables. Usually a very long line so be sure to go early. They have an amazing board that’s filled with cured meat and cheese. Very very inexpensive, and extremely popular!

    Hope you will get around to try these two restaurants, they are in my opinion must tries in Barcelona and Rome.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Tim, fantastic, thank you for your recommendations. Will try to get there, sounds amazing!

  • Garrett Nasworthy

    2 years ago

    Mark,

    When I went to NYC I really loved these places as standouts and the kind of food you like getting:

    1. http://www.yelp.com/biz/mamouns-falafel-new-york-2 … Mamoun’s Falafel … gr8 local falafel joint.
    2. http://www.yelp.com/biz/faiccos-italian-specialties-new-york Faicco’s for incredible local sandwiches and italian american specialties (firemen were getting lunch when I was there).

    Have a LOT of fun on your trip!!

  • Oscar Hjalmarsson

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark!!!
    I am a huge fan from Stockholm! I wanted to give you one or two good recommendations even though they are a bit expensive. But first is Restaurant Pelikan with good and nice Swedish “Husmanskost”. Please tell me before what date you will be coming to Stockholm and where you will go. Love your videos and never have i ever missed one single video since i started watching your channel. You are awesome and i hope to one day fulfill my dream of getting to travel and explore food with you, even if it is just for one week or so. Keep up the good work and i hope to meet you!

    Best reguards,
    Oscar Hjalmarsson

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Oscar, great to hear from you, thank you very much for the recommendation. Will keep in touch with you, Pelikan restaurant sounds delicious. Thank you for your support!

  • Nikolaos Zegkinis

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    You should pass from Malaga as well. I can take you to amazing places to eat.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Nokolaos, thank you very much. I’m hoping to take a longer trip around Spain in the future.

  • Roger Teh

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark & Ying,

    When in Hong Kong and some place off the tourist path, try Wong Lam Kee Chiu Chow Fish Ball Noodles in Tai Hang (G/F, 5 Shepherd Street, Tai Hang), the dish to get is the beef brisket with dry noodles, it’s super tender and juicy.

    Another noodle place is Nam Kee Spring Roll Noodle in Aberdeen (8 Wu Nam St, Aberdeen). It’s now a franchise but the original shop is in Aberdeen. The dish to get is the spring roll with rice noodles.

    Lastly, try Wing’s Catering in Wan Chai (2 Landale st, Wan Chai) and get the char-grill chicken chops on rice, It’s to die for. Well, hope you get to try them all and have a awesome trip!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Roger, thank you very much for your help!

  • David Valente

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark,

    I was just in Italy visiting some family and touring around the country. On my stop in Rome I found some amazing places you might want to check out. Nice and local like you like lol.

    1) Il Fico (Via Monte Giordano, 49) – Pasta and fish
    2) La Montecarlo (Via Savelli, 13) – pizza, pasta and typical roman fried dishes
    3) Il Portico (Via Portico d’Ottavia, 1e) – Pasta and meat dishes (this is in the jewish neighbourbood of Rome so all the food here is unique and kosher, very tasty)
    4) Piazza Campo de’fiori – morning market with flowers and fruits
    5) Trastavere area – many local restaurants and wine and beer bars

    Hope you can check some of these out,

    Happy eating,
    Dave

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you very much David, this is very helpful!

  • Jehan Motashaw

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark, although you have already got a lot of recommendations for Mumbai. You should also visit:
    1. Baghdadi, behind the Taj Mahal hotel at Colaba for their chicken masala fry with one of their rotis. It really is a must have.
    2. Trishna or Gajali for their seafood fare. There are quite a few of them around town so you can pick the closest one to you.
    3. Idris, this guy just has a tandoor by the road and has some amazing kebabs and rolls. He is located under world trade center at Cuffe Parade.
    4. Bademiya, this is also behind the Taj Mahal hotel at Colaba and has some good tikkas and kebabs.
    5. Sarvi, this place has amazingly succulent beef sheek kebabs. It is just opposite Nagpada Police station.
    6. Pals Fish Corner, just off Linking road they serve amazing tandoori kebabs. Their Their reshmi tangdi and fish tikkas are amazing.
    7. Ayubs, they serve some amazing rolls and are located at Fort.
    There are tons of other street food places to go to but these are a few of my favourite places. Also there are two places on my blog which are mouthwateringly good too. If you do want a break from street food there are a lot of casual and fine dining restaurants as well, like Indigo, Indigo Delicatessen(amazing burgers and steaks), Royal China, Lings Pavilion(a very old Chinese restaurant which actually is also a must do, very good food), Smoke House Deli, The Nutcracker,etc.
    I hope you have an amazing time. If you are free and do want to meet up do let me know.
    All the best to you and Ying!!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Jehan,

      This is amazing, thank you for all your food tips and recommendations. I can’t wait to eat in Mumbai. Thanks!

  • Rutwik Deokar

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark ! I recently asked you in an email regarding your visit to India again and am very excited to know that you are coming to Mumbai since i stay in Mumbai as well and would love to meet you when you come..!! I would highly recommend you to go to Bademiya’s in Colaba in Mumbai and try their Rumaali Roti and their Mutton Seekh Kebabs.!!! They are to die for !! 😛 Please let me know about the dates when you are coming.. 🙂

  • Ben Hertzman

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    I’m a big fan of your videos. Really enjoy watching you eat the dishes from my favorite cuisines, and I can’t wait to make it back over to South east Asia to eat some of the fantastic things you’ve posted about.

    I have some tips about your time in Spain. The other posters gave you some good tips about Barcelona (I’d also add Paella on the beach at L’escamarla) but I’m going to go a little off piste and talk about the best food experience I had last year (a year which also included my first 3 star Michelin restaurant among many other memorable meals).

    There is a city called Logroño, about a 3.5 hour train ride north of Barcelona, and worth every minute. It’s in the heart of the Rioja wine country, and is famous for Pintxo (a type of tapas). Logrono has a street called Calle Laurel which in the span of a couple of blocks has well over 50 tapas restaurants. Each has a different specialty, with the food on display (and also stuff to order off a menu hot from the kitchen)

    Think of the experience like a bar crawl (but with tapas). You walk down the street, stick your head into a restaurant, if the food looks good order a dish or two (maybe a glass of the local wine), and continue to the next place. When we were there we went to at least 10 different spots in a night and could easily have gone to many more if we weren’t so full.

    100% worth the trip. If you’re looking for specific recommendations I’d be happy to send them along, but it’s just as fun to walk down the street and experience it for yourself.

    Happy travels!

    Ben

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Ben, awesome to hear from you, thank you for the food recommendations and for the story. Wow, that sounds like an incredible food experience. Unfortunately this trip is going to be so fast, and will just have 4 days in Barcelona. But hoping to take a longer trip to Spain in the future. Thanks again for your help!

  • Züleyha

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark! You should definitely try menemen when you’re in turkey. It’s a traditional Turkish breakfast item & you can get it almost everywhere. Since I’m Turkish, living in Germany I don’t know that many restaurants in Istanbul. Dishes like Manti, Lahmacun, Kebap, Börek, Baklava (!!) and many more are very famous and of course delicious! You can get these almost everywhere in Istanbul. Oh and don’t forget to try out seafood there!! I hope you’re going to have fun in turkey I’m not saying this because I’m Turkish but Turkish food is definitely the best. 😀

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Züleyha, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your food recommendations. Can’t wait!

  • KJ

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark and Ying,

    I was just recently in Rome. You should try a gelato shop called Fatamorgana! There are three in Rome I think. They have all natural gelato with all kinds of original flavours and the taste is awesome! You can also try a restaurant called Dar Poeta (Vicolo del Bologna, 45, 00153 Roma) in Rome. Nice little restaurant with the best pizza’s I’ve ever tasted! The prices are great too!

  • Flávio

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark when you visit Lisbon make shure to go to the famous Pastéis de Belem, in Belem. You have to go to Belem, because the other ones are not that good.

  • Kim

    2 years ago

    I am already looking forward to those videos! 🙂
    When you are in Rome you could check out:

    Knick Knack Yoda
    Piazza del Risorgimento, 11, 00192 Roma, Italien

    Nice little place to get a quick lunch!

  • Mark Wiens

    2 years ago

    Thank you Alex.

  • Nikita

    2 years ago

    Hey mark u can eat misal pav in raghavendra food in airoli new mumbai sector 5..it is very tasty

  • Anita Kern

    2 years ago

    If you get a chance stop in for brunch at il Buco. Its pricey but delicious Italian food.

  • Harshit

    2 years ago

    Hello Mark,

    Good to hear you will be visiting Mumbai! Here are my recommendations:

    1. Kheema Pav at Gulshan -e-Iran, Crawford Market
    2. Chicken tikka rolls @ Bademiya
    3. Crab @ Mahesh Lunch Home
    4. Vodka panipuri , Pratap Da Dhaba
    5. Buffet at Govinda Restaurant, Iskcon Hare Krishna Temple, Juhu
    6. Butter Chicken and Tandoori specialities at Cafe Noorani, Tardeo Road
    7. Ice cream sandwich / biscuit at K. Rustom, Churchgate
    8. Pav Bhaji and Masala Pav at Sardar, AC Market Tardeo
    9. Samosa, Kokam Sharbat, Dabeli, Jalebi, Moong Dal Halwa, Kala Khatta, Pani Puri, Bhel, Bombil Fry (Fish), Bun Maska, Missal Pav, Modak, Mutton dhansak, Puran poli , Ragda Pattice, Sabudana Vada
    10. Seekh Kebab’s at Ayub’s, Kala Ghoda area..

    Hope you and Ying have a wonderful time here! 🙂

  • Niki

    2 years ago

    Hey mark u can eat misal pav in airoli new mumbai.. It is vegetarian dish but it is really very tasty… Visit raghavendra food in sector-5

  • Robert Landry

    2 years ago

    Mark, I understand you cannot fit in a trip to New Orleans on this trip, but it remains one of the primary food destinations in the US. If I remember correctly, you tasted a food truck in Hawaii that did Cajun and Creole foods. Give your followers a treat and make an expedition to New Orleans sometime – and order Crawfish Etouffee. Not to mention Po-Boys and Muffalettas. OK, enough, I am getting homesick for the food. We never forget the flavors that we grew up with, and the sad thing is that growing up we took so much of the foods for granted.

    I loved your Japan series. I would like to put in my request for another Japan destination. Hokkaido would be nice – in winter!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Robert, thank you very much. I would really love to visit New Orleans in the future, will make an effort to visit. And also would love to get back to Japan again as well. Thanks!

  • Aldi

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark,

    I know you’ve just been to Indonesia but if you’re craving for Indonesian food in New York City you should go visit Asian Taste in Queens, they have a great selection of Indonesian food. From Mie Ayam to Pecel Lele to Pempek, they have a lot to offer.

    If you like Padang food too, you should definitely go to Upi Jaya which is also in Queens, their rendang and sate padang is amazing. Of course these food cannot compare to the food cooked in Indonesia but they are worth visiting.

    Also some recommendations:

    Joju – which sells Vietnamese bulgogi sandwiches (Queens)
    Jin Fong – Dim Sum place (Chinatown, Manhattan)
    Picnic Garden – Korean all you can eat barbecue place (Flushing, Queens)
    Zum Stammtisch – German restaurant – their Jägerschnitzel

    Have fun in your a round the world trip!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Aldi, awesome, thank you for the NY suggestions. Indonesian in NY sounds delicious.

  • Jannie

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark n Yin

    I love to watch your video and you face after 1 bite, ahahaahhaha
    Just before going to Japan last May 2016 ( which me and my daughter never been) I met you on u tube.
    Thank you so much all the tips you gave us . We had a great holidays in Japan and FOOD……..

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Jannie, thank you very much. Glad you had a great time in Japan!

  • XIao Mei

    2 years ago

    Dear Mark,

    I am so excited that you guys will be visiting NYC! I have been living here in NYC for over 15 years! Below are a couple of my favorite local eats:

    1. Best Pizza: Di Fara Pizza (https://www.yelp.com/biz/di-fara-pizza-brooklyn?osq=difaras+pizza)

    2. Best Cha Siu: Wah Fung No. 1 Fast Food (https://www.yelp.com/biz/wah-fung-no-1-fast-food-new-york-2?osq=cha+siu)

    3. Laduree Soho (this one is for Ying’s sweet tooth): https://www.yelp.com/biz/ladurée-soho-new-york-2

    Will come back to add more when I do think of more later on!

    Looking forward for your videos and if you are doing a meet and greet, please announce it!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Xloa, nice to hear from you and thank you for the food suggestions. Looks great, I’m sill working out my schedule, but would love to meet you.

  • Sham Khan

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    Very excited about your trip. Here are my recommendations which are very dear to me, and I do hope you try them out:
    1)B&H Dairy, Manhattan, NYC: This is a historical New York Kosher institution with a long history of family ownership. It is known for a democratic atmosphere, especially during breakfast, where tired postmen who have been out since 6 AM have breakfast next to suited and booted Jewish bankers and lawyers.
    2)Lali Guras, Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC: Jackson Heights is possibly the largest immigrant enclave in NYC. It is particularly known for being a home to many Bangladeshis. A small minority, however, are the Tibetans and the Nepalis who despite being a small community own a lot of cool food joints. Lali Guras is the very best of those (though the recently closed Lhasa Fast Food, a tiny restaurant behind a phone shop, previously held this title, in my opinion). This is your typical hole in the wall joint, serving up incredibly cheap home food made with lots of love. You will adore it.

    Best of luck on your trip!

    Sham Khan
    London

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Sham, this is great, thank you very much for your suggestions!

  • Kanta Emoto

    2 years ago

    What you should try in Rome, Italy is you should try Zen Garden 2 but I’ve never been there before.

  • Alexander

    2 years ago

    In Stockholm you should definitely visit the “Strömming” food truck outside the subway stop Slussen. They are pretty much the only ones who serve the traditional Swedish fried herring on hard bread (or if you prefer soft bread or even mashed potatoes). It’s cheap and delicious, and it’s located in a nice area.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Alexander, that sounds great, thank you.

  • Saurav kedia

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark – Excited to hear that you would be visiting Mumbai. I would honored and more than happy to take you around… Let me know of your plan to discuss further

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Saurav, thank you for the offer. I’m not fully sure of my schedule yet, but will keep in touch. Thanks.

  • Björn Sagorski

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, in Stockholm just try the Aifur Krog & Bar. Nice food and a great atmosphere. For Barcelona you should visit the La Tasqueta de Blai, visited by many locals for lunch or dinner. The greatest Tapas we eat in our life so far 🙂 A pity that you will not visit Germany. We still wish you both a great trip and are looking forward to your new videos 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Great, thank you Björn. I’m hoping for a longer trip to Germany in the future!

  • Eddy P

    2 years ago

    Ciao Mark,

    In Rome you must dine at a restaurant called ‘Cavalier Gino’. It’s an establishment amongst the local Romans where you can have an honest Spaghetti Carbonara or Bucatini all’Amatriciana.
    I hope you enjoy it, I was born in Italy and have been living in Sydney Australia for the past 15 years. I’m a massive fan of yours and Bangkok is my favourite city on earth.
    Safe travels,
    Ed

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Eddy, thank you very much for your recommendation, and for your support. Glad you love Bangkok too!

  • My Yellow Plate

    2 years ago

    Hello from India,
    I am glad to know you have Mumbai on your list. Here’s what you must eat in Mumbai.
    1. Pav Bhaji (Sidhivinayak stall, Juhu Beach) – You will find this place flooded with locals.
    2. Vada Pav (Laxman Vada Pav)
    3. Bhel Puri (Juhu Beach)

    Let me know know if you need any help. Good luck with your around the world food adventure. Cheers!!

  • Björn Sagorski

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, for Stockholm just try the Aifur Krog & Bar. Very delicoius food and a funny and nice atmosphere. For Barcelona try the El Xampanyet.Have a nice trip you both 🙂

  • Cristina

    2 years ago

    I am very excited to witness this journey! My boyfriend and I love your videos and we watch then together all the time. We are very inspired to travel to many of the places you have been. We are both from New York so we have some recommendations for you. Roberta’s in Bushwick Brooklyn for one of the top 3 best pizzas in New York and lots of local people watching, Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos in bushwick Brooklyn – this place is a tortilla factory with a small restaurant attached. You can sit and eat in the open air garage area and watch them run the tortilla machines. chinantla in bed stuy brooklyn – a family owned Mexican grocery store with a restaurant in the back. The breaded beef cemita is the absolute best in Brooklyn. Happy travels!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Cristina, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your support and for your suggestions. Greetings to your boyfriend as well!

  • Mert

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    Make sure you go to “Karaköy Güllüoğlu Baklava” in Karaköy District of Istanbul to try their amazing baklavas and other desserts.

    Best regards.

