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  • Alright so check it out

  • 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, were 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 Xian suantang jiaozi

  • Found in Xian’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 Xian

  • 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 youre 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 youre 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, youll devour one

  • The best durian in the world is in Malaysia

  • But I found a creative take on it while Foodranginin 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 were 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 were 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 youve 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

  • Youll 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

  • Youre going to question every other bowl of noodles youve 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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