Ed Petrie and his friends discover a carrot cake that contains no carrots in Singapore, explore the hilltop city of Shimla, and more.
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Then join Ed Petrie.
-I've just fed a panda!
-And his CBBC mates...
..on a bonkers and brilliant journey around...
Asia! Asia! Asia!
It's going to be epic.
We'll take part in some of Asia's most spectacular and crazy events...
..like this mud festival in South Korea.
I can't wait to get stuck in. Yes!
So, are you ready to go...
# All Over The Place
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# North, South, East, West on a bizarre quest
# Me and my mates All Over The Place
# It's true what you've heard Everything is absurd
# Whatever we do is strange but true
# All Over The Place
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# There's stuff to do in Asia that is totally ace
# And it turns up All Over The Place. #
-Ah, Cel, there you are.
Got a question for you.
Can you guess what is my favourite vegetable?
Is it cabbage?
-Close, but no.
I'm a... "Hiya, I'm a...?"
Carrot is my favourite vegetable, and I've heard round here they do
my favourite dish, carrot cake.
Well, you know carrots aren't actually a rabbit's natural food?
And also, they don't help you see in the dark.
It's a myth. A myth!
All right, Ed. Well, what, are you going to tell me that carrot cake
doesn't contain carrot next?
Well, Cel, Ed might not, but I will.
Strange but true, Singapore's signature dish, the carrot cake,
does not contain any carrot at all.
It's not even a cake.
In actual fact, it's a stir-fry dish.
The best place to munch this meal is at one of Singapore's famous
street food centres called hawker centres,
where all kinds of international foods are on offer,
just as you'd expect from such a cosmopolitan city.
But if you are in the mood for carrot cake,
then look for one that says carrot cake above the door.
Like this one where Poon works.
I wanted to know, Singapore carrot cake, does it contain carrots,
-yes or no?
-Is it at least orange?
We've got white carrot cake or black carrot cake.
Oh, it's not even orange!
The white one is a salty one. The black one is a sweet one.
No orange. So, why is it called carrot cake?
Because the locals, they call radishes carrots.
Ah, they call radishes carrots.
Well, I think while we're here,
I was wondering if you could maybe teach me to cook carrot cake?
-I can teach you now.
See you later, Ed. Not you, mate.
On your bike, mate.
Asia's tastiest food, France's toughest critic.
He is better than you. It's Rene Mangetout.
I, Rene Mangetout,
challenge you, Cel Spellman, and you, Mr Carrot Cake Man,
to cook me a delish radish dish. That is my wish.
Or what about a fish?
I do not wish fish. I wish a delish radish dish. That is my wish.
-In we go.
First, we excite the radish gently in the hot oil.
Next, drizzle the eggy garlic infusion onto the radish.
And divide to serve four lucky diners.
The white cake is complete.
Now, for the sweet black cake.
It's the sauce, soy, that gives the cake its rich dark colour.
If you wish to impress me,
perhaps you could use my favourite sauce that is very rare.
It is made with tomatoes.
No, you must catch up. You are running out of time.
Where is my carrot cake, Monsieur?
This is the worst service I have ever seen.
Mr Mangetout, whenever you're ready.
Rene must now choose between Cel's salty, aromatic white carrot cake,
and Poon's rich, dark carrot cake.
Ugh! Ugh, no.
This is very "Singa-poor," Monsieur.
-You didn't even try it.
-I did try it.
-It even didn't go in your mouth.
-Mr Carrot Man.
I do not like it...
..I love it!
It is just like Maman used to make.
You are a genius in the kitchen!
Thank you very much.
Now get chopping the carrots.
-Where are we, Doctor? Where else?
We're here on a mission of great importance.
It's those Daleks again, isn't it?
I'm sick of those intergalactic pepper pots.
No, it's much more pressing than that, Johnny.
It was Captain Jack's birthday yesterday, so we need to go back and
get him a cool present.
I love that guy. Let the quest begin.
You know, I don't recall there being so many 21st-century tourists
-in Victorian England.
-No, and why are some of the shop signs in Hindi?
Are you sure we're in the right place, Doctor?
I'll check the sonic spoon.
Hang on a minute. This isn't England.
He's right, you know.
That took you long enough.
No, it's not quite England, but this place was once known as
That's because when the British ruled India,
they came here to Shimla to cool down in the hot summer months.
It's built up a mountain,
so it's a lot cooler than the cities down below.
Although maybe not as cool now our two intrepid
time travellers have arrived.
The Doctor and Johnny,
you have 38 seconds to find out as much as you can about Shimla.
The Doctor, you have Sumit,
who is an expert on the history of the British Raj.