  • Sai Pothuri

    2 years ago

    Dear Mark and Ying, first of all i wish you good luck in your entire trip. and by the way i am in hyderabad and never been to mumbai. any ways future is unpredictable, hope to meet you guys soon and all the best ahead.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Sai, thank you very much. Hoping to visit Hyderabad sometime in the future.

  • kunal kataria

    2 years ago

    for the first stop in your world tour u can try bade miyan ke kabab at colaba , do check out local delicacies like bhel puri , vada pav with chillies on the side and to wash it down with a cup of hot tea near cst – for the break fast

    love your channel and blog
    keep up the good work

  • kunal kataria

    2 years ago

    love your blog , always a thumbs up for your videos
    for your visit in mumbai – ill suggest bade miya at colaba , behind taj hotel one of the most famous rolls youll find in mumbai , also try vada pav a local delicacy with chiiles on the side and to wash it down with a cup of hot tea .
    happy journey
    love your work
    keep up the good work

  • Mark Seath

    2 years ago

    Love your migratiology channel on you tube. My wife and I are currently on holiday in Thailand.
    We have been going to alot of your recommended food stalls and restaurants.,also bought your Bangkok guide online. In Chang Mai at the moment, then off to Pai , Krabi , Railey and then Bangkok again. Also going to Siem Reap. Thanx for all the tips and hard work. I must also buy one or two of your t-shirts. Thanx again.

    Mark Seath from Cape Town
    South Africa

    • Mark Seath

      2 years ago

      Ps. When are you and your wife coming to Cape Town

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Mark, great to hear from you, hope you’re having a nice holiday in Thailand. Really appreciate you buying my guides. I’m really hoping to visit Cape Town sometime in the future. Have a great trip, thanks again for your support.

  • Rashi

    2 years ago

    When you are in India please try some vegetarian dishes….. Some of the most popular vegetable curries are “dal Makhani” (lentil and kidney beans), “paneer tikka Masala” ( cottage cheese)…..
    You can ask at all good places how spicy you want them to be….. Don’t buy any sweet dishes…

    And one thing that concerns me is Indian food eaten at home and food eaten in restaurants is different… Curries are oily in restaurants…. At home we cook them with less oil. … So basically avoid going to a cheap restaurant in Mumbai as food will be tasty but unhealthy and you can only eat so much unhealthy food in one day…….
    Go to some of the finer establishments for a less oily and more spicy savoury curry

    Try vegetarian food in India…. See why half the population in India is vegetarian….. The Indian food has evolved over many millenia and you cannot even begin to try all…..

    How many days are you staying in Mumbai? And in which area???
    I could send some recommendations based on that….. Are you alright with going out of Mumbai???

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Rashi, thank you for the great tips and recommendation. Unfortunately this is going to be a quick trip, just 3 full days, so it’s going to be fast. I think we’ll be staying in the Fort area. Thank you for your help.

  • Bruce

    2 years ago

    Oh my god. Do I have a place for you in Lisbon! I went to Lisbon couple years ago. There is this hole in the wall place. It doesn’t even have a proper store name at the front of the restaurant. BUT the food was just out of this world. It’s called RESTAURANTE ZÉ DA MOURARIA. There are lots of good food in Portugal. I was honestly surprised. I haven’t had one bad meal the whole two weeks I was there.

    Another place is CERVEJARIA RAMIRO. Bourdain went there. There’s a long line up everyday, so go early. It’s pure seafood paradise, and it was my first time eating goose barnacles.

    When you are there, you have to eat bacalhua, the national dish of Portugal while you are there. It’s basically salted cod, and there are many ways to cook it. My favourite is Bacalhua in cream sauce. It’s good. But for me, it’s not life changing. It has a similar flavour to the Chinese salted fish.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Bruce, this is awesome, thank you for these restaurant suggestions in Lisbon. I can’t wait!

  • Izabella

    2 years ago

    In sweden, stockholm go to Waipo resturang , in drottningatan. They have amazing food! Anything is the best, but try the duck salad and take all three ice creams. They are the best ice cream

  • Pal

    2 years ago

    Love your food blogs and videos! Stumbled upon your site looking for recommendations in Yangon and been a subscriber ever since!
    Great to know that you will be visiting my hometown, Mumbai, as part of your Round-the-world tour. All the recommendations you have received so far (270+) are great (Yes, I did read through every one of them!) and I had to think to write in one which hadn’t already been mentioned.
    If you would like to experience authentic local cuisine with a host family – reach out to a group called Authenticook (www.authenticook.com). These guys organize meals that showcase cuisines from across India at homes of host families in Mumbai. I’d especially recommend the “Dine with the Kolis” meal – a sea food extravaganza from a fishing community with strong roots in Mumbai.
    Wish I were in Mumbai, would have been great to catch up and exchange food stories! Wishing Ying and you delightful food-ventures ahead! Looking forward to all the videos!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Pal, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your input. Thank you for the recommendation for http://www.authenticook.com/, that looks fantastic. I will try to fit that in my schedule. Thanks!

  • Amit Sravan

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark! Very excited to know about the round-the-world trip. I would be eagerly waiting for your videos. But as a suggestion, instead of visiting only the metro cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, I would want you to visit the states of North-East India. Food in this region is really unique and completely different from the rest of the country. Its food also share some similarities with Thai cuisine (Ying would love it). Hence, I would really want you to pay a visit to this beautiful region someday. Anyway, all the best for the trip and happy journey in advance.
    Thank You!
    Loads of love from Guwahati, Assam (India)

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Amit, great to hear from you, thank you very much. On my last trip to India I spent sometime in Nagaland, and I loved it – both the people and the food. I’m hoping to travel more in Northeastern India in the future. Thanks!

  • Giancarlo Astorga Ricra

    2 years ago

    In Stockholm you got to try fish soup at “Kajsas”

  • Giancarlo Astorga Ricra

    2 years ago

    In Stockholm you got to try fish soup at “Kajsas fisk”, otherwise Stockholm isn’t really a food city, have a nice trip 🙂

  • Jessie Shiu

    2 years ago

    You have to check these places out in New York!!
    1) Halal Guys Cart
    2) Takashi- Japanese/Korean bbq
    3) Amorino- Icecream
    4) Sik Gaek Chun Ha- Korean seafood hot pot

  • Ole Hsiung Jensen

    2 years ago

    Visit the amazing restaurant That’s Amore in Rome (http://www.thats-amore.it/en/).
    You should also plan to visit Copenhagen!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you Ole. I’m hoping to visit Copenhagen in the future!

  • Mith Lo

    2 years ago

    If you are going to New York City, go to Joe’s Shanghai in Chinatown and try the soup dumplings there. They are delicious. However my favorite item there is the Braised Pork Shoulder. It’s to die for.

  • Cindy Cassidy

    2 years ago

    Oh man! What an amazing trip?! Wow!!! I’ll be looking forward to blogs/videos (especially Barcelona and Istanbul… both on my bucket list ). I visited Lombardy, Italy a couple of years ago — we stayed with my friend’s aunt – that was such an amazing trip to experience Italian village life! Happy travels, you two!!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Cindy, thank you very much, appreciate your support. Lombardy sounds amazing.

  • anom

    2 years ago

    more on halal guys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R5X-bDKvTM

  • anom

    2 years ago

    NYC. Peter Luger. http://www.yelp.com/biz/peter-luger-steak-house-brooklyn. cash only. quality steak. must rsvp.

  • Christian Gosselin

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark,
    You need to try Victor’s Cafe in New York…probably the best Cuban food in town…Fried Yucca and Ropa Vieja !!!

  • Alison Koizumi

    2 years ago

    You absolutely have to try 2 things in NYC: FIRST the “Halal Cart” in the meat packing district. It is THE MOST POPULAR food cart in NYC. You will absolutely love the gyros and the HOT sauce!! Second, the PIZZA!!! of course. Lombardi’s Pizza is the best in NYC. I hope you try both of these!!!!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Alison, awesome, thank you for your recommendations!

  • Lucas

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    in Rome I really recommend Ristochicco to you.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187791-d1595095-Reviews-Ristochicco-Rome_Lazio.html

    * They serve only traditional italian food, made exclusively out of italian ingredients provided by small local enterprises.

    * the seating outside is actually on road as you like it from Asia 🙂

    * There are Bishops coming to eat there as it’s super close to Vatican so the food must be heavenly (it reslly is).

    * the place has a fantastic flair. I was there just once 4 year ago and loved it.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Lucas, this sounds fantastic, thank you!

  • Uwe

    2 years ago

    Recommendation for Barcelona:
    “El racó de la Vila” address : Ciutat de Granada ,33
    Call to book a table : Tel. 933 091 025 or they can book Trough The web too : http://www.racodelavila.com

  • argha

    2 years ago

    hi mark i am a huge fan of you from india(kolkata)
    street side food are best in mumbai,basically chats and panipuri…just awesome..
    but if u visit kolkata india,i can be your local guide for free 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you very much Argha, I’d love to visit Kolkata again in the future.

  • Raj

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,
    Not so sure about “Restaurants” in Mumbai. I’ve mostly ate by food stalls, which I’m sure you’ve already done.
    I’d recommend you try and meet up with these guys Rocky and Mayur

    https://m.facebook.com/Rocky-and-Mayur-796523630458155/

    https://www.instagram.com/rockyandmayur/

    https://youtu.be/OERt9M9cQno

    Happy touring. Enjoy.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Raj, thank you for the recommendation, will try to check them out.

  • Valentina

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! I’m really happy you are going to visit Rome! I work in the historical centre of Rome and I Can suggest many places to you! My fiance’ and me would be really glad to walk you and your wife around. I’ll send you an email shortly with a list of places!

  • Vason

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark and Ying!
    I have follow your vlog few month now and iam very happy to hear that you gonna come to my town Stockholm/Sweden 🙂
    My suggession here in Stockholm for you to experiance Swedish food are:
    1. Hötorgshallen the foodcourt, is the underground foodcourt, try Melanders fisk, the foodcourt are open 10:00-18:00 close every Sundays.
    2. Gondolen, one of the most known restaurant with great food in Stockholm. http://www.eriks.se/gondolen/
    3. Jimmys Steakhouse, this restaurant are known for best steak. http://steakhouse.jimmys.se/
    4. Boqueria, If you wanna try swedish tappas go to this restaurant http://moodstockholm.se/cafe-restaurang/boqueria/
    I hope you will enjoy some of this place
    Have a nice day/Vason

  • Priyadarshini

    2 years ago

    Wow…am so excited as well love the way you vlog
    My son Arav is 7years old and loves watching your videos just to see the way you react after tasting food
    I wish you had cover Bangalore too…

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Priyadarshini, nice to hear from you, thank you. I hope to visit Bangalore in the future. Say hello to Arav for me!

  • Hamad

    2 years ago

    Try machboos rice which is my absolute favourite in oman ! + the harees which is so tender meat mixed in a hot oat mixture beaten for hours !

  • Sadi

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    I am glad that you are going on this exciting trip. You will definitely like all the places you visit. I am a great food lover my self. I live in Dubai but I’m originally half turkish and half italian. Once you are in Muscat you should definitely try the common arabian gulf dish which is called MANDI. It actually comes from the Yemmeni cuisine however it is very popular among all the gulf countries. You should try goat mandi preferably haneed which are the rips. Unfortunately I don’t know any good places in Muscat for that but you should try to get hold of some omanis who can traditionally prepare it for you. They usually cook it under the sand which makes it nice and tender. In any case those are the places I recommend for you in istanbul:
    – Nusret: its a little expensive however they make the best meat you can imagine. Its technically the turkish version of kobe beef
    – Mado: great place for turkish breakfast and desserts(especially turkish ice cream)
    – Balik Ekmek: Turkish fish bread that they sell directly from the boats close to the galata bridge
    – Turkish Mussels which you can find in Beyoglu district
    You should also definitely try Lahmacun which is turkish pizza and manti which is Turkish pasta.
    For Manti I would recommend you to go to Bodrum Caffe.
    I hope this helps
    Enjoy your trip 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Sadi, great to hear from you, thank you for all your helpful tips and recommendations. Can’t wait to try some of these dishes!

  • Justin patil

    2 years ago

    Hello Mark, I am very happy to hear that you are coming to Mumbai, India.
    I recommend you to visit

    1. Bademiya @ Colaba
    Cuisines : North Indian, Mughlai
    Location : https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir//18.9231956,72.8324421/@18.9232696,72.8332951,18.04z

    2.is a local South Indian food corner in Sewri
    Cuisines : South Indian
    Location : https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir//Station+Rd,+Gandhi+Nagar,+Sewri,+Mumbai,+Maharashtra+400015/@18.9974517,72.8534516,18.79z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x3be7cf0247e1407b:0x59eada99bb641d9e!2m2!1d72.8537348!2d18.9980846?hl=en

    Much more local street food places i can take you……..
    I want to meet you when you come to india
    It would be my pleasure to Help you in Mumbai, Please let me know if i could help you in any ways………………..
    …………………………………..I WELCOME YOU TO INDIA………………

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Justin, great to hear from you, thank you for all your recommendations. I’m not fully sure quite yet of my schedule, but will try to keep you posted. Thank you!

  • MirIAm

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark & Ying!

    Here are some places that come to mind when I visit NYC:

    Venessa Dumping Bar
    118A Eldridge St,
    NYC (Chinatown)
    Popular no frills place selling dumplings, noodles, pancakes and soups

    Economy Candy
    108 Rivington Street
    NYC (Lower East Side)
    The best candy store in the Lower East Side! The have every kind of candy you can think of.

    Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
    65 Bayard St.
    NYC, (Chinatown)

    A fabulous selection of ice cream flavors that includes Durian.

    Happy travels!

  • Li

    2 years ago

    Mark, you have to go to Flushing Queens when you come to NYC. They have many many food courts for delicious Chinese food. http://www.yelp.com/biz/new-york-food-court-flushing
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/new-york-food-court-flushing
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/golden-shopping-mall-flushing-2

  • Charles.C

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! These places was my favorite when I was staying in Hong Kong!

    Tung Po – With unique atmosphere, you are basically dinning in the air-con wet market and they serve beer in a bowl.
    2/F Java Road Municipal Services Building, 99 Java Road, North Point. Opening hours Mon.-Sun. 17:30-00:30
    http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/r-tung-po-north-point-guangdong-seafood-r3847

    Chiu Yuen Chiu Chow Noodle – Serves typical Hong Kong style noodles (Wan Tan noodle, beef noodle, fishball noodle, etc). Make sure you ask for “Ngau Beng” (beef cake) and “Lou Sui” (special source) in your noodle.
    G/F 37 Spring Garden Lane, Wan Chai. Opening hours Mon-Sun: 10: 00-21 : 00
    http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/r-chiu-yuen-chiu-chow-noodle-wan-chai-chiu-chow-noodles-rice-noodles-r10024

    Kam Fung (few shops next to Chiu Yuen Chiu Chow Noodle) – serves typical Hong Kong style breakfast. Must eat: Polo bun, milk tea, Ying Yong (mix of tea and coffee).
    G/F, Spring Garden Mansion, 41 Spring Garden Lane, Wan Chai
    http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/r-kam-fung-restaurant-wan-chai-hong-kong-style-r1549

    Roast Goose King (name says it all)
    119 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po. Not sure if they still operate at the same place, may be can call try call 27259118 to check beforehand.
    http://hkscribe.blogspot.my/2008/07/roast-goose-king-sham-shui-po.html

    Gai Dan Jaai – a kind of street snack, Hong Kong style waffle alike. Famous and nice, the entire stall is covered with photos of famous people.
    http://kampungboycitygal.com/2011/06/fung-shing-restaurant-famous-gai-dan-zai-north-point-hk/

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Charles, these are some great suggestions, thank you very much, appreciate your help.

  • Felicia

    2 years ago

    In NYC, definitely check out Wo Hop in Chinatown on Mott St. it’s been around forever. Make sure you go to the basement one. Also Joe’s Shanghai is really good for soup dumplings.

    In HK, you definitely need to eat the pineapple bun with butter inside & their milk tea, it is soooo good

  • Kaye D

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    New fan here of your YT videos 🙂 For New York— Katz’s Deli, Lombardi’s, Shake Shack, Halal Guys, Dominique Ansel Bakery, Levain Bakery, Momofoku, Luke’s Lobster, Nom Wah Tea Parlor and the list goes on but these are on top of my list 🙂 Enjoy! Im so jealous! Ive always dreamed of travelling and eating and get paid for it 🙂

    Love your videos and thank you for sharing your travels and eats with us 🙂

    – Kaye

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Kaye, great to hear from you, thank you very much. These places sound great!

  • damn son

    2 years ago

    Bro you MUST try kokoreç, işkembe, rice filled clams, simit and other offal foods and street food in Istanbul. Try to go for street vendors and rustic shops instead of chain-fast food spots.

    Also visit Kızılkayalar in the taksim square (near the entrance of istiklal avenue) and try ISLAK(LITERALLY WET) BURGER. IT’S AMAZING IT’S A MUST TRY

  • h59

    2 years ago

    We ( me and hubby) love your videos..but please put a bit of infor to it..halal or not halal

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you very much. Will try to include some halal places as well.

