RARE Street Food Tour of Rural China | Cheap SLOPPY Dumplings and Meat NIRVANA!

  • Published on May 15, 2017
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    Chinese Street Food Tour in Rural Xinjiang - the BEST Street food in China! We took a train from Turpan all the way to Kuqa to try the BEST and most unique street food in China! When you arrive, you instantly know you are in a new street food world, and that you can taste some of the best street food around the world in 2017!
    I’ve been searching for the best street food in China for a long time, and have to say that when it comes to Chinese street food, some is good, some is bad, but in Xinjiang, most of the stuff we tried was fantastic! The meat and the sloppy dumplings were out of this world! You’ll fall in love watching the delicious street food in this street food video, because we came specifically to try the best street food in China, as we make our way west along the Silk Road to the farthest part of western China. Coming here is a whole new world of Chinese cuisine. Eating Chinese food in Xinjiang is definitely one of the best street food experiences I’ve had!
    We made our way to Kuqa from Chengdu. We first took the train to Xining and enjoyed the Hui Chinese muslim Chinese street food and then took the train to Turpan and onwards to Kuqa, our final destination being Kashgar. The dishes we have been eating so far really reminds me of central asian street food. From the super flavor packed hand pulled noodles, to the roast deep tandoori baozi, it’s a great destination for food.
    So far I’ve eaten street food in Chengdu, street food in Hong Kong, street food in Guangzhou, Street food in Shanghai, and street food all around Asia, but something as simple as the street food here in Xinjiang (Kuqa) really impressed me!
    All the street food we tried, in particular the hand pulled noodles, which tasted like spaghetti, was fantastic! Even the bbq kebabs were amazing as well. The locals here speak Uighur and a little Chinese, so I got by communicating with them in Chinese, but would be better if I picked up some Uighur. Overall, our experience eating in Kuqa, Xinjiang was amazing!
    Here are the locations in this street food video:
    1) Roast Tandoori Nang Bread -
    2) Sunday Market (Featuring Hand pulled noodles, pumpkin baozi, and roast tandoori baozi)-
    3) Huge meat nirvana feast -

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Comments • 3 649

  • Dauren Sarsenov
    Dauren Sarsenov Year ago +756

    Ok, so whoever use "piyaz" for onions, put your country name under the comment. lets see how far the silk road extended. I'll start with

  • Am Pm
    Am Pm 5 days ago


  • taodabest
    taodabest 5 days ago

    This is where the pizza without tomatoe sauce and cheese came from! The silk road food tour! Love this video, people are so friendly!

  • Stringfreak
    Stringfreak 7 days ago

    Loved that cute baby popping in here and there throughout the video! ^_^

  • junli luo
    junli luo 10 days ago

    腰子好,腰子好, ^_^

  • Junaid
    Junaid 11 days ago

    This Muslims people...cute

  • airil sra
    airil sra 14 days ago

    The oven dude has a really nice hair.

  • M Khosirin
    M Khosirin 15 days ago

    I like this place

  • fareed sikkandar
    fareed sikkandar 16 days ago

    oooooooooo lol .. i like when he say oohh

  • Mikel Arteta
    Mikel Arteta 21 day ago

    so they don't speak Chinese?

  • goldfingaa786
    goldfingaa786 22 days ago

    Stop saying mmmmm mmmm mmm. So childish. Just complement normaly instead beeing childish.

  • candy cat
    candy cat 22 days ago

    R the wantons halal

  • roborovski008
    roborovski008 23 days ago

    you hesitate too much bro, it was painful to watch. just do it already !

  • Buttler Jomes
    Buttler Jomes 25 days ago

    Eyaakhh this lamb kidney is so bad.

  • maiko woland
    maiko woland Month ago

    ovious indian influence ,,naag is the naan and piyaz is onion in hindi as well ..looks amazing

  • Sai City
    Sai City Month ago

    Y u make sounds vuuu aaa ,it’s irritating

  • RavenWingSoar159
    RavenWingSoar159 Month ago

    Love your shows!

  • Vanessa Karmayana
    Vanessa Karmayana Month ago

    I want tO Be thereeee❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Shahansha Khan
    Shahansha Khan Month ago

    I so want to go on the Silk Route.... wow! So good people and such tasty food! Thanks buddy to for showing this.. grateful really! Absolutely love your videos!

  • Raza Khan
    Raza Khan Month ago

    I didn't know many words in this part of China are same as Urdu such as Piyaz and Naan.

  • Feng Shuo
    Feng Shuo Month ago

    If you love lamb, I also strongly suggest you to go to inner Mongolia. That is my hometown. You could taste different types of lamb over there.

