Video: Andrew's Top 5 for San Antonio

Andrew Zimmern counts down his favorite moments from San Antonio.

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A Successful Quail Hunt

A Successful Quail Hunt

Andrew Zimmern shows off his freshly bagged quail in Texas Hill Country. 960 1280

  

Texas Longhorns and Zebras

Texas Longhorns and Zebras

A herd of Texas longhorns and zebras roam the pastures of Koch Ranches outside San Antonio. 960 1280

  

Highlandettes of Lake Highlands High School

Highlandettes of Lake Highlands High School

Andrew and the Highlandettes of Lake Highlands High School in front of San Antonio's iconic Alamo, a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress. 960 1280

  

The Alamo

The Alamo

The Bizarre Foods film crew shoots a scene in front of the Alamo, the iconic site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. 960 1280

  

Bill Miller Bar-B-Que

Bill Miller Bar-B-Que

Andrew makes a pit stop at Bill Miller Bar-B-Que, a popular establishment in San Antonio for brisket. 960 1280

  

Cooking With Chef Johnny Hernandez

Cooking With Chef Johnny Hernandez

Andrew visits the home of chef Johnny Hernandez for some fresh grilled cecina tacos. Cecina is traditionally prepared with salt and dried by air, sun or smoking. 960 1280

  

Man's Best Friend

Man's Best Friend

Andrew meets a future quail-hunting dog in Texas Hill Country. 960 1280

  

Coturnix Quail Eggs

Coturnix Quail Eggs

Coturnix quail eggs, a Texas delicacy best sampled raw, from Diamond H Ranch. 960 1280

  

Brotherly Love at Diamond H Ranch

Brotherly Love at Diamond H Ranch

Andrew receives a kiss for luck from quail purveyor Chris Hughes at Diamond H Ranch. 960 1280

  

Beef Brain at Restaurant Gwendolyn

Beef Brain at Restaurant Gwendolyn

Andrew looks on as chef Michael Sohocki prepares ingredients for beef brain foie gras at Restaurant Gwendolyn. 960 1280

  

Meat of El Machito

Meat of El Machito

Chicken and goat skewered over an open fire at San Antonio's El Machito. 960 1280

  

Sampling Goat Innards at El Machito

Sampling Goat Innards at El Machito

Andrew prepares to sample grilled goat innards at Johnny Hernandez's restaurant El Machito. 960 1280

  

Fish for Breakfast

Fish for Breakfast

Andrew is served Amazon River fish for breakfast with the Bora tribe. 960 1280

  

Artificial Village

Artificial Village

The central building of the artificial village near Iquitos, where members of the Bora tribe perform traditional dances and sell handmade crafts. 960 1280

  

Fishing in the Amazon River

Fishing in the Amazon River

Andrew fishes with Walter Arimuya in a tributary of the Amazon River. 960 1280

  

A Bag of Frogs

A Bag of Frogs

Andrew Zimmern talking with Walter Arimuya, who holds a bag of live frogs that he's about to turn into lunch.  960 1280

  

Cooking on the Grill

Cooking on the Grill

Amazon River fish cooking on the grill, along with skewered pieces of yucca plant. 960 1280

  

A House Pet

A House Pet

A tapir, the house pet at a waterfront restaurant. 960 1280

  

Bellavista Market Skewers

Bellavista Market Skewers

Skewers of grubs cooking on the grill at Bellavista Market. 960 1280

  

Cooked Frog

Cooked Frog

Frogs in plantain leaf, cooked with fresh tomato, garlic and chilies. 960 1280

  

Snail for Sale

Snail for Sale

Andrew holds one of the giant snails for sale at Belen Market in Iquitos, Peru. 960 1280

  

Belen Market Cuisine

Belen Market Cuisine

Giant snail stew, yucca and vegetables, cooked and served at Belen Market. 960 1280

  