  • Oskar

    2 years ago

    When in Stockholm would be fun to see collaboration with Edward Blom our famous television personality and food lover.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Oskar, thank you for the recommendation, ok will try to!

  • Axel GE

    2 years ago

    Hey mark!
    Im from Sweden and there is this one place in stockholm that is amazing. It’s Café Facile and its located at Luntmakargatan 99, 11351 Vasastan. Hope you will enjoy your stay in Sweden 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you very much Axel, I’m looking forward to it.

  • Hong

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark,
    Wow, I can’t wait for the video. Would have love to see pass by Toronto Canada…it is only couple of hours from NYC.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Hong, thank you. I’m hoping to visit Toronto sometime in the future.

  • Louis

    2 years ago

    Definitely Halal Guys and Joe’s Shanghai in NYC!

  • Valenti

    2 years ago

    also many thanks for chiang mai, the kum yai khao soi was probably the best in the world. see you soon in Barcelona!

  • Valenti

    2 years ago

    I would be more than happy to show you around in BCN, even have my grandma cook some awesome aurhentic paella. Been a long term fan, thanks to you my wife and i discovered Soei and other gems in BKK, i’d like to give something back. Beep me up before your Barcelona trip, i’ll organize some delicious! Best Wishes, V.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Valenti, thank you very much for your kind offer, wow that sounds amazing. I’m still figuring out my schedule, will keep in touch. Thanks!

  • Allison Green

    2 years ago

    New Yorker here! We have some of the best Chinese food in the country.
    – Golden Shopping Mall: Try Sichuan at Chengdu Tianfu (dan dan mien, mapo tofu, double-cooked pork, water-cooked fish…) and Tian Jin Dumpling House (lamb dumplings with squash). Original branch of Xi’an Famous Foods is also there, which is now a mini-chain in NYC but it’s still delicious (lamb noodles)
    – Xiao long bao at Nan Xiang Dumpling House
    – Best Sichuan is a bit out of the way of Flushing, out in College Point, at a place called Little Pepper. It’s a schlep, but you won’t regret it if you go. Amazing.
    – In Manhattan, the best Chinese I’ve had is at Spicy Village – try the Big Tray Chicken.

    Some other favorites…
    – Tibetan momos just off the 7 train in Jackson Heights, Queens at a cart called Potala Fresh Momo
    – Mexican tortas at Tortas Neza in Corona, Queens
    – South Indian dosas in Flushing, Queens at the Ganesh Temple Canteen (basement canteen of a temple)

    Even though I lived in Brooklyn, I went to Queens constantly just to eat. Make sure you set aside a day to do Queens justice – on the whole, you’ll find the most diverse, authentic ethnic food in all of NYC.

    Enjoy!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Allison, awesome to hear from you, wow, these are some great suggestions. Thank you!

  • Robert Luco

    2 years ago

    There are some recommendations i give to all my friends who are travelling to Rome, and I of course will give them to you, Mark. 🙂

    There are three locations in Rome you should absolutely visit, ranked by awesomeness:

    #1: “I vicini bistrot” – This is a VERY little bistrot (near Pantheon) with minimalistic food, but awesome tastes! You will fly in heaven, it is unbelievable! Almost everything there is from familiy production. You will love the owner, he is very open, talkative and warmhearted, he loves food as much as all of us here do. I think, you and him would be able to easily do some conversation. 🙂

    #2: “Frigidarium” – A little Gelateria by the street of Via del Governo Vecchio (it is in the center), serving the best ice cream in the city. Believe me, you will eat there three times a day – one for breakfast, lunch and dinner each! 😀

    #3: “Pianostrada Laboratorio Di Cucina” – A crowded little (everything good is little, haha) gem in Trastevere. This Cucina is run by three lovely ladys, who will server you tasty fish burgers with black buns, and even better sandwiches with their special jellys (yum!)

    Also, another recommendation from me if you want to stay via Airbnb:
    https://www.airbnb.de/rooms/2330582
    This apartment is really nice with its own charm, at one of the most vibrant streets with balcony (really romantic in the evening/night!), and the best part: it is RIGHT in the center! you can reach everything by foot in about 20 minutes that is worth visiting.

    The last i have been there with my girlfriend was last year.
    We would really love it, if you visit these locations we appreciated the most. 🙂

    All in all, we are looking forward to your world trip and are totally jealous! Have fun, and suprise us with your findings!

    Best wishes
    Robert & Tatjana

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Robert & Tatjana, wow, thank you very much for your suggestions, and even for accommodation. I’m really looking forward to the food on this trip!

  • Michelle L

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    If you do happen to come to Kolkata, India, let me know. I`m a chinese Indian so I can give u tips on Indian as well as Chinese food. I saw ur old Kolkata video, u didn’t visit India’s only chinatown..its in Kolkata.

  • Mathias W

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    When you visit NYC, you should definately go to Los Tacos No 1 inside an amazing food court on Manhattan. Best tacos I have ever eaten!

  • Eul

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! love your videos. I do an impersonation of your “mmmmmm” when you take that initial bite of any food and my wife finds it hilarious. Anyways, my wife and i met in NYC and have a few recommendations that you will likely hear from other people:

    1) Totto Ramen (two locations now) – long waits at the Hell’s Kitchen location. Go to the Mid-Town East location during non-peak hrs. Best chicken broth ramen you will ever have! Also get the mayo don with chasu.
    2) Joe’s Ginger (Chinatown) – soup dumplings. much better than din tai fung in my opinion
    3) Halal Guys (a street cart / 53rd st and 6th ave) – famous drunk food in NYC. Make sure to go to the original. A lot of carts have popped up on that corner over the years.

    Got many more but i’m sure you’ll have a giant list. Can’t wait to see the videos!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Eul, great to hear from you. Haha, I would love to see it! Thank you for your recommendations.

  • David Holm

    2 years ago

    Hello Mark & Ying,

    Stockholm local here! Believe it or not – there is local street food here in the north. And it is delicious, relatively affordable and unlike anything you’ve tried before. 🙂 Plus we have a unique coffee culture here that you have to experience for yourself. 🙂

    I would love to see you try these things:

    Best fish soup in the world: “Kajsa’s fisk” (in the food court Hötorgshallen)
    Best fried herring in the world: “Nystekt strömming”-truck (near Metro stop Slussen)
    Best cinnamon bun in the world (with a coffee on the side of course) + wonderful scenery: “Rosendal trädgård” (A wonderful café on our huge park island, Djurgården)
    Best elk/reindeer sausage: “The hairy pig deli” (Gamla stan)
    Best swedish meatballs in the world: “Meatballs for the people” (Södermalm)

    Enjoy, you two! 🙂 Hej and välkommna in Stockholm! Have a wnderful time here!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi David, great to hear from you, thank you for these amazing food suggestions, really looking forward to it!

  • Adam Poulsen

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark!

    I would recommend you visit restaurang Kvarnen in Stockholm for some traditional Swedish food.

    Best regards,
    Adam

  • Jay Lopena

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark and Ying! This upcoming tour will absolutely be a blast. No doubt we will enjoy all your videos and updates. Good luck and God speed!

  • dr. hacky

    2 years ago

    come to Nepal again 🙂

  • Dana

    2 years ago

    You should try try Chung Moo Rice Roll and Dongas in Flushing for some delicious Korean food! Happy travels! I love your content by the way 😀

  • Alke

    2 years ago

    For a Stockholm snack try a Tunnbrodsrulle, you can get it at food stands all over the city. Its bread filled with wieners, mashed potatoe and little crabs. Super fun.

  • Egbert de Boer

    2 years ago

    Dear Mark,
    if you can you should skip Turkey. It is now very dangerous there. I am very worried about you both going to Istanbul.
    kind regards,
    Egbert de Boer

    • Sadi

      2 years ago

      What happened to Istanbul is also what happened to Paris and many other European Cities. Unfortunately this is the world we live in but it does not mean that Istanbul is less safe.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Egbert, I really appreciate your concern. We will definitely be cautious anywhere we travel.

  • Tapanta Das

    2 years ago

    You can try “bade miya”, behind TAJ (open only post 10pm)
    Mahesh lunch home (they have few branch as well)
    Gajalee in juhu for seafood it’s just awesome
    You may try this, and do not forget to comment on my recommendation, as I seen every episode of urs so it’s feel great if you like my recommendation.
    Thanks and regards,
    Das

  • Alister Huynh

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, I’ve been to a handful of those cities!

    Here’s what you should try:

    4. Rome, Italy
    – Pizzarium (as visited by Bourdain), you can’t skip this
    – Roman pasta, this includes carbonara (must), cacio e pepe (must) and amatriciana. We went to Roscioli which is a bit of a food institute (they also serve up fresh burrata)
    – Roman style pizza – Pizzeria da Remo
    – Gelati – My 3 favourite gelaterias: Gelateria del Teatro, Gelateria Fatamorgana, Il Gelato di Claudio Torce
    – Also you should go on a porchetta hunt! (didn’t get to do this myself) If you have time you should venture out of town for it, as shown here (I’ve gotten a lot of my Rome inspiration from Katie Parla): http://katieparla.com/porchetta-il-norcino-bernabei-marino-laziale/

    6. Barcelona, Spain
    – eat at the Boqueria Market. There’s 2 counter-style restaurants there, Bar Pinotxo and el Quim (which I went to). The eggs and octopus was incredibly good!
    – eat lots of iberico jamon! (everywhere)
    – tapas, Quimet i Quimet, for something more modern Tapas 24 was fantastic
    – a seafood place, we went to Paco Meralgo. Things you should hunt for are Palamos prawns and goose barnacles (which I’m sure will be a new experience for you!) Ohh… and it is expensive.
    – I know you asked for “local restaurants”, but if you can splurge a little, Tickets is the place to reserve (2 months in advance). It’s run by Albert Adria (Ferran’s brother) which together they ran El Bulli (what people consider the world’s best restaurant)

    8. New York City, United States
    – 2 of the best burger chains in the east coast, Shake Shack and Five Guys
    – Peter Luger still in my mind is the best steak I’ve ever had! Please go!
    – Russ & Daughters – bagels, cream cheese, salmon
    – Katz’s Delicatessen – the pastrami
    – Pizza, this is going to be tough. Di Fara is probably the most famous (haven’t been), but I hear great things from Best Pizza in Brooklyn (the owner is the host for the Pizza Show on Munchies – Youtube)
    – Doughnut Plant for doughnuts
    – Other miscellaneous cuisines you could try is Polish (Veselka), Mexican (Tacombi at Fonda Nolita), Ramen (Ippudo) – also get the pork belly baos

    Hope that helps (kind of jealous of you going to Istanbul).

    Cheers,
    Alister

    • Alister Huynh

      2 years ago

      Almost forgot how much you love your coffee. In Rome, 2 of the most popular ones are Sant’Eustachio and Tazza D’Oro, give those a go 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Alister, wow, this is an awesome list, thank you very much for your help!

  • Ian James

    2 years ago

    When you come back to BKK,make sure to do a vlog with you having dinner with Dwight(BKK Fatty).

  • Xplorato

    2 years ago

    lovely everything looked delicious :0 if you are ever in Kenya try out Big Square for some tasty BBQ or Dsuit restaurant for some scrumptious cuisines and beautiful atmospher

  • Budtik

    2 years ago

    I live in Istanbul you should visit grand pazaar at eminönü there’s a little food side named gülebru kantin their food is the best there. Dürüm kebabs and ayran. As sweets you can find best baklava at karaköy güllüoğlu and traditional Turkish sweet variations at eminönü hafız mustafa. There are lots of good places I’ll check and write again.

  • Richard Weiderman

    2 years ago

    Hello, Mark,

    In Bombay try two restaurants, one in Calaba and the other in Fort. In Calaba go to Gokul, a working-class place with great local food. Try their masala pomfret.
    A little farther north in Fort try Modern Hindu Hotel, a South Indian restaurant that hasn’t changed a tad since 1926. It’s on the fourth floor in its building. In fact, here is a brief Youtube video of the place by your Indian counterpoint. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7tHKZjH5rU

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Richard, these two places sound amazing. Thank you!

  • Mana Meechot

    2 years ago

    Hi! Pi Mark & Pi Ying.

    Iam been fallow your blog for a good longtime now and you two never stop desipointing, Thank u for that.

    I Believe that u want a genuin Swedish-food and some History behind the Swedish-food Culture?
    Well I happend to be a Chef with over 10 years in the business.
    My two years at ” Grytthyttan” University was that i coming two learn two known the best Restaurang profile ( Chefs and Restaurang Owner) in Sweden.

    If you and Pi Ying are intressted of a Guide iam your Man????

    My Restaurangs Recommendation in Stockholm:

    1. Pelikan ( ok Prize )
    2. Tradition ( expensiv)
    3. Nallen & Kroppkakan ( ok Prize)

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Mana, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your suggestions and helpful tips. Also, thank you for your offer. I’m not fully sure of our schedule yet, but will keep in touch. Thanks.

  • Ragnar

    2 years ago

    Dear Mark and Ying. Greetings from Phuket! Thanks for many nice videos and food tips (especially Soei and P’aor).

    Here are two must trys in Hong Kong and Barcelona.

    Hong Kong: The legendary institution Yung Kee, which has been serving up HKs’s best roast goose since 1942. In Central, HK Island. http://yungkee.com.hk/

    Barcelona: BierCab, one of Europe’s best craft beer bars/bistros. Some amazing tapas and other finger foods and top local and international craftbeers.

    Have a great trip!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you very much Ragnar. Hope you’re doing well in Phuket!

  • CJ

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! Awsome trip! Saw The itinarary looks amasing. Im from sweden and when ever i go to Stockholm i use a app called streetkäk. Im not affiliated With The developers but must say IF you look for foodtruck experience in Stockholm It’s usefull. IF you have Time i would recomend you go to Malmö in The south part of sweden. The devercity of food is amazing close to copenhagen aswell. In Malmö visit Möllan The food center of south sweden a multicultural market. Have a awsome tripp and we who follow are indeed in for a treat. Best of luck / CJ

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi CJ, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your recommendations. Will check out that app.

  • Paola Echegaray

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    My boyfriend and I are big fans. We’re both NY natives from Queens. NY’s culinary scene represents the entire world, so much of which you’ve already experienced firsthand. While we frequent many great Asian and Middle Eastern restaurants, we don’t think any of them (including halal guys) are
    as good as the ones in Asia/Middle East. That being said, it was fun to narrow down what’s unique to the States/NY. Here goes:

    -katz deli for pastrami sandwich (sit at the counter)
    -russ and daughters cafe (http://www.russanddaughterscafe.com/) for
    smoked fish platters as well as bagels and bialy
    -Fette Sau (http://www.fettesaubbq.com/) for traditional and Hometown
    BBQ (http://www.hometownbarbque.com/) for less traditional BBQ.
    -Robertas (http://www.robertaspizza.com/) for NY style neopolitan pizza
    with creative toppings and sides
    -Maison Premiere (http://maisonpremiere.com/) for oyster happy hour
    (5-7, get there early) for a sample of $1-$1.50 regional oysters from
    all over united states including NY.
    – Mu Ramen- non-traditional Ramen which is why we included it. (http://ramennyc.wix.com/popup)

    For a more upscale but still informal meal try:

    -Estela (http://www.estelanyc.com/) near Houston St for many creative small
    plates including squid ink rice. This place, despite being informal
    made it to top 50 restaurants in
    world….(http://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners#t1-50).

    We hope you guys have a GREAT time.

    Pao & Max

    PS. Mumbai recommendations coming soon.

    • Paola Echegaray

      2 years ago

      OH, and:

      Di Fara Pizza- My boyfriend insists. I’m not a stand in long lines for a $5 slice of pizza type of girl, but I’ll admit it’s very NY pizza (https://www.yelp.com/biz/di-fara-pizza-brooklyn).

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Pao & Max, thank you very much. And this is exactly what I was looking for. I know NYC has food from all over the world, but I’d really love to focus on exactly the types of places you’ve mentioned. Thank you for your support, and greetings to Max as well!

  • Tom Mills

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark

    For pintxos in Barcelona try La Tasqueta de Blai on Carrer de Blai. Great local hangout, selection of 40+ pintxos at a 1 euro each that change throughout the day. Lovely staff and great atmosphere.

  • Wen

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark!

    I cannot wait for your blog posts and vlogs!

    A few recommendations:

    1) NYC: Pershing Square for some classic NYC diner style Pancakes, a humungous pizza slice at Artichoke Basille’s and for a late night cheap filler, the original Halal Bro’s rice! If Ying and you want to spoil yourselves, 2 Michelin starred Maria lunch is great eating.

    2) Rome: Everywhere is consistently good but nothing made my day more amazing than a meal at VinAllegro! Smoked cheese with truffles is wow! Just an FYI not to eat near main squares. A cup of coffee that is usually 2 euros becomes 6 euros as the cover charge for sitting in these areas are around 3-4 euros!

