Eating With My DAD!

  • Published on Jun 3, 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 • 6 836

  • Mark Wiens
    Mark Wiens  7 months ago +1040

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

    • ivory fyall
      ivory fyall 3 days ago

      Your Dad is really Handsome, Mark Hahahaha 😂😂😂😂😂😉😉😉😉😉

    • ivory fyall
      ivory fyall 3 days ago

      I just found you channel & I Absolutely Love,Love it. FOODDD IS MY PASSION AND LOVE. I'M A CHEF.❤❤❤❤❤I hope one day to be able to Visit. Thailand. How Beautiful. God Bless you & your Family Always. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

    • Unique Rodriguez
      Unique Rodriguez 6 days ago


    • outdoor explore
      outdoor explore 7 days ago

      Hey Mark I'm from Kansas and your biggest fan that would be cool if you came to Kansas and did a video

    • outdoor explore
      outdoor explore 7 days ago

      Hey Mark I'm from KANSAS would like to see you come back to your dad's roots and shoot a video

  • Katie Daniels
    Katie Daniels 16 hours ago +1

    great food and you have a beautiful family God bless you 😃

  • Jafar Mirzayi
    Jafar Mirzayi 23 hours ago

    I’m 206 pounds and I’m concerned every day when I’m eating, I’m surprised how you aren’t going to get fat with this too much food for every day. 😄😊

  • Khaizer Wasi
    Khaizer Wasi Day ago

    Main thing he never insult or complain about food , same words ohh wow
    We muslims always AllumdiuAllah

  • Sady Yasmina
    Sady Yasmina Day ago

    I m so proud to be africain 😘😇

  • Agmef Aquino
    Agmef Aquino Day ago

    You looked like your dad smile ,he's tall like you still young good looking guy
    I glad you meet precious daddy stayed together and enjoyed your trip with him

  • Agmef Aquino
    Agmef Aquino Day ago

    You looked like your dad smile ,he's tall like you still young good looking guy
    I glad you meet precious daddy stayed together and enjoyed your trip with him

  • Agmef Aquino
    Agmef Aquino Day ago

    You looked like your dad smile ,he's tall like you still young good looking guy
    I glad you meet precious daddy stayed together and enjoyed your trip with him

  • Carlos Krueger
    Carlos Krueger Day ago

    Something Fishy about 23 and me.??...How old is your dad ...And did he work in his Life??...Looking forward to seeing Your Mother....

  • Carlos Krueger
    Carlos Krueger Day ago

    I wonder if I should Try 23 and Me ???

  • Carlos Krueger
    Carlos Krueger Day ago +1

    My Dad is from Germany....And My Mom is from Argentina..Mark...I Hope that You can Visit Argentina...

  • sagrammyfour
    sagrammyfour Day ago

    Mark--love your smile. Why don't you write an autobiography?

  • Robert Mcleod
    Robert Mcleod 2 days ago

    He cleaned his plate

  • doon nepal
    doon nepal 2 days ago

    Show your mom too

  • sdm rbk
    sdm rbk 2 days ago

    this is awesome! I think its pretty uncomfortable for your wife with the child - at least for me it would be. :/ . I hope she is enjoying it?

  • nik nikos
    nik nikos 2 days ago

    Your Dad is cool Mark

  • E J
    E J 2 days ago

    I wish I can eat as much as you eat without gaining weight! Lol I am drooling for every show that I watch. It's so hard for a foodie like me to watch this without drooling. Thank you for the tips and places in around the world.

  • Victoria Kemisola Alder

    Come to Nigeria Mark

  • BFR frrr
    BFR frrr 3 days ago

    Mark I love your videos sooooo much! 💖 Question: How do you keep so slim? Please share your secret... 😁

  • B J
    B J 3 days ago

    U the man mark

  • Dj Genius
    Dj Genius 3 days ago

    Its amazing to see the loads these beautiful people carry on their heads, amazing

  • tianna stewart/
    tianna stewart/ 3 days ago

    i think you spelt meet wrong

  • Roberta Takimoana
    Roberta Takimoana 3 days ago

    Awesome your dad is cute ya look look just like him cuties!!! What a beautiful wife and Baby how gorgeous is he? He's so yummy :-) Neat

  • mohammed sayid
    mohammed sayid 3 days ago

    Daddy cool 😄

  • Empress B
    Empress B 3 days ago

    I love Mark's facial expression after taking that first bite 😂😂😂

  • Mahe Akbarian
    Mahe Akbarian 3 days ago

    Love your videos Mark. Great food & Great people! God bless Africa and it's people.

