Before we embark on our next holiday destination, this series of travel posts from our previous holiday in Beijing needs to be put up first! Here's Part 1 of our Winter holiday in Beijing 2012, memorable moments of munching scorpions at Wangfujing snack street.
There is a dazzling array of snack in this street, too dazzling for my heart and stomach. You have to know that these street snacks do not represent the chinese way of life, nor the usual chinese fare. This is made for tourists, come on in and have some fun!
This is a very short stretch of street in Wangfujing. If I were to give any advice to people who are not really that adventurous, the best way to walk through this is hold your nose, keep moving, bob and weave and look straight ahead. If you look to either side, even for a second, you'll risk seeing something gross.
Like this. Incredible little creatures on sticks. Seahorses and starfishes.
Toasted starfish, anyone?
Daddy Chuck decided to be adventurous (so unlike of him!) on this day and is bent to try out some of the more exotic food. Picture below shows him checking out a potential stall.
Closer look: Fried scorpions, fried insects, fried grasshoppers and some innards (on the left)?
Shock value: 10/10. This is fear factor live.
Ready for some action!
You just saw a series of photos of my husband chewing up some scorpions. I watched in horror as the creepy crawlies crackled up and dissolved in his mouth. How do they taste like?
Much to my delight of my eyes, they do have some saner food down the street.
Steamy hot Tianjin buns 天津狗不理包子
Cubes of granola-like nuts with honey. Packed a few back for mom.
My happy husband. Can you see the 3 scorpions wriggling in his tummy?
Stay tuned for the rest of Chuck Beijing Travel Series 2012.