Traveling Spoon is a platform that allows you to meet locals around the world who will introduce you to the local cuisine in the most intimate, open and educational way imaginable – by inviting you into their home, cooking for you and teaching you their culinary secrets passed down through generations.
Many users of the travel food website, Traveling Spoon, have compared the experience to going over to your grandmother’s house for a home cooked meal – and with this app, you could have a ‘travel grandma’ in every country that you visit. At the moment the app has hosts in the following countries: Turkey, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, China, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Indonesia.
The website offers more than just a home cooked meal with a local and good conversation; you can also opt for an in-home cooking experience, as well as market visits to really give you the full local experience. All of the hosts are personally vetted by Traveling Spoon ambassadors; potential hosts apply online and then conduct a Skype interview. If they pass the initial phase of the process Traveling Spoon will send a train ambassador to personally vet the host, location, home and experience.
If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable local experience whilst traveling to China or any other available destination then you need to check out Traveling Spoon for sure.