If you ramble along Wangfujing Street in the evening during your Beijing Travel, it is advisable to visit its neighbouring Wangfujing Night Food Street. Actually Wangfujing Night Food Street (王俯井小吃街) is formally called “Donghuamen Night Food Street”(东华门美食坊夜市), which is located on Donganmen Street linked to the west of the crossroad at the northern tip of Wangfujing Pedestrian Street.
Wangfujing Night Snack Street is often called by tourists while Donghuamen Night Snack Street by the local residents in Beijing. They both refer to the same night food market in Wangfujing area.
This 100-meter long snack street is open from 6:00pm to 9:00pm every day. The night market is home to about 100 stalls selling over 100 snacks from all over China. For adventurous dinners, it is a food paradise with such unique snacks as centipedes, lizards, deep fried crickets available to eat on a stick.
These stalls linked at a short interval are mainly composed of Beijing food, Shandong cuisine, Yunnan food, Canton food, sea food and etc. All the food stalls are well organized with strict hygiene requirement. Each vendor wears clean uniforms with red caps. Each stall has a sign hanging overhead indicating the food they are selling, as well the name of the stall owner.
Since it is a typical street food, you have no table for sitting and eating. You are supposed to stand eating just before the food stalls. A protected line is set to separate the food stalls from the driving lane. So people feel quite safe eating with the protected line.
If you are not interested in the street food or timid to have a bite, it is still worth walking around and taking some pictures for a glimpse of the snacks coming for all a parts of China.
The first stall sells Tanghulu, or sugar-coated haws or fruits on sticks
The lady has bought a stick of Tanghulu.
The foreign tourists are curious about the snake meat.
Seafood and smelly beancurd
Hippocampi on a stick
Roujiamuo, a Chinese hamburger
Sheep’s particular parts, offal soup
Goubuli ( literally “dogs don’t pay attention”) is a famous brand of baozi from Tianjin.
Jian Bing, a kind of thin pancakes with with meat and vegetable fillings
Muslim food – barbeque animal internal parts
Roasted leg of lamb
Beijing local desserts
Beijing local snacks
Scorpions and more insects on sticks
Centipede and water beetles on sticks
Red lanterns, signboards and clean stalls make a interesting tourist food street in Beijing
Each stall has a signboard overhead indicating the stuff to be sold with a pricelist
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