Johnny, you have Yogita, who knows all about Shimla today.
Whoever finds out the most facts is the winner.
Yogita, is Shimla still the capital?
Why does Shimla look like a Victorian English village?
Because of its architecture.
How cold can Shimla get in the winter?
-Brr! I'm cold just thinking about it.
-When did the British leave?
1947, but, yes, after that, many people decided to stay here.
And how high is Shimla?
Might be an odd question.
Have you seen any Daleks lately?
-There are ghosts, but no aliens.
What's that big snow-capped mountain called over there?
Oh, dear, out of time...
..which is odd for me.
And the person who found out the most facts is...
He wins a guided tour of Shimla, and the loser has to be his guide.
Oh, easy peasy for an intergalactic traveller like me.
-Come on, then. Give us a tour round, Doctor How.
Welcome to the Lower Bazaar.
This is where the lower ranks of the Victorian Shimla would've been
living in the 19th century.
Yes, but also a great place to find the captain a present.
I mean, look at this. He'd absolutely love this.
Yes, his wardrobe does need a bit of variety.
I swear, he has not washed that coat of his since the Second World War.
Yeah, it's starting to pong a bit now.
That's our mission accomplished. Shall we get back to saving
-I think we've earned a little rest first.
How about one more stop?
Welcome to the Mall.
This is where the Brits would come to chillax and take a stroll in the
cool evening air.
Hang on a minute, weren't they supposed to be running the country?
True, but they had fun as well.
That's why they built an ice rink, a racecourse, a golf course,
and even this theatre.
Well, they certainly knew how to enjoy themselves.
We should go and catch a show. Did you know that Rudyard Kipling,
author of The Jungle Book, performed when he lived here?
No way! Should we go back in time and watch it?
-Now, where did I park the TARDIS?
-Oh, he's doing it again.
Thank you, thank you!
Oh, my public adore me.
The reviews are in.
Rudyard Kipling, the actor...
Runs in the blood, dear boy.
..is both horrid AND vulgar.
Oh, please, I'm sure they're just being kind.
What? Oh, no!
Oh, no, I'm a failure, a failure.
A big, talentless, terribly handsome failure.
Oh, don't be like that, Rudyard.
-Listen, maybe it's just that acting's not for you.
Acting's not for you.
But you've got a pen. Maybe you could try your hand at writing?
Yes! I could write something and then act in it.
No, no, no. I was thinking more you could write a book set in the
jungle about a young boy called Mowgli who was raised by wolves
and comes across an evil tiger named Shere Khan or something.
Yes, and I could play Shere Khan, probably with a Scottish accent.
I'm Shere Khan. Get oot the jungle!
How about a poem?
"If you can keep your head while all about you are losing theirs?"
I can see the film now.
Rudyard Kipling is Detective Kipling,
a man who kept his head when all about him were losing theirs.
No, no, no, it's not a film about being a cop.
It's a poem about how to be a man.
"If you can wait and not be tired by waiting."
But I hate waiting!
As much as I hate poetry!
Let's forget this writing nonsense.
There's only way Rudyard Kipling is going to win the Nobel Prize
and that, good sir, is as an act-tor.
My adoring public await.
I tried. It could've been worse, I suppose.
I could've suggested he make exceedingly good cakes.
# We have come to Buddha Park near Vientiane
# To check out all the sculptures
# The plan
# You can see 200 statues
# Both Buddhist and Hindu
# Built back in the 1950s
# By a monk called Luang Pu
# This reclining Buddha's 40 metres long
-# So serene
-# Probably just likes this song
# Gaze upon these 20 Buddhas
# And you'll never want to leave
# His teachings spawned a religion
# Do you know what he believed?
# Karma, karma, karma is an action with consequence
# Good and bad things that you do
# Affect your future was his view
# Living as a Buddhist you should seek enlightenment
# Contentment's what you aim to find
# Not much to find inside your mind
# If your life's full of good karma
# Then you will obtain nirvana
# To achieve this destination
# You must practice meditation
# The giant pumpkin's ten metres tall
# Climb through the demon's mouth
# There's three floors
# Hell and earth
# Then climb to heaven
# A stone ladder to help you
# At the top of the pumpkin
# The tree of life
# And a decent view
# Karma, karma, karma come along to Buddha Park
# Hindu three-headed elephant
# Indra looks so elegant
# Images of deities everywhere you look
# For the eyes a wondrous feast
# Most of the sculptures here face east
# Karma, karma, karma come along to Buddha Park
# For all things Buddhist and Hindu
# I've been good what about you? #
-Are you all right, Inel?
You seem a bit bowled over.
-Cos of the bowls!
-Very, very witty.
