Donghuamen Night Market

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Donghuamen Night Market Beijing Reviews

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Scorpions On A Stick For Everyone! Mar 29, 2007

Established in 1984, Dongjuamen Night Market is either a connoisseur's delight or a night of fright, depending on your palate. To easterners, this is a splendid place to sample traditional and exotic Chinese cuisine. To westerners, the market can best be described as the Beijing display of Fear Factor food challenges. The Rolling Stones sang "You can’t always get what you want…" But can’t you do better than this?

Crunchy deep-fried scorpions on a stick, starfish, seahorses and numerous insects are just a few of the more recognizable delicacies offered at the northern end of Wangfujing's wide walking boulevard. My Chinese friends said the food offered up by the 60+ street vendors is yummy and safe to eat. I'm usually an adventurous soul, but I found myself passing on one-of-a-kind goodies and "mystery meat."

However, I have never been to another food court that offered so many wonderful photo opportunities. This is one place you've got to experience :-D
Infamous scorpions on a stick
Yum, all the starfish you can eat
Mystery meat
phieraditya says:
haha...I'll just have a stroll and picture taken, but not tasting
Posted on: Jun 09, 2011
sarahsan says:
Great review Mark! I agree with you. Lovely marked for photos, but not for eating!
Posted on: Apr 01, 2010
Flyinhigh says:
Posted on: Sep 16, 2009
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