Chinese Street Food Tour Around China | Most Unique Chinese Street Food of 2016

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It’s Trevor James
I have had the most insane year
Eating Chinese street food all across China
And today I’ve narrowed down 15 of the most insane street foods that I’ve had
Let’s check it out
China is a street food heaven
You can find thousands of different street foods
Ranging across all of China’s 23 different provinces
Hi, I’m Trevor James
And I travel to eat
I’ve been living in China for 3 years now
Eating and filming non stop for you
In this past year
I ate hundreds of different street foods around China
All compiled into street food tour videos
And all uploaded right here for you on youtube
Today, I’ve narrowed down 15 of the most unique and delicious dishes that I’ve found
Let’s eat
Starting off with #15
This is one of China’s most polarizing street foods
The century egg
These are found all over China’s streets
And I found a spot in a back market of Chengdu
Where the local street vendor dropped it on the ground to open it
Should I eat this?
OK, we’re going for the full experience
Oh, that has the fermented slight stench to it
Sulphury
Next up for number 14
A famous street food in China
Feichangfen
A bowl of spicy intestine broth, sliced intestines
And sweet potato starch noodles
It’s an acquired taste, but definitely one of the most unique
And if you can accept it, delicious street foods in China
It smells almost like charry
Like, a little smoky
There is nothing gross about it
The intestine is a little fatty
And it just sort of melts into your mouth
And the broth is really spicy
Number 13 is a food craze that’s popped up all over China
Crayfish
Some love them, others hate them
But one thing is for sure, you have to give them a try
It’s all about the spice mixture that they are cooked in
And when I had them with a local friend in Shanghai
They were cooked in a 13 spice mixture that was incredibly powerful
That’s the pure xiaolongxia rou
Yeah, and you can taste
That’s ultra spicy
Next up for number 12
This is the famous Xi’an suantang jiaozi
Found in Xi’an’s food paradise
The Hui Muslim Chinese district
Here you can find a huge variety of Hui Muslim Chinese cuisine
Like hand pulled noodles
Steamed spiced beef
Cold jelly noodles
Insane lamb kebabs
Chinese shredded beef pita burgers
And a lot more
But my favorite thing from my 3 week food trip to Xi’an
Was a super delicious sour and spicy bowl of juicy beef or lamb dumplings
That you won’t want to miss
A bowl of these jiaozi is packed with chili oil
Vinegar, and sesame oil
And the broth is infused with shrimp skins
That is huge
30 suanla, sour and spicy niurou beef jiaozi
Oh, I can smell the sesame and the cilantro
Look, they are plump, they are plump
Next up for number 11, this was one of the most unique dishes I found on the street
And I had to go really deep to find it
As I was exploring the back markets and alleyways of Chengdu
I found a local man selling boiled pig blood in a huge pot
Covering it in a ton of chili oil, salt, and greens
I was hesitant to try it at first
But it was quite delicious apart from the fatty texture
And definitely one of the most unique things I’ve eaten in China
So the blood, soup
Pig blood in a bunch of oil
Chili oil
Let’s get some cilantro on there
It’s actually not bad
It tastes like pig blood, in really spicy oil
Number 10 and number 9 is Chinese roast duck
From street side roast ducks found throughout almost all the markets across all Chinese cities
To the classic Beijing roast duck
I’m sure you’re going to fall in love with either
In Beijing, I took my parents for a 10km hike along the Great Wall of China in the afternoon
And in the evening, we explored the Hutong alleyways of Beijing
En route to try the famous Peking duck
It’s characterized by it’s thin, crispy skin
Served with scallion, cucumber, and sweet bean sauce that are rolled into pancakes
I was hoping it was going to be amazing
But I had no idea it was going to be this good
It’s really good
It’s so good
Incredibile duck!
