Crazy Wings, Chinatown, Sydney (Restaurant Review with Video)

Meat on a stick at Crazy wings!

We set out to Chinatown with an ideal, for dinner we wanted to eat everything “on a stick”. In many parts of China it is quite normal for a large amount of street food to be served BBQ’d on a stick. Crazy Wings in Sydney upholds this tradition and was a lucky find whilst walking around – plus its BYO. So a cheap night of Meat on a stick with …

Yok Yor Thai Food Factory, Sydney. (Restaurant review with video)

Duck and Rice at Yok Yor

Lychee Smoothie Get ready to have your taste buds tickled, but not assaulted, by some fabulous and well crafted Thai flavours. Over our 4 days in Sydney we endeavoured to eat at as many budget restaurants (ie. Mains under $15) as possible. The Yok Yor Thai Food Factory is slightly factory themed with bare brick walls and the chefs wearing hard hats. Some amazing food awaits us, so lets take a look at what …

Fishmongers, Fish and chips in Manly, Sydney. (Restaurant Review with Video)

Fishmongers basket at Fishmongers restaurant in Manly

This is not your traditional Fish & Chips. Fishmongers offers a menu of deep fried aquatic treats that differs from your regular street side fryer. We enjoy tempura prawns and veggies along with the slightly more classic fishermans basket including battered fish and Calamari. Take awesome fresh ingredients and deep fry them… how can you go wrong? Well, fortunately Fishmongers do not go too far wrong. The Fish was light, …

Edible Insects! Eating Crickets, Grasshoppers, Silk Worms and many more! (With Video)

Eat insects at chiang Mai markets, Thailand

Food: Insects (Grasshoppers, Large Crickets, Silk Worms, Cicada) Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand (Saturday Market) The “Mix Bag” Quite a selection of these not-so-delicious looking edible insects were available! So I decided to opt for a “mix bag” with a few from each variety for only a dollar! yum :-s I Guess insects are part of the holy grail of weird food that most westerners won’t even think of eating, but …

Can you eat Stingray? Yes! And its Delicious.

Stingray menu, Kuala Lumpur

Only $2 for a tasty serving of deadly stingray… Food: Stingray Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia With its thick leathery looking skin and its now infamous reputation for killing Steve Irwin with a barb to the heart, Stingray does not instantly sound like something you’d serve at your dinner party. In fact it was something I was surprised to see on a menu so I had to try it…     …

Why eat at The Heritage Food Village, Kuala Lumpur?

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Because its amazing! All the best street food styles of SE Asia brought into one massive food court fusion extravaganza! You will pay slightly more for the food than you would on the street, but the quality is very high and you can still find plenty of great food for $3 per serve. Whatever your favourite Asian cuisine, the Heritage Food Village at Lot 10 in Bukit Bintang (Kuala Lumpur) brings …

Baan Thai Cooking Classes – Chiang Mai, Thailand

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They gave Tom a cleaver, what did they expect to happen?  Cooking up a storm at the Baan Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We are big foodies here at Five Dollar Traveller, and there is nothing like learning how to cook the local cuisine yourself! Don’t learn when you get home… learn from the locals and get to know the inside tips and tricks that make those special …

Eating Abalone (Raw) in Hawaii

Abalone-raw

Food: Abalone (Raw) Location: China Town, Honolulu, Hawaii. Its a shellfish, sounds harmless enough right? My suspicion should have been aroused when I asked the seller if they “were ok to eat raw?” and his reply being a rather hesitant “sure… if you like”. Video coming soon. VERDICT Its hard to describe just how horrible this is raw… it might be a delicacy cooked, but alas my taste buds were …

Eating Snake! From cage to bowl in Taiwan

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Food: Snake Broth Location: Taipei, Taiwan. Can you eat snake? Its almost cliche to say unusual foods taste like chicken… but snake tastes like chicken. But our Snake soup has nice big skeleton sections to suck the tasty chicken like meet from, just so you know it definitely ain’t chicken.And of course, like you’d expect in Taiwan, they like it fresh, and the customers like to know its fresh, so …

Eating Chicken Feet! Or in this case “Foot” as one was enough!

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Food: Vacuum packed chicken foot Location: Dalian, China Chicken foot is pretty popular in Asia. So popular that you can by it from little news agents and corner stores for about 50c, vacuum packed! I’m joined in this video by travel companions Tony & Rich.  VERDICT Chicken foot is pretty foul! (pun intended. lol), but really, this was disgusting. I don’t know how they prepare/cook it prior to packing but …

Eating JellyFish! Qingdao, China

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Food: Jellyfish (cooked) Location: Qingdao (Tsingtao), China. Can You Eat Jellyfish? Jellyfish, normally associated with horrible pain followed by someone urinating on you leg… is this really a food? Yes, so please don’t piss down my throat, I’m fine! More surprising, its really very tasty! Maybe its all down to the chef, but I loved it and look forward to eating it again.  VERDICT Probably the most pleasant TEST I have …

Eating Live Octopus! Busan, South Korea (Video)

Tom eating live octopus, Korea

Food: Live Octopus (just!) Location: Busan, South Korea. Eating Korean Live Octopus The Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan is about what you expect from Asian fish markets, the fish are super fresh because they are still alive! It was the first port of call for the day and we were in need of breakfast… What better than live octopus, well, almost live, it had been dead about 30 seconds when we …