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 • 3 628

  • Dauren Sarsenov
    Dauren Sarsenov 10 months ago +721

    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

  • Saleem Kasana
    Saleem Kasana 8 hours ago

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

  • albert lemus
    albert lemus 16 hours 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 days ago

    u r awesome person!

  • zj xing
    zj xing 12 days ago


  • Channel of Lords
    Channel of Lords 16 days ago

    I want to visit China, love Chinese food from India

  • Unggul Kirindi
    Unggul Kirindi 17 days ago


  • DjangoDerDude
    DjangoDerDude 17 days ago

    You're just like me in Amsterdam...

  • Lord Shiki
    Lord Shiki 21 day ago

    Careful You eat ;-)

  • Q. Taylor
    Q. Taylor 21 day 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 26 days 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 29 days ago

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

  • Rabi Rai
    Rabi Rai Month ago

    In Indian also Piyaz means onion

  • Chin Hoong
    Chin Hoong Month ago


  • Brian Lange
    Brian Lange Month ago

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

  • king
    king Month ago +1

    The people here are really good

  • Humble Opinion
    Humble Opinion Month ago

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

  • Humble Opinion
    Humble Opinion Month ago

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

  • prakash gurung
    prakash gurung Month ago

    brother come to Nepal and explore nepalese foods.

  • Roisul Islam Khan
    Roisul Islam Khan Month ago

    Chinese people are beautiful!😍

  • Sivan Rudran
    Sivan Rudran Month ago

    Tai ho la

  • work bigwin88
    work bigwin88 Month ago

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

  • you zi h
    you zi h Month ago


  • Erik van der Kam
    Erik van der Kam Month ago

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

  • Savya Gosi
    Savya Gosi Month ago

    11:20 most disgusting food

  • Runnerr Rank
    Runnerr Rank Month ago

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

  • lovely bacha
    lovely bacha 2 months ago

    In Pakistan we ask onion as piyaz

  • tim tommy
    tim tommy 2 months ago

    nice place to go

  • Debra Boyea
    Debra Boyea 2 months ago

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

  • IBM Vrc
    IBM Vrc 2 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 2 months ago

    Love you man you are doin great.

  • Apollo Yao
    Apollo Yao 2 months ago

    The kid in the back of the truck is chilled!

  • imani namutebi
    imani namutebi 2 months ago

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

  • umair ahmed
    umair ahmed 2 months ago

    What the airport name in city xinjiagn?

  • Smokebliss
    Smokebliss 2 months ago +1

    This is quite an adventure. China is simply amazing

  • kanz jamalhawa
    kanz jamalhawa 2 months ago

    Chinese foods are the best

  • CJ S
    CJ S 2 months ago +1

    when you say "herbs" it sounds "Arabs"

  • lillithremedy
    lillithremedy 2 months ago

    The nang guy is hhhaaawwwt

  • Cherubino
    Cherubino 2 months ago

    WEST of Kashgar ? wow !

  • Mb Faruk
    Mb Faruk 2 months ago


  • TheLaydewlf
    TheLaydewlf 2 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 2 months ago

    please stop saying praudoose :C

  • 426 SUPER BEE
    426 SUPER BEE 2 months ago

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

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  • Can Gerek
    Can Gerek 2 months ago

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

  • MrTrama1
    MrTrama1 2 months ago

    you are my inspiration

  • Buli0n
    Buli0n 2 months ago


  • 杜子腾
    杜子腾 2 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 3 months ago

    You are really a nice guy

  • Shiover
    Shiover 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

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

  • Lya Stark
    Lya Stark 3 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 3 months ago

    Come and visit Pakistan .

  • Kitsuno T
    Kitsuno T 3 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 3 months ago


  • Marvin Ma
    Marvin Ma 3 months ago


  • Biplob88
    Biplob88 3 months ago

    Love from Toronto !!

  • gede agasa
    gede agasa 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

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

  • Moose Olly
    Moose Olly 3 months ago

    so many mixed blood there

  • Mohd Hamid
    Mohd Hamid 3 months ago

    You're great.....👍

  • yoeycrack1
    yoeycrack1 3 months ago

    12:47 omg proves it this guys a petty i knew he liked little boys

  • Chris Mcleod
    Chris Mcleod 3 months ago

    Great video

  • macho mann randy savage

    Dudes a bitch

  • nathan billy
    nathan billy 3 months ago

    i am wondering if i shud learn cantonese or mandarin...

