Part of important Beijing travel or living experience is trying street food experience. There are quite a few places in Beijing where you can try some of famous ones. The places that you surely should go to Wangfujing street, Houhai area and Sanlitun. Today’s post is all about Wangfujing’s street food options…
As soon as you enter Wangfujing food street, the first thing you see is a “wall” of white glass small jars. It is Beijing Yogurt (thats how laowais call it). It is actually a fermented milk drink which you are supposed to either drink the way it is sold or you can add some additional stuff like honey, raisins and sugar.
Summer is coming to Beijing. The best drink for a refreshment is coconut water straight out of coconut. Fresh and nice.
Jiaozi, dumplings, buns.
Beijing is part of North China which is very famous for dumplings. In Wangfujing you can find a plenty of various dumplings – steamed, boiled and fried.
At night time after all restaurants are closed around Beijing, the only food you can find is in food stalls – dumplings. Our favorite one is in Ciqikou, next to the Pearl Market (Hongqiao), on the way home.
BBQ – Barbecues.
Well, this is surely not what you would expect from BBQ. Snakes, rats, bats, crockets, scorpio and other insects that you can get BBQed in front of you. When I looked at it – it made me cringe.
They call it Chinese burger also. However, in Wangfujing it is served as street food – in a shape of traditional Turkish kebab.
They are called meatballs but what’s inside no one know and surely, there is no way to find out. Maybe it is better to not know, But they taste great with some peanut sauce and soya sauce. The best to try in colder time of the year.
This type of street food might make you feel bad for baby ducklings that you will see being BBQed. You can see the poor ducking’s entire body.
I have no idea what’s inside. It did not look too safe to eat.
Deep fried street food stalls.
This is actually a cold drink. It can have any taste – coke, orange, green apple – anything at all. For the steam the sellers add dry ice.
Chinese style potato chips is another type of street food that you can find in Wangfujing. It is the closest to Western food you can get to. Or maybe corn is…
The final destination of our Wangfujing street food journey today is decorated eggs.
They did not let me take pictures in most of the places therefore I had to get pictures secretly so quality is not that great.
This is mainly what you can find in Sanlitun. The prices for street food vary from RMB10-30. I do not think it is all safe but what I tried was not bad. Houhai and Sanlitun serve a bit of a different food, which I will share another time.
What do you think about Chinese street food? Would you try some?