Selfie in Ho Chi Minh City

Selfie in Ho Chi Minh City

Just a little selfie with my unsure friend Kikki Le as we consider our next meal: rice field rat. 960 1280

  

Clearing the Rice Fields

Clearing the Rice Fields

Outside of Ho Chi Minh City, 2 rice farmers clear the land before we hunt for rice field rats. 960 1280

  

Prized Possession

Prized Possession

One of the rice farmers, just outside of Ho Chi Minh City, is showing off his catch. 960 1280

  

Rat Meat on the Grill

Rat Meat on the Grill

This grill might look rudimentary, but it definitely gets the job done. That lemongrass spear isn't just a garnish - it's the tool used to baste the rat meat. 960 1280

  

Pig Brain Soup

Pig Brain Soup

This fresh pig brain soup was being sold right on the street by one of Ho Chi Minh City's ubiquitous vendors. 960 1280

  

Fresh Fish from the Mekong Delta

Fresh Fish from the Mekong Delta

These dried fresh fish from the Mekong Delta are being sold at Ba Chieu Market. Impressed by how perfect each little fish was prepped, cleaned and presented for sale. 960 1280

  

The Old & New Ho Chi Minh City

The Old & New Ho Chi Minh City

The old meets the new as a soaring skyscraper takes over the Ho Chi Minh City skyline. 960 1280

  

Bahn da Lon

Bahn da Lon

My new friend Sinh Nguyen's favorite food is bahn da lon, a sweet treat made from mung bean paste, rice flour, coconut milk and sugar. 960 1280

  

Herbs & Spices at Cho Ben Thanh Market

Herbs & Spices at Cho Ben Thanh Market

Cho Ben Thanh Market is a one-stop shop. You can find virtually anything you need including dozens and dozens of dry goods like these herbs and spices 960 1280

  

Breakfast Rolls at Ba Chieu Market

Breakfast Rolls at Ba Chieu Market

The French influence lives on in Ho Chi Minh City with these perfectly crafted breakfast rolls sold outside Ba Chieu Market. 960 1280

  

Fresh Pompano

Fresh Pompano

Fresh fish brought in off the coast of Panama, like this pompano, is as good as eating gets. 960 1280

  

Good Conversation on Taboga Island

Good Conversation on Taboga Island

Free diver Ishmael Hernandez, chef Maria de los Angeles and I discuss oyster expectations in the waters off Taboga Island. 960 1280

  

Chicken-Foot Souse

Chicken-Foot Souse

Chicken-foot souse at Donde Ivan in the Rio Abajo area of Panama City. 960 1280

  

Lunch With the Mayor

Lunch With the Mayor

Lunch with the mayor at Donde Ivan. 960 1280

  

Kwang Chow Restaurant

Kwang Chow Restaurant

Fried rice at Kwang Chow Restaurant in Panama City. 960 1280

  

Enjoying a Cantonese Lunch

Enjoying a Cantonese Lunch

Cantonese lunch with second-generation Chinese-Panamanian Emilio Ho at Kwang Chow Restaurant. 960 1280

  

Sweet-and-Sour Pork With Green Peppers and Onions

Sweet-and-Sour Pork With Green Peppers and Onions

Sweet-and-sour pork with green peppers and onions is served at Kwang Chow Chinese restaurant in Panama City's Barrio Chino neighborhood. 960 1280

  

Beautiful Panama Bay

Beautiful Panama Bay

Fishing boats bob in Panama Bay as skyscrapers tower in the background. 960 1280

  

Sharing a Fruit Smoothie Aphrodisiac

Sharing a Fruit Smoothie Aphrodisiac

Chef Maria de los Angeles and I share a fruit smoothie aphrodisiac. 960 1280

  

Visit to Panama Gourmet

Visit to Panama Gourmet

Chef Melissa de Leon at Panama Gourmet tries to convince me that gluten-free is the way to go. 960 1280

  

Enjoying Lobster Ceviche

Enjoying Lobster Ceviche

Lobster ceviche for lunch with Maria de los Angeles. 960 1280

  

