Wangfujing Night Food Street (王俯井小吃街)
If you ramble along Wangfujing Street in the evening, it is advisable to visit as I did, the neighbouring Wangfujing Night Food Street (王俯井小吃街) formally called “Donghuamen Night Food Street”(东华门美食坊夜市), which is located on Donganmen Street linked to the west of the crossroad at the northern tip of Wangfujing Pedestrian Street
Wangfujing Night Snack Street is often called by tourists while Donghuamen Night Snack Street by the local residents in Beijing. They both refer to the same night food market in Wangfujing area
This 100-meter long snack street is open from 6:00pm to 9:00pm every day. The night market is home to about 100 stalls selling over 100 snacks from all over China. For adventurous dinners, it is a food paradise with such unique snacks as centipedes, lizards, deep fried crickets available to eat on a stick (my photo)
These stalls linked at a short interval are mainly composed of Beijing food, Shandong cuisine, Yunnan food, Canton food, sea food and etc. All the food stalls are well organized with strict hygiene requirement. Each vendor wears clean uniforms with red caps and aprons. Each stall has a sign hanging overhead indicating the food they are selling, as well the name of the stall owner
Since it is a typical street food, there is no table for sitting and eating. You are supposed to stand eating just before the food stalls. A protected line is set to separate the food stalls from the driving lane. So people feel quite safe eating with the protected line
If you are not interested in the street food or timid to have a bite, it is still worth walking around and taking some pictures for a glimpse of the snacks coming for all a parts of China
Source: My notes helped by Tour Beijing Com
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mesutilgim (75580) 2013-11-13 13:28
Very nice capture of this food market in China.
Good pov and good layout. Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
ChrisJ (92128) 2013-11-13 14:15
A good upward shooting pov with strong diagonals and perspective adding dynamism and lead in lines with good sharpness and saturation. I must confess a spent a lot of time in KFC in China and avoided the street markets. The food at my Uni campus was similar and cheap and safe to eat so I did dine there sometimes. You can usually tell by the crowds if the food is okay or not. Tfs!
PaulVDV (18754) 2013-11-13 14:22
Food in abundance on this market!
Very colourful and attractively presented.
I get hungry when I look at this picture :)
I remember some evening food markets in China where there were some tables and chairs.
Best regards, Paul
fabbs99 (13515) 2013-11-13 22:34
A nice and interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and color. Great food and excellent display.Executed and presented superbly. TFS.
mirosu (10208) 2013-11-13 22:40
Very good photo from Chinese food stalls, so typical for this country. You have taken the photo fro excellent view angle. Well done.
danos (80288) 2013-11-13 23:57
great the night view of the food street,with these all stalls full of delicious foods to invite the natives as the tourists to try them.I like the creative perspective as the excellent light and colour management of the image.
ikeharel (47000) 2013-11-14 2:27
Marvelous night shot with perfect sharp elements, and fine vivid colors collected.
Every food stand seems like its next, a returning pattern on the image that enhanced depth, yet show diff. food on each.
williewhistler (10899) 2013-11-14 3:45
there are a great many choices to be made here judging by your nicely composed shot,so many vendors and varieties of food although I`n not too sure about the centipedes and lizards!
Bright,clear and very colourful it`s a lovely representation of the Night Food Street.
I did enjoy your informative note as well.
Kind regards Les.
Romano46 (14520) 2013-11-14 5:03
mi piace il tuo modo di viaggiare e di documentare ciò che incontri evitando di soffermarti solo sul paesaggio, ma cercando di entrare nell'anima del popolo e delle sue usanze.
Anche un mercato rappresenta un buon soggetto e questo che presenti lo trovo molto rappresentativo di una particolare mentalità, ben diversa dai mercati che solitamente si incontrano nelle città, dove tutto è lasciato all'estro dei venditori.
Qui invece appare tutto perfettamente pianificato ed è incredibile notare anche che lo stesso abbigliamento dei venditori sia identico, simile ad una uniforme imposta dalle autorità.
Eccellente la nitidezza e belli anche i colori che permettono una ottima fruizione della visione.
