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Where Did Bubble Tea Come From?
 
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Bubble tea—or boba—started as a Taiwanese beverage but has swept the globe. It was invented in the 1980s and is made with a root vegetable native to South America. But what is it, exactly, and how did it come to be? Read more about the disputed origins of bubble tea here: http://goldthread2.com/videos/who-invented-bubble-tea/article/3001018 **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written and Voiced by: Clarissa Wei Animated by: Ray Ngan Edited by: Hanley Chu Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network #boba #bubbletea #taiwanesetea
Views: 53511 Goldthread
Insider’s Guide to Pixar’s Bao with Director Domee Shi
 
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**Subscribe to @goldthread2 to get stories like this and more on Chinese culture At 28 years old, Domee Shi has become the first woman to ever direct a short film at Pixar. Her new film, Bao, is a story about a Chinese mom whose homemade dumpling magically turns into a baby boy. We knew there’d be lots of hidden gems for the audience, especially for kids who grew up in households with Chinese parents, so we called up Domee to get the inside scoop. And if this wasn’t enough baos for you, take a look at our extremely comprehensive illustrated guide to 20 different Chinese baos: https://www.goldthread2.com/food/illustrated-compendium-chinese-baos/article/2150950 Featuring: Domee Shi and her mother, Ningsha Zhong Produced by: Dolly Li Edited by: Nicholas Ko Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 88219 Goldthread
How a Refugee Built the Sriracha Empire
 
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Sriracha sauce as we know it today was concocted in Los Angeles by David Tran, a Chinese-Vietnamese refugee, in the 1980s. Its iconic rooster bottle is recognizable the world over. We went to the factory of Huy Fong Foods, which makes the sauce, and got an inside look at how it’s made. * CORRECTION: In the video, we said Tran left Vietnam in 1967. The date is meant to be 1978, when he left on the freighter to Hong Kong. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written and Produced by: Clarissa Wei Voiced by: Joel Roche Shot and Directed by: Jason Poon Second Camera by: Martin Gradek Edited by: Nicholas Ko Mastered by: Victor Pena Music: Audio Network #sriracha #srirachasauce #srirachahistory
Views: 20422 Goldthread
Unusual Green Grass Jelly Dessert
 
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Grass jelly is a popular dessert in Asia, typically served with syrup or honey over it. It’s also usually black. But on our travels in Shenzhen, we found this unusual green grass jelly. We asked the lady making it how it got so green, and did a taste test to see if it was superior to the usual black variety. Written by: Dolly Li Produced by: Dolly Li Shot and Edited by: Mario Chui Mastered by: Victor Peña
Views: 17408 Goldthread
Authentic Cantonese Roast Goose from Hong Kong (Chef’s Plate Ep. 8)
 
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Yue Kee, a family-run roast goose restaurant in Hong Kong, has been following the same recipe for the past 60 years. Raymond Ng is its second-generation owner. He learned how to marinate and roast goose from his father. Even though the process takes hours, he has no plans to change it. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Voiceover by: Gavin Huang Written by: Timmy Shen Produced by: Bernice Chan Shot by: Lea Li and Aleksander Solum Edited by: Hanley Chu Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 57127 Goldthread
The 6-Foot-Tall Pottery Brotherhood
 
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These men in Jingdezhen craft gigantic pots and plates. They make it look easy, but it’s a craft that takes decades to perfect and requires impeccable teamwork. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Clarissa Wei Produced by: Nathaniel Brown and Clarissa Wei Shot by: Nathaniel Brown and Clarissa Wei Edited by: Nicholas Ko and Victor Peña Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 3891 Goldthread
Hong Kong's Classic Egg Waffle (Chef’s Plate Ep. 3)
 
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Meet May Chow, the young Hong Kong native modernizing her city’s cuisine through her innovative restaurants concepts, Happy Paradise and Little Bao. May was born in Hong Kong but raised in Canada and found a way to reconnect with her roots through food. In this video, she shows us how she makes sourdough egg waffles, a signature dish of her restaurant, Happy Paradise, that’s inspired by nostalgia for a beloved Hong Kong street snack. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Sierra Chiao Featuring: May Chow Produced by: Sierra Chiao and Clarissa Wei Directed by: Nicholas Ko Shot by: Nicholas Ko & Chet Leung Edited by: Mario Chui Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network Additional Footage: Youku
Views: 17301 Goldthread
Boozy Boba and Cough Syrup Green Tea
 
