All of the food so far in Beijing has been excellent.
Last night I headed out with Laurence and we ran into the Dong Hua Men Night Market – which is renowned in Beijing.
There is a wide range of regional delicacies on sale – including lamb kebabs, pork and beef skewers and fruit.
Then there are the real specialties. In the interests of fairness – think how interesting pork scratchings and haggis are..
Starfish on a stick:
And roasted and fried scorpions, silkworm grubs and crickets:
Silkworm grubs. Crunchy on the outside, silky and velvety on the inside. That’s what my online gourmet reviewer said.
Scorpions. Crunchy with a bite. I made that one up.
Finally crickets. Fried and ready to go.
Be careful buying stuff like this. I lived in China for a number of years, and a large amount of the stalls stocks is often made up of dead insects gathered from agricultural fields. Why already dead ones? Because they’ve been killed by the scary Chinese pesticides that are banned over here….