23 responses

  1. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    September 5, 2010

    I’m TOTALLY going on a food tour next time I’m in NYC. I probably won’t do Chinatown since I’ve tried most of the food already but the 3902483 others sound like a blast. Samples of food are totally my thing.

  2. tropicaleats
    September 5, 2010

    i LOVE all of your funny faces you guys made trying everything! That tofu pudding does sound really scary. Looks like an awesome tour though!!!

  3. Sana
    September 5, 2010

    Heheheh! I love your expressions as you tried different things! How awesome!!

  4. suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic]
    September 5, 2010

    Now you know why I can eat anything. 😉 Growing up on all this stuff, the strange textures that you encountered are all normal to me. The warm tofu “pudding” is just silken tofu in a ginger syrup.

  5. maria @ Chasing the Now
    September 5, 2010

    Honestly, from someone living in Japan, it seems you got a pretty accurate view of Asian cuisine from this tour. The gyoza (dumplings) are one of my favorite things about living in Japan. But I agree with you on the sweets… they just are very different from American taste in dessert… not nearly as much sugar and usually strange.

  6. Bridget
    September 5, 2010

    I chuckled a lot reading this post! I eat tofu pudding often, and the black sesame ice cream is my favorite! The dried squid is something that I will eat if I am in the mood.:-P At least I know where I can get those things when I return stateside! Nonetheless, glad that you enjoyed the tour!

  7. britchickruns
    September 5, 2010

    What a fascinating tour! I think the gross tofu pudding thing sounds lovely though! Great photos 🙂

  8. Kristy @ KristyRuns.com
    September 5, 2010

    Oh, man! You and Derek have the best faces in this post! Classic. 😉

    Look like a ton a fun and a LOT of food. I kept scrolling down thinking, “they’re STILL eating?!?!?” You guys are champs!

  9. christina cadden
    September 5, 2010

    That is so cool. Looks like a great time to try new things!

  10. shelly@campinggirlchronicals
    September 5, 2010

    What a great way to see a portion of New York! I just found out that my city also has food tours, I cna’t wait to take one.

  11. Evan Thomas
    September 5, 2010

    Wow, monster post. I love tofu and all, but warm and sweet does not do it for me.

  12. maren
    September 5, 2010

    Fun tour! I actually LOVE the bakeries in NYC Chinatown! They should’ve taken you to better bakeries though! There’s a delicious green tea waffle (belgian style) at Paris Sandwich for $1! And I LOVE the Steamed Pumpkin Buns at Golden Steamer. Or the Baked Chestnut Buns and Sweet Potato Buns at Fay Da Bakery. Those seem much more up your alley 🙂

  13. jessica
    September 5, 2010

    What are you tasting in that first picture?

  14. Faith
    September 5, 2010

    I frackin LOVED eating in Chinatown! My coworkers dragged me to some uber-authentic place where there were literally chickens hanging from the windows…but it was the best Buddhist’s Delight I’ve ever had! The fruit stands were amazing too, and the produce was SO cheap! Girl, you’re really making me miss NYC! I need to go back!!!

  15. gingerbreadcake
    September 5, 2010

    That looks like so much fun. Haha, I love the faces you and Derek are making. So hilarious! 🙂

  16. runningwithsass
    September 5, 2010

    I am stuffed just reading about all that food! sounds super fun though!

  17. Tammy
    September 5, 2010

    When I lived in China I loved the steamed pork buns (bao tze)…they also had these wrap-like dough things that had a sauce in the middle that tasted like peanut butter and were served warm. My roomate and I treated ourselves to one every sunday morning! The one thing that was pretty popular that i couldn’t get myself to try was the pea ice cream…YUCK!

  18. theprocessofhealing
    September 5, 2010

    How fun!!! And what a perfect city for a food tour!

  19. Jillian @reshapeyourlife
    September 5, 2010

    You are WAY more adventurous with food than I am… Looks like you had fun though!! And the dim sum looks really good!

  20. Katie
    September 5, 2010

    Woah so many pictures, I love it!! Looks like Chinatown was funnn!!

  21. Nicci@NiftyEats
    September 5, 2010

    Now, that looks like a fun tour to do!

  22. Carly (Swim, Run, Om)
    September 5, 2010

    All of those tours look great! I would have had a tough time choosing.

    I read once that Asian countries are more focused on presenting the different textures in foods than in flavors.

  23. Courtney
    September 5, 2010

    So many picture! looks like you guys had lots of fun trying all that interesting food! next time do the chocolate tour… that sounds sooo yummy 😀

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