2009

Beijing Dong Hua Men Night Market Wangfujing Food Market Review, Beijing, China

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Beijing Dong Hua Men Night Market Wangfujing Food Market

Wangfujing Street

Beijing, China, CA

More Foodie delights from our  recent trip to China.

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Weird eatz!

Yes the scorpions are alive..

Tang Du Zoology Restaurant Taiyuan China Scorpions

Fried Scorpion were very crunchy but almost tasteless. A novelty for westerners as all the locals at the table had never eaten them. Yes, we were suckers.

Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing China

Beijing Dong Hua Men Night Market Wangfujing Food Market is the main street food market in Beijing. You’ll find all sorts of local eats. Deep fried fish balls, smoking soda, Shanghai dumplings, hand made noodles, meat on a stick, vegetarian Beijing ‘burritos’, yogurt drinks in claypots, candied fruit on a stick.

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Exotic weird eat items like scorpions, starfish, centipedes, beetles, silkworms, baby sharks all deep fried on a stick.

Jinjiang Palace Chinese Restaurant Taiyuan China Donkey Penis

Marinated Donkey Penis (68¥,  $1=6.8¥) was ordered for fun. It tasted like chicken. Just kidding. This dish was gamey and very gelatinous. No aphrodisiac effect occurred afterwards.

Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing China Scorpions

Sea Horse and live Scorpions on a stick

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Vendors Hawk their Street Food

Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing China Bugs

Deep fried dragonflies

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Centipedes, Beatles, Cockroaches on a stick

The western tourists were the main ones buying these items. Locals stick to calamari and normal meats. Tons of items we’ve never seen or eaten.

Come here before you eat as there is a lot of grazing here. There are a bunch of restaurants that send barkers to get your business. Some restaurants try gimmicks like having opera singers on the balcony. There are two streets in the Wangfujing area that contain all this exotic foodie fun.

Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing China Booths

The first area of modern stalls is a corrdened off area just off the sidewalk on Donganmen Street just west off Wangfujing Street.

Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing China Entrance

The second area is an small alley just off Wangfujing street near Dongdan San Alley. Very noisy and crowded, but prices are cheaper in the alley. Be sure to visit this area when you come to Beijing. This area is also home to many upscale department stores. Most stores speak English. Most items cost less than 10¥. Take the Wangfujing Subway stop.

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Lots of exotic items on a stick including silkworm larva, beetles, scorpions, dragonflies. Only western tourists seemed to be buying this gross stuff.

Sugar dipped fruit on a stick was tasty until we realized we had some sugar dipped tomatoes.

Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing China Meat on a stick

Grilled Lamb on a stick.  Not very tasty. Chicken was not much better.

Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing China Uni Shark

Baby Shark on a stick.  Fresh uni or sea urchin.

Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing China mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp on a stick. Good stuff!

Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing China Fish Balls

The fish balls were hot out of the fryer right before we bought them Hot and Very tasty.

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A largely tasteless gelatinous style almond congee with some flavorings on top including brown sugar, sesame seeds on top was a nice surprise. They mix powder and hot water in a bowl.

Vegetarian Chinese ‘burrito’ was a treat we haven’t had in years. Pretty healthy too.

Yogurt drinks were very tasty. You need to drink them and then return the porcelain cup to the seller.

Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing China Starfish

The starfish on a stick was re fried after we bought it and dipped in sauce. Super crunchy but very bitter. It did not taste like chicken!

Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing China Smoky Soda

Sodas with fog induced by dry ice was popular with kids.

Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing China Pineapple Rice

Steamed sticky rice in side a pineapple. We tried lotus wrapped rice at this place and it was pretty bland. It had probably been steaming all day.

Nearby are the Taiwan Hotel Imperial Restaurant and Restaurant Made in China, both fine places to eat.

Beijing Dong Hua Men Night Market Wangfujing Food Market Overall Rating: (Average 1.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Average)
Service Rating: (Below Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Excellent)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Hours:Daily 10am - 10pm
Parking:Street
Reservations:No
Prices:1 - 100 ¥
Posted on September 10th, 2009
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  5. arash Says:

    be carefull about girls in wangfujing street!!!
    we went to beijing 2 month ago and took a hotel near wangfujing street
    at nights shops closed at 9 pm, 3 girls talked to us in english and they said they want to learn more english language and wants to beside us to go to cafee or drink something, we accepetd and they took us to a bar near wangfujing (ktv bar) after one hour we drinked little and they want to pay money ourselfs, they closed the firstfloor door and wants we pay 2000 yuan for 5 bear in one hour??!!!!
    also after we struggled too much we paid 500 yuan and they open the door , very bad night
    every nights after the shops closed 2 or 3 girls together close to foreigns travelers and want to speak and learn more english language and go to a bar!!!
    be carefull and don’t go with them especially at nights in wangfujing street

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