• Published on Nov 4, 2017
  • Street Food - Chinese Street Food - Street Food in China
    We travelled to Southern China on a street food tour of some of the best street food around the world, and found an incredible street food celebration in Dali, Yunnan. The locals were cooking some amazing Chinese recipes all on the street in a traditional courtyard.
    In this Chinese street food tour video deep in Yunnan province in Dali, we got to experience one of the most amazing street food celebrations in the world. Locals gather once per year for the chongyangjie, to respect their elders. We found some amazing street food delicacies you’re not going to want to miss!
    We are traveling through southern China on a 6 week street food journey through Sichuan and Yunnan, all to eat and taste the best street food and discover unheard of street food and to chat with friendly local people. This is all part of the ancient tea horse road.
    If you’re traveling to China as a tourist for street food and like to travel all around the world to eat street food, you must visit Yunnan to try local Yunnanese street food specialties. China really is an amazing place for street food, the local Chinese recipes will blow you away!
    Chinese street food and Chinese cuisine is so diverse and amazing that you could travel through China for a whole lifetime and you wouldn’t be able to eat all of the delicious Chinese recipes. So you really just have to arrive here and taste as much street food as you can!
    Chinese cuisine and Chinese street food is so abundant and diverse that you could travel through China for a lifetime and still not eat all of the delicious Chinese recipes. So the best thing you can do is just arrive with an open mind and a strong appetite and you won’t be let down!
    The address of this location was in Dali old town in a narrow back alley, but only happens once per year. The rest of the time, it’s a courtyard and temple.
    My name is Trevor James and I'm a hungry traveler and Mandarin learner that's currently living in Chengdu, Szechuan, China, eating up as much delicious .
    I enjoy tasting and documenting as many dishes as I can and I'm going to make videos for YOU along the way! Over the next few years, I'm going to travel around the world and document as much food as I can for you! I love delicious food! This channel will show you real Chinese food and real local food, not that stuff they serve in the Buzzfeed challenge.
    Thanks for watching, and please feel free to leave a comment, suggestion, or critique in the comments below!
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  • The Food Ranger
    The Food Ranger  7 months ago +226

    TAI HAO LE MERCH IS STILL AVAILABLE! Click here to order!
    We found the most amazing feast in a back alley in Dali, Yunnan. I hope you enjoy what we found. There was so many local Yunnanese specialties! We are loving the food in Yunnan, and are going to film another couple episodes before making our way to Kolkata for 3 weeks to eat street food! I can’t wait! I hope you’re doing well, and I would love to hear from you in the comments below. Thanks so much for watching!

  • Yeqing Hua
    Yeqing Hua 2 days ago

    how can you eat so much in a day, and no thats nowhere near healthy lol

  • Phanat Paseuth
    Phanat Paseuth 6 days ago

    Where are the younger generation at? Why are they not helping?

  • Leo and Grace
    Leo and Grace 7 days ago

    Trademark “MMmMmmmMMMmmmMmm....”

  • Ellei Tam
    Ellei Tam 7 days ago

    So wonderful to see all the the cultures and traditions. Great videos!
    Amazing feast indeed.

  • Mylin Sario
    Mylin Sario 12 days ago

    Great video Trevor.Really enjoy your videos, please keep them comming.

  • מייק טייסון
    מייק טייסון 13 days ago

    how does he know chineze so well?

  • Old Rooster Caps & Berets

    Trevor, this is the most beautiful video of the whole series of China. Rural people are so friendly. (Sorry for my "Google´s traductor" english)

  • The end of time
    The end of time 20 days ago

    Taihaole T-shirt, LOL, taihaole

  • Sagisli
    Sagisli 22 days ago

    What a beautiful celebration. The people were so gracious and hospitable. The community was so friendly and generous. I felt like I was at a family reunion. Wonderful video. Trevor, thank you for sharing such a pleasant experience.

