Foodie Tales from the Silk Road: Lanzhou Beef Noodles (牛肉面)

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After quite a few years of travelling the globe indulging in all the local delicacies we can get our hands on, we’ve come up with a few guidelines we stick to when choosing where to eat. Especially if this is a country where English is not the native language, this helps us with firstly, not ever getting sick (touch wood! Neither of us have been sick so far) and secondly, …

Eating Yak Yogurt in Western China

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MEGSY EATS SOMETHING TERRIBLE: Yak Yoghurt. Get ready for super sour dairy suffering… If a yogurt-stomach-acid combo is your thing, then you’ll love this. For those regular followers you’ll know we have a regular section called Tommo Eats Something Terrible. I thought that on this occasion I’d give him a break and run the gauntlet myself… We decided to head to Xiahe, Gansu Province, China, for two reasons: 1. Wiki travel …

Urumqi Local Food: Big Chicken (Dapan Ji) & The Grand Bazaar

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Cuisine on the western side of China is actually quite different from the eastern side of the country. With influences from Sichuan and central Asian countries, Xinjiang province offers up some interesting fusion. Hitting Urumqi after spending a month in Mongolia there was only one thing we had on our minds, vegetables and any meat that was not lamb! If you don’t know much about mongolian cuisine, here’s a quick …

Eating Starfish – on a stick! Wangfujang market, Beijing. (Video)

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TOMMO EATS SOMETHING TERRIBLE. For weird food eaters, Wangfujang Night Market in Beijing is well known as a culmination of many of China’s stranger “delicacies”. This maybe true, and if you have a large and frivolous wallet then perhaps you can afford to sample them all. Unfortunately we don’t, so I chose one of the cheaper options, Starfish (20 yuan – $3.75), and will have to come back to other …

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Sex Organ Soup (Hong Kong) – Eating Testicles, Penis, Scrotum & Labia! (VIDEO)

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A mouth full of cock is not normally my first thought before heading out for breakfast but apparently in Hong Kong a lot of people savour the opportunity to enjoy chewing on bovine chode prior to 11am. Originally this started out as a simple opportunity to swallow some testicles but after we arrived at the restaurant it turned out that for about $11 I could actually enjoy multiple sex organs. …

Eating Whole Deep Fried Pigeon inc. Head & Organs

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TOMMO EATS SOMETHING TERRIBLE. People eat pigeon in western society, nothing terrible about that, but generally the meat would be presented in a pleasing and non-controversial way… Not so in Hong Kong. The deep fried head is placed delightfully on top of the rest of the meat and if you are lucky – I was – you’ll get an internal organ surprise left inside the rib cage too! Its somewhat …

What is Burmese Cuisine? What Myanmar Foods Should I Try?

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Burmese cuisine is a fusion of Thai, Indian, Chinese and a mixture of smaller local tribal influences like “Shan”, “Mon” and others. Touring around Burma we found regional dishes that would be available in most restaurants but they became unfindable in the next state over. We also found some staples that were everywhere – especially Chinese BBQ! In this article we’ll look at typical street food as well as some of the …

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Eating Pig Organs Hotpot (Pyin oo Lwin, Myanmar) (Video)

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TOMMO EATS SOMETHING TERRIBLE. This strange looking street food option appeared at many day & night markets all over Burma. Especially easy to find in Mandalay and Yangon, we ran into this particular vendor, amongst many others, in Pyin oo Lwin at the central night market (4pm – 8pm). The main part of the meal is a mix plate of pig organs and we’ve seen it served in two different …

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10 Fun (but super cheap) things to do in Brisbane!

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FUN FOR A FIVER (FFAF). Thats right, nothing on this list costs more than $5 per person. After over a year living in Brisbane we have searched out fun on a budget, and these are our top 10 favourite things for first time visitors with no money.   1. SCENERY: Brisbane River Cruise – Without the tourist price tag.   Why pay $50 or more for a river cruise when you …

Asian Cuisine: The Tantalizing and the Terrifying: The Best and Strangest food options

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National Dish VS Strange Regional Delicacy for every Asian country (With photos and information for each one). We wanted to know what to eat in Asia and there is no fully comprehensive guide on the Internet, so we made one! Featuring the essential national dishes along with those crazy, strange, weird, slightly gross and sometimes stomach turning “must try” regional dishes that you won’t find at home…….if not to try yourself, at …

Momo Brasserie: Pastrami New York Style Sandwich

Momo Brasserie, Sydney (Restaurant Review with Video)

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Its sandwiches, awesome posh sandwiches! If you want to sit down and eat gourmet sandwiches in Sydney CBD then Momo Brasserie is the place. Not only is the menu extensively filled with mouthwatering classics as well as some unique and inspiring choices but the service is excellent too! Subway is cheap and tasty, and don’t get me wrong as a Five Dollar Traveller you should probably opt for eating fast food on …

Meat on a stick at Crazy wings!

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

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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 …