Eating Yak Yogurt in Western China

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 …

Discover The Truth About Mongolian Food (What to Eat)

It’s quite common knowledge that Mongolian food is not winning any culinary awards on the worlds stage, in fact we personally like to refer to it as the cafeteria food of the world! Heading into Mongolia we had no idea what food to expect, in fact a Mongolian friend of ours simply stated “have low expectations then you won’t be disappointed”! This article is aimed at giving those planning on …

9 Tips For Surviving Mongolia (Video)

As one of the least densely populated countries in the world, Mongolia can be quite a culture shock for travellers who have been accustomed to things like beds and hot water for most of their lives. Epic wilderness, untamed beauty and challenging travel experiences are par for the course when going trans-Mongolian. Mongolia offers a real sense of freedom from civilisation but navigating the country independently can be both dangerous, …

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

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 …

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The One Thing You MUST Do In Mongolia: Nomadic Homestay

Heading out into the Mongolian wilderness you never know what you’re going to get. We knew that things could be rough but this time around we found ourselves face to face with an eagle who looked like he could give human flesh a go and on the receiving end of a family feast difficult to stomach (because it mostly was stomach, lambs stomach!)…..here’s what happened. How it Began One of …

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

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 …

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

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?

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 …

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

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 …