Arcadia-based food blogger Clarissa Wei will appear on an episode of the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods " scheduled to air this summer. Wei gave host Andrew Zimmern a tour of the San Gabriel Valley's more exotic culinary offerings over a period of 1 1/2 days in February.
And Wei, who runs the popular blog 626Foodettes with colleague Kristie Hang, certainly knows the Valley's food scene.
"The San Gabriel Valley is a special place," Wei told Patch. "It's not everywhere where giant chili pepper covered fish heads and pig intestines are within blocks from each other."
Wei called Zimmern "a true pro."
"His whole thing isn't just about highlighting bizarre foods. It's about showcasing the cultural and historical background of different ethnicities through food," Wei said. "Finally, a feature on Chinese food that isn't dumpling, noodles or dim sum-centric."
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