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Elton Keung is the owner of Labobatory, a Los Angeles-based boba shop with quirky offerings such as green tea mixed with cough syrup and Kit Kat-flavored drinks. He’s also one of few people who makes alcoholic bubble tea beverages—and he’s also a magician. If you’re interested in bubble tea, we have more stories on our channel, including: Where Did Bubble Tea Come From? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQHD917D8zM Getting Boba in a Bag at 7-Eleven in Taiwan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChpO5vOUoes **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Producer: Clarissa Wei Videographer: Jason Poon Editor: Jason Poon and Nicholas Ko Mastering: Joel Roche Music: Audio Network
Views: 33628 Goldthread
Inside A Rice Noodle Factory
 
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Rice noodles are the main carb of choice in Southwest China. However, they have an extremely short shelf life and have to be made, delivered, and consumed within a 24 hour time period. Here’s the inside scoop. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Clarissa Wei Voiceover: Joel Roche Produced by: Clarissa Wei and Nicholas Ko Shot by: Nicholas Ko Edited by: Nicholas Ko Mastered by: Victor Peña Special thanks: Liza Tarbell Noodle Factory: 米厂心 Michang Xin Restaurant: 米线研究所 Mixian Yanjiu Suo Music: Audio Network
Views: 6980 Goldthread
This Chinese ‘Beatboxer’ Can Make Any Sound With His Mouth
 
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Haiyang is a master of kouji, a traditional Chinese art form similar to beatboxing. The techniques have their roots in bird calling, but nowadays, Haiyang can perform all sorts of modern sounds, including cars, planes, and explosions. He’s in such high demand that he even performed for Ivanka Trump at an embassy event and did the sound effects for the action scenes in “Wolf Warrior 2,” the highest-grossing Chinese movie ever. MORE VIDEOS ABOUT PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL TALENTS The Man Who Paints With His Tongue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OywAWuvNN4E The Man Who Walks On Water https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_41cv-ojYE **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Producer and Voiceover: Gavin Huang Reporter: Eddie Park Videographer and Editor: Nicholas Ko Animation: Ray Ngan Mastering: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network #china #beatboxing #soundeffects #talent
Views: 64490 Goldthread
Those Famous Blue Chinese Bowls Come From This Town
 
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These bowls, called linglong (玲珑) porcelain, used to be everywhere in the West. And they all come from this one town in China. We visited one of the last factories that still makes this style of blue and white porcelain, and deciphered the symbols that cover the bowl. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written and Voiceover by: Clarissa Wei Produced and Shot by: Nathaniel Brown and Clarissa Wei Edited by: Nicholas Ko Animated by: Ray Ngan Special Thanks: Dolly Li, Nicholas Ko, Hanley Chu Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network #porcelain #artisan #artsandcrafts
Views: 46903 Goldthread
Saving Macau’s Dying Language
 
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Macau is best known today for its casinos, but 20 years ago, it was a colony governed by the Portuguese, who had been there for over 400 years. Many of the Portuguese traders married Chinese women, and their children developed their own distinct food, culture, and language. But now this mixed-race group, known as the Macanese, makes up less than 1 percent of Macau’s population, and their language, Patuá, is dying. For more stories about identity, check these out: Finding the Bob Marley of China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu2J4AeNpak Smangus: Taiwan’s Most Remote Tribe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5sOilySuyc&t=15s **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written, Produced, and Voiced by: Venus Wu Shot by: Mario Chui Edited by: Mario Chui and Nicholas Ko Animated by: Ray Ngan Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network #macanese #macau #dyinglanguage
Views: 41050 Goldthread
Inside New York’s Oldest Chinese Porcelain Shop
 
