What to Watch: Wild Food Videos From Around the Globe

From Hong Kong's back alley lunches to cotton candy as an art form and a Turkish ice cream game, traveling the world tastes oh so sweet.

Stop what you're doing and take a travel break. Here’s what to watch: 

Ice Cream That Frustrates Then Satisfies

If you’ve been on YouTube in the last year there’s a good chance you’ve seen one of Casey Neistat’s videos. From Aladdin in New York City to his recent viral sensation, snowboarding with the NYPD, he’s captured the Internet’s attention. But his bread-and-butter work is a daily vlog documenting his adventures. While on a trip in Turkey he and his son Owen stopped for some ice cream at a local vendor. The ice cream in Turkey, referred to locally as dondurma, is distinguished for its texture and resistance to melting—but the best part is the show put on by the vendor.  

Asian Street Food Done Right

Trevor James fell in love with China and the Asian cuisine while on a post-graduation trip in 2006. Since then he’s been studying and working in Chengdu, Szechuan, China to fulfill his dream of traveling the world and eating as much authentic street food as possible. In his recent adventure he teamed up with fellow foodie and YouTuber Debbie Wong. They scoured the back alleyways and hidden vendor stands near the central district of downtown for classic workers lunches and other uniquely local dishes like beef innards soup, preserved egg porridge and steamed fish in ginger and spring onion. 

Cotton Candy as an Art Form

OK, you've had cotton candy at a fair, carnival or baseball game, but once you see these two videos with amazing vendor's cotton candy creation, the standard blue and pink tufts will seem a bit boring. In the first video, a street vendor creates a massive cotton candy flower, and in the second video, a vendor in Taipei, Taiwan has the ability to craft his cotton candy into animal shapes and other figures.