Beijing Dong Hua Men Night Market Wangfujing Food Market
Beijing, China, CA
More Foodie delights from our recent trip to China.
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Yes the scorpions are alive..
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.
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.
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.
Sea Horse and live Scorpions on a stick
Vendors Hawk their Street Food
Deep fried dragonflies
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.
The first area of modern stalls is a corrdened off area just off the sidewalk on Donganmen Street just west off Wangfujing Street.
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.
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.
Grilled Lamb on a stick. Not very tasty. Chicken was not much better.
Baby Shark on a stick. Fresh uni or sea urchin.
Mantis Shrimp on a stick. Good stuff!
The fish balls were hot out of the fryer right before we bought them Hot and Very tasty.
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.
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!
Sodas with fog induced by dry ice was popular with kids.
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.