    3) Stockholm = Meatballs all day long for me. I did a weekend there and had three serves of meatballs. I suggest you go to Pelikan restaurant. The mash was the best of the lot and the meatballs sensational.

    Have fun, stay safe and keep blogging.

    WenY

  • Arjun

    2 years ago

    Hi Marc, i would like to go to Below address in MUMBAI. It’s not just restaurant it is an institute.
    Check out the timings (11:30 AM to 4:00 PM)of the restaurant before going ,and meet the owner, He is awesome.
    What to eat:
    Berry pulav, Lime soda,Sali boti
    Name & Address:
    Britannia & Co. Restaurant
    Wakefield House,11, Sport Rd, 16, Ballard Estate, Opp New Custom House, Mumbai

    I would like to meet you but unfortunately i am in Delhi, Let me know if you are in Delhi too.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Arjun, thank you very much, can’t wait. I can’t make it to Delhi this time, but hopefully next.

  • Amit

    2 years ago

    Try Chuan Shao in Hong Kong. ????

  • Isabel Pinto

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark and Ying,

    That ‘s good to know that you come to Lisbon. You must try Mozambique cuisine at “Cantinho do Aziz” in Mouraria, Rua de São Lourenço, 3-5, Mouraria, Lisboa 1100-530 where you experience comfort food in a friendly environment. Thanks

    • Isabel Pinto

      2 years ago

      Should try Muamba de frango (tradicional Angola’s chicken with ocra) at “Batata Doce” Rua São João da Mata, 56-A, Lapa-Estrela, Lisboa, every thursday’s. And also Moqueca. 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Isabel, fantastic, thank you for your recommendations.

  • LTMD

    2 years ago

    Here ya go:

    I too prefer local eats, real eats and more inexpensive (I avoid tourist-traps, television hyped places and sit-down fancy expensive joint). Here’s a list of the places on the top of my head and while browsing through my old pics. There’s obviously much more:

    Manhattan:

    NYC Pizza by the slice (not sit-down television tourist-traps):
    Joe’s Pizza on Carmine
    East Harlem Patsy’s
    Bleeker Street Pizza

    Non-traditional NYC pizza (but darn good imo and can’t get this anywhere else) – Artichoke in East Village (try the artichoke and crab slices)

    Best NYC pizza in the world – DiFara’s

    Square pizza – Prince St Pizza

    Peruvian chicken – Pio Pio

    Japanese ramen – Ippudo (skip Momofuku). Minca and Totto good too

    Jewish deli – Zabaar’s

    Italian deli – Di Palo’s (fresh porchetta and rice balls) and Alleva

    Lan Zhou (Fu Zhou) – hand stretched Chinese noodles

    Kati Roll Co. – Indian kati rolls

    Katja – German/Austrian pub food

    Grill 21 or Jeepney or Maharlika for Filipino

    Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue – best/real bbq in NYC

    Odessa – Ukranian and Greek late-night diner

    Veselka – Ukranian

    Despana – Spain/Catalan deli

    Murray’s Bagel and Ess-a-bagel.

    116th & Lexington in East Harlem for all sorts of West Indian, Spanish, Cuban, Puerto Rican food.

    Bk:

    Real Jamaican steel-drum jerk chicken around Bushwick and Crown Heights. Also don’t forget Jamaican beef patties in the same area.

    Peppa’s Jerk Chicken

    Peaches HotHouse

    Roberta’s pizza

    Red Hook Ball Fields Food Vendors Marketplace – has a lot of events/fairs/etc. of different cultures that are food focused.

    Qns:

    Flushing for countless Chinese and Asian food.

    XinJiang BBQ cart – Chinese bbq sticks.

    Tito Rad’s – Filipino

    SriPraPhai – Thai

    Astoria for countless different culture’s foods.

    City Indonesian Church Blessing Food Bazaar – serves very good Indonesian foods.

    More popular, tourist-trap’ish, but in no doubt still good and NY institutions:
    Katz’s
    Halal Guys on 53th & 6th after 8pm (before 8pm are the copy-cats)
    Murray’s Cheese Shop
    Hop Kee
    Wo Hop
    Russ & Daughters
    Peter Luger
    Amy Ruth’s. Melba’s. Skip Sylvia’s.
    There was a Cuban place south of Hell’s Kitchen that was very good. I forgot the name or it may have closed down. But it’s way better than Sophie’s.
    Cafe Habana

    Have fun.

  • Mohannad Bou Matar

    2 years ago

    I’m happy to hear that you are coming to Muscat, i live in Muscat, and i can recommend the following restaurant’s for you:
    for Omani food you can try Bait Al Luban and Al Reef, there is also a Turkish restaurant called Turkish Diwan Restaurant, it serve Omani local fish.
    and there are many BBQ street vendors where you can enjoy some Omani BBQ (its called Mashakik)

    let me know if you need any more details. regards,

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Mohannad, this is great, thank you very much for your help. Can’t wait to visit!

  • Arya Muhammad F

    2 years ago

    You should try ‘ Halal Guys ‘ food stall at NewYork . Best regards from Jakarta !

  • Seung Yun Kim

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark and Ying,
    I live in NYC and unlike most of the other cities that you are going to, because NYC is such a diverse place, there are so many ethnic enclaves that have amazing food (that is hard to find anywhere else in the US). My friends and I love going out to ethnic restaurants and try new food. Recently, I tried Central Asian food, which I have never had before. There is a large Bukharian (Central Asian Jewish) community in Queens, especially Rego Park and Forest Hills, and in Brooklyn, in the Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach area, because of the large number of people from the former USSR that live there. Also, in Queens, in the Jackson Heights and Woodside area, there are a lot of Tibetans, Nepalis, and Bhutanese restaurants and food stands. Most of these restaurants seemed to be shocked to see my Western friends, as mostly locals go there. Also walking around Jackson Heights is perfect for Latin American, Filipino and Indian food as well. There are also countless other cuisines you can try, such as West African food in the Bronx, vegan Ethiopian food in Brooklyn, all kinds of Korean food in Flushing and so on. If you want to know more, I am more than happy to give you many more suggestions and recommendations! Please contact me via email or Facebook!
    -Seung

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Seung, great to hear from you. NYC is just amazing, the amount of diversity and food available. I’m only going to have a couple days on this trip to NYC, but hope to visit again to explore more.

  • Devshuvro Ghosh

    2 years ago

    How I wish you came to Kolkata, once more! There are so many other awesome places to eat which you’re yet to discover. Hope to see you back here soon! All the very best and waiting for some lovely videos everyday! Thanks.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you Devshuvro, hoping to visit Kolkata again sometime in the future.

  • Rodd Chant

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark,

    Love watching your videos. I’m an Australian who lives in NYC, also lived in Singapore three times and have spent considerable time in Thailand as well. Here are some of my picks here in NYC. Would love to meet you guys for a meal, could also bring along a Chef friend of mine who own three restaurants here, one of them is Vietnamese.

    • Lam Zhou Hand Pulled Noodles: for the noodles and the dumplings: http://www.yelp.com/biz/lam-zhou-handmade-noodle-new-york-2
    • Xi’an Famous: for noodles. http://xianfoods.com/
    • Rubirosa for pizza: http://www.rubirosanyc.com/
    • Xing Wong BBQ: great Chinatown spot: http://www.yelp.com/biz/xing-wong-bbq-new-york
    • Saigon Bahn Mi: http://www.banhmisaigonnyc.com/
    • Shake Shack: for burgers but choose your time wisely as there can be long lines. https://www.shakeshack.com/location/madison-square-park/
    • Smorgasburg: I think you would love this, a mix of local vendors all in the one place. http://www.smorgasburg.com/
    • Calexico food cart: great Mexican food: you can find one of the most popular street carts in Soho. http://calexico.net/locations
    • Crif Dogs for hot dogs: http://www.crifdogs.com/
    • SriPraPhai Thai: considered one of the best Thai restaurants in NY, it’s in Queens: http://www.yelp.com/biz/sripraphai-thai-restaurant-woodside
    • If you’re craving any Thai ingredients or snacks go here in Chinatown: http://www.yelp.com/biz/bangkok-center-grocery-new-york-2

    Cheers,

    Rodd

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Rodd, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your support. You’ve lived in some great food cities. We’re going to be in NYC unfortunately just for a couple days on this trip, and not sure of our schedule fully yet, but will keep you posted. Thanks!

  • David Willi s

    2 years ago

    Mark, in Barcelona there is a famous restaurant called Cal Pep. They have the best calamari I’ve ever had and I lived in Spain for two years. Have a great trip.

  • kabilan

    2 years ago

    The Halal Guys in NYC. Knowing you I know you’ll love it. That spicy sauce is Crazy!

  • Kenneth Harris

    2 years ago

    When you are in New York I don’t think it would be cliche to have cheesecake. Try Juniors in Brooklyn. But of course before dessert you have to have dinner, so pick something off of the menu that resembles a cheeseburger! ????????????????

  • suryanarayana

    2 years ago

    hai mark i am surya please visit my home town Hyderabad India while in your round trip. world famous food items are available now in ramzan season HALEEM, BIRYANI

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Surya, thank you, hoping to visit in the future.

  • Laurencia Theo

    2 years ago

    Ippudo and Momofuku Noodle Bar in NYC! Their ramen and pork buns are the best ????????

  • Max

    2 years ago

    Mark try Soba Nippon in New York City!
    ???? Soba Nippon
    Valeray Real Estate Co Inc
    (212) 489-2525
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Soba+Nippon+Valeray+Real+Estate+Co+Inc

  • Kartik

    2 years ago

    Mark ,

    So good to know about this trip of yours. Following are my recommendations from my side for Mumbai ,

    1.) Bara handi ( literally translates to 12 cook pots ) – This place serves slow cooked meat ( over 10 hours ) along with roti ( indian flat bread ) . The place was started long back where in it used to cater people who could not afford premium cuts of meat . So instead this place used the not so premium discarded cuts like the ox-tail , tongue , brains etc – slowly braised them with their signature spices for hours together so dish something so delicious that over a period of time , this place has become a signature spot for some delicious meat stews.

    Location : https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Barah+Handi/@18.9491861,72.832308,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3be7ce240372f2c7:0xa7769c79d97482b5!8m2!3d18.949181!4d72.8344967

    2.) Just near grant road station the B. Merwans & Co bakery for some freshly baked Mawa Cup Cakes & Chai – this cannot get any better any where else.
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/w8Bdua5U1ex

    3.) Britannia and co. – This is a heritage institution that is been up and running for more than 93 years . Not very cheap but the berry pulav they serve their along with other parsi delicacies like dhansak , salli boti etc with chapatis ( whole wheat flat breads) and brown rice ( rice cooked with caramelized water ) is worth a visit.
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/1yw6mcjRLLq

    4.) Another amazing recommendation – although this place serves south indian food , this place called A.Rama Nayak & Co. – at Matunga serves full scale south indian meals on banana leaf. The meal starts with
    different types of vegetable curries paired with rice , sambar , rasam & usually ends up with a sweet. Super value for money where you can eat your heartful for under 200 rupees.

    Location:https://goo.gl/maps/BthuK14stsP2

    5.) Sardar Pav Bhaji Tardeo – Pav bhaji is a dish that is combination of spiced buttery mashed veggies along with pavs ( a type of indian bread ). The origin of this dish dates back to the era when cotton mills started flourishing in mumbai & there had to something that had to be served for mill workers that was tasty , filling & healthy as well. Thus pav bhaji was evolved when people used to mash all different of vegetables like cauliflower, potato , capsicum , green peas , tomato etc. with their signature spices. While this mash is cooking cooks had blobs of butter to make this dish taste even better. Do give this place a try – since this serves one of the good pav bhaji’s in mumbai.

    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/rSpCpszPd572

    6.) One thing that I highly recommend during your mumbai visit is to have a plain chutney sandwich at one of the numerous sandwich stalls that are flourised across mumbai. The sandwiches are usually made with white bread, some butter & coriander chutney along with fresh raw cucumbers, potatoes & tomatoes stacked up one over the other along with some signature chat masala on top. Costing not more than 20 – 30 rupees a piece at these road side street food stalls , this is one of the best food items that puts mumbai on the foodie map at many other places in India.

    7.) Apart from all the things mentioned above there are number of khau gallis ( food streets ) that you will find across mumbai which would have one or the other stalls specializing in their signature dishes. Do try it out. And do not forget to try out some amazing vada pavs from any nook & corner of the city – each one has their own taste & you would not head back disappointed.

    8.) Another recommendation from my side would be to try this spicy dish called Missal. Missal is a dish usually had as breakfast or snack or lunch or dinner – infact whenever people feel like. Usually this dish is served with pav. The super spicy gravy is poured over some fresh farsan ( farsan is a combination of sweet , salty & spicy crispy fritters made out of chick pea flour ) & garnished with some freshly cut onion & coriander. Squeeze a lime on top of that to cut some heat & I am sure this dish can give you some memories of bird eye chillies in Mumbai. A fantastic local joint which serves some amazing Misal is located at Thane, just around 30 mins ride out from mumbai by the name of Mamledar Missal. They are closed on sundays – so please plan accordingly.

    Location : https://goo.gl/maps/R2DKfGzhabJ2

    I do hope these recommendations help you & you have some great food n stay in Mumbai.

    Enjoy – Love & Regards,
    Kartik G Pai

    P.S Would it be possible to meet you & Ying during your mumbai visit , please let us know your plans so that we can meet you for a little while . Do not wish to disturb your plans – just a few minutes of meet up would be great !

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Kartik,

      Great to hear from you, thank you very much for these amazing Mumbai food suggestions. I’m highly looking forward to this trip.

      I’m not fully sure of our schedule yet, but will let you know if it will be possible to meet up. Thank you!

  • Cindy

    2 years ago

    Welcome to NY!! ????
    In NYC,
    Roberta’s for pizza http://www.yelp.com/biz/robertas-brooklyn-2
    Smorgasburg food vendor market in Brooklyn which is a foodie’s paradise for all artisanal and local food http://www.yelp.com/biz/williamsburg-smorgasburg-saturday-brooklyn
    Since NYC is an ultimate melting pot, there are many different cuisines.
    Indian, Nepalese food in Jackson Heights, Queens
    Chinese food in Flushing, Queens or Chinatown in Manhattan
    Korean cuisine in Midtown, Manhattan
    Food in those neighborhoods is authentic especially places are operated by most immigrants. I hope you have fun exploring!!

  • Tiffany

    2 years ago

    Hope to run into you in NYC. Here are some thoughts, it’s important to note that NYC is made of immigrants and there is no one type of food here. Have fun!

    Xi’an Famous Foods for their spicy and tingly lamb face salad, you’ll love it. Cinnamon Snail or by CHLOE for vegan, I know not your usual but you’re in NYC. On a weekend go to Smorgasburg for outdoor food vendors, ramen burger is there and get the scallion pancake wraps at Outerborough. Khe-yo for Laotian food. Cronut at Dominique Ansel Bakery. Kimchi Smoke, cheese glazed doughnut sandwich with brisket, pulled pork, and smoked kimchi. A patacon in Washington Heights. Halal Guys, get a lot of red sauce. Essa bagel for a NYC lox and cream cheese. Might be cool for you to showcase all the different immigrant groups that make NYC and their food.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Tiffany, thank you for your recommendations and tips. Sounds great, thank you!

  • Paras Shah

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    I’ve been following you around for a while on your youtube channel. I’m a chef and a born and raised New Yorker, I would love to have an opportunity to take you around my city. You can find out a bunch about me and where I’ve cooked by just googling chef Paras Shah. I hope to show you all around New York. Speak with you soon.

    Best Regards,
    Paras

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Paras, great to hear from you, thank you very much for the offer. I’m not totally sure of my schedule yet, but will let you know. Thanks!

  • Richard G.

    2 years ago

    Hi mark , i really enjoy all your videos and blogs, I would like that you come to my country Dominican republican,and try our amazing food. also Available in New York City a lot of fantastic places where you can enjoys my culture, food and my people.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Richard, thank you very much. I would love to visit Dominican Republic in the future.

  • Ash

    2 years ago

    Mumbai: Naturals Ice Cream – try the Tender Coconut, Jamun and Jackfruit icecreams! They are RIDICULOUS!

    Barcelona: Go to the little town of Ronda – oldest bull fighting arena in the world, painted caves and a deep gorge. Eating wise, Jamon Serrano is a must!

  • Angela

    2 years ago

    Hi mark,

    I really hope I get to see u NYC!!

    I recommend picnic garden, xo restaurant, cha chan tang, chipotle, shack shake and 12 corners.

    When will you be in NYC ?

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Angela, thank your for the recommendations. I will be there sometime in August, but still finalizing the plan. Unfortunately it’s going to be a really quick trip, but will you know. Thanks!