An Assortment of Cuisine From Donde Ivan

An Assortment of Cuisine From Donde Ivan

Iguana, 7-seafood soup, chicken-foot souse and salt cod fritters are served at Donde Ivan in Panama City's Rio Abajo neighborhood. 960 1280

  

Panama Pictures  12 Photos

Camel Ride in Dubai

Camel Ride in Dubai

Yes, that's me riding a camel through the dunes about 2 hours outside Dubai. Related: Things to Do in Dubai 960 1280

  

View from the Top

View from the Top

The view from my room at the hotel. All this was built in 30 years. Related: World's Hottest Hotels: Dubai 960 1280

  

Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek

Indian-born writer Arva Ahmed and I riding through Dubai Creek, where goods from all over the world arrive every day. 960 1280

  

Iraqi Masgouf

Iraqi Masgouf

This is a bite of a real and authentic Iraqi masgouf at Al Bait Al Baghdadi restaurant in the old section of Dubai. 960 1280

  

Dubai's Beachfront

Dubai's Beachfront

Stand-ups are a part of my job. This Dubai beachfront moment was the perfect setting. 960 1280

  

Beef Brains

Beef Brains

Fresh beef brains ready to hit the convex tawa grill to make real Pakistani katakat, a painstakingly seasoned organ medley that’s popular on the streets in the old section of Dubai. 960 1280

  

Time for Cricket

Time for Cricket

In the old quarter of Dubai, parking lots become cricket fields for Pakistani workers over their lunch break. 960 1280

  

Pakistani Katakat

Pakistani Katakat

Pakistani katakat, made from brains, livers, testicles, kidneys and dozens of spices. One of my favorite dishes on Earth. 960 1280

  

Dubai's Mosques

Dubai's Mosques

Mosques and minarets line the vibrant and gentrifying streets of Dubai Creek. 960 1280

  

Middle-Eastern Dessert

Middle-Eastern Dessert

Kunafa is a Middle Eastern-style dessert made with clarified butter, cashews, thin noodles and Palestinian-style Nabulsi cheese. This variety is sprinkled with pistachios. 960 1280

  

Dubai Port

Dubai Port

The port at Dubai Creek is alive with the constant hustle and bustle of cargo ships from all over the world. 960 1280

  

Baby Goat

Baby Goat

Baby goat seasoned in Emirati spices and roasted in a hole in the ground, served on a bed of seasoned rice, is a classic Bedouin dish. 960 1280

  

Bedouin Hospitality

Bedouin Hospitality

This is real Bedouin hospitality — fresh tea and fritters. 960 1280

  

Cooking Masgouf

Cooking Masgouf

Forty-five minutes of roasting around the wood fire allows all the carp's muddiness to render out when making authentic Iraqi masgouf. It’s so fatty and gets so smoky and crispy, I compare it to bacon. 960 1280

  