  • yvonne kamboua
    yvonne kamboua 4 days ago +1

    His really kind and has taste

  • Pam BB
    Pam BB 4 days ago

    Mark, we love your family already and meeting your dad was the icing on the cake. Great video!

  • Joshua Carr
    Joshua Carr 4 days ago

    I was born in ks, alot of beef u should go

  • EmiDa Hemi
    EmiDa Hemi 4 days ago

    8:55 He says he is going to me-a-t his dad

  • Erika Hernandez
    Erika Hernandez 5 days ago

    I love african food 💕💕💖💖

    SUDHIR PATEL 5 days ago

    You are kind of like your dad, but not really because your dad is completely selfish to the point of being selfless when necessary. Better than nothing still.

  • carolyn M francis
    carolyn M francis 5 days ago

    Thanks for sharing your travel experience.

  • carolyn M francis
    carolyn M francis 5 days ago

    Mark you have an error, ( meating) please make changes.

    SUDHIR PATEL 5 days ago

    Dad is broke and finally loves you because you are successful. All the best.

    SUDHIR PATEL 5 days ago

    The Germans are adventurous and intelligent, Asians are cowards, and Americans and much of Europe are prejudice, and Russians are just Russians, and Africans were cool before Europe demoralized them, and so life sucks for most people because rotten killjoys still hang strong on the tree of society to poison children to not become free. One or two more generations and Islam will stop ruining nature with their non-Hollywood abusive God. Christianity and the rest of the religions too. Live a little and leave your kids alone. "We're not going to take it. Oh no, we're not going to take it, anymore." Twisted sisters. I want to be like you and just do it, but can't with all this disease around me. Maybe I will leave to freedom.

  • 72aakhan
    72aakhan 5 days ago

    we alll..from all over the world love you Mark..keep it up..and thanks for sharing your experience with us..aakhan from New York, NY

  • TM159 mcBride
    TM159 mcBride 6 days ago

    You should have your own cable travel and eat show !! It would be a hit!! Just subscribed! Thank you!

  • jigar78611
    jigar78611 6 days ago

    I really love the way talk n present urself Mark. Love from an Indian fan of urs who too is a foody like u. God bless u.

  • Alfredo Digma
    Alfredo Digma 6 days ago

    Your dad seems to be a foody too!

  • JEY !!
    JEY !! 6 days ago

    I just happen meet some Kenyan friends n there's a lot of indian adapted things like they love Bollywood n chapati are originally from India n smoosa also .

    • JEY !!
      JEY !! 6 days ago

      Out of Africans Kenya's are those people could show some kind of understanding with Indians . May because they watch Bollywood , they kind of understand we Indians

  • S. Pohl
    S. Pohl 6 days ago

    Mark, you appear to get your good nature and gregarious personality from your Dad. Kudos! He seems like a wonderful guy. So nice that he enjoys spending time with you. Fun to see him dig into those sauces. (I'm a sauce person too.) The food and coffee look amazing.

  • Alexa
    Alexa 6 days ago

    In all the videos I watch ..I notice the same one tip for you Mark..involve your family in the video more, dine with them on camera, you rarely or almost never involve them and it seems like they are always alone in the background feeling left out. I hope I'm wrong.

  • paul pinnock
    paul pinnock 6 days ago

    I've been of your for a while now it's amazing how cultural knowledgeable you guys are and cultural tolerance the whole world should be like that one day I will invite you to Jamaica to come and eat much love

  • Kenneth LaBrant
    Kenneth LaBrant 7 days ago +1

    Wait didnt anyone see the heading in the introduction??😂😂

  • Leon Brown
    Leon Brown 7 days ago

    Mark, you're wrong about Kansas.
    Their BBQ is GREAT.
    Check it out sometime.