  • anom

    2 years ago

    in NYC, you must try http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-halal-guys-new-york-2

  • Andy W.

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark & Ying,

    In NYC, try Nice Green Bo @ 66 Bayard Street in Chinatown. They have great Xiao Long Bao ( Pork soup dumplings) and Scallion Pancakes. Their Stewed Beef noodles are tasty too.

  • Nils

    2 years ago

    Mark, in Stockholm you should visit the “Nystekt Strömming” (freshly prepared herring) food cart. The best link I can find is on TripAdvisor https://goo.gl/7imo87 this is the only Swedish food cart I know of in Stockholm, the rest are the same as in the rest of the world.

  • Corey Seropian

    2 years ago

    Hong Kong:

    Yung Kee for Roasted Duck, Goose, Char Siu. Slightly more upscale than a typical HK roasted meat place, but in my experience it was far superior. Best roasted goose, and possibly the single best piece of meat that’s ever entered my mouth. Also, I really enjoyed Mak’s for wonton noodle soup, Kwan Kee in Sai Ying Pun for claypot rice, and the obvious Tim Ho Wan for dim sum. I’m by no means as knowledgeable as a local, but all of these places seemed to maintain their authenticity and atmosphere despite their popularity.

    New York:

    2nd Avenue Deli for Pastrami sandwiches. In my opinion, it’s far and above Katz’s, Carnegie, and any other notorious NYC deli. Katz’s is filled with tourists and tends to be hit or miss. Mission Chinese food for sometimes inauthentic, yet completely delicious and spicy Chinese food. Ippudo or Totto for ramen. DiFara’s or Paulie Gee’s for a slice (or a whole pie). Double’s and other Caribbean food at Gloria’s in Brooklyn. Everything at Xi’an Famous Foods. And bagels and bodega egg sandwiches of course.

    Can’t wait to see the videos!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Corey, awesome to hear from you. Thank you very much for sharing, best piece of meat ever enter your mouth… I think that is a MUST! Thanks again!

  • James Kallus

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark,
    When you go to NYC you should go check out some New York institutions like Katz’s Deli (for pastrami sandwiches), Russ and Daughters is nearby for good quality smoked salmon. I also recommend DiFara’s in Brooklyn for good pizza.
    Also as a final piece of advice, you should check out the neighborhoods Flushing and Elmhurst in Queens. They are pretty diverse and also have great food.
    -James Kallus

  • Moe

    2 years ago

    In Mumbai you need to go to Peshawri at the ITC near the airport. It’s upscale North Indian food, some of the best I’ve ever tried, everyone in the city knows this place and for a good reason. There is no cutlery, even on request, and the Murgh Malai Kebab and Dal in particular are to die for.

  • Elizabeth Cuffe

    2 years ago

    I wish you guys were coming to Toronto, so I can recommend the Saturday St. Lawrence Market and the Carousel bakery in that market for the world famous Peameal Bacon sandwices…You would lean all the way over and love it!! Dont believe me? http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_best_peameal_bacon_sandwiches_in_toronto/ will tell you that its worth the extra one hour flight from NYC to Toronto!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Elizabeth, thank you very much. Can’t make it this trip, but I’m really hoping to visit Toronto in the future. Thank you!

  • Hedda Lindgren

    2 years ago

    Stockhom…only local restaurants you find here are fast food restaurants serving pizza, hamburgers and kebab due to the high immigration from middle east. Try our infamous kebab pizza, swedens favourite dish.

  • Benjamin Ganesan

    2 years ago

    Can’t wait to see your RTW adventure!
    Below are some of my recommendations, it would be nice to see your opinion 🙂
    Istanbul, Turkey: Galataturka Cafe Bar (fish sandwich), Karaköy Güllüoğlu (I dare you to try one of each baklava!)
    Rome, Italy: Duecento Gradi, Gelateria del Teatro
    Barcelona, Spain: Quimet & Quimet, Bodega La Palma, El Xampanyet, Tapas 24
    New York City, United States: Cheeky Sandwiches (best chicken biscuit ever), Russ & Daughters, Shake Shack, Papaya King, Levain

    Keep up the great work Mark and Ying! (You should come to Melbourne, you might be pleasantly surprised with what’s on offer)

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Benjamin, this is great, thank you for your recommendations. Ying and I are really hoping to take a nice long trip through Australia sometime in the future!

  • Laura Chin

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! I’m so glad you’re visiting a variety of places. I lived and studied in Rome for about 4 months so if you need some information or tips I would be glad to help you out. For gelato I would highly recommend a place called Il Pellicano. You may see a lot of American students there since it’s close to the American school but it is definitely far enough to avoid large amounts of tourists and it’s delicious! Another place in that area that is always packed with locals is called Il Peperoncino Dispetto. I got the pasta carbonara there once and I would fly there just for that if I could. If you’d prefer takeaway pizza or arancini/suppli then Tullios is definitely the place to go to. It’s also always packed with locals taking food home for their families. All of these places are in the Balduina neighborhood by Monte Mario which is mostly a residential area so you’ll definitely be able to avoid tourists. Remember that a lot of places are closed in August and a cappuccino after 11am may give you some strange looks. Best of luck on this trip and if you have any questions about these places or Rome in general feel free to ask me!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Laura, great to hear from you, and thank you for these awesome recommendations and extra tips. This is very helpful!

  • joe tjiam

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, try the claypot rice at temple street at Hongkong, it’s one of the best I’ve eaten. Temple street is a food street at Yau Ma Tei, well know for other food such as fried oyster eggs, assorted beef stewed parts (a must!!!) and snake soup. This is the address for the claypot rice.

    Hing Kee Claypot Rice 興記煲仔飯
    15 Temple Street
    Yau Ma Tei Kowloon Hong Kong (stop ay Yau Ma Tei subway)

    A video of temple street, think you will love the place.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1-xHjB6GIU

  • Joshua Feng

    2 years ago

    Dear Mark,
    When you visit New York City, I have a few recommendations. Since this is New York City, the melting pot of the world, there will be restaurants from all around the world.

    -Di Fara Pizza, Located at 1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230 in Midwood, Brooklyn. (This is a pizzeria which produces pizza pies that are absolutely delicious, although a little pricey, I think its worth it though.
    -Joe’s Shanghai, Located in Chinatown, Manhattan, NYC. (This is a Shanghainese style of food. They serve Xiao Long Baos that are mouthwatering. They serve a bunch of other dishes but you definitely need to get the Xiao Long Baos.
    -Shake Shack, Located in Madison Square Park. (This is a burger joint that deserves burgers, fries, shakes, and frozen custards. Although this is also pricey, Shake Shack is definitely worth a visit.)
    -The Halal Guys, Located at the corners of 53rd Street and 6th Avenue. (This is a halal gyros food cart that serves chicken and gyro over rice. They have a white sauce which you need to absolutely drench the food in. Be cautious of the red hot sauce, don’t put too much, this hot sauce is really hot.
    -Kat’s Deli, Located at 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002. (This is a deli that serves sandwiches, burgers and a lot more. I recommend either getting the pastrami or cornbeef, whatever tickles your fancy. This is quite pricy at around $20 a sandwich but it’s a lot of food and it will fill you up.)
    Have fun in New York City and will you have a meet and greet by any chance? I’d love to meet you.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Joshua, thank you very much for your recommendations, sounds great. I’m not totally sure of our schedule yet, and unfortunately this trip is going to be very quick, but if I can arrange a meet up, I would love to meet you. Will keep you posted. Thanks!

  • Gokberk

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark im Gokberk and im from Turkey its sad that im not live in Istanbul however i can recommend some meals which is really popular in Turkey.First of all you should try pide and lahmacun they are like symbol of Turkish foods and im sure you know kebabs and type of this.As a Turk i prefer you to try more specific things for example Eagen resturants they are really different from Turkish food and you can show the people Turks are also eat vegatables.Secandly in Turkey home food restaurants are really popular and if you want to learn what Turkish families eat in normal life these place should be better.Lastly you should search for the mezes in Turkey.Mezes are little portion of food(like salads or sauces) which served before the main meal and every region have different types mezes.If you want to learn different side of Turkish cuisine you should look them and also if you may come to Izmir one day i would like to host you.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Gokberk, thank you very much for all the tips and helpful information. Next time I visit Turkey I would love to come to Izmir. Thank you again.

  • Jonathan & Rona

    2 years ago

    Ciao! Mark.. We’ve been watching your videos from our home, and we enjoyed it a lot. Thank you.

    I visited in Milan and Rome in italy last year, and I must say that I fell in love with these foods: you must try this!

    Pizza ( SPONTINI ) best pizza ever!
    Gelato ( GROOM) – try pistachio- ultimate favorite.

    I will be visiting Rome again this October 2016 and I would suggest the places:

    CAmpo de Fiori ( flea Market)
    Restaurant( campo de fiori 22/ vicolo del Gallo 14 )
    ⁃best pizza bianca

    Piazza spania ( spanish steps)
    Restaurant ( Pastificio)
    Via demla Croce 8
    ⁃ best for pasta, panini and pizza

    Ps: don’t forget to bring empty bottle because water is FREE in the running fountain which can be found anywhere. Pls. don’t forget to mention/greet our name if you come and tasted the foods mentioned above. 🙂 thanks, and can’t wait to see it.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Jonathan & Rona, thank you for these food recommendations, sounds delicious. And thanks for the tip as well!

  • Shelly

    2 years ago

    Rome – 1. Had the most amazing coffee near the Pantheon. Its called La Casa de Tazza d’Oro. The cappuccino and granita is a must try. 2. For pasta, try Da Francesco. If you like truffle this is the place to go. The truffle cream bruschetta, caccio e pepe, and pistachio tiramisu were delicious.

  • Torbjørn

    2 years ago

    In Stockholm you should really try something called kebab pizza. The kebab pizza is supposedly a Swedish invention, crazy weird huh? Although I have never been to Stockholm, but lots of other Swedish cities this is something you should investigate further. Maybe someone local can reply to this post and give Mark recommendation?

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Awesome, thank you very much Torbjørn, that sounds pretty good!

  • Vincent Szatkownik

    2 years ago

    Hello Mark, i’m like actually like you, wherever i go i try to find the best small local restaurants.
    I have an awesome one in Barcelona : Jai-Ca, in Barceloneta, Carrer de Ginebra, 13. Their fish/shell fish are super fresh and tasty, take their Jai-Ca patatas. You should as well try “Vermut”, it’s a vermouth (15% alcohol, local drink) made of plants, fruits and caramelized sugar, so it has a nice bitterness and a very light sweetness. (you will like it, it’s not sweet, i know you are not into sweet stuff 😉 )

    For mumbai i got my best thali ever. Even better than in south india : Shree Thaker Bhojanalay
    Really go for it ! (31, Thaker Bhojanalaya Building)

    Enjoy my recommendations, can’t wait to see you travel/eat around the world! Cheers!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Vincent, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your recommendations!

  • Mark Aquino

    2 years ago

    Hello Mark,

    I live in New Jersey, however I travel consistently to New York City just for the food. So here are my recommendations-

    Williamsburg, Brooklyn New York – FETTE SAU
    http://www.fettesaubbq.com/
    They are known for their brisket, which they take over 18 hours to slow cook. I also suggest when you go there to try their chili it is the most mouth watering chili I have ever had. And the ribs are amazing best BBQ in NYC (well 2 stops away from the big city.)

    NYC- THE MEATBALL SHOP
    http://www.themeatballshop.com/page/food/
    The meatball shop has 3 locations, I believe two are in the city and the third is also in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, great inexpensive place where their meatballs tender and juicy. They have different specials every week which are very delicious. I recommend having the spicy pork meatball and you guys can create the rest you’ll see what I mean when you go there.

    This may be a long shot but like I said I live in New Jersey which is a 20 minute bus ride from NYC port authority, I am a huge fan of food I live everyday just to eat. So if you are looking to step out of the big city into a small town called Nutley, New Jersey we have the best pizza! At a place called BELL PAESE

    http://www.bellpaese.com/

    it is a small pizzera that has amazing pizza!! This is a local spot for me. I am a regular there for years and the guys still dont know my name but the place is awesome, when I go there I order my own pizza which a larger deep dish half chicken vodka and half penne vodka pie. The greatest pie of pizza I have ever had.

    Thank you for your blog posts and all your videos I am moving to South Korea this coming August to teach English and I have plans to start a blog to document my travels. Its bloggers like you and your wife who show people like me that these things are possible.

    I hope you take my recommendations I know for a fact that these places are exactly what you are looking for when you come to NYC. Best of luck and thank you again!!

    Best,
    Mark Aquino
    [email protected]

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Mark, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your recommendations, they sound fantastic. That’s awesome you’ll be moving to South Korea soon, and blogging about it. Would love to check out your blog when it’s up and running. Thanks again!

  • Ben

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark,
    Some NYC recs:

    Pizza: Di Fara pizza is usually at the top of the list. Probably worth the trek out to the middle of Brooklyn, but might not be worth the wait if you go on a weekend. For a square slice, L&B Spumoni Gardens is a famous option. Another pizza favorite is called Speedy Romeo. I personally think its the best upscale Neapolitan style pizza in nyc.

    Deli: Katz’s is famous of course. Russ and Daughters has a newish sit down cafe that is pretty incredible. Their old shop might be more authentic and local feeling though. Great lox and Jewish appetizers.

    Thai food: You might be saying “eat thai food in NYC?” but I’d encourage you to seek out international food in NYC as it celebrates the melting pot of cultures that have made NYC their home. Two that I’d recommend are Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok in Red Hook and Sri Pra Phai over in Woodside Queens.

    Destinations: Chelsea Market, Eataly, Nathans Hot Dogs down in Coney Island (more for the sights), Smorgasburg is a very popular outdoor food market with tons of vendors and variety is you are there during the summer months.

    Have fun and don’t touch anything on the subway! 😉
    Ben

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Ben, this is awesome info, thank you for your help.

  • Heryadi Sirait

    2 years ago

    In Barcelona , you may try Las Ramblas Market. There are so many stuff to see and to eat, you will enjoy the view of thousands people sell many kind of things.

  • Raka

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, my name is Raka and I’m from Indonesia. First of all, I really enjoyed your videos in Indonesia!! Makes me wanna book a ticket home right away!! And for my food recommendations, since I’ve only been to New York City, I would highly recommend you try Katz’s Deli for their famous reuben sandwich and you should also try Halal guys! Well, good luck on your trip and I hope you and your wife have a lovely time eating around the world!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Raka, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your recommendations!

  • Bruno Gambini

    2 years ago

    Hey, Mark! I am so excited about your trip so far! Well, I have visited some of the places you are going.

    In Lisbon, although it is a tourist restaurant, I’d recommend the “Pastéis de Belém” – http://www.pasteisdebelem.pt. They serve one of the best Portuguese deserts, the famous Pasteis, a sweet desert made with eggs. The place is near the Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery.

    In Barcelona, you definetely should visit the Boqueria Market – http://www.boqueria.info. It is located right in the famous Ramblas Street. It is a great food market, lots of stalls with fresh fruits, ham, cheese, so many smells, so many colors.

    In Rome, I do not remember the name of the place, but try any place that serves the famous “gelatto”, the Italian ice cream.

    Well, that’s it. If I remember some other place, I let you know.

    By the way, please come to South America! You and Ying would love the Brazilian food, so rich, so different from one part of the country to the other! Brazil is waiting for you with arms wide opened!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Bruno, thank you very much for your recommendations. I would love to come to Brazil, thank you very much, hopefully soon!

  • Nadim C.

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark.

    New York City:
    1) Pok Pok Phat thai – If you get homesick for thai food, this place is really authentic and popular .
    2) BCD Tofuhouse/ Woorijip/ Kumgansan – Visit 33rd street/ Ktown for lots of good korean restaurants. Many open 24 hours
    3) Vanessa’s Dumplings – cheap but good dumplings. (Would recommend Prosperity dumplings but they are closed due to health violations)
    4) The Boil – great affordable seafood near Chinatown
    5) Banh Mi Saigon – great banh mi sandwiches
    6) Pho Grand – one of the better bowls of pho in the city.

    Also seconding other recommendations in the comments for John’s of Bleeker pizza and Halal Guys.

    Youre not much into sweets but if you need something sweet:
    1) Big Gay Ice Cream
    2) Chinatown Ice cream factory
    3) Dominique Ansel Bakery

    Tip: Use Opentable for reservations in NYC. It’s free and many restaurants use it for reservations.

    Barcelona:
    1) Conesa – Quick sandwich spot in the gothic quarter.
    2) the Boqueria – Lots of good food here, definitely try the different types of iberico ham .

    Enjoy your trip!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Nadim, these are some amazing suggestions, thank you very much!

  • Tawafique Ali

    2 years ago

    The best Indian restaurant i’ve ever had was in Sultanahmet. It had Turkish food as well but the Indian food was amazing.
    The restaurant is called SWAAD situated in Sultanahmet and is a very homely and affordable restuarant which is a rare find in this tourist heavy neighbourhood.