And in Chengdu, I brought my couch surfing guests to try street side ducks in the morning market
There’s nothing like visiting a morning market in China
I found this insane market in late 2015
And returned to shoot 4 or 5 different market videos
Each time stopping for a bite of this delicious roast duck
Let’s get in there
Take a tender, fatty one
It’s so good
Oh yeah
Oh that is insane
That is the best duck I’ve ever had
Number 8 is a street food you must try in Hong Kong or Guangzhou
Of course you should try dim sum, roast duck, and barbecue pork
But I found Cheong fen AKA streamed rice noodle rolls
Literally translated as intestine rolls because of their intestine like appearance
To be the most delicious and unique
The first time I had this
I was amazed at the simple deliciousness of the roll
When it’s filled with a selection of pork, shrimp, and egg
And then dipped into a light soy sauce, it’s heavenly
The atmosphere of a morning Cheong fen restaurant is worth the trip to Canton alone
Let’s try that out
You can taste there is a bit of pork and shrimp flavor mixed throughout there
The rice flour noodle is quite gooey and soft
Number 7 is a street food that I found while exploring Leshan
Sichuan’s well known food hot spot
And famous for the worlds largest standing stone buddha
I found a puffy and soft dough pocket
That was filled with a molasses like brown sugar
And baked in a coal oven on the streetside
When it’s served to you piping hot
And you take your first bite
The gooey brown sugar is going to ooze out
And you won’t be able to stop eating
Look on the inside
Look at that
It’s all brown sugar
It’s like a pocket of gooey brown sugar on the inside there
You can taste that thick, super sweet brown sugar
And this bread, is really soft
It’s like super soft, almost delicate like bread
For number 6, I found an explosive Chinese street food that scared me to death
The Chinese popcorn cannon
As I was exploring the back alleyways of Lanzhou
In China’s Islamic northwest
A city with a huge Hui Muslim population
And amazing Halal food
I found a man selling popcorn on the street
What myself and Ting Ting my girlfriend and camera girl both didn’t know
Was that it was soon to explode
Here we go
That is so loud!
Fresh street popcorn
Super sweet, crunchy, and smoky
It doesn’t get any better than that
Next up for number 5 is one of my favourite noodle joints in Chengdu
There really is nothing like slurping noodles on the street side in China
And for me
The zajiang noodles are the noodle dish to try in Chengdu
The land of spicy and numbing Sichuan cuisine
I found a spot that serves up a bowl so fragrant
So silky and smooth, so spicy with chili oil
That you’re going to want to give it all up and move here
Look at all the jiangdou (Long beans)
That adds a crunch to it
So oily and silky
This standard here of noodles is just one above the next
You get that mouth feeling
There’s only a few places here that give me that feeling here in Sichuan
Number 4 is a food that will forever be in my heart; Durian
But this isn’t any durian
This is a super creative take on it
Durian is one of the worlds most controversial foods due to it’s amazing fragrance
And if you love it, you can devote your whole life to it
Everywhere you go you think of it
And every chance you get, you’ll devour one
The best durian in the world is in Malaysia
But I found a creative take on it while Foodrangin’ in Guangzhou with a local friend last winter
Durian chicken hot pot
It tastes exactly like durian and chicken broth mixed together
Surprisingly they go pretty well
Yeah
This is it
Now we’re getting up there with number 3
This was found in Wuhan
After I found a nine hour high speed train from Chengdu just to try the famous Reganmian
Also known as sesame paste noodles
But what I found here was even better
A unique take on shaomai dumplings
Beautiful sticky rice dumplings with mushrooms are stuffed into a hand rolled deep fried dough pocket
Giving you an amazing texture and flavor combo
This is what dreams are made of here
It’s like a crispy deep fried dough pocket
Stuffed with shaomai
Wow!
It tastes like a peppery gravy ball
Oh those are really good, it tastes like gravy!
Number 2 is some of the most amazing meat I’ve ever had
On the outskirts of Chengdu, there is a whole roast lamb restaurant
that serves 90 day old baby lambs that pack a flavor that is to die for
Slathered in sesame oil, roasted, and then covered again in a Sichuan hot and numbing sauce and cumin rub
Eating this is just like heaven
We have a whole roast lamb here
And we’re going to go into a yurt to taste it
Look at that, look at that!
It’s like all meat
Get in there
Oh, there is a bone!
Is that the best lamb or what
Yeah, definitely
Is that like the most beautiful lamb you’ve ever had?
It’s succulent
It’s spicy
It’s juicy
It’s like so tender
Look at that lamb, it just falls off the bone
Here we are guys
Number one
This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen in a kitchen
Enter the hand pulled noodle sanctuary in Lanzhou
I took a weekend food trip here
And walked into this noodle joint not knowing what I was about to witness
The incredible displays of noodle mastery
Will blow you away as you watch them in the back kitchen
And words just cannot describe just how amazing this process is
It really is noodle heaven
You’ll be speechless watching them make the dough and hand pulling the noodles
The skills of each person in this long production chain is incredible and will blow you away
You can see it all happening in one line
From kneading the dough, pulling the noodles
Filling the bowl with a specialty radish beef broth
Some home made chili oil, fatty beef chunks
And green onions and cilantro
After you take your first bite
You’re going to question every other bowl of noodles you’ve ever eaten!
That has this incredibly aromatic essence to it
With all of these hand pulled noodles
It’s just like clockwork in the kitchen there
Oh yeah, that is worth the flight right here
Incredibly flavor packed beef noodle soup
Huge slices of beef
It’s the slurping hot spot right here
So thank you so much for watching my food and travel videos
I hope you enjoy the top 15 unique Chinese street foods I’ve had this year
This has been an amazing year of eating Chinese street food all around China
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