Sunday, February 04, 2007

Bug on a Stick at the Night Market

One night on my recent trip to Beijing, China we wandered around downtown at night and took a peek at the food offerred at the Night Market. Here's a picture from my cell phone which is blurry but I think you get the idea. It had many different booths selling food to people walking by.

Here is a sample of some of the more unusual foods for sale... not for the faint of heart.

In the upper right you see pretty normal looking fresh strawberries and kiwi. Other items include some kind of grub or other insect larva, locust (grasshopper), seahorses, beatles, lizzard, and some other stuff I don't recognize. One of the vendors saw my white face and yelled out in English "deer".

Pictures taken in January 2007.

1 comment:

Lu said...

I would be interested to know the streetname of this night market. Maybe next time when I go back I can enjoy it.

I noticed that you said "downtown"... Mmmm, where is considered the downtown of Beijing?? Within 1st ring? 2nd ring? 3rd ring? Or surrounding the forbidden city? Geez, I was in Beijing for 6 years and never figured that out. LoL