We grabbed some McDo dinner that night and talked about our visits to the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. After dinner, we walked around Wangfujing Street and did a little shopping. We ended up at the northern end of Wangfujing, in a street called Donghuamen where rows upon rows of food stalls stand. Both locals and tourists come here -- the former, to grab their favorite street food; the latter, to try something new.
The only two things I was brave enough to try the first time I visited Donghuamen were noodles and corn. I know. Boring. And both turned out to be blah. I should've tried something scary, like scorpions, so I have some interesting story to tell.
If you love street food and brave enough to try anything (moving scorpions on bbq sticks, for example), then visiting this 100 meter-long food street would be worthwhile.
This place becomes very busy at night.
This, I tried the first time I was here.
Overly enthusiastic seller, it's difficult to say no.
Yes, they do sell interesting items here. Like these (snakes, I was told).
They sell, uhm, sheep testicles, too.
Skewered scorpions and seahorses. The scorpions were still alive.
Pigeons. I don't know why but I do feel sad whenever I see this.
I'm not really sure what these are. But these certainly do not look very appetizing to me.
And then I saw some familiar stuff, except that, I started imagining there were scorpions inside them.
Donghuamen Night Food Street is open from 6pm to 9pm daily.
This is located near the Forbidden City and at the northern end of Wangfujing Street.
You can take the subway or busses 1, 4, 57, 103, 104, 803, 814.
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