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  • DK Enterprise
    DK Enterprise 24 days ago

    Why do they have pork in everything, is it because it's cheap and they use the fat in the sources?

  • LineoLemon
    LineoLemon 25 days ago

    i feel like there was some weird situation going on with the guys he sat at the table, or am i wrong? anyway, nice video :)

  • 劉美珠
    劉美珠 Month ago


  • Joseph Niccoli
    Joseph Niccoli Month ago

    Anyone else totally get distracted with the giant cigarette bong when he started to use it

  • Raza Khan
    Raza Khan Month ago

    HAHAHA Even that old woman stirs the potatoes stronger than you.

  • Raudho Agnes
    Raudho Agnes Month ago

    The atmosphere of the event is epic, but as any other vaganzas like this, I bet the foods are not so good, mostly the same as the liquor that gets 2 points...
    The tradition, the spirit and togetherness of the its society are more important though.

  • xie bowen
    xie bowen Month ago

    pls go to NanJing china if you have a chance.

  • Amit Saini
    Amit Saini Month ago +1

    Legend has it that Trevor and fatty pork share a very intimate relationship! :D :P

  • Gladys Yung
    Gladys Yung Month ago

    I love you cringing every time you take the liquor LOL very polite

  • Kelix Fantasy
    Kelix Fantasy Month ago

    much respect that he respectfully declined to smoke, i'd do everything in this video except the smoke and the drink (17 still underage don't roast)

  • Eva Ren
    Eva Ren Month ago

    They used a giant shovel to cook the meatballs at 10:12! Hilarious !!😂

  • fghfg
    fghfg Month ago

    3:52 reminds me of an old Martin yan joke: "they call it stir fry not STARE FRY" :DDD

  • hammad ulhassan
    hammad ulhassan Month ago

    im from Pakistan. i love Chinese and Chinese food..

  • Lydia blake
    Lydia blake Month ago

    Alcohol food

  • kiki lu
    kiki lu Month ago

    u look like u had so much fun with that wok. honestly china is so much fun lol i miss it

  • Nanette Lai
    Nanette Lai Month ago

    man! using a shovel!

  • G Tech
    G Tech Month ago

    Wow when I went on I thought I was going to find food in a different region I didn’t eat before but I eat this stuff every week, I’m not even in china

  • jan kaynat
    jan kaynat Month ago

    I love it yamiii

  • 水昆
    水昆 2 months ago


  • Harpjohn rRwlands
    Harpjohn rRwlands 2 months ago

    One day I to would also like to taste such tasty foods! Thank you for sharing all the fun you have with us! Keeping it real! I really do find it so amazing that you can eat so much food in on show!!

  • Peter Bollinger
    Peter Bollinger 2 months ago

    I've died and gone to heaven.

  • block shadow
    block shadow 2 months ago

    I Can't Sleep When I See Foods

  • Lalramnghaka Fanai
    Lalramnghaka Fanai 2 months ago

    How many languages are u know

    • Jiang Zimo
      Jiang Zimo 2 months ago

      Lalramnghaka Fanai grammar,man

  • Perry George
    Perry George 2 months ago

    One of your best.

  • WarHammerPH
    WarHammerPH 2 months ago

    Winter melon with spare ribs! Jesus christ! Goodness name! Might be also the taste!

  • Bob Gunner
    Bob Gunner 2 months ago

    Watching this video while eating Taco Bell really makes you question your life.

  • Kenji Toshiro
    Kenji Toshiro 2 months ago

    culture tip reminder that you prob already know! but when you "cheers" the level of the cup indicates the respect. so to respect the elders, your cup must be lower then the elder when "cheers-ing"

  • SPecOPs
    SPecOPs 3 months ago

    Can I have some too?

  • PepsisWarrior
    PepsisWarrior 3 months ago

    Kampai Trevor - taking one for the team ... great episode.

  • Zhangjie Zhang
    Zhangjie Zhang 3 months ago

    Welcome to China!