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Wing On Wo is one of the oldest stores in New York’s Chinatown, and one of the last that still specializes in Chinese porcelain. Some of its plates and bowls are so rare that they can’t even be found in China anymore. The store’s fifth-generation owner, Mei Lum, is determined to keep the shop going and make it relevant in the 21st century. If you’re interested in Chinese culture and porcelain, we have more stories on our channel, including: The factory in China that makes those famous blue bowls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f0yBhYZBTw The men who make 6-foot-tall pots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7brNM5m6qnk The 88-year-old woman who built her own porcelain palace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jukU3h-hY2c **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Producer: Gavin Huang Videographer: Nathaniel Brown Editor: Hanley Chu Mastering: Joel Roche Music: Audio Network
Views: 19548 Goldthread
How Pandas Are Cute Friends and Diplomatic Agents
 
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**Subscribe to @goldthread2 to get stories like this and more on Chinese culture. Pandas and politics. We went to Chengdu’s Panda Research Base in China to see the bears for ourselves. And yes, they really are that cute and lazy, which explains why so many countries want a panda of their own. Pandas are native to China and can only be found in this one specific region of the Tibetan plateau. The bears have only recently gone from endangered to vulnerable after decades of conservation efforts and international support. But, beyond being cute, pandas have also functioned as diplomatic agents for China. Quite a few international panda swaps can be tied back to trade deals. We discuss those, and more, in this panda politics explainer among the pandas. Written and voiceover by: Dolly Li Produced by: Dolly Li Shot by: Mario Chui and Nicholas Ko Edited by: Mario Chui Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network Additional Footage: Reuters Further reading: “How the panda became China’s diplomatic weapon of choice”, Financial Times. https://www.ft.com/content/8a04a532-be92-11e7-9836-b25f8adaa111 “Infographic: Panda Diplomacy”, South China Morning Post https://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1982036/infographic-panda-diplomacy
Views: 15813 Goldthread
Carving Mahjong By Hand in Hong Kong
 
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This man is one of the last mahjong carvers in Hong Kong. Mahjong carving is a dying art as machines replace this traditional craft. Episode 1 of our new Artisan video series. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Nicholas Ko Featuring: Cheung Shun Jing Shot and Produced by: Mario Chui and Nicholas Ko Edited by: Nicholas Ko Mastered by: Victor Peña Special thanks: Sierra Chiao and Ashley Kung Music: Audio Network
Views: 1876 Goldthread
The Ointment That Cures Almost Everything (AKA Tiger Balm)
 
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This is the story of Tiger Balm: the sweet, minty ointment signature to 99% of Chinese grandmas. **New videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday **Subscribe to @goldthread2 to get stories like this and more Written by: Timmy Shen and Clarissa Wei Research by: Ashley Kung Shot by: Shanshan Kao Voiceover and Edited by: Joel Roche Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 137699 Goldthread
Inking Chinese and Yakuza-Style Tattoos in Conservative China
 
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Jiuwu is a professional tattoo artist in Beijing, China. He’s been an artist and master tattoo artist for decades and is known for blending his modern techniques with traditional Chinese folklore and Yakuza-style tattoos. In this video, he talked to us about the first tattoo in China, how society’s acceptance of tattoos is in constant flux, and the type of clients who come to him for body artwork. **New videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday **Subscribe to @goldthread2 to get stories like this and more Voiceover by: Dolly Li Written by: Dolly Li and George Zhi Zhao Featuring: Jiuwu Produced by: George Zhi Zhao Shot by: Timmy Shen, Xinyan Yu, and George Zhi Zhao Edited by: George Zhi Zhao Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 4846 Goldthread
Why Are Cordyceps So Expensive?
 
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The herb cordyceps has taken the West by storm, with companies like Four Sigmatic and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop claiming it’s a mushroom that can boost your energy and heighten your sexual prowess. But the herb is actually a caterpillar fungus and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. They’re only found on the Tibetan Plateau, so we went there to meet a cordyceps seller and learn more about this industry. In recent years, demand from both wealthy Chinese consumers and new interest from the West has driven prices to thousands of dollars per kilo. All this has led to overharvesting, potentially endangering an herb that’s already threatened by climate change. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written and Voiced by: Dolly Li Shot and Produced by: Ryan Chang and Joyce Siu Edited by: Hanley Chu Animated by: Ray Ngan Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network Additional Footage: Four Sigmatic On Shrooms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbIeUXYGQb0 Resources: “How a Zombie Worm from Tibet Became an American Health Food Juggernaut” by Clarissa Wei, Bon Appetit: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/cordyceps-foraging-tibet “Steps towards Sustainable Harvest of Yartsa Gunbu (Caterpillar Fungus)” by Daniel Winkler: http://mushroaming.com/sites/default/files/blog_images/Winkler%20Caterpillar%20fungus%20sustainability%20IMMC7%202013.pdf “Parasitic caterpillar fungus in decline” by Elizabeth Snouffer: https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1197235/parasitic-caterpillar-fungus-decline
Views: 2947 Goldthread
A Spicy Sichuan Noodle Pie (Chef's Plate Ep. 19)
 