Right, now. These chicken bowls are of traditional design,
brought over to Thailand at the beginning of the 20th century
by Chinese settlers from the Canton region.
I've been pecking around for one of these beauties for years.
You could eat a fair bit of your favourite brekkie cereal out of one
I'm not sure how you'd get on the plane, though.
No, no, no, you giant turkey. They're far too big.
I'm looking for the perfect chicken bowl.
One with the purest porcelain and the most specific circumference.
Do you have any idea where I might be able to find one?
-Do you now what, Inel?
I think I cock-a-doodle-do!
-They're all chicken-based.
Perhaps Johnny is suggesting the world's largest chicken bowl
factory and museum in Lampang, northern Thailand.
I'll tell you, Inel'll be cock-a-hoop, because it's famous
for making beautiful handmade ceramic bowls with chickens on them.
And all you need now is a chicken bowl full of noodles or rice.
In fact, Thai people eat a whopping 144 kilogrammes of rice each year!
That's about the same weight as two Ed Sheerans.
But before lunchtime, let's meet a real bowl expert,
ceramic museum and factory owner, Yu-Pin.
SHE SPEAKS THAI
-My friend here is looking for the perfect chicken bowl.
He thinks he's a bit of a connoisseur.
Are we in the right place?
TRANSLATION: Yes, you are correct, you've come to the right place.
This is the factory that first made the chicken bowl in Thailand.
Yes, classic chicken bowls. Yes, if I'm not mistaken.
TRANSLATION: That's right. This is the design that's been done here
for 100 years, and we're still doing it today.
Oh, I see. So what does it mean?
TRANSLATION: Well, the flower pattern is a Chinese symbol.
The rooster is a symbol of hard work, as it wakes up very early.
And the banana tree, the leaf, and grass are symbolic of the farmers.
-Oh, that's really interesting.
Did you know that?
Why, yes, of course!
Everybody knows that.
HE CLEARS HIS THROAT
Inel might be a know-it-all, but I bet he didn't know that traditional
chicken bowls are actually octagonal and not round.
I'm not scared to tell him either. I'm not a chicken!
With more than 21 billion of us in the world,
there are more chickens than any other bird species.
Stick that in your beak!
So, what came first, the chicken or the egg?
Well, the first animals to have hard-based shells were reptiles,
So, that means that it was the egg.
Or does that mean it was the chicken?
Chickens are the closest living relative to the T Rex.
Thai people love eating chicken.
They like to eat the whole bird,
including the chicken hearts, and even the chicken feet.
Chickens are the inspiration behind my favourite dance,
the funky chicken.
I wonder how antique expert Inel is getting on finding the perfect
First up, the smallest chicken bowl.
So, Yu-Pin, what exactly are we looking at here?
TRANSLATION: This is the smallest chicken bowl in the world.
It's the size of a grain of rice. It's tiny!
very impressive craftsmanship, but frightfully too small for my taste.
SHE SPEAKS THAI
Oh, this bowl looks very impressive, Yu-Pin.
TRANSLATION: Thank you. Well, this is the golden chicken bowl,
painted with golden liquid, which has added great value to the bowl.
Inel, this has got to be the one.
Hmm, I'm afraid this is way out of my budget, young lady.
Perhaps you have something a bit more fitting?
TRANSLATION: Oh, yes, you can even decorate your own bowl with flair.
Well, that sounds perfect. Take me there.
Here in the factory, only three are trusted to do the actual painting -
Yu-Pin and her two apprentices.
Traditionally, the artists would hold two or three brushes at the
same time and twirl the strokes for a fast painting.
I've got a feeling our two turkeys will be winging it.
Yes, as you can see with mine,
I've tried to remain consistent to the classic design,
whilst also trying to add my personal flourish,
but not quite the reproduction of the antique I was looking for.
Yeah... Well, I've gone for the more personal touch.
Johnnie Cochrane, Cockerel-en.
Oh, right. That's what you went for.
Chickens are eggs-cellent, aren't they?
So, you never managed to find the perfect chicken bowl, Inel?
-But at least we got to design our own ones.
-Yes, I suppose so.
-Hang on, what's that you got there, old boy?
It's just one I bought from the shop. It's a gift for my Nan.
Johnny, it's perfect!
You're a genius. This is the one.
-This is the one I've been looking for.
What, do you think it could be worth 2 million quid?
No, you nincompoop!
This is perfect for my haircut.
Ah, Ed, thanks for booking this beauty treatment for us.
No problem. I thought we deserved a little treat.
This is exciting. What've you got planned?
A local speciality. Some sort of facemask.
Apparently, the sea mud here is really good for your skin.