  • 天天天蓝
    天天天蓝 3 months ago

    In all his videos he binge say the Chinese words Tai (too), Hen(very) and Ma (expressive word with no actual meaning). For example, Tai Hao le ( too good le), Hen Hao Chi ( very delicious), Hen Hao Ma ( very good Ma) 😹😹

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    thank you Dragan

  • Tina Gonzalez
    Tina Gonzalez 3 months ago

    ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES! Thanks for letting us experience it with you

  • Schmutz Lord
    Schmutz Lord 3 months ago

    i like how they are proud of their own food

  • Owenz Nora
    Owenz Nora 3 months ago

    that babao rice.... looks so delicious la... tai hao laaa

  • James McHale
    James McHale 3 months ago

    Brilliant. I feel that minority village folk gave a great sense of community and belonging during these feasts. All of those ten dishes look so delicious.

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  • frank bevan
    frank bevan 3 months ago +1

    Using shovels to stir food

  • Michael Posada
    Michael Posada 4 months ago

    That’s dog meat balls

  • Albert Finkel
    Albert Finkel 4 months ago

    A person has to take a special view of china what a wonderful country

  • hearty asf
    hearty asf 4 months ago

    mass produced lol

  • DemoWomble
    DemoWomble 4 months ago

    how is ur Chinese so good

  • Kier Raynor
    Kier Raynor 4 months ago

    Fascinating episode. Being a former chef I would love to have participated in the cooking and playing with the giant steamers. Am super jealous!

  • Keith Doran
    Keith Doran 4 months ago

    Thumbs up for square top shovel

  • XW Lee
    XW Lee 4 months ago +1

    I love you saying TAI HAO LE !!!

  • FujinBeatz
    FujinBeatz 4 months ago

    I came here to practice my Chinese :)

  • Richard Gao
    Richard Gao 4 months ago

    I eat all of that 2 times a week

  • karen lim
    karen lim 4 months ago

    Trevor..... sometimes your expression just makes you sound so silly and 'sakai'. That's a term we Chinese use when you behave like you've never seen something so normal.... in your case.... every time you see pork.

    • karen lim
      karen lim 3 months ago

      天天天蓝.... unfortunately it's not a mandarin word. That's a mixture of language from hokkien mixed with Malay influence. Sakai means..... never seen something and behave like an overly excited person till it annoyed others.

    • 天天天蓝
      天天天蓝 3 months ago +1

      karen lim I am Chinese and I have never heard of Sakai. Is it even a mandarin word?

  • Jason C
    Jason C 4 months ago

    Shoveling Meatballs=heaven

  • Eric Liu
    Eric Liu 4 months ago

    Dali people are so friendly and so welcoming. Bless all the elderly people!

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    you know your dealing with a lot of food when you have to pull a shovel

  • arynne hempstock
    arynne hempstock 4 months ago

    Love the theme of that feast and those cooking pots- my God!! And Chivas Aurora- you are hilarious!

  • Beary Good Beans
    Beary Good Beans 4 months ago

    WARM greetings from Toronto to those beautiful people in Dali, Yunnan. Through their generosity of spirit and food, I was able to participate in this feast, if only virtually. As a senior (a beary good one mind you), I was honoured. Thank you for this!!

  • Chandu Vamsi
    Chandu Vamsi 4 months ago

    LoL I just can't stop laughing every time they ask for cheers and he takes a fake sip.(Rice Liquor)It made his mouth dumb.He can't even love the flavour of what he eat for atleast half minute.

  • EllendigeTullip Jägermeister

    I kinda felt bad for you Trevor drinking that liquor over and over to keep polite XD Oh poor Trevor....Hahahha

  • MrCapoking
    MrCapoking 4 months ago

    Great video. Please do a series on the cuisine of the 56 ethnic groups of China.

