Care for some delicious cockroaches? snails? perhaps a scorpion or two? no? a skinned turtle, maybe? or a bat? or possibly a can of yummy worms?

The Dong Hua Men night market in Beijing is overwhelming. It’s like a horror movie, we – foreigners and locals – love to go see it so that we can turn our heads in disgust and say ‘aawwwee! yuck! horrible! how could they?!’. The local vendors play their part wonderfully, some with inviting gestures, some yelling out what they’re offering in English and Chinese and some acting as if they’re going to throw it at you. If you’re following the right group, I suggest young excited females, you might hear more screaming going on than on a rollercoaster.

 

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

 

So head over to Wangfujing, the shopping center of Beijing a few minutes walk from the forbidden city.

 

Andrew of Bizarre Foods has a terrific episode showing how he tries all those weird things in the Donghuamen market :

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

 

Ready for some extreme food?

 

Here we go…

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

 

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

 

 

But, ofcourse, it’s not all just extreme. There are the usual food snacks you can expect to find in night-markets…

 

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

Extreme Street Food : Dong Hua Men Night Market Beijing

 

I’m not too sure about the hygiene  of the food there, though. But if Andrew survived, you probably will too. ^^



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This is now my reason to visit Beijing.

Liz
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Love your post! I linked to it on my blog. 🙂

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