-Oh, that sounds nice. It must be popular then?
Over two million people a year come to Boryeong to get covered in mud.
Covered? As in, on your face?
Er, yeah, I think so.
I wasn't really paying attention.
-We're about to get covered in mud, aren't we?
Well, I think you look more beautiful already.
Top marks for getting into the spirit of things right away,
because this is the Mud Festival, South Korea's messiest event.
All started because a beauty company wanted to promote skin care
products like mud packs using the mineral rich mud from this area.
Over 400,000 people visit the festival each year for
mud, mud, glorious mud!
It's definitely one party you don't want to wear your best clothes to.
I do hope Ed and Tee Cee get cleaned up to meet Mr Mud himself, Chun-Ho.
So, what is this place? Why are we behind bars?
TRANSLATION: Well, no doubt. This is mud prison,
and it's where people go when they look too clean, like you two.
So, I guess there's definitely nowhere to stay clean in here today?
TRANSLATION: No. In fact, the muddier you are,
the more you enjoy the festival.
And if you get too clean, you'll end up back here.
So, does all the mud come from the beach here?
TRANSLATION: No, no, no.
No, this mud comes from a different beach 10km away,
and it gets delivered here in trucks. Can you believe that?
-They go to a lot of effort.
-They really do.
I can't wait to get stuck in. Yes!
Come on, let's do this.
Make me muddy!
I think it's pretty safe to say that I'm a bit muddier now.
Thank you very much.
That was a muddy experience! Thank you.
-I can't believe we're going to get even more muddy!
Bring on the mud!
Time for the first of three challenges - mud pillow fighting.
Whoever falls off is the loser.
That's going to be you.
Oh, yeah, you think?
Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa!
Ed's cheating! In the face.
What? I'm not cheating. Am I cheating?
Yes! I'm the winner!
Let's take a look at that again.
Ed's slightly distracted, and Tee Cee goes in for the kill.
A dirty move.
And she's got a little present for Ed.
Any last words?
This isn't fair. You distracted me.
Oh, that is a lot of mud!
While we're in a slow-mo kind of mood, let's see that again.
Oh, I'll tell you what, let's see it backwards too.
There's mud in my eye.
Oh, let's get your t-shirt first. That's the most important bit.
Oh, yes, yes, make me nice and clean.
All Over The Place.
With victory in round one going to a confident Tee Cee,
Ed needs to win the next challenge to take it to a decider.
Right, what next, what next?
I saw a slide over there.
What about that slide?
Challenge two - the super slide.
First to the bottom and a dirty dunk in the pool of filth is the winner.
Oh, soggy pants.
-I beat you!
Oh, thank you, security.
Security, there's a very dirty woman in here. Throw her out.
Ed's muddied the water for Tee Cee and evened up the score,
which means it's everything to play for in the last round,
and it's the toughest challenge yet.
Whoever gets to the end and stands on the platform first is the winner.
It's the mud obstacle course.
And they're off!
Who's going to get into the lead first off?
Ed getting pushed behind.
Oh, look at this. Tee Cee's taken an early lead and she's about to get
on to the next inflatible as Ed comes up as well.
And that isn't looking very secure.
Hold on tight, guys.
And oh, no! Ed's in and so is Tee Cee.
They're both in the mud.
Come on, Tee Cee, you can do it. You can...
Oh, I think she's dodging part of the course. Referee!
And there's Ed. He's up again. Oh, he's down again.
A bit more dodging going on here.
They're pretty much neck and neck.
Oh, she's in. He's in as well!
That's it, Tee Cee. Oh, no, she's down.
What are you guys doing?
Oh, I think Ed's got a handhold.
Yes, Ed's making his way along.
Will he be the first to stand on the platform or will it be Tee Cee?
-No, I won.
-..it was me!
-You were in the water. I'm clearly the winner.
-It was me, actually.
Thank you, Korea!
While they're debating, let's look at the action replay.
And Ed is the first to stand up on the platform,
which means it's official.
The winner is...
-Yes! I love mud.
I knew I was the winner.
Well, if you really love mud that much, then...
You've been watching All Over The Place: Asia!
Ed Petrie and his CBBC mates discover a carrot cake that doesn't contain any carrots in Singapore, explore the hilltop city of Shimla where the British Raj spent Indian summers; pay tribute to Boy George at a Buddha Park in Laos, design their own chicken bowl at an egg-straordinary factory in Thailand and get very messy at the Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea. Ed is joined on this bonkers road trip by Johnny Cochrane, Richard David-Caine, Chris Johnson, Talisha 'Tee Cee' Johnson, Johny Pitts, Cel Spellman and Inel Tomlinson.