Here we are for another week of Wanderfood Wednesday kindly hosted by Wanderlust and Lipstick. I’m a wee bit late again. Better late than never!
The best place to cure your snack attack in Beijing is here at the Donghuamen Night Market. Open from early evening until 10p.m. You can get there easily by subway. Get off at Wangfujing station (“the shopping street”). The street food here ranges from the ordinary to the unimaginable. The prices are a budget travelers dream. Enjoy the tour.
The crab looked amazing. I can’t imagine trying to eat it on the street. I think you would have to have it “to go”.
Then there was the noodle. Nothing out of the ordinary, but it look delicious.
Now for some of the more bizarre. Thankfully, menus were in English, so if you weren’t quite sure what something was you didn’t have to guess. The prices are in Chinese Yuan. When I was there 100 Yuan was approximately 15.00US.
A sample menu……………………
No bugs or other creepy crawlies passed my lips!
Not on your life!! (or on mine either!)
Who would have thought?
These are such magical creatures. Who could eat one?
I couldn’t imagine eating these either. Although, I am curious to know which part is edible.
Here are a few of the tamer snacks available……………….
What did I try? You’d think looking at all of this food (except for the creepy stuff) that I would have been starved. Just the opposite! This is what I finally had, and for the life of me I can’t figure out why I was attracted to this thing. The taste was good in a weird sort of way, but the fact that it was deep fried twice….ewwwwwwwwwwwww. I nicknamed this thing INSTANT HEART ATTACK!
Someone really needs to tell this lady that she shouldn’t be doing this over the food!
Not to be missed if you’re in Beijing.
For the budget travel this is the perfect spot to eat well, but not blow your budget. For those not on a budget, enjoy the delicious food.
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