  • YZ

    2 years ago

    Been watching your video for quite a while and it so happens that I live in Stockholm and have been here for 15 years!!

    Stockholm has actually surprisingly good burger restaurant, Flippin’ Burger is one of them. The burger there is seriously better than any I’ve had in any other countries. Give it a try if you have time!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi YZ, awesome to hear from you, glad you’re living in Stockholm. Thank you for the recommendation, sounds good!

  • Michael

    2 years ago

    Meh, I hoped that you’ll visit Poland on your way, it’s right between Rome and Stockholm (more or less ;). I don’t blame you though, there’s not that much good traditional Polish food out there – take it from a native 🙂 That being said, I’d love to meet you at my home town sometime in the future 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Michael, thank you very much, I would love to visit Poland on a future trip. Unfortunately this trip is going to be really quick, just a few days in each city. Would be great to meet you as well.

  • Nina Rana

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, I wish you and your wife a safe journey on your Around The World trip! Can’t wait to see what traditional foods you find to share with all of us! Ps. please could you also try out some of the local traditional deserts in each of the country’s you visit! ???? Nina x

  • Anonymous

    2 years ago

    I grew up in NYC and one place you have to visit is Flushing, Queens, its a really nice area with lots of asians and cheap foods. Mitsuwa Marketplace right accross the river is a pretty good combination food court and supermarket. 2 bros pizza serves cheap good pizza(they have a location in times square )

  • Lars Bröms

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark!
    I’m glad to hear that you ar coming to Stockholm witch is my home town, I would love to meet you and Ying and show you one of my favorit indian resturants witch is located just 20 min from the center of town. I’ve tryed to sing up to your email but it seems to be some problem because i never get any confirmation. I also work with on of swedens leading photographers and it would be an honnor to take some portraits of you and Ying! Best regards Lars Bröms! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Lars, great to hear from you, thank you very much for the offer and invitation. I’m not fully sure of my schedule yet, but will let you know. Thank you!

  • Fredrik

    2 years ago

    There are a lot of great restaurants here in Stockholm. However, most of the popular places are very trendy and stylish – like Stockholmers themselves. If you want to sample Swedish cuisine without visiting an upscale restaurant, head to the food halls in Hötorgshallen and Östermalmshallen. While in the neighborhood of Östermalm, don’t miss the Östermalms korvspecialist – a gourmet hot dog stand that is extremly popular. Enjoy a hot dog of choice and a Pucko! However, most casual restaurants are found in the SoFo district of Södermalm, not Östermalm.

    There are a several great hamburger joints in Stockholm. The hamburger trend started with the iconic Flippin’ Burgers, known not only for their juicy burgers but also for their great beer selection. Prices are relatively low, but it is very local hangout. Expect to queue for an hour, though.

    In Sweden, you’ll learn about the concept of “fika”. It basically just means having coffee with some pastries. A great, central, and cosy place for this is Sturekatten.

    And lastly… since eating out is so expensive here, locals cannot afford to eat out too often. So, the best food you’ll probably get in someone’s home. Let me know if you are interested… 😉

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Fredrik, thank you for the comment and for all your helpful tips about visiting and eating in Stockholm. Also, thank you for the invitation. I’m not sure about our schedule yet, but if time permits, I would love to. Thank you!

  • Raghav

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    I am quite happy for you guys for being able to do a round the world food trip! I can only dream of doing the same. Anyway, I can help you with some food idea’s in Mumbai:

    1. Vada Pav at either of the following places(In the parenthesis are the location of the recommended place): Ashok Vada Pav (Dadar East) or Mithibai College (Juhu). It shouldn’t cost more than INR 20 per Vada Pav. You should probably avoid Jumbo King – it is a chain of vada pav stores across Mumbai.

    2. Dosa: You should have either Masala Dosa or Rava Uttapam at RadhaKrishna (Andheri West), Narayan Dosa (Opera House), Sukh Sagar (Chowpatty), Shiv Sagar (Juhu). Basically have it any place, you’ll love it. Alternatively have an onion and tomato uttapam, which is similar to a pancake but savoury ofcourse. One of the best restaurants in town in Cafe Madras (Matunga East), ICONIC cafe from yesteryears and still famous today for South Indian food. I still go to Cafe Madras for fix of South Indian food.

    3. Berry Biryani at Britannia (Fort). This is an old school place, the only one that serves berry biryani in Mumbai, and you’ll love it.

    4. Ice creams: Naturals ice cream is one of the best places in Bombay. Favourite place for ice cream – love their choco chips or fresh strawberry ice cream. This place has many outlets around the city.

    5. Pav Bhaji: Sardar (Tardeo), Shiv Sagar (Juhu), Sukh Sagar (Chowpatty).

    You could also try out the Thali at The Class (Juhu) which is a different dining experience. I suppose I’m sure you’ll love it.

    Would love to give more tips, but basically lets hope that this is just a good start for you. I can also suggest that you try out Khyber (Fort) for north Indian tandoori food or Mahesh Lunch Home or Trishna (both in Fort) for their seafood.

    Hope this helps.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Raghav, these are some amazing suggestions, thank you very much for your help!

      • Raghav

        2 years ago

        Hi Mark – Just wanted to add a few more things that I thought I may be able to recommend to you and Ying. I have already provided list of places in Mumbai that I thought you guys would like, and I thought I can recommend places in other cities you are visiting that I have been to:

        1. Istanbul: You will love the city – Great food and basically amazing architecture.
        a) Kumpir: It’s baked potato with various veggies and different condiments. There is a street in Ortakoy which sells only Kumpir. Actually you can find Kumpir everywhere but Ortakoy has the best one’s.
        b) Kahve (Coffee): As I know you are a fan of coffee, I think you will love it here. A place I went to where I liked the coffee (& the view was amazing) was Assk Kahve (which means Love Coffee), which is close to Ortokoy area.
        c) Ice Cream: Turkish Ice cream is more chewing gum like – more chewy than usual, I didn’t like it as much, but if you want to try something new, this may be good. You won’t struggle to find this in Istanbul 🙂
        d) Baklava: You’ve got to try the Baklava at Gulluoglu (Taksim Square, Grand Bazaar). It is awesome – but I am certain that baklava all across Istanbul is amazing.

        2. Rome: I’ve lived in Rome for many years so can advice you to try eating at the following:
        Advice: Food is quite expensive here, so always keep that in mind.
        a) Da Baffetto & Forno (both close to Campo Di Fuori) for their pizzas. People queue up to eat Pizza here.
        b) Giolitti (near Pantheon) for it’s marron glace ice cream.
        c) Osteria di Barberini: They have amazing pastas (especially if you like truffle you will love this). It’s located in Barberini.
        d) Da Bolognese: This is a fantastic restaurant, expensive, but just amazing Bolognese food. It’s close to Piazza del Popolo.
        e) Pizzarium(Close to Cipro): Amazing pizzas! It is a lunch time favourite.

        3) Barcelona: MAOZ near Liceu serves really good falafel.

        4) Lisbon: I have not been to Lisbon, but recently my wife had gone there for a trip with her friends. She got back some pasties, which are basically a pastry like desert. The place she bought them from is called Pasteis de Belem (close to the monestary). I am sure that you will love them! But do check the shop timings before you travel.

        Hope this helps!

        Good luck for your travels!

        • Mark Wiens

          2 years ago

          Hi Rabhav, this is excellent, thank you for all the tips and food recommendations!

  • Thiti Napawan

    2 years ago

    I have spent about 6 months in Lisbon and can certainly make the following recommendations.
    Seafood: Cervejaria Ramiro
    Portuguese/Seafood: Sacramento
    Wine and Dine: Sommelier
    Egg Tart: Pasteis de Belem
    Food Market: Time Out Mercado da Ribeira
    Thai: Siam Square
    Sushi: Aron Sushi (toro… ummmm)

    A trip to Portugal will not be complete without a two-day visit to Porto and sample some of the best wines in the World! Use uber everywhere in Portugal as cab scams are not uncommon.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Thiti, this is fantastic, thank you very much for your help!

  • Rohan Jadhav

    2 years ago

    hello mark i am from mumbai and when u ll visit here i will highly recommend u to visit one restaurant in dadar here u will get worlds tastiest snack award winning snack called “Missal paav” then in the town side that is near he fort area near taj mahal hotel there are two very famous an delicious food restaurants namely ” Bade miyan” very opposite to it is the restaurant ” Baghdadi” … near marine lines railway station u will get chilly and garlic icecream very unique it is….and also try some off the stalls in the “juhu beach” do try its highly recomended its paav bhaji, bhel puri ,pani puri,ragda pattice……. And the last but not least its also highly recomended its the VADA PAAV dadar’s shree krishnas vadas are very delicious and famous.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Rohan, great to hear from you, thank you for the recommendations!

  • Brandon

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    If you are coming to NYC, I know you must check out Chinatown and some of the best restaurants are below. I know you like spicy foods so there is a recommendation for that as well.

    Xi’an Famous Foods (Spicy)
    67 Bayard St
    New York, NY 10013
    Phone number (212) 786-2068

    Nom Wah Tea Parlor (Dim Sum)
    13 Doyers St
    New York, NY 10013
    b/t Division St & St James Pl
    Phone number (212) 962-6047

    Big Wong King
    67 Mott St
    New York, NY 10013
    Phone number (212) 964-0540

    Nha Trang One
    87 Baxter St
    New York, NY 10013
    b/t Walker St & White St
    (929) 344-5451

    Taiwan Pork Chop House
    3 Doyers St
    New York, NY 10013
    Phone number (212) 791-7007

    Bo Ky Restaurant
    80 Bayard St
    New York, NY 10013
    b/t Mulberry St & Mott St
    Phone number (212) 406-2292

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Brandon, thank you for your recommendations, these are excellent!

  • Jan Winkhold

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark & Ying,

    As far as I can see from the comments below, we are the first people recommending you something in Lisbon. In general, Lisbon is one of the most beautiful cities we have been to and it has the absolute paradise for food lovers.

    The Mercado da Ribeira is a market with food stalls the Timeout magazine has compiled based on the best restaurants in Lisbon. Each restaurant the chosen by the Timeout magazine has its own stall at the market. It is a place where both locals and tourists eat alike and an absolutely amazing place for food lovers. We actually spend ages there. It is also quite conveniently located, just across from Cais do Sodre station. However, it is also in walking distance if you stay around the Praca do Commercio area.

    Generally, all the food we had there was amazing, but there is one dish that was crazily good: the Leitão Confitado at the Chef Henrique Sá Pessoa food stall located at the North Side of the market. It is a low-cost version of the confit suckling pork with sweet potato purée and pak choi and really, really good. We can only highly recommend to try it.

    Cheers and enjoy your trip!

    Hieu & Jan

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Hieu & Jan, great to hear from you and thank you for the tips and suggestions about Lisbon. That sounds amazing. Thank you!

  • GreenForestSpirit

    2 years ago

    In Stockholm, near the Slussen metro station u will find, a famous among the locals cart vendor Strömmingsvagnen that sells fried herring sandwiches and other dishes with fried herring. The food there is always fresh and yummy so there’s often a long queue (which is always a sign of good food).

  • Jenny

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! I’m a big fan, I’ve seen almost all of your videos! I recommend going to Smorgasburg in Brooklyn for New York City, it’s a collection of local restaurants on the weekends so you can try lots of different foods in one place!

  • Nyara Calibuso

    2 years ago

    I unfortunately have not been to any of these places but I must say that I cannot WAIT for this series! You are so enjoyable to watch! Have fun!!!

  • Hanna

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark and Ying!

    I’ve been following your videos for quite some time now. I am originally from Germany but right now I’m studying in Stockholm but will soon travel towards Asia for my semester abroad.
    When you come to Stockholm make sure to try a small, local booth at the Subway station “Slussen”. It’s a fixed food truck and a real “institution” in Stekt Strömming (or fried herring). The classic version comes with knäckebröd (crispy rye bread), pressed cucumber and onions. A great snack with an even greater view!
    Not a real restaurant though but they also offer bigger dishes and combos!
    Enjoy your trip, I will for sure enjoy your videos!
    Greetings from Stockholm.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Hanna, great to hear from you, thank you for the recommendation. I will be sure to try it.

  • Otto Myrberg

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark! I just couldn’t believe it when you said that you’re going to Stockholm, my home town. I’m so thankful for all your recommendations and videos, it was so helpful during my trip in Asia last year (I’ve tagged you in several instagram posts back then @ottoferdinand, if you remember). I went your places in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Rai, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and so on.

    Now I feel that it’s my turn to give back. It would be an honour to show my hometown to you and Ying, and take you to my favourite local restaurants (not the touristy), and also take you to the golden spots of the town.

    Please hook me up on either mail, Facebook or instagram about the date you’re coming, if you would be interested.

    Thanks a lot Mark,

    Otto Myrberg

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Otto, great to hear from you, I remember you tagging me in some photos! Thank you very much for your offer. I’m not sure of my schedule yet, but will get in touch. Thanks!

  • Art Travel Eat Repeat

    2 years ago

    Sounds like a great trip! Too bad you’re not coming to Southern California because I would have tons of suggestions.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you very much. Hopefully next time to Southern California!

  • Abdul Hakim

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    I would like to invite you to Dubai to try out food from all over the world.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you Abdul, will hope to visit Dubai in the future.

  • Azam

    2 years ago

    Hong Kong
    Let’s try some hk srilankan food
    When are you coming to hk

    • Azam

      2 years ago

      Also India mumbai pls visit Britania restaurant Farsi food

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you Azam.

  • Shef J

    2 years ago

    Definitely go to Sagar in New York. It serves some of the best Bangladeshi cuisine in America. There is a huge Bangladeshi population in NYC. Bangladeshi cuisine is much different from Indian and even much different from Bengali cuisine from West Bengal. https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en-us&client=safari&yv=2&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=us&entry=s&sa=X&ftid=0x89c2611fd175ee1d:0xa7910ddf99de120a&gmm=CgIgAQ%3D%3D

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Shef, excellent, thank you for the recommendation!

  • viana copeland

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark and Ying
    It sounds like a trip of a life time!!! Amazing!!! Rome is gorgeous ! I Would recommend to go to:
    For the best tiramisu in Rome you should go to – “Pompi ” Via della Croce, 82, 00187 Roma
    For great pastry and coffee you should go to – “Giolitti ” Via degli Uffici del Vicario, 40, 00186 Roma
    For traditional Roman food you should go to – “Ristorante Il Gabriello” – Via Vittoria, 51, 00187 Rome – a bit on the expensive side but it was the best meal i had in Italy .
    If you would like to taste traditional Jewish pastry you should go to – “Pasticceria Boccione” – Via del Portico D’Ottavia, 1, 00186 Roma – a very old bakery with great pastries.
    For amazing , fresh and natural ice cream you should go to – “Il Gelato di San Crispino” – Via della Panetteria, 42, 00187 Roma
    If you would like to see a deli and a cheese shop , with an option to sit there and have a taste you should go to – “Roscioli” _ Via dei Giubbonari, 21/22, 00186 Roma

    I haven’t been to any of the other cities but I know that in Lisbon they have very good wine – port wine.
    Lots of love and hope you enjoy – Viana Copeland

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Viana, this is very helpful, thank you very much for all your recommendations!

  • Nigel Jose

    2 years ago

    NYC: Halal Guys in New York City. Located on the Northwest corner of 53rd street And 6th ave. They are famous for their chicken over rice but i prefer the combination platter which comes with both chicken and lamb. It is amazing, give it a shot if you are in the midtown area of NYC!!!

    ps. the hot sauce is very spicy, the white sauce is amazing and show some love to the BBQ sauce as well. Using all three really compliments the entire platter.

  • johnny Lee

    2 years ago

    Hong Kong:

    For brisket noodle: Kau Kee in Central and Sister Wah in Tin Hau (I recommend you share a regular bowl with brisket and clear broth and rice noodles and another bowl of just brisket in curry)

    Dim sum: Tim Ho Wan is very affordable and good for being a chain restaurant (at one point was known for being the cheapest 1 Michelin star in the world) Multiple locations

    Egg Waffle: Mak Kee 麥記美食, 21-23 Fort Street, North Point – been going here since I was a child way before Michelin gave it a nod for best street food.

    Chinese Roast Meats: Yat Lok – (Locations in Central and Tai Po) get the roast goose leg, the char siu and soy sauce chicken are worth trying as well here!

    New York:
    Artichoke Pizza – get the artichoke pizza
    Jean-George for lunch – cheapest 3 michelin starred meal you will probably ever have in your life. <$50 for lunch
    Okonomi – Japanese inspired breakfast
    Katz Deli – get the pastrami sandwich

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Johnny, awesome, thank you for your suggestions!

  • Bishal Pandit

    2 years ago

    hii mark
    try some parsi food in
    mumbai at kyani and co
    delicious food at pocket friendly price..

