Shantou, China: Beef Hotpot

China is famous for its hotpot, and the style of hotpot varies from region to region. Sichuan is notorious for its lethal spiciness and numbness. Beijing takes pride in its lamb hotpot. Chaoshan hotpot might not have the same level of international fame amongst its fellows, but its beef hotpot has long gained popularity within…

Kobe, Japan: Steak Aoyama

You don’t travel to Kobe for sushi or yakitori. No, you go there for one thing, and one thing only, beef! So it’s no wonder that this city is overrun with steakhouses on every corner. But finding one that serves actual Kobe beef requires careful scrutiny. In order for a restaurant to sell Kobe beef,…