Wow this thing is at least almost four meters long So far my foodie mission into Guangzhou China has been a huge success here some stomach you wanna try some stomach with me I’ve gotten a real behind-the-scenes look at how some local restaurants operate. Where’s the goose? Oh, that’s right literally dripping, and I’ve tried a ton of new and delicious food I guess we’re searing the outside of the Peng today is my final day in China And I’ve saved the best for last this looks absolutely stunning I’ll be feasting on some of the most exotic tasty treats this place has to offer so this is a giant salamander the Chinese giant salamander even some that might try to bite back oh It’s like it doesn’t want to be held, but first. I need to figure out. What’s on tonight’s menu. Let’s go All right Welcome to the aquarium now, I know that this looks like hello Yeah, I know this looks like an aquarium and honestly. It’s bigger than most local zoos aquariums Certainly bigger than the one I went to when I was a kid But what’s really great about this aquarium is you get to eat all the animals? Let’s check them out, so there is tons of stuff in here And I don’t know how they sort them all there’s some pictures here, so obviously you know That’s that’s what that is here’s a goldfish hey everything’s on the menu Everything now this goldfish is hiding behind this other fish very smooth I’m tempted to eat the goldfish, would you guys still watch my show if I eat the goldfish? We have so many things here. This is crazy. Let’s go around the Sun here We have our classic shrimp peas not too lively. I think they’re I think they’re dead and in here It’s starting to get a little bit more serious. We got some big old crabs here. I’m gonna make a separate channel That’s just called sunny reaches into aquarium. Tanks that he probably shouldn’t be like when I was in phenom pen Or like in Vietnam when I tried to grab the shrimp It’s easy to hurt my hand how oh that’s why that’s why I said to you the claws are bound But the eyes can see they have not blindfolded any of these crabs Hey, buddy Is that I don’t want to break your leg on oh Look at that This thing’s like a kilogram at least this guy is big, and he is not a fan big crab But I don’t think we’re eating crab today. Let’s keep looking dude. I think these are the spiny lobsters I’ve never seen these before Wow look at this thing. It’s got eight legs It’s like a spider, and then it’s got these two tiny arms that are probably used for feeding itself But I’m not afraid of your horns. Oh Those were pretty sharp. They’re probably stressed out enough being in the aquarium. I just want to hold it for a little bit Okay, is that so bad if there was a kitten here? Would you blame me for wanting to hold a kitten they call it spiny for a reason oh? My God look at this thing whoa Possible thumbnail it’s got these freaking horns above its eyeballs. It’s got these giant Spiky and antenna things. I don’t know all the science words for it, but absolutely beautiful But not quite what I’m looking for we’re looking for stuff. That’s gonna induce Stamina usually something that’s kind of exotic odd unusual or phallic-shaped If you know what I mean, let’s keep going. Let’s see what else we got here. Oh my god, okay? Come here, come here this looks insane Look at this thing Can you see it, please So this is a giant salamander the Chinese giant salamander It’s going away from me very smart. Let’s find. Let’s go on that side. Oh my gosh look at this thing. It’s huge this a Giant salamander is just strange enough that that has to be a stamina Inducing food, but I’m going to check. We’re trying to see this is actually something we can eat and It turns out Okay it turns out it’s some critically endangered We shouldn’t eat the critically endangered animals in my opinion it’s one of my life rules you know there’s a book called out how to win friends and influence people and the first rule is to be a good listener and The second rule is to not eat endangered animals because that it’s hard to make friends that way no one likes that hey, buddy Guess who’s not eating you know me. I’m not gonna eat. You. Hopefully this is just for display. I’m not sure well Let’s see what other weird stuff. We can find that you know isn’t endangered I Found something very special here, and it’s a softshell turtle now again I’ve already learned that in China if you want to eat something that seems a little unusual you need to look it up on Wikipedia first okay Chinese Softshell turtle Okay threatened Vulnerable species high risk of endangerment in the wild should I eat a threatened animal god? This is a tough one? No It’s not. There’s