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  • - That is awesomely good.

  • It is very tender and you can really taste that

  • really reduced red wine sauce.

  • Good morning everyone.

  • It's Mark Wiens with migrationology.com in New York City.

  • Last night I had a little bit of a dream

  • about that coffee in the fridge.

  • So I just woke up, I'm gonna start with the coffee.

  • I don't have a bottle opener, but I do have a spoon.

  • Let's see if I can do this, it's been a while.

  • Oh yeah. Alright, success.

  • I think it's a very light roast which I really like

  • because you can taste the full body,

  • the full flavor of the coffee

  • and it is kind of like a roasted caramel brown color to it,

  • and very aromatic as soon as I popped

  • that lid on that bottle.

  • Smells kind of like, a little bit fruity.

  • Oh that tastes good.

  • It's kind of earthy actually, rather than fruity.

  • The more I sit here and keep drinking this coffee,

  • it just keeps getting better and better.

  • The complexity and I keep tasting new flavors.

  • It's amazing, and it's so smooth

  • and it really is just like coffee juice,

  • the nectar, this cold brew.

  • Wow it's good.

  • Goodbye New York City, this is an awesome view.

  • And thank you very much to Courtyard Marriott Chelsea.

  • We've had a fantastic stay, staff are awesome here

  • and this is literally a prime location,

  • right around the corner from Penn Station.

  • A great place to stay when you're in New York City.

  • It's time to move on to the next destination.

  • We have come to my final bite in New York City.

  • I'm gonna make it happen right over there

  • on the street corner just outside of Pennsylvania Station.

  • I just came to thinking, I have not had a hot dog yet

  • in New York City.

  • I ordered a hot dog, got everything on it,

  • and this a halal cart so it's a 100% beef hot dog,

  • and I got all the toppings, put on some sauerkraut,

  • some ketchup and mustard.

  • And it's a boiled hot dog as well.

  • I saw him pull it out of the hot water.

  • Simple and classic.

  • Hot dog, the bread, the little bit of spicy mustard,

  • and then that sauerkraut to give it

  • a little bit of a fresh crispness.

  • The hot dog is okay, but what I love is this atmosphere,

  • right here in Madison Square Garden, buildings surrounding.

  • There are lots of people and what I love so much

  • about New York City is just the incredible diversity.

  • People from all walks of life.

  • From every culture to the farthest corners of the globe.

  • You hear different languages standing here,

  • you see different cultural traditions standing here.

  • I think that's really what sums up New York City.

  • We bought our tickets and again we are flying out of

  • Newark International Airport.

  • Have about a 20 minute wait until the next train leaves.

  • We made it to the airport.

  • We are flying with United from Newark to Hong Kong.

  • This is gonna be by far the longest flight

  • on this entire round the world trip for food.

  • I think it's about 16 hours on this flight.

  • And if you're just joining me on this video

  • I wanted to just really quickly fill you in.

  • Right now my wife Ying and I are on a trip

  • with Star Alliance,

  • a round the world trip for food.

  • We are traveling to a total of nine different destinations.

  • We started in Bangkok, so that's 10 destination

  • if you count our home base in Bangkok,

  • and we're traveling around with the specific purpose

  • of eating delicious food.

  • So this is, it's hard to believe actually

  • that we're coming to the end of the trip right now.

  • We are gonna fly to Hong Kong

  • and then be in Hong Kong for a couple of days,

  • then we'll fly back to Bangkok

  • and that will complete the entire circle,

  • the entire trip around the world with Star Alliance.

  • If you haven't already watched the entire video series

  • they will be in a full playlist

  • which I will leave the link in the description box below.

  • You can watch all of the videos in consecutive order

  • and follow this entire trip round the world for food.

  • On our way to Hong Kong, and again

  • we're flying business class.

  • Starting off with a welcome champagne.

  • And this is one flight that I am looking forward

  • to all 16 hours of, are you looking at the menu?

  • Hello. No thank you.

  • What's on the menu Ying?

  • - Beef, stir fry noodle,

  • salmon. - Oh short rib.

  • Short rib or salmon.

  • The short rib sounds fantastic.

  • (pilot speaking on intercom)

  • We are about 30 minutes into this flight

  • and it is time for lunch.

  • On the menu this says this is Balik style salmon

  • with remoulade sauce.

  • And wow that is a pretty thick, hearty slice of salmon

  • and there are maybe sun dried tomatoes in the middle?

  • Is that one slice of salmon?

  • Oh that is huge.

  • Oh it's so soft and tender and buttery, just creamy, oily.

  • And there's also some kind of a sauce here.

  • It's like a little bit of a horseradish kind of sauce.

  • And that is just such a huge chunk of salmon.

  • That salmon is so tender, you can cut it with your fork.

  • The meal is served course by course

  • so it is salad course now,

  • and I got the balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

  • Thank you. - And for you anything else?

  • Ma'am, anything else? - We're good, thank you.

  • For main course I got the short rib with red wine sauce,

  • and then it came with mashed potatoes, and carrots,

  • and green beans, and a tomato.

