1. Bánh Mì Hero, Vietnamese sandwiches in Louisville, Kentucky.


  2. Asian food-grade alkali, lye, lime, alkaline water from left…

    Filipino Lihiya, Indian Chuna, Thai White Lime Paste, Thai Red Limestone Paste, Chinese Jianshui (Kansui in Japanese)

    (Sodium Hydroxide, Calcium Hydroxide, Potassium Carbonate)


  3. Hand cut yóu po miàn (油泼面), noodles mixed with hot oil in Beijing, China.

    A well known dish from Xi’an in Shaanxi Province.


  4. Tāng bāo (湯包), a giant xiǎo lóng bāo (小笼包) with a straw, proceed with caution.



  5. House chili w/ everything at The David Brothers Chili Parlor in Glendale (LA).

    A chili-only restaurant.


  6. Villa Montefiori chardonnay wine from Valle De Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico.


  7. The banner outside Wang Mazi (王麻子) knife & scissors shop in Beijing, China (2013).

    A Time-Honored Brand (中华老字号) founded in 1651.


  8. Arabic, Armenian, English & Spanish on a market window in Glendale, CA (2014)


  9. Fresh tejocotes (Mexican hawthorn berries) in Los Angeles (2013).

    A.K.A. manzanilla or manzanita, used in Christmas ponche.


  10. New Orleans Real Chicken Hamburger (新奥尔良真鸡腿汉堡) in Beijing, China 2013


  11. Great Wall Wine (长城葡萄酒) cabernet sauvignon in Beijing, China (2013).

    Produced and bottled in Hebei Province.