Eating With My DAD!

  • Published: 03 June 2018
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    Thank you very much to 23andMe for sponsoring this video. Learning about my ancestry and discovering some of my taste preferences, and comparing them with my Dad, was fascinating. He and I both had a great time meeting and eating. We happen to be traveling in Ghana, and my Dad happened to be in Nairobi, Kenya for a few days having some meetings, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity, to meet my Dad. Luckily it all worked out smoothly!

    Accra, Ghana

    Waakye - 8 GHC ($1.80) - Waakye is a popular Ghanaian food / meal, and that’s what we started the day with. You get rice and beans, a number of other starches, and some tomato sauce stew and meats, all piled high into a leaf bowl. It was delicious!

    Makola Market - Next we visited Makola Market, the largest and most energetic market in Accra. It’s a must visit, to see the energy and life at the market.

    The Accra Arts Center - Finally, we stopped off at the Accra Arts Center to buy a few things before leaving in at night.

    Accra to Nairobi - We had a late night flight, and we landed early at sunrise to cool Nairobi!

    After checking into a hotel just for 1 night, we took a quick hour nap, and then jumped into a taxi to go meet my Dad who was staying at a guesthouse.

    It was great to see my Dad and at the guesthouse we compared our ancestry and our taste preference.

    Then we went to go eat some Kenyan food, which was a highlight. Now do you know where I got my love for food from?

    Java House coffee - Finally, as you already know, I have a tendency to enjoy caffeine, and so does my Dad. So it was only right to stop for a cup of coffee to finish.

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Comments • 7 252

  • Mark Wiens
    Mark Wiens   11 months back

    Big thank you to 23andMe for sponsoring this video. Check them out here: More Ghana food videos coming next!

    • Marcos Roberto
      Marcos Roberto  6 days back

      Mark ,ples em português

    • Marcos Roberto
      Marcos Roberto  6 days back

      Mark ples em português 🙏🙏🙏

    • Brandon Flaming
      Brandon Flaming  1 months back

      Hi Mark. Thanks for your great travel/food shows. We always watch your videos before we travel abroad. Oh, by the way I checked my genealogical data base and i see that we are 4th or 5th cousins. Our heritage has taken an interesting trail from Germany to Gdansk to Crimea to Kansas!

    • Felo Gutierrez
      Felo Gutierrez  1 months back

      Your is very cool like every your videoa

    • John mech
      John mech  1 months back

      +Diamonds Shinebright .. U look amazing .. Can u hang wit me

  • wallacetf
    wallacetf  5 hours back

    your dad reminds me of bill clinton

    • Pounamu Kemp-Hokianga
      Pounamu Kemp-Hokianga  11 hours back

      Your son is adorable ❤️❤️❤️❤️
      Your dad is awesome ❤️❤️❤️❤️
      I love eating with my hands. And now I love it even more

      • bohemoth1
        bohemoth1  17 hours back

        His father looks like Peter Graves fr the original television series Mission Impossible. Mr. Phelps, I hope that within 10 seconds this video doesn't self destruct.

        • Justinroy Ngiraked
          Justinroy Ngiraked  1 days back

          Hey mark,you have already gone to all the countries what about going to the islands of Guam and micronesia they have some of the best foods in the wrold.

          • RAdzuan Ibrahim
            RAdzuan Ibrahim  1 days back

            Excellent food cover.. Thanks u so much

            • aquarius aquarius
              aquarius aquarius  2 days back

              Really amazing video with your dad...he is like your dude...more than your father..

              • Special K
                Special K  2 days back

                Nice video with your History!

                • Frances Proctor
                  Frances Proctor  2 days back

                  Boy, you definitely have your dad's features. Where is your mother?

                  • Rosaline Arvee
                    Rosaline Arvee  2 days back

                    OmG did U say medaase.
                    Awwww. Hihihihi

                    • Said Said
                      Said Said  2 days back

                      Traiy somali food

                      • Sharath Kurian
                        Sharath Kurian  2 days back

                        Ur smile is very much like your father's.

                        • Elizabeth L
                          Elizabeth L  2 days back

                          It’s nice to see a white guy dig exotic cuisine lol

                          • Sang ayu Metzner
                            Sang ayu Metzner  3 days back

                            Mark daddy is Westen man.look like your mommy African woman

                            • Mfundo Mangweni
                              Mfundo Mangweni  4 days back

                              Where is mom?