  • Z Lee
    Z Lee Month ago


  • Ankur Sharma
    Ankur Sharma Month ago

    I wonder how many nasty cases of diarrhea this guy has experienced on these trips...

  • ivan boskovic
    ivan boskovic Month ago

    The best combination:
    American salary
    English home
    Japanese wife
    Chinese cook
    The worst combination:
    American wife
    English cook
    Japanese home
    Chinese salary

  • cizia69
    cizia69 Month ago

    With a smile and respect, the world is a friendly place. Don't believe the hype, they are selling us fear to make us buy all their crap.

  • Go Away
    Go Away Month ago

    Almost looks like a vegetable spaghetti with meat lol😂😂

  • 李澳强
    李澳强 Month ago


  • ron
    ron Month ago

    that was great....the open oven....

  • Delfin Dionisio
    Delfin Dionisio 2 months ago

    That was a nice food tour in China" my thumb's up!!!

  • ذوالفقار
    ذوالفقار 2 months ago

    Onion in urdu...pyaz..

  • azli 12345
    azli 12345 2 months ago

    They are Uighur Turks thats why they cant speak Mandarin. No pork Halal food.✔✔✔

  • jan kaynat
    jan kaynat 2 months ago

    Are you very hungry

  • Victor Sintes
    Victor Sintes 2 months ago

    Very friendly people

  • shuta sanzhi
    shuta sanzhi 2 months ago



    Omg I want to travel with bro plzz.......

  • shabir khan
    shabir khan 2 months ago


  • shabir khan
    shabir khan 2 months ago


  • stevens richer
    stevens richer 2 months ago

    That not naan

  • 肖逍
    肖逍 2 months ago


  • Saleem Kasana
    Saleem Kasana 2 months ago

    Dear when you travel pakistan??????????????????

  • albert lemus
    albert lemus 2 months ago

    i've watch your videos every night, they are awesome , I love the way you are so loving food but most importanly how you accept different cultures, I'm now your biggest fan

  • Optimist Hash
    Optimist Hash 3 months ago

    u r awesome person!

  • zj xing
    zj xing 3 months ago


  • Channel of Lords
    Channel of Lords 3 months ago +2

    I want to visit China, love Chinese food from India

  • Unggul Kirindi
    Unggul Kirindi 3 months ago


  • DjangoDerDude
    DjangoDerDude 3 months ago

    You're just like me in Amsterdam...

  • Lord Shiki
    Lord Shiki 3 months ago

    Careful You eat ;-)

  • Q. Taylor
    Q. Taylor 3 months ago

    Why do you say 'it almost looks like spaghetti with veg'?? It's Bahn Mien(sp?). It looks NOTHING like spaghetti. It looks NOTHING like a 'vegetable sauce'. And I am willing to bet, that it TASTES NOTHING like spag'nVeg either!? We can SEE what it is...so, CALL IT what it is!? We're not so 'food illiterate' that you need to compare it to the closest thing we could *potentially* relate it to.

  • Meaghan AKA Megara Phoenix

    You should do a video, if you haven't already, on the important words you should know when going to all the countries and provinces you've been to.

  • Janilyne Baniel
    Janilyne Baniel 3 months ago

    And I thought Mark Wiens was awkwarda😂 Trevor is so much more awkward (in an adorable way), especially when he is trying to engage people :3

  • Theo Arly Napitupulu
    Theo Arly Napitupulu 3 months ago

    every moment you eat, did you share food with tintin?

  • Rabi Rai
    Rabi Rai 4 months ago

    In Indian also Piyaz means onion

  • Chin Hoong
    Chin Hoong 4 months ago


  • Brian Lange
    Brian Lange 4 months ago

    you just radiate so much genuine friendliness and curiosity... it's amazing what people have shared with you!

  • Wolfenstein
    Wolfenstein 4 months ago +1

    The people here are really good

  • Humble Opinion
    Humble Opinion 4 months ago

    Go to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrzystan, Turkey. You will find many similarities..

  • Humble Opinion
    Humble Opinion 4 months ago

    nangua baozi is "manty" in Tatar Uzbek Kazakh Russian. Piyaz or Piyoz is onion in Uzbek

  • prakash gurung
    prakash gurung 4 months ago

    brother come to Nepal and explore nepalese foods.

  • Roisul Islam Khan
    Roisul Islam Khan 4 months ago

    Chinese people are beautiful!😍

  • Nirmal Raj
    Nirmal Raj 4 months ago

    Tai ho la

  • work bigwin88
    work bigwin88 4 months ago

    amzing your video......i like.

  • you zi h
    you zi h 4 months ago +2


  • Erik van der Kam
    Erik van der Kam 4 months ago

    Oh man I just love your video’s, keep up this beautiful work, super!