no way I’m gonna eat a threatened animal or an endangered animal or a critically endangered animal I Like animals that are more like we got enough of these things So go ahead and eat them and anywhere in that range is fine, so softshell turtle you are safe today I’m sure there has to be plenty of kind of unusual stuff here that I can eat swear I’m not endangering a species okay, and it’s not just about me eating the one thing I don’t want to set a precedent. You know people look up to me on this show I don’t want to say hey everyone look How yummy that softshell turtle is and then they go eat it, and then there’s less and less We can’t do that. No endangered animals and no softshell turtle. Let’s keep looking Rrrow oh my god What though Look at this thing when you look in this area Okay, that’s how you know if we’re on the right track. It’s not endangered and it’s not trying to bite me or scratch me Yeah, we’re gonna eat this for sure so this is called a gooey duck They look freaking insane, and I’ve never seen anything like this I want to make a quick note about how I choose the foods that I eat, okay I’ve kind of a rule system rule one is it has to be something people actually eat in that country – it must not be an endangered animal and three it must not be a cucumber and right now I’m about to make a slight exception to that rule Oh God I’ve sea cucumber Yeah, oh my god this feels so it has to be you know that this is gonna be a good Stamp stamina food because if you look at the shape, it’s gonna be a good night You know what no I mean, you’ve got gooey duck We’ve got the sea cucumber we need one more thing we need a trifecta All right the restaurant owner has alerted me that there’s actually a surprise out back. It’s something else. That’s long I don’t know what it is though anytime they tell you oh hey you got to go out back you should be very Excited or very afraid. I’m a little bit of both. Okay. We’re behind the restaurant in this little room here. You know oh This is the snake room this honestly this restaurant has freaking everything and okay, hi That is The biggest the biggest instinct I’ve ever seen oh my god bro get control, Oh It’s like it doesn’t want to be held oh Okay, oh my god What is happening, this is a big-ass snake guys today We’re getting really serious about stamina now probably if I have stamina issues. I should have just talked to my doctor Weird what I’ve done the said Oh bro come on just chill bro. I’ll hold you loose I don’t want to why’d you why’d you do that, but instead what we’re gonna. Do is we’re gonna get some. Gooey duck. Okay? We’re gonna get some sea cucumber for vegetables and um We’re gonna eat a snake are we eating this snake this snake Okay, let’s put this guy away. Yeah, good bad Okay, and the last thing is I’m just gonna release my hand like that. I was not expecting that it’s gonna weigh it up Let’s check it out three point four kilograms So that’s like seven eight pounds this thing is massive. I need to bring this Oh, Oh God What I got myself into what is going on. We’ve got our food selected, and now we’re we’re going to the kitchen hi there Do you think I should you can you help me name this you know you don’t like Not offend. No they don’t like the snake. Let’s go bring the snake to the chef a Master chef your ingredient is green snake wow this thing is at least Almost 4 meters long well I’ve never seen a gooey duck, and I’ve never seen one prepared so we’re gonna see how he does it no It’s kind of fascinating it Feels and looks like kind of like a giant scallop almost like I’ll get a giant giant scallop so in first He just rips the shell off. It’s so interesting because it’s in the shell But still like 50% of his body is exposed a Hey Wow This it’s a weirdest-looking creature, I’ve ever seen yeah, all of its little organs are in there. That’s good very Notion eight very briny, so he’s stripping out the internal organs keeping that here And he’s blanching the main muscle in this hot water interesting. It’s almost like a tomato You blanch it and the skin comes right off? Oh? Okay, and this is like the force And I don’t want that we got the skin up and now we need to clean it off And then he splits it up the center And it kind of flattens out the entire body the organs are gonna be stir-fried And then the body here is gonna. Be served like sashimi-style, which is just straight-up raw. This is a legit production We have an ice Swan here wired Kui tuk has come a long way, and now it’s time to do the final Sashimi preparation is going kind of diagonally really thin as he slices it, and then he’s putting it on our tray They’re really amazing. I want to try