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Grandma Yan is a legend in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. Every day, she fries up to 3,000 flatbreads filled with her signature ingredient: homemade jelly noodles. This spicy Sichuan specialty might sound odd, but it’s a local best-seller. Here’s how she makes it. Store Name: Yan Taipo Guokui 严太婆锅魁 http://www.dianping.com/shop/6417373 Address: No.19 Section 3 of Renmin Middle Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu, China 青羊区人民中路三段19号近地铁文殊院K出口 We have more stories about Sichuan food on our channel, including: A Chef Makes Her Grandfather's Rabbit Salad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q0W3ywbNSg Inside a Spicy Hot Pot Factory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgdo58PDVsk **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Producer: Clarissa Wei Videographer: Nathaniel Brown Editor: Hanley Chu Animation: Ray Ngan Mastering: Victor Pena Fixer: Jordan Porter of Chengdu Food Tours Music: Audio Network
Views: 41386 Goldthread
The Tofu That Grows On Trees
 
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A green tofu that’s not a tofu. This wiggly, nutritious green jelly is made from the leaves of a tofu tree, a shrub that grows in the mountains around Qiandao Lake in China’s Zhejiang province. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Christine Schindler Story Editor: Victoria Ho Voiceover: Venus Wu Produced and shot by: Christine Schindler Assistant Producer: Sun Wencong Edited by: Joel Roche Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 4585 Goldthread
Zhajiang Noodles, a Homey Chinese Dish (Chef’s Plate Ep. 7)
 
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26-year-old Amelie Kang is a co-founder of the MáLà Project in NYC, a Sichuan-style restaurant that’s introducing dry hot pot to the U.S. An alumna of the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Chef Kang shared with us one of her favorite dishes, zhajiang noodles. It’s a classic northern Chinese dish that her grandmother used to make, and is known for its rich minced pork and fermented soybean paste flavors. **NEW CHEF’S PLATE EPISODE EVERY MONDAY NIGHT **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Leon Wu Story Editor: Dolly Li Shot, Edited, and Produced by: Leon Wu Associate Producer: Danya Hu Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 10151 Goldthread
Crispy Fish With Fermented Cabbage Dish (Chef’s Plate Ep. 1)
 
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Chef Vicky Cheng is a Hong Kong native who was inspired in Beijing by his wife’s love for the crunchy, sour pickled greens found in the local market. He sat down with us to talk about food, his life partner, and the things that inspire him to want to be a cook. This is part of our ongoing series featuring chefs from around the world. **New videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday **Subscribe to @goldthread2 to get stories like this and more on Chinese culture Written by: Sierra Chiao Research by: Ashley Kung Featuring: Vicky Cheng Shot by: Mario Chui and Nicholas Ko Edited by: Mario Chui Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 11178 Goldthread
Inside A Very Large Baijiu Factory in China
 
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We got an inside tour of Jian Nan Chun 剑南春, a baijiu factory in Sichuan, and found out how the world's most consumed liquor is made. **New videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday **Subscribe to @goldthread2 to get stories like this and more on Chinese culture Written by: Clarissa Wei Voiceover: Clarissa Wei & Dolly Li Featuring: Jian Nan Chun Produced by: Clarissa Wei & Dolly Li Shot by: Mario Chui & Nicholas Ko Edited by: Nicholas Ko Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 14156 Goldthread
How KFC China Acquired its Egg Tart Recipe
 