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  • South Korea
    Andrew travels to Seoul, South Korea, where he feasts on the country's most authentic soups, barbecues and fermented foods. Andrew's Asian adventure goes beyond eating when he makes his first batch of fresh kimchi.
    Monday June 29
    5pm | 4c
  • Baja Mexico
    Andrew explores the peninsula of Baja in Mexico - where the land is harsh, but the people and the food are out of this world! From street carts to high-end cuisine in Tijuana, Ensenada and La Paz, Andrew samples the best.
    Monday June 29
    6pm | 5c
  • Pittsburgh, Catfish & Kiska
    Andrew Zimmern finds that Pittsburgh has a knack for blending old and new food traditions, like old world favorites such as stuffed cabbage and braunschweiger to cutting-edge goat heart tartare.
    Monday June 29
    7pm | 6c
  • Savannah
    Andrew makes a trip to Savannah, GA. It's a city where the food is touched by rich cultural influences that are both obvious and unexpected. Andrew eats a home-cooked Gullah meal and enjoys a fine-dining restaurant with The Lady Chablis.
    Monday June 29
    8pm | 7c
  • Premiere
    Once in a Lifetime
    Monday June 29
    9pm | 8c
  • Rhode Island
    Andrew visits Rhode Island, where local eats are a blend of old traditions and high-tech creations. From the beloved quahog to monkfish liver mousse, the food in this tiny state is packed with flavor.
    Monday June 29
    10pm | 9c
  • St. Louis
    Andrew wants you to meet him in St. Louis, as the song goes, and get a taste of this river city’s diverse neighborhoods, serving up iconic barbecue and rarer fare like pig snouts and paddlefish roe.
    Monday June 29
    11pm | 10c
  • Once in a Lifetime
    Tuesday June 30
    12am | 11c
  • Rhode Island
    Andrew visits Rhode Island, where local eats are a blend of old traditions and high-tech creations. From the beloved quahog to monkfish liver mousse, the food in this tiny state is packed with flavor.
    Tuesday June 30
    1am | 12c
  • St. Louis
    Andrew wants you to meet him in St. Louis, as the song goes, and get a taste of this river city’s diverse neighborhoods, serving up iconic barbecue and rarer fare like pig snouts and paddlefish roe.
    Tuesday June 30
    2am | 1c
  • Savannah
    Andrew makes a trip to Savannah, GA. It's a city where the food is touched by rich cultural influences that are both obvious and unexpected. Andrew eats a home-cooked Gullah meal and enjoys a fine-dining restaurant with The Lady Chablis.
    Tuesday June 30
    3am | 2c
  • Mongolia
    Andrew travels to rugged Mongolia, where living off the land is part of the country's nomadic tradition. He eats foods prepared in ways he's never seen before from a blowtorch barbecue to an animal carcass oven.
    Tuesday June 30
    4pm | 3c
  • Japan
    Andrew heads to Japan, where the people have a passion for food and are willing to eat just about anything. He tries some octopus eggs, fermented sushi and an unusually flavored milkshake at a restaurant where the main ingredient in every dish is mayo.
    Tuesday June 30
    5pm | 4c
  • Maine
    Andrew travels to Maine where many residents find most of the food they eat right in their own backyards -- literally. There's even a culinary challenge featuring some bizarre recipes made only with ingredients found in Maine. Andrew shares a meal with his dad.
    Tuesday June 30
    6pm | 5c
  • NYC: Will Work for Food
    Andrew comes back to the Big Apple, the place where he got his start in the restaurant business. Does he have the chops to keep up with busy workers churning out food in the city that never sleeps?
    Tuesday June 30
    7pm | 6c
  • Indonesia
    Andrew visits Indonesia, a tropical paradise where modern life is still influenced by ancient rituals, and food is at the core of centuries old traditions. He explores the culture and cuisine by drinking cobra blood, feasting on water buffalo entrails and more.
    Tuesday June 30
    11pm | 10c
  • Indonesia
    Andrew visits Indonesia, a tropical paradise where modern life is still influenced by ancient rituals, and food is at the core of centuries old traditions. He explores the culture and cuisine by drinking cobra blood, feasting on water buffalo entrails and more.
    Wednesday July 1
    2am | 1c
  • Vancouver: Box Crabs & Bull Kelp
    Whether it's from the land or the sea, Andrew Zimmern finds that Vancouver has an abundance of fresh food. His discoveries include box crab and bull kelp, blood sausage made with pig heads, and a look behind the scenes at a tuna cannery.
    Thursday July 2
    9am | 8c
  • Cartagena, Colombia: Jungle Rats & Reptiles
    Andrew Zimmern heads to Cartagena, Columbia. He eats capybara, shark and more in the city's mind-blowing market, before heading to the mountains for a taste of freshly caught caiman and jungle rats.
    Thursday July 2
    10am | 9c
  • Iowa
    Andrew finds out that there's a lot more than meat and potatoes on the table in Iowa. He discovers that Iowa's menu ranges from heritage pork brains with spring onion kimchi to a stew made with a whole sheep's head.
    Thursday July 2
    11am | 10c
  • The Ozarks
    Andrew Zimmern makes a trip to the Ozarks where people still live off the land, and combine old traditions with new techniques with foods like fried rabbit legs, black bear cracklins and bacon-wrapped crow breast.
    Thursday July 2
    12pm | 11c
  • Undiscovered Hawaii
    Andrew gets a taste of Hawaii's other side by sampling raw fish salad with eyeballs in Waimanalo, a drink made from the juice of a rotting noni fruit in Miloli'i and deep-fried pork intestine in Honolulu's Chinatown. There are all kinds of unexpected Hawaiian food traditions for Andrew to enjoy.
    Thursday July 2
    1pm | 12c
  • Bizarre Foods: Washington DC
    Andrew Zimmern visits Washington, DC, for Salvadoran favorites, food trucks that feed hordes of hungry federal workers, and takes a trip back into history to taste what our forefathers ate. Whether it's a blackened snakehead sandwich made in a boat on the Potomac, peanut butter paired with foie gras, or Scrapple at a neighborhood grill known for its soul food, DC is a place where historical favorites and new innovations come together to create a variety of unexpected tastes.
    Thursday July 2
    2pm | 1c
  • Houston: Blast and Cast
    Global culture and Texas tradition create bold flavors in Houston, where Andrew eats steer head at a tailgate party, duck organs in dirty rice from a "blast and cast" and goat in the Gandhi District.
    Thursday July 2
    3pm | 2c
  • Detroit
    Andrew finds out if it is food that keeps Detroit’s motor running. Andrew visits Motown and gets revved up about tasting some of the city’s food, including iconic soul food and lamb brain sandwiches, in the heart of Arab America.
    Thursday July 2
    4pm | 3c

