Chinese food markets are…interesting

So on our way back from the Great Wall of China Kristy and I were dropped off at this food market in Beijing, China. Now I have heard of the Chinese eating weird things, but I definitely did not expect this!

There were so many weird things to try and trust me, people were eating them all! (not raw of course). You would actually purchase the item and then they BBQ it for you and sometimes add sauces and flavorings. Yum, Yum.

Bugs. yum


Starfish anyone?


Needless to say I was NOT brave enough to attempt eating anything other than some Tako Yaki (deep fried octopus), some pork dumplings and some bites of Kristy’s mystery meat wrap (I think it was beef). Oh yes, and we tried candied strawberries which where ridiculously sweet, and yet still very genetically satisfying :/

Tako Yaki

Oh China!

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    Don (dspid2404)
    July 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Of the strange items I’ve had shark, snake (rattlesnake), squid, and octopus. I don’t eat bugs intentionally and no way in hell will I eat testicles. If I had to choose and still be adventurous I would probably try the urchin. Its probably like a clam I would imagine. Not sure. Did you ask anyone? Did anyone tell you what starfish taste like? That I can not even imagine.
    Great video.

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    Daniel Johnson
    July 10, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Ewwwwww!!! That “food” looks so nasty. I cannot even fathom eating any of the stuff I saw in your video. LOL

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    Kendra =D
    July 10, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Hmmmm. . . HAHAHA I think I will eat the testicles BBQed on a stick… how delicious. :p with chemically changed strawberries.
    with a side of beetle. Now THAT is how to eat. ;)

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    November 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Strange how everything is translated into English… I guess they get tired of hearing “whats that” from tourist. Nadine, I wish I knew what “genetically satisfying” is LOL

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