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**Subscribe to @goldthread2 to get stories like this and more on Chinese culture. The Macau egg tart was invented by a British guy in 1989, which started a new dessert craze across East Asia. This is the little-known story of how his ex-wife took the recipe and sold it to KFC. If you want to learn more about the egg tart history, here's an article that talks about how Macau got its famous Portuguese egg tart: https://gt4.life/eggtart Written by: Dolly Li and Clarissa Wei Voiceover: Arthur Chong Produced by: Clarissa Wei Shot by: Mario Chui and Nicholas Ko Edited by: Nicholas Ko Mastered by: Victor Peña Featuring: Lord Stow’s Bakery (http://www.lordstow.com/) and Margaret's Cafe e Nata Music: Audio Network
Views: 2714 Goldthread
What Makes Hong Kong Milk Tea So Different From Regular Milk Tea?
 
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**Subscribe to @goldthread2 to get stories like this and more on Chinese culture. Most milk teas, or nai chas, from New York to San Francisco to Boston, are brewed to mimic the Hong Kong-style milk tea, which is known for being very dark, silky, and aromatic. So we went to one of the most well-known Hong Kong milk tea master classes to learn about how this iconic beverage is made—it’s actually a recipe that brings a lot of different Asian culinary fusions into one cup. Written and Voiceover by: Dolly Li Produced by: Dolly Li and Clarissa Wei Shot by: Nicholas Ko and Mario Chui Edited by: Mario Chui Animations by: Annie Hall Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 3349 Goldthread
Inside The White Rabbit Candy Factory
 
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White Rabbit is one of China’s most iconic candy brands. We took an inside look at the confectionary factory in Shanghai. **New videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday **Subscribe to @goldthread2 to get stories like this and more on Chinese culture Written by: Clarissa Wei Voiceover: Laurie Chen Produced by: Lea Li Shot by: Lea Li Edited by: Mario Chui Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 56507 Goldthread
Obsessed: Guy Has Eaten At Over 7,000 Chinese Restaurants
 
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David R. Chan isn’t your typical Chinese food enthusiast. He can’t speak Chinese, he doesn’t use chopsticks, and he grew up barely eating anything Chinese. But the Los Angeles native has over his adult life, obsessively eaten at over 7,000 Chinese restaurants, mostly in America, and has them all methodically logged in an Excel spreadsheet. This is his story. MORE VIDEOS ABOUT CHINESE FOOD IN AMERICA Sichuan Pork Ribs Made With Tea (Chef’s Plate Ep. 16) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yHxyzRgRC0 Wonton Noodles Remixed from A Chinese-American Chef https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZnY2E06MIg **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Host and Producer: Clarissa Wei Editor: Nicholas Ko Animation: Ray Ngan Videographers: Jason Poon and Martin Gradek Mastering: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network #chineserestaurants #chinesefood #losangelesfood
Views: 33338 Goldthread
Why Taiwan Is Obsessed With Claw Machines
 
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Claw machines are everywhere in Taiwan, but they’re not just for fun. For some people, they are an investment strategy. But the bubble is about to burst. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Voiceover, Produced, Shot, Written and Edited by: Clarissa Wei Second Editor: Nicholas Ko Animated by: Ray Ngan Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 26467 Goldthread
Living Off the Grid in Hong Kong
 
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Mok Ho-kwong calls himself “Yeah Man,” a play on the Chinese words for “wild man.” He lives off the grid in the bustling city of Hong Kong, choosing to chop his own firewood and drink water from the hills outside the city center. Mok strives to live a zero-waste life. Most of his energy comes from solar panels, his son’s toys are all second-hand, and even his wedding ring was made out of grass. If you’re interested in sustainability, we have more stories on our channel, including: Poachers Want This Tree Worth More Than Gold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkjgPQdtag4 Picking Wild Plants in Hong Kong’s Countryside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PDXhF6rQis And more episodes from our Wild series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL92YWp8gq03FM7Nyqjv-3gDXSj_UjmMYo **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Producer: Venus Wu Videographer and Editor: Joel Roche Mastering: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 3281 Goldthread
Inside The Lingerie Town Of China
 
