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Wangfujing Night Food Street

Saturday, April 9th, 2011
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 Important Notice
Wangfujing Night Food Street is closed and not available now.  The food street is officially known as “Donghuamen Night Food Street”(东华门美食坊夜市).

If you still want to experience the local exotic snack food, you may go to Wangfujing Snack Street instead.
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If you ramble along Wangfujing Street  in the evening during your Beijing tour. it is advisable to visit its neighbouring Wangfujing Night Food Street.

Actually Wangfujing Night Food Street 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.

If you want to visit a daytime food vendors street, you may go to Wangfujing Snack Street ( 王府井小吃街), which branches off  Wangfujing Pedestrian Street.  Check out Wangfujing Snack Street for more information.

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 first stall sells Tanghulu, or sugar-coated haws or fruits on sticks

The lady has bought a stick of Tanghulu.

The lady has bought a stick of Tanghulu.

The foreign tourists are curious about the snake meat.

The foreign tourists are curious about the snake meat.

Seafood and smelly bean curd

Seafood and smelly bean curd

barbeque corn

barbeque corns and more

Hippocampi on a stick

Hippocampi on a stick

Royal Crab

Royal Crabs

Roujiamuo, a Chinese hamburger

Roujiamuo, a Chinese hamburger

Sheep’s particular parts, offal soup

sheep’s particular parts, offal soup

Goubuli ( literally “dogs don’t pay attention”) is a famous brand of baozi from Tianjin.

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

Jian Bing, a kind of thin pancakes with with meat and vegetable fillings

Fried Jiaozi

Fried Jiaozi

Muslim food – barbeques animal internal parts

Muslim food – barbeques animal internal parts

Roasted leg of lamb
Beijing local desserts

Beijing local desserts

Beijing local snacks

Beijing local snacks

Scorpions and more insects on sticks

Scorpions and more insects on sticks

Centipede and water beetles on sticks

centipede and water beetles on sticks

Sea food

Sea food

Red lanterns, signboards and clean stalls make an interesting tourist food street in Beijing

Red lanterns, signboards and clean stalls make an interesting tourist food street in Beijing

Each stall has a signboard overhead indicating the stuff to be sold with a pricelist

Each stall has a signboard overhead indicating the stuff to be sold with a pricelist

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