Japan

Andrew visits Tokyo, Japan. Check out photos of sea pineapples, water eels, blue fin eyes and more. Get an inside look at several Japanese restaurants and explore Tsukiji market.

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Chef Yamada shows Andrew how every bit of the tuna, including its bloodline and tail, can make a delectable meal. 960 1280

  

Chef Yamada serves the giant tuna head and performs a ceremony of reverence for this beloved but increasingly rare fish. 960 1280

  

A perfect stranger shares some of her sashimi with Andrew -- proof of the famous Japanese hospitality. 960 1280

  

Participants in Cosplay (short for 'costume play') become characters to escape the roles of strict Japanese society. 960 1280

  

'Help, I've fallen for Cosplay, and I can't get enough!' Playing dress-up is a popular pastime in Tokyo. 960 1280

  

Quirky inventor Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu greets Andrew and invites him for a ride in his water-powered car. 960 1280

  

Dr. Nakamats has photographed every meal he has eaten over the last 37 years. He plans on living to the age of 144. 960 1280

  

Cooking horumon was no problem for Andrew. Understanding the slightly drunken Japanese customers was a different matter. 960 1280

  

Visitors to the Meiji shrine are asked to leave their wishes hanging on an ancient tree in the courtyard. 960 1280

  

A pair of sumo wrestlers pair off in their daily morning training session. These athletes live and train together. 960 1280

  

A sumo wrestler, called a rishiki, consumes as many as 20,000 calories a day; however they are very muscular and limber. 960 1280

  

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Chef Yamada shows Andrew how every bit of the tuna, including its bloodline and tail, can make a delectable meal. 960 1280

  

Chef Yamada serves the giant tuna head and performs a ceremony of reverence for this beloved but increasingly rare fish. 960 1280

  

A perfect stranger shares some of her sashimi with Andrew -- proof of the famous Japanese hospitality. 960 1280

  

Participants in Cosplay (short for 'costume play') become characters to escape the roles of strict Japanese society. 960 1280

  

'Help, I've fallen for Cosplay, and I can't get enough!' Playing dress-up is a popular pastime in Tokyo. 960 1280

  

Quirky inventor Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu greets Andrew and invites him for a ride in his water-powered car. 960 1280

  

Dr. Nakamats has photographed every meal he has eaten over the last 37 years. He plans on living to the age of 144. 960 1280

  

Cooking horumon was no problem for Andrew. Understanding the slightly drunken Japanese customers was a different matter. 960 1280

  

Visitors to the Meiji shrine are asked to leave their wishes hanging on an ancient tree in the courtyard. 960 1280

  

A pair of sumo wrestlers pair off in their daily morning training session. These athletes live and train together. 960 1280

  

A sumo wrestler, called a rishiki, consumes as many as 20,000 calories a day; however they are very muscular and limber. 960 1280

  

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10. Santiago, Chile

You'll think you've discovered culinary heaven in Santiago — great wine, beef and the freshest seafood. 960 1280

  

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9. Barcelona

Barcelona is home to the West's most innovative chefs, including gastropreneurs Juan Arzak and Ferran Adria. 960 1280

  

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7. Sicily, Italy

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6. Mexico City

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5. Paris

In Paris, food is an art form. Cooks care about the quality of the ingredients to create culinary masterpieces. 960 1280

  

4. Bangkok

4. Bangkok

Bangkok's street-food scene is legendary. Few meals have topped what I've found at Khlong Toey market. 960 1280

  

3. Beijing

3. Beijing

Beijing is all about the night markets. One of my favorites is Donghuamen — a serious place for street eats. 960 1280

  

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2. Tokyo

Tokyo is home to elegant fine dining, cheap noodle shops and some of the weirdest feats in the culinary world. 960 1280

  

1. New York City

1. New York City

I love NYC street food. Its vibrant street culture is home to some of the best mobile food imaginable. 960 1280

  

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