  • Riko
    Riko 4 months ago +1

    Such an atmosphere there

  • Christine Heath
    Christine Heath 4 months ago +1

    It seems like with all the fatty meats Chinese people eat daily and yet they all seem to stay thin!

  • neil hodgkinson
    neil hodgkinson 4 months ago

    These videos are amazing. i am hooked! i love it that you can converse fluently with the locals in their own language and you can see they are totally impressed by that! 10/10 rating for me!

  • Ray Garduque
    Ray Garduque 4 months ago

    Wow, what an experience!!! That Andrew guy got nothing on you. You make him look like an amateur.

  • Syniphe Ykant
    Syniphe Ykant 5 months ago

    The guy that takes on the "host" role seems so nice and generous. Also why don't we in the West have a holiday to celebrate the elderly? I think that would be so wonderful.

  • fen Chen
    fen Chen 5 months ago

    looks yummy

  • Lingdong Zhao
    Lingdong Zhao 5 months ago

    amazing man

  • sky watcher
    sky watcher 5 months ago

    Looks like the locals are having lots of fun cooking together for the feast. So much food.... Yummmm!

  • t l
    t l 5 months ago

    i'd hate to be the guy doing the dishes.... especially with the woks..... I don't think I can just stick them into my dish washer 😂

  • constantin
    constantin 5 months ago

    Whoever does the filming while you taste and explain the food does a great job. Bravo! You manage to avoid selfies and boring transitions and keep the focus on the dishes and relevant environment. You also do very well at introducing enough of the environment or context so as to lead progressively but not too slowly to the main subject: food. The result is a very enjoyable well balanced reporting style. Thank you!

  • Anthon Irawan
    Anthon Irawan 5 months ago

    Is mantapppppp.......................///

    ALVIN MONTANO 5 months ago

    Great video! Can I order 1 bong please? Lol

  • Basil Hammer
    Basil Hammer 5 months ago +1

    come to switzerland trevor pleeease

  • Lunar Rae
    Lunar Rae 5 months ago

    is trevor married???

  • Arya Putra
    Arya Putra 5 months ago

    damn, i want some of those pork and mushrooms

  • LegalShield Barbara
    LegalShield Barbara 5 months ago

    Awesome, thank you for sharing your food tasting in china!!

  • Dee Dish
    Dee Dish 5 months ago

    This looks like the most fun a human could possibly have.

  • Michael Mallette
    Michael Mallette 5 months ago

    I really like watching that video .AWESOME

  • Anaru Xanaru
    Anaru Xanaru 5 months ago

    This is why I love your amazing journeys such a huge fan

  • Tracy Li
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  • Febryan 898
    Febryan 898 5 months ago

    Sometime you can try traditional liquour and frog tongseng indonesia 😂

  • puddin' taine
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  • 陈红
    陈红 5 months ago

    8 big bowls , heard a lot , but never get chance to try it.

  • aznutcase
    aznutcase 5 months ago

    chinese water bong

  • José Soto
    José Soto 5 months ago

    T'assures grave trevor toutes tes vidéos sont franchement excellentes !!!J'attends avec impatience une vidéo depuis Hainan plus particulièrement depuis Haikou !!!Peace, love and goooood fooooooood !!!!!!!!

  • Monokuma
    Monokuma 5 months ago

    Dog meat

  • Cherubino
    Cherubino 5 months ago +1

    LOL these country people are so original & earthy: eat fatty foods, drink cheap grain liquor and smoke at the same time. Awesome!

  • Vipin Rahul
    Vipin Rahul 5 months ago

    Wow...what a feast!

  • Rafsan Parvez Rono
    Rafsan Parvez Rono 5 months ago

    Eating pork is not healthy at all!
    try to avoid pork....

  • savoki lan
    savoki lan 5 months ago


  • Talal Yafi
    Talal Yafi 6 months ago

    How you do not get fat my friend?

  • Hellz Nomad
    Hellz Nomad 6 months ago