  • Rezanul Hossain
    Rezanul Hossain 3 months ago

    Why i am hungry ???????

  • Black Eagles
    Black Eagles 3 months ago

    amazinggg foodd..and good people

  • Black Eagles
    Black Eagles 3 months ago

    amazinggg foodd..and good people

  • C. S.
    C. S. 3 months ago

    Such a great way to learn more about different cultures. Love your videos! :)

  • Ali Ali
    Ali Ali 3 months ago

    يال الهول

  • derek lambert
    derek lambert 3 months ago

    so dirty

  • Sophie Tang
    Sophie Tang 3 months ago

    A true intercultural and culinary adventure ! "Pissaladière" (southern French pizza with onions on the top), onion flavored crisps (junk food), Uighur "pizza", same basic ingredients, but with a touch of creativity, which only belongs to the region. The genius in cuisine is the ability to pick up a foreign cooking style to make your own.

  • Georgette Wood
    Georgette Wood 3 months ago

    Perfect team and partner.

  • Mimi Phan
    Mimi Phan 3 months ago

    thumb up food ranger....
    thank-you for all Vietnamese videos....do more of it please!!!

  • Dudi Qashmar
    Dudi Qashmar 4 months ago

    Ur videos are sensationell 💪🏼

  • dc5Konn
    dc5Konn 4 months ago

    When are you going to travel to Cambodia?

  • xSieghartx
    xSieghartx 4 months ago

    Tai hao le

  • Dag Ut
    Dag Ut 4 months ago

    Im tired of this MmmMmmmm moron. And no, "spaghetti" as in pasta with tomato sauce did not originate in China you moron. Tomatos are from South America, and was introduced to China by Europeans, as was the chili.

  • Yuzry Aspul
    Yuzry Aspul 4 months ago

    I love it!!! Thank u for the lovely content....frm malaysia

  • nabin lama
    nabin lama 4 months ago

    is your cameraman getting chance to have those food ??

  • Pim Weiss
    Pim Weiss 4 months ago

    What a Great video's . We really enjoy watching your food adventures !

  • you zi h
    you zi h 4 months ago


  • Sam jose
    Sam jose 4 months ago

    This is not Chinese culture,it's Muslim culture from West Asia

  • Weeaboos Hunter
    Weeaboos Hunter 4 months ago

    Hey there Trevor , what is the most amount of RMB that you payed for a meal in China?

  • Jimmy Pinto Pacheco
    Jimmy Pinto Pacheco 4 months ago +1

    I'm sorry about it but I'm speak Spanish but for me it's very important that people they know about speak English I speak Spanish too 😍

  • Jimmy Pinto Pacheco
    Jimmy Pinto Pacheco 4 months ago +1

    Wow me encanta todo lo que él hace 🤗🤗

  • edgar Devasya
    edgar Devasya 4 months ago

    u r great bro....

  • Reinan Paixao
    Reinan Paixao 4 months ago

    ola menino fico feliz toda vez que vc se pronuncia huuuuuuuuuummmmmmmm hhhhooommmm uuuuuummmmmmm hoooooooooonnnnnnn rsrsrsrsrsrsrsrs

  • 张IronBull
    张IronBull 4 months ago

    Your Chinese accent just sounds the same as theirs!

  • Elias Lopez
    Elias Lopez 4 months ago

    Suggestion take a trip to Mexico my dude!!!!!!!!! Would make a tight video

  • Philip Varga
    Philip Varga 4 months ago


  • Allergic to humans not animals

    Has he gone to Korea or Japan?

  • Muhammad Asim
    Muhammad Asim 4 months ago

    Xinjiang is pretty similar to our Pakistani culture.

  • John Smith
    John Smith 4 months ago

    Great video definitely one of my favourites! All that food looked amazing. On a different topic, is there any place in Guangzhou that you would recommend I eat at? My wife and I will be in Guangdong in January and February.
    Thanks again for the great content!

  • Mèo Tôm
    Mèo Tôm 4 months ago

    Tai hao le 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Argie Cahulogan
    Argie Cahulogan 4 months ago

    Im hungry :(