By simply sampling just as much food as he can while touring Southeast Asia in his YouTube station, aHungry Tiger with Tiger Andrén, a chef from Sweden who is leaving his mark in the planet , we speak in this variant of Celebrity Travel Addicts! We chat with Tiger why he made a decision to stick to the path he’s on now about exactly what kick-started his passion for traveling, his favorite destinations around the world, and more. Figure out why traveling is essential to him and learn where he’s thinking of heading next!
How did your passion for traveling get started?
That just opened up a completely different world for me personally, we started with visiting Thailand first and Approximately three years back, I went in my first visit to Asia using a dear friend of mine and explored Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. We moved to Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. There’s simply so much to see the world around and it will be a shame not explore it.
What does travel mean to youpersonally? Is it that you feel it is critical?
Travel is something that needs to be required for everyone to do If they have the opportunity, It provides you the ability. The good thing about this is that it provides you with a far more open-minded individual and that is certainly something we need more of in this society we are living in now (growing nationalism for example).
You operate a YouTube station named aHungryTiger. Could you please tell us about it? Did your station come about?
Sure, I’m a chef that went to culinary school in my home country Sweden. I really like food, I’ve really tired of working at a kitchen mainly because of just how horrible a number of the individuals can be there,’Hells kitchen” is actually not too far from the reality of some kitchens out there. I wanted to do anything different, so I took a left and gamble everything I had to be able to travel the world and make videos — with no expertise whatsoever editing, recording, and being in the front of a camera or even traveling alone. I have this feeling that It will somehow work out in the long run, although true, I am still struggling making the station grow.
Before you started traveling the planet, you worked as a fine-dining chef in several restaurants. As a chef, just what can you search for when you try dishes in different nations?
I search for food that is native to the area that I am in or even the city which I am in. I’m open-minded but I do have my tastes which can at times be a bit annoying when I must try out food that is local, but not to my taste.
Have you come that you hope to recreate when you return to your work as a chef?
Some of the dishes that individuals produce is simply super and extraordinary hard to recreate, among them that comes to mind immediately is’Pho’ at Vietnam, anybody who is a chef knows just how hard it can be to make a good broth and no doubts a number of the Vietnamese knows precisely how to create it so tremendously rich. Thai food is relatively easy and I love that, so this is something I will be doing considerably more when/If I come home but not at a specialist setting.
How can you travel in any given calendar year? What types of places would you want to see?
I am looking for a never ending trip! However, I do not prefer to journey short timeframes, when I go someplace I do not search for a place to unwind (like a shore ) I want do delve deep in to the area, I want to walk around the roads, I want access the odor of every corner of the area, wanting their food, chatting with locals etc.. Small cities quiet, nature and places, especially those with food culture that is abundant is my own favorite.
What do you want audiences to get and learn from your work?
That is a question, this is something I do not reflect too much about to be frank, I want it to be something which people like to see. I believe they can discover a lot about culture, travel, food. But sometimes I worry about ignoring the rest and providing the wrong impressions about a location since videography is something that takes a small piece of attractiveness of one location . So ultimately I think it’s all up to them exactly what they can learn from it, but finally it should be.
Which are the top 3 destinations you’ve seen?
Tokyo Japan, Chiayi Taiwan, Hoi An Vietnam.
How many nations have you seen up to now?
Because it is dependent upon how you count I do not remember as a youngster It’s hard but I think it’s about 20 around this point.
Which are your top 3 favorite perfumes?
Swedish, Japanese and Thai. (+ French, Italian, Greek haha I can just keep composing )
What is your favorite restaurant in the world? What dish would you recommend there?
I’m a fan of high-quality food with restricted’experience’ which is usually is truly fancy restaurants. I don’t mind eating to a plastic seat on the road. I suggest anyone trying an ramen restaurant in Sapporo, maybe in Japan to try out some hot miso ramen, among my favorites has been’Ramen Shingen’.
What is your traveling film?
I do not really watch many movies but I think everyone has to observe Vietnam War documentary.
What is your favourite international airport?
Which city had the friendliest people?
Chiang Mai in Thailand or anywhere in Taiwan.
Who is your traveling companion?
Since I travel alone I need to say myself! The ideal companion you will need in life is really yourself.
What is the perfect way to kill time while traveling?
Podcasts, studying while listening to music, mindlessly thinking.
What is the most exotic location you have been taken by your career?
I believe Vietnam can bring you to a areas that are really crazy. However, I was also on Japanese tv, that was a enormous rollercoaster.
What is your bit of traveling tips for a person who wishes to, or is about to, embark on a life of traveling?
Just go, badly. To why you cannot get it done, Don’t make up excuses that are trivial. I’ve observed people that are traveling alone 65+ or families, the world is out there and prepared to be viewed by everyone.
What are 4 things you could never travel without?
Phone, wallet, great pair of sneakers and a large grin to allow the world know they cannot bring you down.
What is your ultimate dream destination?
I already went it was awesome and there, It was Japan. I would advise everyone to go there and skip Kyoto (yes there’s something contentious to you).
What is your traveling quotation?
Not really a traveling quotation but it’s from Steve Jobs, I believe he has a lot of knowledge to share to individuals.
Where are you headed next?
“Your work is going to fill a large portion of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do exactly what you believe is great work. And the way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Do not settle. As with all things of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
Undecided, I believe I could make my way back to Thailand!
Hey everyone, thank you for reading about me.
My name is Tiger (yes it’s my real name) I’m chef that arrives from Sweden and my greatest dream in life is to discuss foods across the planet to people, if you’d like to follow my dream you can take a look on my Youtube where I print videos about it.
Learn more about Tiger Andrén along with his Journeys by checking out Instagram, his YouTube, and Facebook!