Wangfujing is one of the most famous street shopping areas in Beijing’s Dongchen District. Majority of the area is pedestrian only & vehicles are not allowed which makes walking around & exploring easy. Wangfujing is home to a lot of international/ local brands for shopping but also has a Snack street which is worth exploring.
I love food. I mean I really love food. And I’ve been pretty experimental during my Street food visits in North east India, Malaysia & Thailand, so I was pretty excited about exploring the Chineese Street food. I have heard a lot about Chineese street food, but living it myself was different experience altogether. I have eaten Grasshoppers, fried ants, stingray and the kinds but China was Ninja level 🙂
As soon as we entered the Market, we were welcomed by Scorpions on a stick & they were alive and wiggling. Surprisingly no one was eating Scorpions.
There was no looking back from here. I couldn’t get myself to try the scorpions but I did try the Frog, Ox Tongue and some other not so conventional food items 🙂
And some more Sea Food at the Snack Market.
There was also a lot of hustle bustle from the souvenir shops & the cultural performances happening.
And that’s me being adventurous 🙂
Check out the Pigeons and other meat on skewers:
There are also some interesting Desserts and drinks at the market
This street food experience can be a little overwhelming & also from all that you hear about the quality of meat, oil, water, etc with Street food can be tricky. We managed just fine eating up & down Wangfujing street & did not catch any stomach bug. My suggestion would be to walk up to the most crowded stalls that way you are sure of quick turnover of meat & also look for fresh smelling/ looking food.
Honestly, if you are visiting China and not trying the street food, you are missing out on a big piece of local culture. Go out there, be Adventourous!
P.S: You have Fruit bowls, omelettes, Chicken/ Pork/ Beef skewers so there’s something for everyone.