some of this sushi Maybe I like enough wasabi So I feel like the back of my skull that’s gonna melt off beautifully cut thinly sliced pieces of gooey duck I’m gonna grab this one right here. I’m gonna try without any sauce I just want to see like the real taste the real essence of it, so here. We go, gooey duck Super fresh it does not get any fresher than this That’s really good. I expected it to be more like Octopus like a little chewy It has a little bit of a briny flavor to it very fresh and really it’s almost a crunchy texture to it It’s so interesting. I’m going to dump a little bit in the soy sauce now And that is the perfect amount of wasabi that’s in there that is I’m strong wasabi, bro It just has a really interesting kind of crunchiness to it that you wouldn’t expect from a meat Maybe try it with a little less wasabi than me After the gooey duck I washed in Oz the skilled chef dispatched and prepared three vastly different entrees After the snake was cleaned and skinned the chef’s blanched it in a mix of hot spices giving it an orange color from there It’s topped with salt pepper and fried crunchy minced garlic and deep fried until it turns a beautiful golden brown This is by far the most bougie Chai, not just Chinese experience. Just experience probably I’ve had in my life I’ve got my champagne our snake and what you see before me here We have our sea cucumber since the sea cucumber is essentially flavorless It’s dressed up in a bed of thick gravy made from chicken and fish stock with some barley sliced vegetables and kidney beans I don’t like cucumber, but this is the sea version and so maybe it’s better Oh God it’s I mean it’s about what you would think it would be like it’s a it’s all jiggly I’m gonna slice it in half it slices like buttah very smooth There we go Slimy and so what we’re gonna. Do is just have it, OOP Loo, okay for a sea cucumber. They dressed it up Just about as beautifully as you can I don’t think you can do much more to a sea cucumber than they’ve done right here But I want the full sea cucumber experience Kemp We’re gonna chop that up like that this one should be called gooey duck. This one is gooey this one is jiggly It’s gelatinous. It’s oh my gosh sea cucumber for the first time in my life Here we go Mm-hmm-hmm that was That was an experience. It’s good. It’s good. Um couple notes on the sea cucumber it is like eating This most slippery piece of fat that you could find It’s so gelatinous with each bite is squirting out from your teeth and jutting around your mouth like a ping-pong ball Like a like a pin ball balls the flavor is actually really good I assume that it kind of takes on the flavor of whatever they cook it with this sauce that they have here the vegetables That’s outstanding tastes really good And it takes on that flavor that is not the issue it is like a hard jello one more bite. I Think I could get used to it eventually I don’t think that’s gonna happen tonight, though I’m glad I did it mainly for the stamina next We have a snake now, it seems like only a few minutes ago in this video I was holding this snake in my arms and now Here it is on a plate and honestly this looks like Kentucky Fried snake. It has been frying. It’s seasoned beautifully Beautiful presentation it looks awesome. I’m gonna grab this fat piece here. I’m gonna use my hands for this one. Okay I’ve never had a snake fried like this and since it’s fried. It’s gonna be a little bit more firm It’s a little bit hard to get off of there Cheers That’s really good you don’t play around. There’s you got to sink your teeth right into it? Mmm. This is ridiculous. I’ll tell you this it’s the best snake. I’ve ever had I haven’t had a whole lot of snakes. I would happily eat this of my own volition off camera You know I’m saying and that’s a serious compliment This is good stuff very savory a strong garlic smell a little bit of chili flavor I’m guessing if you gave this to most people they wouldn’t be able to distinguish it from chicken at all if you give them this they Would probably wonder what part of the chicken this was if you’re gonna get snake Do it right get a huge snake because then you can really bite into it and really savor the meat and the flavor this is Blowing my mind as for the stamina as for the reason that we are here today. We’re eating all these foods very important I think I’ve reached the pinnacle stamina inducing foods in Asia although I It’s gonna take some time okay to work And I will report back to you guys about the effects of the stamina, and how it all worked out You know I’m saying you don’t Do you actually don’t I’m saying I’ll update you I’ll let you know in a blog post