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This town is responsible for over 60% of the lingerie sold on the Chinese internet. We got an insider look. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Voiceover by: Dolly Li Written by: Timmy Shen Produced & Shot by: Tom Wang Shot by: Tom Wang Edited by: Joel Roche Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 7840 Goldthread
The Gold Rush For Mushrooms (WILD: Episode 3)
 
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Every year, hundreds of people go to the mountains of this town in Yunnan to pick mushrooms and sell them on the international market. Yunnan province has 90% of all the mushroom species in China. We went to a wild mushroom town, foraged in the mountains, and talked to the locals about poisonous shrooms. This is our first mini documentary and newest episode of our ongoing series, WILD. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Clarissa Wei Produced by: Clarissa Wei and Nicholas Ko Shot by: Nicholas Ko Edited by: Nicholas Ko Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 4979 Goldthread
The Dying Art of Making Tibetan Cheese
 
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In Qinghai, China, Tibetan farmers and nomads are still relying on a traditional source of nutrition and protein for survival: yak milk. Zeji, a Tibetan farmer, takes us through her daily routine of milking and herding yaks, and producing Tibetan cheese in an old-school way that’s quickly becoming a dying art. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Dolly Li and Clarissa Wei Voiced by: Joel Roche Shot and produced by: Ryan Chang and Joyce Siu Edited by: Hanley Chu Mastered by: Joel Roche Music: Audio Network
Views: 9477 Goldthread
The Strictest Farm-to-Table Restaurant in China
 
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Dragon Well Manor, or Longjing Manor, is an exquisite fine-dining restaurant nestled in a private garden in Hangzhou. But what really makes it stand out is its rigorous sourcing. The owner, Dai Jianjun, insists on a completely transparent process. Employees have to log where every single ingredient comes from and when it was harvested. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Writer/Producer: Clarissa Wei Voiceover: Venus Wu Director: Daniel Holmes Camera: Daniel Holmes and Clarissa Wei Editor: Hanley Chu Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 3280 Goldthread
The 170-Year-Old Umbrella Shop
 
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A shop in Hong Kong has been selling and repairing umbrellas since 1842. Henry Yau, its fifth-generation owner, is determined to keep the family business going—even if fewer people require his services. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Produced and Shot by: Dan Eady Edited by: Joel Roche Special Thanks: Chelsie Chan Mastered by: Joel Roche and Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 2938 Goldthread
Picking Wild Plants and Eating Them in Hong Kong’s Countryside
 
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Wanda Huang is a forager for high-end Hong Kong restaurants and spends her days roaming abandoned farmland and paths to pick delicious plants. We hung out with her for an afternoon and learned about the world of wild, edible plants. If you’re interested in more videos about foraging, we have more stories on our channel, including: The Gold Rush for Mushrooms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNFo0A_qOLo More episodes from our Wild series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkjgPQdtag4&list=PL92YWp8gq03FM7Nyqjv-3gDXSj_UjmMYo **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Host and Producer: Clarissa Wei Videographer: Nicholas Ko and Joel Roche Editor: Nicholas Ko Mastering: Joel Roche Music: Audio Network
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Finding The Largest Tea Tree In The World (WILD: Episode 1)
 
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**Subscribe to @goldthread2 to get stories like this and more on Chinese culture. The most prized Pu’er tea trees produce tea leaves that’s worth thousands per kilo. Discovered in 1991, the largest of these tea trees is 84 feet tall, nestled in the Ailao Mountains near Qiangzha Village in the Yunnan province of China. At 2,700 years-old, it is also considered one of the oldest. Clarissa Wei takes us on a hike through the mountains of Pu’er to find this elusive tree, which many villagers consider a deity. Written and Voiceover by: Clarissa Wei Featuring: Leah Li Produced by: Clarissa Wei Shot by: Lui Chen Edited by: Nicholas Ko Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
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How China Got So Crazy About Basketball
 