  • Leon Brown
    Leon Brown 7 days ago

    Dad is cool.
    I see where you get it from Mark.

  • Carol Shamaisa
    Carol Shamaisa 7 days ago

    I love you way

  • Lela Noel
    Lela Noel 7 days ago

    I'm wondering if these women suffer later in life of spinal stenosis as a result of carrying these heavy loads on their heads?

  • benjamin salas
    benjamin salas 7 days ago

    Hey Mark we really enjoy watching your food videos!
    Do you have a video with your mom?

  • Justin Kyalo
    Justin Kyalo 7 days ago

    that kenyan guy is really having a hard time with the fork😂😂😂

  • Poornima Wagh
    Poornima Wagh 7 days ago

    Mark: 23 and Me are a bunch of frauds. The company sells your personal info to pharmaceutical companies illegally and they have been known to fudge DNA info and data. So buyer beware. I believe the CEO Elizabeth Holmes was removed from her position in the company for lots of fraudulent activity and selling personal DNA info to other companies.

  • Poornima Wagh
    Poornima Wagh 7 days ago

    Mark looks very Asian, does not look European at all. I'm sure he fits really well in Thailand.

  • ayalla peled
    ayalla peled 8 days ago

    I can be very hungry but watching you eating, I forgot that I have to eat . You are very pleasant to watch . Your smile ...

  • spify angel
    spify angel 8 days ago

    surely wazungu wanakula na mikono na wewe umengagana hapo na fork lol

  • Omar Abdelkarim
    Omar Abdelkarim 8 days ago


  • Action Caring Team Malaysia

    like father, like son hehehe

    CHENNY SUCHATVOOT 8 days ago

    😁Lovely family👍👍👍👍👍

  • Cheyanne Williams
    Cheyanne Williams 8 days ago

    Lovely seeing you with your dad😀

  • Qwerty Keyboard
    Qwerty Keyboard 8 days ago

    What is his ethnicity? mom is from thailand?

    ERIKA DOWDY 8 days ago

    Ur videos are amazing- ilove the various destinations

  • Kristy Nguyen
    Kristy Nguyen 9 days ago

    wow, your dad just seems like the best! what a silver foxxxxxxx

  • CarsGuns&Freedom
    CarsGuns&Freedom 10 days ago

    You have best job in the world period lol

  • Shontel Crutison
    Shontel Crutison 10 days ago

    Man I'm jealous, don't you just love good eats.

  • Anon Anonymous
    Anon Anonymous 10 days ago

    Lol the kenyan eating with a fork n knife whilst these westerners using their hands. Kenyan lad be ashamed

  • Kadeem May
    Kadeem May 10 days ago

    Few people have this much great energy.. The world would be a better place if more took the same attitudes as mark and his family

  • Sally I
    Sally I 11 days ago

    Wow Mark you look so much like your dad ❤️

  • Yoko Mueller
    Yoko Mueller 11 days ago

    You should know how to use knife and fork, have bit miner

  • Al Oz
    Al Oz 11 days ago

    Beautiful seing father and son sharing their likings and passion for food...Just love the relationship...!

  • chinchorrero
    chinchorrero 12 days ago

    Love the video!

  • Bianca Hotca
    Bianca Hotca 12 days ago

    You look so much like your dad, an Asian version of your dad, a lot of his features, but it would be interesting to see your mom. You got the Asian skin tone, a little of the eyes of course. That food looks very good, but no using forks, spoons?!!

  • Eric Asare
    Eric Asare 12 days ago

    Like father like son. Am very happy u guys are having the best of times. I have lots to learn from u. Choose to be happy. Yes it is a choice.

