Street Food of Beijing, China

Several typical drinks in Taipei, Taiwan
March 1, 2010

Street Food of Beijing, China

Foods in the street of Beijing

China certainly has lots of interesting food. I was too afraid to try some of them, but I sure learned many.

Scorpion on a stick

1. Meat and something else on a stick. There’s a street called “Wangfujing” the most exotic food place in Beijing. Located in the Dongcheng District of Beijing. Look around Wanfujing once, then you really feel the aura of Beijing.

First, there are all kinds of different meat on a stick. It starts with the usual, chicken, pork, beef and mutton. Then it gets a little more interesting. Deep fried insects, chrysalis, scorpion and the best, sea horse. Chicken, pork and beef tasted quite the same as usual, but the mutton one was the most deliciously seasoned. I was too afraid to try scorpion or deep fried insects but I did eat sea horse and it was very crunch and strange feeling. It looked just too real.

5 Yuan for one stick

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Tang hu lu

2. Fruit on a stick : Tang hu lu

Curiously, many Chinese people on the street of Beijing have the same thing on their hands. Shiny little marble on a stick and they are eating it. And some vendors sell that off the back of their bicycle. I finally ate it at the Wanfujing Street. Later I found out, that Tang hu lu is the proper name and its made of several little apples or strawberries. Apple tastes like apple, but not the apple I ate before. More sour and frankly, quite delicious. The sugary cover was really-really sticky. Watch the filling!

4 Yuan for apple / 8 Yuan for strawberry

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3. Fast food

Now we find fast food restaurant chain everywhere in the world. Beijing is no exception. I found out McDonald and KFC are the most popular fast food restaurant in Beijing. The burger tastes quite the same, but more saucy and salty. And the basic setting for a meal is burger, corn salad and orange Fanta.

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4. Other interesting foods

Plastic packed milk. Just so fascinating!

milk in a flexible plastic bag

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Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

2 Comments

  1. Stephen says:

    I think I stumbled upon that street in Beijing…that is some of the weirdest food I’ve ever seen. Seahorse and starfish on a stick?! I didn’t think that was possible.

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