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Andrew Zimmern is dusting off his passport to crisscross the globe in search of the world's most bizarre foods.

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Photo Galleries

A Successful Quail Hunt

A Successful Quail Hunt

Andrew Zimmern shows off his freshly bagged quail in Texas Hill Country. 960 1280

  

Texas Longhorns and Zebras

Texas Longhorns and Zebras

A herd of Texas longhorns and zebras roam the pastures of Koch Ranches outside San Antonio. 960 1280

  

Highlandettes of Lake Highlands High School

Highlandettes of Lake Highlands High School

Andrew and the Highlandettes of Lake Highlands High School in front of San Antonio's iconic Alamo, a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress. 960 1280

  

The Alamo

The Alamo

The Bizarre Foods film crew shoots a scene in front of the Alamo, the iconic site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. 960 1280

  

Bill Miller Bar-B-Que

Bill Miller Bar-B-Que

Andrew makes a pit stop at Bill Miller Bar-B-Que, a popular establishment in San Antonio for brisket. 960 1280

  

Cooking With Chef Johnny Hernandez

Cooking With Chef Johnny Hernandez

Andrew visits the home of chef Johnny Hernandez for some fresh grilled cecina tacos. Cecina is traditionally prepared with salt and dried by air, sun or smoking. 960 1280

  

Man's Best Friend

Man's Best Friend

Andrew meets a future quail-hunting dog in Texas Hill Country. 960 1280

  

Coturnix Quail Eggs

Coturnix Quail Eggs

Coturnix quail eggs, a Texas delicacy best sampled raw, from Diamond H Ranch. 960 1280

  

Brotherly Love at Diamond H Ranch

Brotherly Love at Diamond H Ranch

Andrew receives a kiss for luck from quail purveyor Chris Hughes at Diamond H Ranch. 960 1280

  

Beef Brain at Restaurant Gwendolyn

Beef Brain at Restaurant Gwendolyn

Andrew looks on as chef Michael Sohocki prepares ingredients for beef brain foie gras at Restaurant Gwendolyn. 960 1280