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China’s interest in basketball is not a recent phenomenon. The NBA has been courting the Chinese audience for decades now, starting from the ‘70s. Today, if you enter the Toyota Center, home of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, you’ll see Chinese ads all over it. The ads are for condoms, cryptocurrency, and online mortgages, and are targeted at an audience thousands of miles away from Houston. Here’s why the Chinese are so into the NBA—it’s not only because of Yao Ming. MORE VIDEOS ABOUT SPORT IN CHINA Pro Wrestling in Hong Kong: 10 Years in the Making https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbiovV-HQYc Pro Longboarder Girl on the Streets of Wuhan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-5Aov8BzFs **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Host and Producer: Dolly Li Animation: Marisa Cruz and Ray Ngan Videographer: Nicholas Ko Mastering: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network #nationalbasketballassociation #nba #houstonrockets #jamesharden #yaoming
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Inside a Bullfighting School in China
 
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Guanniu, or Chinese bullfighting, is a traditional sport of the Hui ethnic minority. These Chinese athletes in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province practice kung fu for years in order to take down a bull, but this sport is not without controversy. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Reported, Shot and Produced by: Tom Wang Written by: Clarissa Wei Edited by: Joel Roche Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
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A Rare Look Inside a Tibetan Horse Racing Festival
 
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This annual Tibetan horse race is a longstanding tradition that brings together community to celebrate culture. The riders compete in both speed and agility. This festival was banned during the Cultural Revolution and is still subject to sudden cancellation by the government today. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Clarissa Wei Voiceover: Dolly Li Produced, Shot, and Edited by: Nathaniel Brown Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
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Smangus: Taiwan’s Most Remote Tribe (WILD: Episode 5)
 
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Smangus was one of the last places in Taiwan to get electricity. To this day, villagers still hunt for game and maintain an egalitarian society where all profit is split evenly among residents. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Clarissa Wei Produced by: Clarissa Wei and Nicholas Ko Shot and edited by: Nicholas Ko Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
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Sichuan Pork Ribs Made With Tea (Chef’s Plate Ep. 16)
 
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In Sichuan, pork ribs are traditionally smoked with cypress boughs. But Sichuan Impression in Los Angeles is flavoring their spicy pork ribs with green tea as part of what they call “new Sichuan cuisine.” Their menu is an eclectic mix of regional Sichuan offerings and dishes unique to Los Angeles. For more stories about Sichuan food, check out: A Chengdu grandfather’s rabbit salad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q0W3ywbNSg Inside a spicy hot pot factory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgdo58PDVsk **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Writer and Producer: Clarissa Wei Voiceover and Editor: Joel Roche Videographer: Jason Poon Mastering: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network #sichuanfood #szechuanfood #chinesefood
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88-Year-Old Woman Made Her Own Porcelain Palace
 
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Yu Ermei has spent the last decade building herself a palace out of porcelain. “Everyone told me, ‘You shouldn’t do it, you’re too old. But I said, ‘I have do it. Don’t stop me from doing what I want to do.’” **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Writer and Voiceover: Clarissa Wei Producer: Clarissa Wei & Nathaniel Brown Camera and Director: Nathaniel Brown Editor: Joel Roche Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
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The Sun Moon Lake Swim: Taiwan’s Swimming Carnival
 
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Every year, 20,000 people gather at Taiwan’s largest lake and attempt to swim across 2 miles of water. A third of them, though, don’t really know how to swim. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Clarissa Wei Voiceover by: Dolly Li Shot by: Judy Peng and Clarissa Wei Edited by: Hanley Chu Animated by: Ray Ngan Mastered by: Joel Roche and Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 9257 Goldthread
Wonton Noodles Remixed from A Chinese-American Chef (Chef’s Plate Ep. 5)
 
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Mike Tran’s House Wonton Noodle Soup at Mein is a fusion of flavors from the places he’s lived in, from Cambodia to Malaysia to Hong Kong. Chef Tran is a Cambodian-born refugee who found himself in Houston, Texas after the Vietnam War. He discovered his love for cooking through designing restaurants, and now operates seven different Asian restaurants, including Mein, his Hong Kong-inspired spot that takes him back to his Cantonese roots. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Dolly Li Featuring: Mike Tran Produced by: Dolly Li Shot by: Joy Jihyun Jeong Edited by: Joel Roche Mastered by: Victor Peña Special thanks: Terry Wong Music: Audio Network Additional Footage: Reuters
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It's Tough Dating in Hong Kong
 