  • Oh that's so tender.

  • Get a close-up look at that.

  • That is awesomely good.

  • It is very tender and you can really taste

  • that really reduced red wine sauce.

  • That is seriously good.

  • What I will do is take the pepper

  • and sprinkle it on generously.

  • Next up, this is the pre-dessert snacks.

  • Cheese and grapes and crackers.

  • Okay, let me start off with this cheese here.

  • Oh that is a very crumbly, oh thank you.

  • That is a very crumbly, dry cheese.

  • I think it's a goat cheese.

  • It does have a very kind of animaly taste to it.

  • It's like cream cheese, though.

  • That has to be followed by a grape.

  • The immediate juicy sweetness of that grape.

  • And finally, the last course of this meal is dessert,

  • and it is gelato.

  • And Ying and I decided to share one,

  • and Jean really hooked up the chocolate sauce, the fudge.

  • She just poured it all over the ice cream.

  • That is sweet, and then I also got a cup of tea here.

  • And that completes this gourmet meal.

  • I just woke up, it's about an hour and a half

  • until we land in Hong Kong and it's time for breakfast now,

  • starting with a coffee.

  • And sorry about the bed head.

  • Actually I'm not really sorry.

  • And for my main course for breakfast I chose the omelette.

  • Came with some herbed sausage,

  • and you can really see all of the spices

  • within that sausage.

  • There's potatoes here and also maybe some kind of,

  • what's the orange thing?

  • Pumpkin or squash or something?

  • I'll go with the spoon for this.

  • All of a sudden there's a bunch of turbulence.

  • I gotta start with that herb sausage.

  • Whoa, this is a shaky camera.

  • Full of like, herbs and tastes like apple as well.

  • And omelette.

  • Is that cheese and also maybe some black beans in here.

  • I think that's like a creamy, cheesy sauce

  • actually underneath that omelette.

  • [Pilot Speaking On Intercom] Ladies and gentlemen

  • United and our Star Alliance partners and our

  • international flight crew welcome you

  • to Hong Kong International Airport.

  • The local time is approximately 7:18pm

  • - [Flight Attendant] Where do you go from here?

  • - Bangkok. That's where we're from.

  • My wife is from. Congratulations, bye.

  • Two meals, three movies,

  • and about six hours of on and off sleep,

  • and we have arrived in Hong Kong.

  • It's about 7:30 pm.

  • We're waiting for our bag now but I just wanted to say

  • thank you to United Airlines,

  • and especially to Jean and Anna and the captain

  • and the whole crew of that airline.

  • They really took care of us that flight.

  • - [Taxi Driver] Where are you going to?

  • - [Mark] JW Marriott.

  • - [Taxi Driver] Okay, hello.

  • - When you arrive in Hong Kong,

  • there's a very convenient train,

  • or I've also taken the bus before

  • from the airport to the town.

  • But Ying is not feeling very well right now

  • so we decided to take a taxi directly to our hotel.

  • But it's great to be in Hong Kong.

  • Okay thank you very much.

  • - [Hotel Attendee] Have a wonderful stay with us.

  • - Thank you.

  • (cheering)

  • - Ying is pretty happy to be at this hotel.

  • We're staying at JW Marriott.

  • We got all checked in,

  • and she was just going over our benefits.

  • We have breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres,

  • evening snacks, and other refreshments all day long.

  • It's like all you can eat, all day long,

  • in this hotel, and we are going up to our room right now.

  • What floor are we on?

  • Oh I gotta clear my ears.

  • We're on the 35th floor.

  • This is a nice hotel.

  • Alright.

  • On, oh is this the AC.

  • Let's take a quick tour of the room.

  • Have the bed right in the center there.

  • Oh Ying is already hanging out on that sofa chair.

  • Desk on the side here.

  • And this is like a corner, do we have the corner room?

  • Or we at least have a corner window.

  • There's a little bit of a glare on the window right now.

  • Oh yeah, but if you look close,

  • I'm not sure if you can see.

  • No, probably not picking up on the camera,

  • oh there we go.

  • You can see that view.

  • I'm sure tomorrow morning we'll have

  • a better view in the daylight.

  • And now over to the bathroom.

  • Oh by the way, the drink station, water,

  • coffee maker, water boiler, and bathroom in here.

  • Every kind of bathroom thing you need.

  • Toilet is here.

  • And shower, both a shower, and a tub.

  • And that completes the tour of the room.

  • This is a really nice room.

  • I've been to Hong Kong a number of times

  • so this isn't my first time to Hong Kong but

  • Hong Kong remains one of my favorite cities in the world.

  • It's just an amazing city.

  • The buildings, the architecture, the food is awesome

  • and so for the next four days we're gonna be in Hong Kong.

  • It's hard to believe that this is our final destination

  • on this round the world trip for food with Star Alliance.

  • But happy to be in Hong Kong.

  • It's been a long day.

  • Ying and I are both a little disoriented right now

  • but it is around 9 pm in Hong Kong so

  • I don't think we'll do anything