  • Rohit Marble

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    Love your vlogs man. They are inspiring. I am a HUGE foodie from LA and watching your videos before bed is one of my rituals that I absolutely love. Thank you for the hard work you put into it for us. In West Andheri, Mumbai there is an awesome Biryani place called Urban Tadka that has so many varieties of Biryani to try. It’s absolutely amazing. I know you love Biryany so try it you won’t be disappointed.

    Enjoy your trip and can’t wait to see your new videos!

    Rohit

    Urban Tadka Address –

    Shiv Shopping Center, Off JP Road, Juhu Versova Link Road, 7 Bungalows, Andheri West, Seven Bunglow, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053, India

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Rohit, awesome to hear from you, thank you very much for your support and for these great recommendations.

  • Dayle Fernandes

    2 years ago

    I highly recommend a restaurant called Highway Gomantak in Mumbai, really quite good for some spicy and delicious seafood. Also if you want to try some local snacks, South Mumbai is the place to be. Some of the places I like to visit are:
    1. Bademiya, opposite the Taj Mumbai for some amazing Kebabs and rolls.
    2. Canon Pav Bhaji for pav bhaji. Believe me, you’d want to try it
    3. Along Marine drive there are a lot of Chaat Places where you could try Pani Puri, Bhel Puri, Vada Pavs and various assortments of mouth watering street food.

    These are just a few but you could check out places in Juhu for some really good dosas and fresh juices.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Dayle, thank you for your recommendations!

  • Shehryar (Shery)s

    2 years ago

    Mark i have already subscribed to u since 3-4 months i guess and all the best for ur tour and can,t wait for ur interesting videos and plz try to visit Lahore Pakistan 🙂 u will love it

  • Christophe Leroy

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    Due to your video about your future travel in June-July 2016, I have decided to sign up into your blog to get more infos !

    I’m watching all your videos from France when I can do it ! It is a fantastic idea !

    I’m watching your happyness each time you make a video ! Very nice to see this !

    Thank you very much for your passion
    Have a nice day
    Best regards
    cleroy61

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Christophe, thank you very much for your support!

  • Kyu Jin Ra

    2 years ago

    Mark you should totally come to Seattle some time, we have the best seafood in America and the majority of our food products are locally sourced and delicious! ????

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Kyu, thank you very much. Next trip to the US, I would love to visit Seattle!

  • Jannika Karlsson

    2 years ago

    Woooow!!! I’m so excited that you guys will be traveling to Stockholm! 😀

    One place I’d recommend is Tennstopet. It’s a restaurant that serves traditional Swedish food, fairly expensive with main courses starting at $24. However! It’s authentic and delicious! You can take a look at their website http://www.tennstopet.se. Unfortunately it’s only in Swedish, but google translate can help you some, or else I’d be more than happy to help you since I live in Stockholm myself.

    A different restaurant I really recommend also, is “AG”. It will cost you an arm or a leg (depending on what you order) but let me tell you.. Oh my god! It’s a meat lovers paradise! They are specialized in everything meat. http://www.restaurangag.se and they do have an English menu.

    One more thing! It’s not really a place to eat or anything, but you should definitely visit “Gamla stan” or a direct translate to english – ‘Old town’. It’s in my opinion one of the best places to visit as a tourist. Plenty of food options, stores and architecture!

    Let me know if you wondering about anything else 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Jannika, thank you very much for your comment and recommendations. Sounds fantastic, thank you!

  • Farhad

    2 years ago

    Mumbai eat at Delhi darbar restaurant near taj hotel and gateway to India,

  • Niko cirillo

    2 years ago

    Marc, when you visit NYC you need to go to Arthur Avenue for some Italian food and then go to the meat-packing district to The Old Homestead. Both restaurants are very good Examples of Americanized European culture.

  • Migs Emano

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark & Ying,

    Definitely do visit and eat great pinoy food at:
    Jeepney Filipino Gastropub
    201 1st Avenue
    (1st Ave. Between E. 12th St. And E. 13th St.)
    New York, NY 10003
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Fri, Sat: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    I dig all you’re vlogs and the approval head swing…

    Best Regards,
    Migs Emano

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Migs, thank you, that sounds like an awesome place.

  • Helder

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, should try some pastries (natas) in Portugal, you won’t be disappointed-top it up with a coffee will make your day.

  • Samagata

    2 years ago

    Wish you good luck. In Mumbai I had tested a great place for Surmai fish fry in meals. The location you may get in the below url.
    http://places.wonobo.com/mumbai/mahesh-tea/1243906

  • Adam R

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    I’m a New Yorker throwing in a recommendation. You should check out Smorgasberg located in Brooklyn. Smorgasberg is a Saturday street food festival full of numerous stalls that range from many different types of cuisines.

    Located 90 Kent Avenue.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Adam, great, thank you for the recommendation.

  • Andre

    2 years ago

    I don’t know how you kept eating those delicious foods and still being skinny!
    Love your videos, thanks

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Andre, I need to be doing a lot of exercise during this trip!

  • Edzel

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark and Ying! You might wanna try Hopkee Chinese restaurant in Chinatown new York they’re the best in Chinatown if you want authentic Chinese food. We like to eat Papaya Hotdog also in the city their Hotdog is the best with matching papaya or mango drink. Hope you guys have fun on your journey. God bless you both!

  • Asadullah Mohammad

    2 years ago

    Mark … It would have been better if you choose a place called Hyderabad in India .. As our Ramazan month is going on its a perfect place to explore the real nawabian food and our special Hyderabadi Biryani..

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Asadullah, thank you very much. I would really love to visit Hyderabad sometime in the future. This trip, I’ll be after Ramadan is finished.

  • otto

    2 years ago

    I bet Ying is vry excited, is this the first time Ying visits New York, I know u visit Cali, n hawaii, be careful on ur trip, I signed up for ur exclusive videos..can u also include bloppers on ur videos , I bet it would make it alot exciting n interesting with laughter into it also..Cheers!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Otto, thank you very much, we are both really looking forward to this trip. Thanks!

  • Addin Omar

    2 years ago

    When in New York you should check out restaurant Contra/Wildair, Contra is a casual-fine dining restaurant where they only serve tasting menus whilst Wildair is a more rustic and ala carte place with an all natural wine list (if you’re into that), other restaurants to check out are Fung Tu & Cosme. Cosme is slightly pricier but if you do go, definitely try the corn husk meringue!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Addin, excellent, thank you for the recommendations.

  • Audrey D

    2 years ago

    Although I do not live in New York, I know that Halal Guys is popular local stand food there. You can refer to a site called Gothamist.com for suggestions on food, etc. It’s a local blog like the one I refer to here in Los Angeles called LAist. And when you’re in Hong Kong, make sure to look up local dim sum places that serve you with the carts. I don’t know specifics of restaurant names cause it’s been a while since I’ve been there, but usually they would be found through hidden doors/staircases on sides of stores at an upstairs level. That’s the traditional way, but I hear those types or restaurants are disappearing, at least in the States they are.

    Happy eating!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Audrey, thank you very much for the recommendations!

  • Fede

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! I look forward to seeing every one of those videos, too bad you don’t go through Madrid, I’d love to meet you one day and share a nice meal 🙂

    There’s one place in Rome I can recommend, it’s not the most amazing place in the world, but if you have some spare time you should check it out. https://www.google.it/maps/@41.8903524,12.5067091,3a,75y,224.23h,72.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sbdpVl6zH8AD07nn5Zjdklw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 They serve the best pasta carbonara I’ve ever tasted in my life (and with an Italian family, I’ve tasted a lot of carbonara haha) The chef used to be a guy from Sicily called Francesco, Hope he’s still there and you can have an amazing pasta dish.

    p.s.: I’m so envious of this trip! I wish someday I’ll be able to go on a similar adventure around the world and eat lots of food! 🙂 good luck!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Fede, excellent, thank you very much for your recommendation. On anther trip to Europe, I hope to visit Madrid.

  • Fabian

    2 years ago

    NewYorkCity: Xi’an Famous Foods (Chinatwon store). YOU. WILL. BE. IN. LOVE!!!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Fabian, I had heard of this place, food looks amazing, will be going here for sure!

      • Lisa W

        2 years ago

        Hi Mark, just an additional tip on Xi’an Famous Foods — there are multiple locations around the city and most are very small with limited seating. The one on 34th Street in Manhattan is one of the largest and will likely accommodate you and Ying during “off hours”. The Lian Pi cold noodles are an absolute must for chili lovers.

        For more NYC treats check out some of our favorites:

        1. Levain Bakery — massive cookies! Chocolate walnut is their specialty. There’s always a queue but the heavenly scent keeps you motivated.

        2. Motorino — fork-and-knife napolitano pizza. Paulie Gee’s in Brooklyn and John’s Pizza also get mentions.

        3. Momofuku Noodle Bar — ramen and pork buns, the original that started it all by Chef David Chang

        4. Halal Guys — chicken and rice plates

        5. Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn — massive plates of meat, an enduring institution that’s still cash only

        6. Shake Shack — go if you want to as it’s a NYC institution, but the burger bun is too sweet and squishy for my liking. An alternative is Bareburger, which has multiple locations across the city and features innovative patties like elk and bison.

        7. Katz Deli or Russ & Daughters — pastrami sandwiches, smoked fish and all that other goodness.

        8. Morgenstern’s — ice cream with interesting flavors like pepper with chocolate.

        9. Union Square Greenmarket — open Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays, chock full of food stalls and fine fare.

        10. Coffee — Blue Bottle, Stumptown and La Colombe are all great. The New Orleans Iced Coffee from Blue Bottle is the best!

        Enjoy! Can’t wait to see all of yours and Ying’s eating adventures.

        • Mark Wiens

          2 years ago

          Hi Lisa, thank you for the recommendations and for the extra tips, really appreciate it!

  • Jack Tran

    2 years ago

    HEY MARK,

    IF YOU’RE IN NEW YORK, YOU SHOULD TRY SENTOSA MALAYSIAN CUISINE IN FLUSHING, NY. LET ME WHEN YOU’RE IN TOWN I WOULD LOVE TO RECOMMEND WHAT IS BEST HERE. THIS PLACE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST. I LIVE IN NEW YORK FOR OVER 35 YEARS AND HAVE EATEN EVERYWHERE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

    Best,
    Jack

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Jack, thank you very much for the recommendation, that sounds great. Not sure of my schedule yet, but will keep you posted. Thanks!

  • Nick

    2 years ago

    When in stockholm you should try eating at a place called Aifur! really good food!

  • Mason Fretz

    2 years ago

    While you and Ying are in NYC, I would totally recommend these three places, for breakfast I think you guys would really enjoy Bubby’s in Tribeca! For lunch, I would definitely recommend Katz’s Deli, for their mile-high sandwiches. For dinner in the city, I would totally recommend Takashi, for superb Japanese food! Those are just a few of my favorites that I think you and Ying would enjoy, while in New York City!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Mason, thank you very much, these all sound amazing.

  • Soumya Ranjan Panda

    2 years ago

    HI mark
    Great fan of you and your videos . I watch your videos even before they get 1k views 🙂 I stay and work in Mumbai and would like to meet you if possible 🙂 .
    Here is my list of local food recommendations :
    a) Pav Bhaji and Golas at Juhu Chowpatty (can easily google ).

    b) Parsi(Community of jews who migrated t India) food at Brittannia restaurant
    https://www.zomato.com/mumbai/britannia-company-restaurant-fort

    c)Ramashrey for legendary south indian food .
    https://www.zomato.com/mumbai/hotel-ramashray-matunga-east

    d) Trishna/Gajalee for Maharastrian (Mumbai is in the state of Maharashtra) sea food delicacies . A bit upscale/not exactly street food but it’s difficult to find sea food on the streets sadly .
    https://www.zomato.com/mumbai/gajalee-vile-parle-west
    https://www.zomato.com/mumbai/trishna-fort

    e) Muslim food in https://www.zomato.com/mumbai/noor-mohammadi-hotel-girgaum.
    Try Nihari and sanju baba chicken .
    If you are coming before Id(the end of Ramadam festival )
    ,you can try a walk here : http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-mohammed-ali-road-the-street-that-never-sleeps-1190718.
    f) Vada Pav in any street outlet .You will find them scattered all over the place .

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Soumya, thank you very much for your support, and for these amazing restaurant recommendation. I’m not sure of our schedule yet, but will let you know. Thanks!

    • Jehan Motashaw

      2 years ago

      Hey, Parsis are not Jews. We are Zoroastrians who emigrated from Persia during the 8th and 10th century.

  • Jake

    2 years ago

    Whenever you visit New York City I seriously recommend John’s Pizzeria on Bleecker Street. John’s cooks their pizza’s in a coal oven, and has been doing it for nearly 100 years I believe. I’m not from New York, but anytime I travel up there from my native Texas I always go here at least twice.

    Address, 278 Bleecker Street, New York, New York, 10014.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Jake, awesome, thanks, that sounds delicious.

  • Naga

    2 years ago

    Mark,

    I really enjoy your videos, great job!
    Why not visit Hyderabad, INDIA. Its like a food heaven known for best biryani, Haleem (Yumm!) ,Paya, Goat head curry and spiciest cuisine as far as I know(Different kind of spicy than Thai) called Rayalaseema food. So much street food varieties and famous places you wont regret visiting.

    -:)
    -Naga

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Naga, I’m really hoping to visit in the future. Thanks!

  • Darren Pinto

    2 years ago

    When in Mumbai try the Indian style Chinese, its way different from authentic Chinese. Also try ‘Chaat’ from Elco or Karachiwala to be safe.

  • Nicholas choi

    2 years ago

    When ur in nyc if u love ramen go to totto ramen ippudo ramen or hide Chan ramen I like hide Chan the best

  • Sayali Patade

    2 years ago

    Hi
    In Mumbai you should go to Mohomadali road for some good your type of food sply chicken tamdoori boriyani and many more secondly at johoo chaupati for pani puri pav bhaji and ice gola also at ghatkopar khavu galli for some variety of dosa ice cool pani puri and then at dadar gomantak for Malvani thali also dont forget to go have world famous vadapav aind misal awating for your videos sply Mumbai one welcome to India wel come to Amchi Mumbai

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Sayali, awesome, thank you for this info.

  • PANKAJ ADHYAPAK

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark
    In Mumbai visit the famous Mohammed Ali Road for the Muslim cuisine stalls around the area, also the Juhu and Girgaon Chowpatty for the chaats and other snacks, you will love it. For parsii food visit Britannia and co. amd other places nearby. For bada pav visit any stalls near to the train stations

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Pankaj, thank you for the food recommendations.

  • Mark EvansLa

    2 years ago

    La Boqueria market in Barcelona is a must! Catalina’s best produce and lots of Food stalls

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you Mark, I will definitely be visiting La Boqueria.

  • Rogerio Omine

    2 years ago

    I’m actually from Brazil, but I went to Italy couple years ago, and you must try a restaurant in Rome called Mama Angela’s. It’s an amazing small restaurant that serves local food and great wine. You can find this place using the TripAdvisor. It’s 4 or 5 blocks from the Rome train station.

    • Rogerio Omine

      2 years ago

      I just forgot, the italians told me ‘you must try the gelatto in a place called GROM’ and I had no regret trying this gelatto. The best in Italy for sure.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Rogerio, thank you for the recommendation. I’m really hoping to visit Brazil in the future as well.

  • Jayesh Sawant

    2 years ago

    Hi,

    In mumbai you must try its favourite snacks ‘Vada Pav’ and ‘Pav Bhaji’.

    Vada Pav – Ashok vada pav in Dadar
    Pav Bhaji – Canon Pav bhaji in CST
    Kombdi Vade and fish (Authentic Maharashtrian dish) – Gomantak – Dadar
    Any Non veg dish – Bademiya – Colaba
    Any Non veg dish – Naaz hotel – Kurla

    Cant wait to see you in mumbai …

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Jayesh, awesome, thank you for all your Mumbai food recommendations.

  • Arjan

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    If sign up do I get double updates? Because I’ve already signed up for your news letter before. Or is this a separate news letter for this special ’round the world’ trip?

    Let me know!
    Thanks
    Arjan “Red Curry” Peen 😉

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Arjan, if you’re already signed up, you’re good. It will be the same. Thanks!

  • Ash

    2 years ago

    When in NYC definitely try out Big Wong’s BBQ in Chinatown on Mott Street. They have the best congee and sam bo fan! Also down the street from that, is Ten Ren Tea which in my opinion, is the best bubble tea place around. A great way to end a delicious meal. Happy Travels, Mark & Ying 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Ash, that sounds amazing, thanks for the recommendation.

  • Atthaviriya

    2 years ago

    In new york you should try sylvia’s. They serve really delicious soulfood such as fried chicken and waffles.