                              • Kirui Kim
                                Kirui Kim  4 days back

                                For someone to be so polite to everyone and not complain and finish his food. Wow!! I want to travel like you 😊

                                • Amit Chauhaan
                                  Amit Chauhaan  6 days back

                                  Dear Mark it was a Pleasure Meeting Your Dad...He Looks so Dynamic Personality like a Hollywood Star...Nevertheless, You too a Star Worldwide of Food Explorations who has made an Identity by your Own giving the world Platters of enormous Cuisines & Food Specialties of the World from its every Nook and Corner. Render my Gratitude to you and all your Crew for your Elbow Grease presenting such Realistic & Mouth watering Videos.... AT last I W'd Say....'Life is Nothing without Good Food' Love for you all and love for 'Sweet Lil Mica'...Stay Blessed Always with my Good Luck & Cheerful Life... OM +++++++++

                                  • Merry Beko
                                    Merry Beko  7 days back


                                    • Jonalyn Legaspino
                                      Jonalyn Legaspino  1 weeks back


                                      • Ej Davis
                                        Ej Davis  1 weeks back

                                        At first I thought "meating" my dad was an error. But then I kept watching, and I facepalmed. lol

                                        • Nyssa’s king
                                          Nyssa’s king  1 weeks back

                                          You are constantly smiling like damn are you high ? Jk that’s awesome love your ora

                                          • Mona Lisa
                                            Mona Lisa  1 weeks back

                                            You have your dads smile

                                            • Winona Rider
                                              Winona Rider  1 weeks back

                                              Mark how do you stay so tiny?

                                              • Gerrydean Stewart
                                                Gerrydean Stewart  2 weeks back

                                                Hey Mark your dad is hot...👄👄👄👄

                                                • Modern Witchery
                                                  Modern Witchery  2 weeks back

                                                  I actually plan my visa runs based on your channel. I'm also married and based in Bangkok. We've enjoyed a lot of good food all around Asia thanks to you. Haven't considered going as far as Africa, but this episode is leading me that way. Food looks delicious.

                                                  • Buck K
                                                    Buck K  2 weeks back

                                                    Mark you may not look a lot like yr dad but you have his sense of fun and food taste,he seems fun to have around.

                                                    • billion8
                                                      billion8  2 weeks back

                                                      16:16 bouta eat a plate of my momma's greens right now! Hi from the south...u.s.

                                                      • Deqa Warsame
                                                        Deqa Warsame  2 weeks back

                                                        Sukuma wiki is collard greens.

                                                        • Bethany Grimes
                                                          Bethany Grimes  2 weeks back

                                                          “Meating” my dad. 😂

                                                          • Evelyn L.
                                                            Evelyn L.  2 weeks back

                                                            13:41 Mark's DNA results
                                                            14:02 Mark's dad's DNA results

                                                            • Clara Derrick
                                                              Clara Derrick  2 weeks back

                                                              You both in my opinion, are giving your son THE BEST education ever. Traveling. Learning different cultures. WTG! My parents did the same thing with me. I am the youngest of 8 kids. Late in Life child. I had a ball traveling with them.

                                                              • Ahmed 9/11
                                                                Ahmed 9/11  2 weeks back

                                                                7:34 Where'd he buy a child? o.o

                                                                • Helen Short
                                                                  Helen Short  2 weeks back

                                                                  Dad tore that food up!

                                                                  • shireen Iqbal
                                                                    shireen Iqbal  2 weeks back

                                                                    i think its meeting not meating

                                                                    • nola douglas
                                                                      nola douglas  2 weeks back

                                                                      He was joking because they eat a lot of meat.

                                                                  • Anup Pawar
                                                                    Anup Pawar  2 weeks back

                                                                    Now we know from where you got that joyful smile and the love for food....

                                                                    • Tony Ja
                                                                      Tony Ja  2 weeks back

                                                                      Good bless you...

                                                                      • James Bentley
                                                                        James Bentley  2 weeks back

                                                                        Awesome 👍

                                                                        • Illu Saeed
                                                                          Illu Saeed  2 weeks back

                                                                          Liie father like son😊you guys are goalss!!😍😍😍

                                                                          • The Shine
                                                                            The Shine  2 weeks back

                                                                            I'm so glad, I found you. Love every video and all the food

                                                                            • George Arturo Pérez
                                                                              George Arturo Pérez  2 weeks back

                                                                              ok mark here it goes please be honest wich food have you enjoyed most.

                                                                              • Fatima Mouaddab
                                                                                Fatima Mouaddab  2 weeks back

                                                                                Mika is so cute

                                                                                • Rhonda Heggs
                                                                                  Rhonda Heggs  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I loved seeing your dad!!!

                                                                                  • Don Kim
                                                                                    Don Kim  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Meeting not meating

                                                                                    • Hasnain Razeev
                                                                                      Hasnain Razeev  3 weeks back

                                                                                      good to see u with your dad together .

                                                                                      • Lalani Faure
                                                                                        Lalani Faure  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Mark you are blessed with a great smiling and charming face

                                                                                        • susan kenneally
                                                                                          susan kenneally  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Clearly you got the slim genes from your dad!......what a well traveled and diverse family you have....I just watched another video where you met up with your sister and brother in law in california!

                                                                                          • Aklesia Kassa
                                                                                            Aklesia Kassa  3 weeks back

                                                                                            I am Ethiopian your father say true we have good coffee

                                                                                            • Sharon Fereti
                                                                                              Sharon Fereti  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Looks like a very tasty mess lol