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Beijing Wangfujing - Taste the Fear Factor!

Wangfujing Street is famous not only for shopping, but also for its snacks. You can taste exotic weird eat items like scorpions, starfish, centipedes, beetles, silkworms, baby sharks all deep fried on a stick.

The Wangfujing Night Market has a selection of exotic Street food on the Snack Street. Deep fried insects, scorpions, and sea creatures can be found, along with other animals and animal parts not ordinarily consumed as food in the west.

Lots of exotic items on a stick including silkworm larva, beetles, scorpions, dragonflies, baby shark, fresh sea urchin, mantis Shrimp and starfish.

Sugar dipped fruit on a stick or Tanghulu is a sweet taste snack.

The chef puts some fruit on a skewer, and covers the fruit with melt sugar. When the sugar crystallizes, it turns transparent. It makes the tanghulu look nice.

written by phiphu

18 comments

  1. blue-dog

    blue-dog

    Really great photographs...short and sweet story.

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  2. saidseni

    saidseni

    Although I'm not a fan of eating animals this is a cool location and the pictures are great! Lomo on!

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  3. nation_of_pomation

    nation_of_pomation

    Great night shots, and I'm not sure about eating bugs, but I do love seafood, and crustaceans are just underwater bugs, so I guess I shouldn't say no to a nice fried scorpion.

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  4. beni

    beni

    amazing

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  5. eatcpcks

    eatcpcks

    Amazing shots!

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  6. azurblue

    azurblue

    Stunning and beautiful pics !

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  7. tattso

    tattso

    i almost ate the centipede last time i was there. Unfortunately my mom stopped me.

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  8. phiphu

    phiphu

    Thank you for all of your comments!
    Actually there is 1 more picture in this set but i accidentally post the same picture twice :-((
    Anyway i have to say thanks for my friend who help me with his 555$ flash to make pictures in this set look very nice.

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  9. bravopires

    bravopires

    nice! what a pics!!!

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  10. luobodingr

    luobodingr

    what camera did you shoot these with? The short depth of focus worked well on the tanglhulu!

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  11. phiphu

    phiphu

    Diana F+ loaded with Kodak ektar 100, and i used them with SLR macro ring flash for tanghulu.
    I shot 4 secs long exposure, and shot ring flash soften light only at the first second. Anyway if i had a chance to shoot this picture again, i would shoot a flash twice, because i think this pic looks quite dark.

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  12. lawypop

    lawypop

    wow! the pictures amaazing!

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  13. blue-dog

    blue-dog

    Have you seen ths book "Man Eating Bugs?"

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  14. disdis

    disdis

    should I say mmmm or puajjj? Anyway, great pictures!

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  15. susielomovitz

    susielomovitz

    wooooooooooooow!!! really cool pics!!!!

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  16. lola_juanlu

    lola_juanlu

    oh my god, the diana f+ pictures are fantastic!!, congratulations for the article, but we have already to decide if we could to eat this type of exotic street food!!!, uuufffff......

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  17. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    omg..beautiful pictures!!!!!!!!

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  18. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    phantastic pictures :-O

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