  • JK

    2 years ago

    Mark,

    I’m so excited to hear that you finally come to Hong Kong. I’d like to recommend you to eat at a local restaurant called Kam Shing Restaurant.

    http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/r-kam-shing-restaurant-tai-wai-hong-kong-style-r6151

    I’m sorry that the reviews in this blog are in Chinese, but I hope you can get some ideas about what to eat at a local restaurant in Hong Kong. One of the dishes at this restaurant is my all time favourite. That is beef rice noodles with parsley in XO spicy sauce. I can’t really describe how amazing this dish is. All I can say is that if there is only one dish I can eat before I die, I will definitely choose this one.

    Wish you all the success in your food trip! 🙂

  • armagan

    2 years ago

    dear mark, i can host you in istanbul

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Armagan, thank you very much. I’ll let you know.

  • Gültekin Vural

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark,
    My recommendation for you in Istanbul would be “NusrEt Steakhouse in Istanbul.
    Address: Etiler, Hisar Üstü Nispetiye Cd. No:87, 34337 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
    By far the best and most famous Steakhouse in entire Turkey!!!
    Enjoy your trip…

  • Atthaviriya

    2 years ago

    Mark when you’re in hongkong you should try the goose in yung kee restaurant. I believe that yat lok goose is more famous as it provides the authentic hongkong dining experience and the price is more affordable, but to me, yung kee serves the best goose in hongkong. It is also located in central but the price of the goose is higher still. I’m absolutely sure it is worthed. You should try it out 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Atthaviriya, fantastic, thank you for the recommendation. That sounds amazing.

  • Anthony B

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark and Ying!

    Long time fan of your amazing content, can’t wait to see your adventures! Have an amazing time on your trip 🙂

  • Daniel Chu

    2 years ago

    My partner and I recently visited Hong Kong and besides the amazing array of street food and other hole in the wall stores we really liked Tim Ho Wan for dim sim, especially their BBQ pork buns which are Michelin Star rated and cheapest michelin star restaurant (Available in Olympian City and Central District); Ho Hung Kee (Causeway Bay) for amazing wonton noodle soup, steam rice wraps and congee and also for beef noodle soup try Kau Kee (Sheung Wan). Also definitely try Hong Kong BBQ meats too! I can’t wait till your trip reaches Hong Kong, it is seriously one of my favourite places to visit as the taste reminds me of my origins being a New Zealand born Chinese.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Daniel, great to hear from you. Thank you for your recommendations!

  • Lisa Mckenna

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark & Ying,

    I’ve been to istanbul last year
    I would like to recommend a local kebab restaurant in the center of kadirga park, Istanbul. Unfortunately I completely not remember the name of the restaurant 🙁 but for sure it’s located in one of the corner if kadirga park, next to a baklava bakery. Or you could try walk a bit to blue mosque & hagia sofya direction, there will be plenty of restaurant you both could try. Enjoy the trip

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Lisa, awesome, thank you for your recommendation. Can’t wait to try kebabs.

  • Manuel Gomez Cassanello

    2 years ago

    I hope you received my comment. Have fun!

  • Brian Blas

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark! Let me know when you’re going to plan a trip to Guam. I’ll make sure you’re well taken care of. I’ll have my family make you local Chamorro style home cooked meals.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Brian, awesome, I will let you know. Would love to visit Guam.

  • Rohan

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, i know you love good meat and rice dishes. one of the most sought after local restaurant is “Shalimar” its located in Byculla, Mumbai. It’s famous for its “Raan Biryani(goat)” and the kebabs. its a MUST and i surely know that you will love it also do try there “Nulli Nihari” its recommended. hope you will try it and love it.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Rohan, excellent, thank you for the recommendation. That sounds amazing.

  • Alessandro

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, I’m italian, from Rome. When you’ll be in Rome you should try at least four places: 1- “Da Enzo” or “Felice”, they are two of the best restaurant in Rome, speaking about traditional food. 2- “Pane e salame” maybe the best in roman street food (panini). 3- “Grattachecca della Sora Lella” grattachecca is a typical italian summer dessert made by ice and fruit. 4- “Gelateria La Romana” best ice cream house made in Rome, definetely.
    I would be very happy to meet and know you, so if you want a guide in Rome please contact me and I will be your Virgilio (cit. From Dante’s Divine Comedy 😉 ). Bye

    Alessandro

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Alessandro, this is excellent information. Thank you very much. I will try to get in touch with you. Thanks!

  • Manuel Gomez Cassanello

    2 years ago

    Hey Mark, you should go to Gustosando in Rome, it is a local traditional trattoria that an italian friend took me to when i lived there the food/price ratio and the food are excellent. It is not often visited by tourists, at lunchtime it is packed with locals. It is near Metro A stop Cornelia. You shouldn’t miss as well Giolitti, a century old ice cream shop in Rome, it is quite known by tourists, you can google its location, it is amazing. Have a nice trip, I’ll be waiting for your videos.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Manuel, thank you very much for your recommendations. Can’t wait to visit Rome!

  • Arijit

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark, love your videos. In Mumbai, India you must try sheek-kebabs, it is actually a North Indain dish but its quite common in Mumbai as well. And the local delight like Pav Bhaaji, Vada Pav, Pani Puri.

  • Maria

    2 years ago

    Mark please make sure to go to Kerala, India. Its truly amazing there and the food is so different and tasty, I promise you that you and Ying would love it.

    • Nandan

      2 years ago

      Yes, Kerala has good seafood — banana-leaf wrapped fish, sour fish curries, mussels with roasted coconut broth, stir-fried squid, etc. Also interesting and novel vegetarian dishes such as puffy appams with potato stew, aviyal vegetable stew, and sweet dumplings filled with chopped plaintain and brown sugar.

  • Stéphane

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark I recently went to Istanbul here are 2 of the best traditional breakfast places of the city.

    No:, Tomtom, Yeni Çarşı Cd.
    No:82, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turquie

    Kılıçali paşa mah, Defretdar yokuşu 52/A, İstanbul, Turquie

  • Gaurav Deo

    2 years ago

    I am listing all good places in Mumbai.
    1. Bademiya’s – Located in Colaba. Try Chicken bhuna roll, rumali roti, mutton seekh kabab roll.

    2. Sardar Refreshments – Located in tardeo. Try their butter pav bhaji. best in mumbai.

    3. Prithvi Cafe – Located in Juhu. Try their cheese parathas & cutting chai. This is am iconic cafe in mumbai.

    4. Leopold Cafe – Located in colaba. Try their Leopold chicken pasta, Prawn chillies. Good place to get beer.

    5. K.Rustom Ice Cream – Located in churchgate. They are famous for their home made desserts, try their ice cream sandwitch.

    6. Cream Centre – Located at Chowpatty. Try their Channa Bhatura. This places serves typical mumbai snacks. Must visit.

    7. Shree Thaker Bhojnalay – Located in kalbadevi. If you want to try authentic indian cuisine you must have to visit this place. This place should be on top of your list for mumbai. They serve traditional indian thali. Gujrati thali has many small dishes served in a big plate. Best thing is you can unlimited food for a cheap price.

    These are my top recommendations. i have many other. feel free to contact me at [email protected] or twitter – @_EatBurpRepeat

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Gaurav, Wow, thank you for this excellent list of must eats, this is very helpful. Thank you!

  • Jessica

    2 years ago

    Hi, great to see Hong Kong on the list! Since my family and myself are going to Hong Kong in a few weeks, may I ask when abouts you’re in Hong Kong?

    Kind regards

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thank you Jessica, it’s going to probably be in about 1 month from now. When will you be going?

      • Jessica

        2 years ago

        Sorry this is so late but we’re in Hong Kong now and will be there until the 12th August!

  • Arti Tania

    2 years ago

    You shlould go to Ostermalm Saluhall in Stockholm.. I was there once and ate at one of the seafood stall called trystamari. But there are loads of other seafoodstall options you can try. But it’s really crowded so you have to keep your eyes open for an open

  • AKshara

    2 years ago

    Hey, can you tell me the dates of your stay in mumbai? I have a excellent suggestion… also maybe send me your email id and i could write you some suggestions in Mumbai…

  • Abdul Aziz Musallam

    2 years ago

    Muscat, Oman – Arab world , ofair restaurant, mombasa restaurant, zanzibar island restuarant, would like to invite for lunch or dinner at home. – Shuwa is a must try. mishkak with potatoes curry. mendi my no +968 98056241

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Abdul, wow, thank you for your recommendations and for the invitation. I will get in touch with you. Thanks!

  • Vu Minh Hien

    2 years ago

    In New York I think you need to find the Luke’s lobster truck for a delicious lobster sandwich!

  • Acun

    2 years ago

    Mark, why no Indonesian?

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Acun, well mainly because I was just there. But I hope to visit again in the future.

  • Mathias Pfeiffer

    2 years ago

    Hello Mark,
    Why don’t you come for a short stop to Germany?
    We have more then just Brezeln & Schweinehaxen!????

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Mathias, I couldn’t do everything on this trip, but I’m really hoping to visit Germany for a longer trip in the future. Thanks!

      • Alke

        2 years ago

        I agree, germany offers a great and healthy variety of regional dishes and drinks. Hope you ll be able to check it soon. In the meantime all the best for the world tour.

  • Dominic Fung

    2 years ago

    HONG KONG

    • Hor Hor Deem 可可店: classic Cantonese snacks (fish balls, cheung fun)
    • Sun Hing Restaurant 新興食家: late-night dim sum (lau sa bao/custard buns), need to grab food as they come out fresh, open 3am-4pm
    • Mum’s Not Home: botanical upstairs café with cakes, drinks, 2nd hand clothing and very friendly owners

    Too many restaurants everywhere…hope you enjoy your stay in Hong Kong!

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Dominic, excellent, thank you for these restaurant recommendations!

    • Josephine

      2 years ago

      Hi Mark, when u r in Hong Kong, try bamboo pole made noodles at Lau Sum Kee Noodles at 48 Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po.
      and Sun Heung Yuen for its beef and egg sandwich and milk tea at 38 Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po

  • Kunal

    2 years ago

    Do go to the Crystal Restaurant in CST area of mumbai. Their Kheer is very famous. Also check out the Mohammad Ali Road.

  • AJ

    2 years ago

    Halal Guys in NYC <3

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Thanks AJ!

    • anom

      2 years ago

      absolutely agree!!! http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-halal-guys-new-york-2

      • Mi

        2 years ago

        Yes, I want to know your honest opinion about NYC’s The Halal Guys. We have something quite similar here in Indonesia (they even claim to bring the taste of NYC here), and it was nowhere close to satisfying.
        Have fun and have a good time, Mark and Ying! 😀

  • Girish Kumar

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark! I love you videos and I always try the foods and go to the restaurants you recommend. My mouth literally waters every time I see you video and that’s what I love about it. Being an Indian, I am truly happy that you are visiting Mumbai! I would like to recommend you foods that you shouldn’t miss while you are there:-
    ALL KINDS OF STREET FOODS – Mumbai is known JUST for its Street foods!
    Paav Bhaji, Vada Paav, potato and onion Bhajias, Bombay sandwiches, street-side Dosas, Patti Samosas, Pani Puri, Sev Puri, Dahi Puri, Ragda Pattis, boiled Channa Chaat, Kala Khatta, raw mango slices and berries in Chinese Bhel Indian-style pizzas heaped with cheese to fresh fruit accompanied by real dairy cream that is rare to find in most places. Versions of street food are available all around the city and everybody has their own favourite destinations. And to finish everything off, Gol Gappas and Ice Golla! MMMMMMMMHHMM YUMMMMM…Can’t wait to see you devour all this! 🙂
    To start with, if you are in the suburbs you could head to Juhu and seek out – Chowpatty, Amar Juice Center, Sharma Chaat Center near ‘On Toes’, and hawkers outside Mithibhai college in the Suburbs.In South Mumbai, Girgaum Chowpatty snack shops, Bachelors for shakes, Indian style pizzas and sandwiches, and Homji Street Khao Galli (Fort) offer a spectrum of street food. Cannon (near CST) and Sardar (Tardeo) are famous for Pao Bhaji, Gurukrupa (Sion) for Samosa Ragda and Haj Ali Juice Centre for fresh juices, fruit cream, sandwiches and Indian style pizzas.

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Girish, thank you very much for your support and for watching our videos. And I appreciate you leaving all your food recommendations. Wow, I can’t wait to visit Mumbai!

  • Tom Greese

    2 years ago

    Sounds amazing! But no Germany and France? 😛

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hey Tom, thank you very much. Reason is we’re going to be going to these cities pretty fast, on a couple days, and I would like to spend more time in Germany, so hoping to come again to Germany on a different trip. Hope you’re doing well!

  • Roz

    2 years ago

    Hi Mark and Ying!!

    It looks so exciting!!! Out of all those places, I have only been to Italy. Italy was beautiful!!!! And still have friends there, host sisters in fact.

    My intial host sister lives in Rome and is a tour guide there. You can find her on Facebook, Luisa Delle Fratte. I will send you more details via email. But she has excellent taste and is an amazing person plus she is a local. So she is everything you could ask for.

    My best food experience was in Montepulciano. It is beautiful there, and trust me you can work off all the food you eat through walking around up and down those hills!

    Anyway. I have always loved watching you guys. I hope you both have an awesome trip! And finally, I wish you both were coming to Australia. Maybe one day. 🙂

    Anyway, I will be watching intently!

    Lots of Love,
    Roz

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Roz, thank you very much for this great information and for the contact of your host sister. Eating and walking around is the perfect combination. I’m hoping to take an extensive trip to Australia in the future. Thanks!

      • Roz

        2 years ago

        Hi Mark,

        No worries! I will get it all to you shortly.
        Cant wait for that extensive trip around Australia!!!!
        Lol

        Lots of Love,
        Roz

  • Abhinav Rai

    2 years ago

    In Mumbai,India you should try the famous Vada Pav, Bhel puri,Paani puri,Pav Bhaaji . These are basically snacks and you you can find these on the beaches of Mumbai in the evening or any other crowdy corner . I would love to do this myself someday-travel for food. Would have loved to meet you guys as well but unfortunately i live in Bangalore,India

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Hi Abhinav, awesome thank you for the tips!

      • AnkitC

        2 years ago

        Hey man, I’d highly reccomend going to ‘Crystal ‘ restraunt in Mumbai if you want to taste what Indians eat everyday , and for something more special there’s great South Indian food In Madras Cafe , Great North Indian food in Delhi Darbar(Jaffer Bhai), and you’ll be sure to get a Samosa/deep fried snack at any street! Have a great trip 😀

        • AKshara

          2 years ago

          If you are visiting Mumbai during the Ramadaan month then try Mohammed Ali road for Indian muslime snacks and food. Very special…Haleem, kebabs etc.
          Sardar Pav bhaji in Tardeo, Crystal in CHowpatty Girgaum, Cafe Brittania for Berry Pulav (They are a very old and renowned rest.)in Fort area. I would avoid the beaches for any street food, the food is usually pretty blah and touristy there. I would try Irani Cafes in South Mumbai, for Tea and also serve Parsi cuisine which will be very different for you to try even within India. Cafe Gomantak for Sea food mahashtrian style in Dadar West, the queues are usually incredibly long so be prepared. 😀
          Cafe Madras is Matunga for delicious south indian food and snacks and filter coffee. Also would love to meet you whenever you are here … So excited… 🙂 Hope you respond

          • Mark Wiens

            2 years ago

            Hi Akshara, great to hear from you, thank you very much for your kind recommendations for Mumbai. I’m not fully sure of my schedule yet, but if possible, would be great to meet you as well. Thanks!

  • naana mora

    2 years ago

    I hope it was not intentional but how can you call it a world tour without Africa. Made up of over 50 countries and not one on your journey. Call it some other your but not world. Thanks

    • Mark Wiens

      2 years ago

      Naana, I grew up in DRC, Kenya, and Tanzania, and I love Africa. This is called a round the world trip because we are going around the world, not everywhere in the world.

      • Thao

        2 years ago

        Hi Mark and Ying! What a great list of cities you’ll be visiting, I hope you’ll have a fantastic time! When you’re in New York, try a sabich sandwich from Taïm, located on 222 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014. Have a great trip and I’m looking forward to this series. Take care.

    • Kangai

      2 years ago

      Mark- whenever you and Ying make it back to Kenya let me know! I’d love to meet up with you and vlog a little while enjoying food!!! Maybe next time it could be a “Round the Southern Hemisphere for food” lol

      😀

      • Mark Wiens

        2 years ago

        Hey Kangai, thank you very much, hoping to come back to Kenya soon. Would love to meet you!

      • Mark Wiens

        2 years ago

        Hi Kangai, thank you very much. Would love to meet you when we come to Kenya, haha, that’s a great idea!

    • Alison Koizumi

      2 years ago

      Dude, you need to chill. He can call it whatever he wants! He is CIRCLING the world… aka going around it. Not visiting every continent. Tons of his early videos are from Africa and he also lived there, so don’t imply that he’s shunning Africa.

    • moody

      2 years ago

      @naana mora why would you demand Africa to be “represented” and not other continents/regions like South America, Russia, China, Australia, etc?