– [Trevor] Coming up for
all you Food Rangers, we're traveling deep into the
southwest mountainous region of Sichuan, to a little Tibetan village to taste the food. This here is one of the most
beautiful places in the world, and we found some incredible food, and scenery you're not
going to want to miss, so check it out. Alright, so check it out
guys, it's Trevor James. We just got into southwest
deep Sichuan Province. This is a little Tibetan
town named Xiangcheng. Today we're gonna go
for a full on food tour. I can't wait to see what we find.
Let's check it out. Coming this deep into the
mountains of southwest Sichuan, is a true exhilarating rush. We came quickly from Litang, one of the highest towns in the world, after barely being able to
breathe from the elevation. And as soon as we arrived, we felt at home in this little village. You feel like a true adventurer coming down these narrow mountain roads. This is absolutely crazy guys. We are on a precipitous mountain road.
A thousand feet below us. We're weaving through, and this
is just absolutely stunning. We're in southwest Sichuan,
on our way to Xiangcheng. It's so bumpy, and absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to get to Xiangcheng
and see what we can find. When you arrive, you're welcomed with the most peaceful scenery and
village life you can imagine. You could spend months exploring these little villages for scenery and food but in our short time,
we were lucky enough to spend one day eating
three delicious meals. Starting off bright and early, we walked into a little Tibetan shop to see what we could eat for breakfast. Let's see what we can
get to start the day. Before we enjoy this
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produce a lot more content. – Awesome, we're going to
get a Tibetan breakfast. We walked into a super
unique, little gem of a shop, offering some super
delicious steamed Baozi buns you must try. Filled with yak butter
cream stuffed from heaven. We're getting some local
Tibetan breakfast, Suyou Baozi. Oh yeah, we're gonna get
some of that Suyou Cha. Look at that yak butter. Yak butter. Awesome, we're getting some
Suyou Cha to start the day.
– Oh, and a bit of black tea, nice. We're getting some … It's thick! – Start the day off with
some butter tea and Baozi. Oh, that is really salty, that one! Salty, and creamy, and fatty. Powerful! – Oh, she's getting the
Suyou Baozi right now. – [Trevor] We have a Tibetan breakfast. Awesome – Look at these Baozi, guys. – Let's take a look at this. – [Trevor] Oh, it looks like
a cream cheese in there! Yak butter. Wow, it looks like a cream cheese. It's sweet and sour, and the bun is so fluffy. Wow, it's great. It's actually a slight bit smoky too, it's like a sour, sweet,
creamy, slightly smoky, wow, Baozi full of delicious goodness. – [Trevor] And that yak
butter tea is so strong. – [Trevor] After finishing
off that powerful butter tea, and thanking the owner, we went for a walk to explore this beautful,
ancient Tibetan town before lunch and found some amazing scenery on the way.
This is honestly one of the most unique towns I've ever been to. And the ride here through the mountains was absolutely crazy. As soon as you arrive you just notice that it's a
totally Tibetan feel here. And the people here are all so friendly, and there's a lot of different food. This really feels like a true adventure, coming this deep into southwest Sichuan. This little town, Xiangcheng
is unbelievably unique.
Right when you arrive you
just get this excited feeling because you feel like
you're on a deep adventure. Mountains in the back,
temples in the back, monasteries, crops growing. It really feels like a
dreamworld, coming here. After exploring around town and
looking for a Tibetan lunch, we found that most of the shops were Sichuan foods,
full of local Tibetans. So we decided to go for some dumplings, and later on, go have a
Tibetan feast for dinner.
We're walking downtown Xiangcheng here. There's lots of Tibetan and Sichuan shops. Really beautiful city, and
we're on the hunt for lunch. I think I'm actually
feeling like some dumplings. Oh dumplings, Sichuan dumplings. Look at this guys, this looks absolutely
mouth-watering delicious. We've got Jian Jiao and Shui Jiao. Local pan fried dumplings, stuffed with pork and green onions. Homemade chili sauce, wow, with sesame. And then, boiled dumplings, and honestly, boiled dumplings, to me,
are just like heaven. It also comes with a pot here of Mien Tang or Shui Jiao Tang. This is actually just the water
used to boil the dumplings. And you can drink that to warm you up, because it's quite chilly outside. Let's dip that in. Dip that right in that thick chili sauce. This is absolutely amazing. The pork filling is so juicy, the green onions gave it a freshness, and it's all about that chili dip.
Oh yeah, it really is all
about that chili sauce. Salty, fragrant you can taste that nuttiness from that sesame. After those beautful dumplings, we made our way around
town for another walk through the beautiful scenery, and made our way in the evening for an amazing Tibetan feast. Wow look at this beautiful restaurant. – [Trevor] We've got
the Tibetan menu here. Awesome, let's see what we can find. Oh yeah, frozen yak meat, we're definitely gonna
have to get some of that. Or raw yak meat. There's so much here. Tibetan barbecue, we are
definitely gonna have to get that. Tibetan pork chop, we're definitely gonna
have to get some of that. Life fruit. That sounds interesting. Blood sausage, we're gonna
get some of that too.
Lots of nice soups here. But we probably won't get a soup. Buckwheat with honey. Oh we're gonna have to
get some of that too. Look at this prayer wheel here. I just spoke with her and she said, you use this when you pray. It's beautiful, isn't it? We're just waiting for our dinner, and I'm mesmerized by all
the beautiful stuff here. – Look at this huge Tibetan
feast for dinner here, guys. Look at this, frozen yak meat. Sliced, frozen yak meat. They serve it with a soy
sauce that looks so nice. With a bit of wasabi in there, beautful. We also ordered some
mashed potatoes with gravy, and Sichuan fresh Xiaomila
chili peppers, wow. Tibetan mashed potatoes, nice. We also got some fatty,
fatty fried cripsy pork. Look at that crispy layer on the outside. Oh, the skin is just cripsy
and succulent looking. We also got some spare ribs here. These are fried spare
ribs, pork spare ribs. And then, look at this.
Intestine stuffed with blood and rice. This is blood sausage
with some dried chili dip. And then look at this,
this is super unique. Buckwheat bread. It's like buckwheat bread with honey. I think I'm gonna start with
a bit of this frozen yak meat. Dip it into that soy sauce with wasabi. Beautiful. Oh it's like soft and tender, but the ice crystals give
it a bit of a crunch. Oh, and it's very flavorful,
especially with that wasabi. There was an instant wasabi hit in there. This was another beautiful Tibetan feast. The last one before you
reach the border of Yunnan, and find more Yunnanese
street food specialties. All of the dishes were super delicious, with the buckwheat bread being bitter and sweet from the honey. And the mashed potatoes had and
amazing Sichuan chili punch.
And the blood sausage was even delicious, tasting almost exactly
like a regular sausage, with no blood odor. This is the last stop where
it has a Tibetan majority. Now we're moving south. I would love to know what you thought about this food and travel
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