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 on 2010-07-26 #places #food #weird #china #location #starfish #beijing #scorpion #tanghulu #personal-story


  1. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Really great photographs...short and sweet story.

  2. saidseni
    saidseni ·

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

  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.

  4. beni
    beni ·


  5. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    Amazing shots!

  6. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Stunning and beautiful pics !

  7. tattso
    tattso ·

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

  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.

  9. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    nice! what a pics!!!

  10. luobodingr
    luobodingr ·

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

  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.

  12. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    wow! the pictures amaazing!

  13. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Have you seen ths book "Man Eating Bugs?"

  14. disdis
    disdis ·

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

  15. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    wooooooooooooow!!! really cool pics!!!!

  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......

  17. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

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

  18. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    phantastic pictures :-O

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