  • Aiko Ravi
    Aiko Ravi 12 days ago

    Omg look that all food 😋😋 i hope can going 👉🌏 n try all food in this world 😍 like u mark 😍😍😍

  • Hazel D.
    Hazel D. 12 days ago

    Mark. I love your videos. I am a food fan myself. I have a question do u ever get stomach problems from eating the food? Due to unsanitary preparation?? I would be scared to eat some street food bc I might get sick..

  • Tierra's Journey
    Tierra's Journey 12 days ago

    Love your videos, food looks delicious

  • cryingsakura
    cryingsakura 12 days ago

    Wow you speak Chinese?!

  • loving mom
    loving mom 12 days ago

    I have never seen you finish a meal before until now.. You must have enjoyed.. Enjoy Africa brother...

  • Tommy Tindall
    Tommy Tindall 12 days ago

    Not sure how I feel about 23andMe's recent venture with GlaxoSmithKline. =/ Regardless, I love your videos. Your enthusiasm is always so contagious. I love how much you love food.

  • Janoue Numa
    Janoue Numa 12 days ago

    i like hi takes his family with him all over

  • Sony kv Vipul786
    Sony kv Vipul786 12 days ago

    I think u ate indian food...

  • Dewi Mulati Adenan
    Dewi Mulati Adenan 12 days ago

    Mark, now I know, you have a great smile from your dad.. 😊😊

    KEAHI THE FIERY ONE 12 days ago

    I'm part Chinese too Mark! Woot Woot! Mom is Part Hawaiian, Dad is a mix of Hawaiian/Puerto Rican/Portuguese ALLOOOHHAA!

    JAQUELINA VICENTE 13 days ago

    you should go to Angola. you will love that

  • Sjaad Ijaz
    Sjaad Ijaz 13 days ago

    Mark you just look like your dad mark Love ❤️ Mika and dad so beautiful🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰

  • JA
    JA 13 days ago

    Wow you are full of surprises, You are a son of the east and west , uniting the world with your travels, blessings Mark and safe travels to you and your family!

  • Ishraq Sowad
    Ishraq Sowad 13 days ago

    You got that eating from your dad,

  • maddy F.
    maddy F. 13 days ago

    Is amazing to see how much you look like you dad.. Although you got some strong Asia features... Mainly his voice and smile... Above all.. His appetite and aventureuse courage🤣🤣🤣👏👏

  • maddy F.
    maddy F. 13 days ago

    I love to see you happy face when you eat my dear.. You make the food look sooo delicious .. Watching you gave me the need to try all sort of food.. Thanks for your beautiful videos👍 👍
    You got a great way to enjoy and respect every culture... This is a great example for all of us 👏👏👍

  • Ismael Rodriguez
    Ismael Rodriguez 13 days ago

    I like you excellentt work.

  • dell wright
    dell wright 13 days ago +1

    most americans are british decent.

  • dell wright
    dell wright 13 days ago +1

    ying holding micha close don't blame her good mother.

  • Jackson Carlo Ollero
    Jackson Carlo Ollero 13 days ago

    Do we have free will at all?

  • lifang Wang
    lifang Wang 13 days ago

    U look very much like your dad...Wow

  • Michael Bear
    Michael Bear 14 days ago

    Nice video mark your dad is like mine taught me love all humanity No hate enjoy life

  • Jhonny Vergara
    Jhonny Vergara 14 days ago

    For some reason im starting to think that mark does not spend time on video with his wife i feel she's always constantly left out of the video and time with mark come on mark put her on video.

  • Randie G.
    Randie G. 14 days ago

    Good to meet your dad. You were raised well, it appears....humble, gracious, articulate, smiley, family man, people person and a fine taste for real world experiences. Stay hungry, my friend!

  • Sam Ramos
    Sam Ramos 14 days ago

    You inherited your dad's energy and enthusiasm...wonderful to see,,,,father and son bonding

  • cristy f
    cristy f 14 days ago

    What a life Mark?travelled almost the entire world!😀

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    Kiel nuguid 14 days ago


  • Gualberta Biacolo
    Gualberta Biacolo 15 days ago

    I think,,the foods so delicious and i like to eat or taste that's... Thank you!