  • Savya Gosi
    Savya Gosi 4 months ago

    11:20 most disgusting food

  • Runnerr Rank
    Runnerr Rank 4 months ago

    The food is delicious and the people is really nice. What else u need?

  • lovely bacha
    lovely bacha 4 months ago

    In Pakistan we ask onion as piyaz

  • tim tommy
    tim tommy 5 months ago

    nice place to go

  • Debra Boyea
    Debra Boyea 5 months ago

    I'm salivating! Loved the baby!
    Such a wonderful place!

  • IBM Vrc
    IBM Vrc 5 months ago

    Pliz dont repeat everything the people say, never the less yourself. I love to watch your videos, pliiiiiiiiz speak a little bit more relaxed and varied....

  • Muhammad Amin
    Muhammad Amin 5 months ago

    Love you man you are doin great.

  • Apollo Yao
    Apollo Yao 5 months ago

    The kid in the back of the truck is chilled!

  • imani namutebi
    imani namutebi 5 months ago

    When you said CHEAP SLOPPY dumplings I thought it was a bad thing

  • Umair's Channel
    Umair's Channel 5 months ago

    What the airport name in city xinjiagn?

  • Smokebliss
    Smokebliss 5 months ago +1

    This is quite an adventure. China is simply amazing

  • kanz jamalhawa
    kanz jamalhawa 5 months ago

    Chinese foods are the best

  • 123 321
    123 321 5 months ago +1

    when you say "herbs" it sounds "Arabs"

  • lillithremedy
    lillithremedy 5 months ago

    The nang guy is hhhaaawwwt

  • Cherubino
    Cherubino 5 months ago

    WEST of Kashgar ? wow !

  • Mb Faruk
    Mb Faruk 5 months ago


  • TheLaydewlf
    TheLaydewlf 5 months ago

    maybe someone has already commented this, but NO, that is not the origin of spaghetti. tomatoes were discovered in america and taken back to "the old country" probably italy. i have no idea at what time they made their way to asia, but they didn't originate there.

  • Kurikat
    Kurikat 5 months ago

    please stop saying praudoose :C

  • 426 SUPER BEE
    426 SUPER BEE 5 months ago

    Pride i live in the USA I know what i'am eating

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  • Can Gerek
    Can Gerek 5 months ago

    Turkic people ❤ I understood their conversation. I want to go to Xinjiang 😍

  • MrTrama1
    MrTrama1 5 months ago

    you are my inspiration

  • Buli0n
    Buli0n 5 months ago


  • 杜子腾
    杜子腾 5 months ago

    xinjiang is a good place!as a chinese,i have been there for twince even it is very far

  • Ankit Yadav
    Ankit Yadav 5 months ago

    You are really a nice guy

  • Shiover
    Shiover 5 months ago

    Это Китай??? Сплошные арабы какие-то. : / И еда узбекская, таджикская, турецкая, грузинская - лепёшки, самса, шашлык! Херь какая-то. Это не китайская еда.

  • Sarah Garrard
    Sarah Garrard 6 months ago

    These videos are so addictive to watch. And although some of these foods seem strange to a British person, they also make me feel hungry. I'd love to travel and try new things like he does

  • Jackie McCoy
    Jackie McCoy 6 months ago

    My gosh that naan guy is so handsome!!! Wish my daughter could meet him!! 😝

  • Lya Stark
    Lya Stark 6 months ago

    The food is really similar to Uzbek food. The Lahgman, pumpkin dumplings, pilav and skewers are traditionally eaten there as well. Even the people look rather similar to Uzbeks.

  • sundus salman
    sundus salman 6 months ago

    Come and visit Pakistan .

  • Kitsuno T
    Kitsuno T 6 months ago

    Is it customary to tip? Like if you like something, you pay extra for it there? Or is that considered rude and out of place to do (like claiming you think they are poor)? I saw you pay someone directly, but of course, I cannot count the currency and didn`t know if you tipped, or if that is even allowed/accepted! :D Thank you!

  • ali31888
    ali31888 6 months ago


  • Marvin Ma
    Marvin Ma 6 months ago


  • Biplob88
    Biplob88 6 months ago

    Love from Toronto !!

  • gede agasa
    gede agasa 6 months ago

    If you come back to Indonesia looking for me in Lampung, I will show you the food of Pindang baung. mantappp... very spicy and very fresh you should try...

  • Sheryl Didar
    Sheryl Didar 6 months ago

    I come from Papua New Guinea in the Pacific and I really love all your food videos it makes our mouths watery every time we watch your food videos. Keep up the great job of show casing delicious foods from other parts of the world.

  • Tri Alin Arsalaan
    Tri Alin Arsalaan 6 months ago

    Hey young handsome man...
    Teach your father how to smile.