  

Meat of El Machito

Meat of El Machito

Chicken and goat skewered over an open fire at San Antonio's El Machito. 960 1280

  

Sampling Goat Innards at El Machito

Sampling Goat Innards at El Machito

Andrew prepares to sample grilled goat innards at Johnny Hernandez's restaurant El Machito. 960 1280

  

Fish for Breakfast

Fish for Breakfast

Andrew is served Amazon River fish for breakfast with the Bora tribe. 960 1280

  

Artificial Village

Artificial Village

The central building of the artificial village near Iquitos, where members of the Bora tribe perform traditional dances and sell handmade crafts. 960 1280

  

Fishing in the Amazon River

Fishing in the Amazon River

Andrew fishes with Walter Arimuya in a tributary of the Amazon River. 960 1280

  

A Bag of Frogs

A Bag of Frogs

Andrew Zimmern talking with Walter Arimuya, who holds a bag of live frogs that he's about to turn into lunch.  960 1280

  

Cooking on the Grill

Cooking on the Grill

Amazon River fish cooking on the grill, along with skewered pieces of yucca plant. 960 1280

  

A House Pet

A House Pet

A tapir, the house pet at a waterfront restaurant. 960 1280

  

Bellavista Market Skewers

Bellavista Market Skewers

Skewers of grubs cooking on the grill at Bellavista Market. 960 1280

  

Cooked Frog

Cooked Frog

Frogs in plantain leaf, cooked with fresh tomato, garlic and chilies. 960 1280

  

Snail for Sale

Snail for Sale

Andrew holds one of the giant snails for sale at Belen Market in Iquitos, Peru. 960 1280

  

Belen Market Cuisine

Belen Market Cuisine

Giant snail stew, yucca and vegetables, cooked and served at Belen Market. 960 1280

  

Selfie in Ho Chi Minh City

Selfie in Ho Chi Minh City

Just a little selfie with my unsure friend Kikki Le as we consider our next meal: rice field rat. 960 1280

  

Clearing the Rice Fields

Clearing the Rice Fields

Outside of Ho Chi Minh City, 2 rice farmers clear the land before we hunt for rice field rats. 960 1280

  

Prized Possession

Prized Possession

One of the rice farmers, just outside of Ho Chi Minh City, is showing off his catch. 960 1280

  

Rat Meat on the Grill

Rat Meat on the Grill

This grill might look rudimentary, but it definitely gets the job done. That lemongrass spear isn't just a garnish - it's the tool used to baste the rat meat. 960 1280

  

Pig Brain Soup

Pig Brain Soup

This fresh pig brain soup was being sold right on the street by one of Ho Chi Minh City's ubiquitous vendors. 960 1280

  

Fresh Fish from the Mekong Delta

Fresh Fish from the Mekong Delta

These dried fresh fish from the Mekong Delta are being sold at Ba Chieu Market. Impressed by how perfect each little fish was prepped, cleaned and presented for sale. 960 1280

  

The Old & New Ho Chi Minh City

The Old & New Ho Chi Minh City

The old meets the new as a soaring skyscraper takes over the Ho Chi Minh City skyline. 960 1280

  

Bahn da Lon

Bahn da Lon

My new friend Sinh Nguyen's favorite food is bahn da lon, a sweet treat made from mung bean paste, rice flour, coconut milk and sugar. 960 1280

  

Herbs & Spices at Cho Ben Thanh Market

Herbs & Spices at Cho Ben Thanh Market

Cho Ben Thanh Market is a one-stop shop. You can find virtually anything you need including dozens and dozens of dry goods like these herbs and spices 960 1280

  

Breakfast Rolls at Ba Chieu Market

Breakfast Rolls at Ba Chieu Market

The French influence lives on in Ho Chi Minh City with these perfectly crafted breakfast rolls sold outside Ba Chieu Market. 960 1280