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It’s impossible to find true love in Hong Kong…or is it? On stage, these actors star in a new comedy that pokes fun at the city’s notorious dating scene. Offstage, here’s what they think about dating in Hong Kong—for real. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Produced, written and voiced by: Venus Wu Shot and edited by: Nicholas Ko Mastered by: Victor Peña Featuring: Marsha Yuan, Catherine Fu, Marc Ngan
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Taiwanese Dumplings Made of Betel Leaf (Chef’s Plate Ep. 6)
 
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Aeles Lrawbalrate is an indigenous chef in Taiwan. She is part the Rukai people, one of the 16 officially recognized Austronesian tribes on the island. She uses foraged ingredients from the jungle in her dishes and is committed to reversing the effects of colonization in her village. This is part of our ongoing series featuring chefs from around the world. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Clarissa Wei Voiceover: Clarissa Wei Featuring: Aeles Lrawbalrate Produced by: Clarissa Wei and Nicholas Ko Shot by: Nicholas Ko Edited by: Nicholas Ko Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network Resources: https://www.facebook.com/AustronesianCoffee https://www.eater.com/2017/11/30/16715616/taiwan-rukai-taromak-cuisine-restaurant-dawana-lily-wen
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Just 24 and Already a Chinese Antiques Expert
 
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When Su Zi Sing first started college in Singapore, he told his classmates, “I love antiques. I love collecting calligraphy and paintings.” The whole room fell silent. Su is a 24-year-old antiques collector who learned his passion from his father. It’s an unusual hobby for someone so young in modern Singapore, but Su is invested in keeping old traditions alive and has even opened up his own antiques shop in the Bras Basah Complex. #chineseantique #古董 #antique **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written, Produced, and Edited by: Jade Han Voiced by: Dolly Li Shot by: Wan Zhong Hao Mastered by: Joel Roche Music: Audio Network
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The Last Handmade Taoist Statue Shop in Singapore
 
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At the Say Tian Hng Buddha Shop in Singapore, a family has been making Taoist effigies by hand for over 100 years. These creations are hand-carved painted statues of the various gods that Taoists worship. The Ng family is the last of their kind in Singapore keeping this tradition alive through a combination of public workshops and tours. Check out more stories about traditional Chinese culture: Meet the 24-year-old Chinese antiques expert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djnc58iR1vI Embroidering costumes for Taoist deities in Taiwan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui7zs7r9oZM Our Artisans series on people who have worked for years to reach the pinnacle of their trade: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL92YWp8gq03Gz-2-sMpdq3ogDSYJwiF5g **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written, Produced, and Edited by: Jade Han Narrated by: Dolly Li Shot by: Wan Zhong Hao Mastered by: Joel Roche Music: Audio Network #taoist #taoism #craftsmanship
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Vegan Clay Pot Rice In Hong Kong (Chef's Plate Ep.13)
 
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Peggy Chan is a chef who serves up vegan meals in Hong Kong. Here, she makes a meatless clay pot rice with jackfruit and zucchini. **NEW VIDEOS EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY **FOLLOW US ON IG, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK: http://instagram.com/goldthread2 http://twitter.com/goldthread2 http://facebook.com/goldthread2 Written by: Venus Wu Produced by: Clarissa Wei Shot by: Joel Roche and Clarissa Wei Edited by: Joel Roche Mastered by: Joel Roche Music: Audio Network #chinesefood #veganrecipes #vegetarian
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Inside a Spicy Hot Pot Factory
 
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**Subscribe to @goldthread2 to get stories like this and more on Chinese culture. Hot pot is a culinary icon in Sichuan. Conceptually it’s a cauldron of broth where diners cook their ingredients tableside. But what makes it so addicting? We found out when we visited a family-owned hot pot factory in Chengdu—a city with nearly 10,000 hot pot establishments. If you want to learn more about the peppers of Sichuan, here's an article that talks about where the peppers are coming from: https://gt4.life/spicenospice Written by & Voiceover: Clarissa Wei Featuring: Anita Lai Produced by: Dolly Li, Clarissa Wei Shot by: Mario Chui, Nicholas Ko Edited by: Mario Chui Mastered by: Victor Peña Music: Audio Network
Views: 2539 Goldthread