Ciao e buona giornata
Noel_Byrne (16271) 2013-11-14 5:14
On lunch in work right now, and this is just the image I needed to wake my hunger :) I love how you captured the scale of this place as the stalls reach off into the distance with the repeating designs and colors of the vendor.
Now I must go to the canteen and see if their treats look as appealing as these!
Silvio1953 (109341) 2013-11-14 11:21
Ciao Maria, lovely composition, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (21482) 2013-11-14 11:24
I like very much the strong perspectives of your composition and the almost graphical environment they created. It's not only the food but also the smiling people that attract our attention and interest. The colours look delicious and the mystery regarding the ingredients and the tastes is fascinating. The warm lighting and the warm colours have been well managed, the atmosphere is fine. I wonder if you tried any of the delicacies there. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
cornejo (24633) 2013-11-14 12:12
Hola María, estupenda foto de estos interesantes puestos callejeros de comida, buen encuadre y perspectiva, estupenda nota explicativa, muy buen e interesante trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mía, gracias por compartir.
Buena tarde y feliz fin de semana.
Un cordial abrazo.
lousat (67159) 2013-11-14 15:01
Hi Maria,food pics are always welcome..ehehe...i like a lot this kind of pics and are very interesting too,a nice way to discover the different cuisines of the world,here there are a lot of things to see,there is something good sure..ehehe...have a good night and thanks,Luciano
s_lush (16128) 2013-11-14 21:17
This unusual night snack street looks highly interesting and colorful in your high-quality picture. Excellent presentation both visually and textually of this tourist attraction in Chinese capital.
abmdsudi (35366) 2013-11-14 22:56
A pretty real vibrant colorful food galore, clean and crispy, where the glowing red- the colour of prosperity and longevity - is overpowering drawing my eye. So much immaculate detail on display that you've definitely caught the feel of atmosphere very well and the stall holders steal the show too. This is a very well composed shot, great pov, with strong diagonal lines leading the eye very smoothly towards the corner, clarity is really second to none with lovely mixed from the artificial lightings. Indeed a cheery 'street shot' as it creates not only a visual feast to the eyes but full of joy to savour the taste bud. Excellent shot, TFS.
adramad (32897) 2013-11-15 10:04
Una composicion fabulosa y muy interesante, como muestra de otras culturas, los puestos como bien dices en tu nota, se ven inpecables con todo muy ordenadito y lumpio, pero yo creo que haria la visita turistica, pero no creo que me atreviese a probar nada y menos un bicho de esos que venden.
Un perfecto colorido muy natural.
Una imagen muy luminosa y con una óptima nitidez.
Buen trabajo. Me encanta.
Disfruta de un buen fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
Cricri (95421) 2013-11-15 12:03
Oups cela me rappelle en Thaïlande, sur un marché du soir ou l'on pouvait mangée des scorpions, sauterelles, scarabée, vers.....je n'ai gouter a rien , je n'aurait pas su.....mais j'ai regardée comme je regarde ton image, colorées, pleine de nourriture appétissante aux regard....pas dans la bouche :-)
subhendu_bagchi (23657) 2013-11-17 0:57
wow, nice food stalls there. You got a nice from it. Great depth and sharpness. The light is perfect. Superb shot. Enjoyed it a lot except the coloured framing. Tfs.
mkamionka (28037) 2013-11-17 8:02
I don't like Chinese food so being in this street I would focus mainly on taking photos :) Great composition with the foodstands extending far and finally disappearing. We can spot some delicacies in the foreground table, I think I would starve there. The inscriptions in the Chinese alphabet add another nice touch and they obviously don't help the foreigners at all.
Excellent market photo,
Didi (52437) 2013-11-18 12:02
Intéressante perspective latérale sur les stands du marché, je note ce bon cadrage et la bonne gestion des lumières
Wanda1 (14654) 2013-11-18 21:50
I like your angle of view here to get a good perspective going down the line of stalls, and showing their wide array and abundance of delicious looking food just waiting for customers. Good sharp focus throughout too.
eldancer1 (22445) 2013-11-20 7:57
Just had breakfast but those foods are making me hungry again. Nicely captured with wonderful colors. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
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fabianoleite (9162) 2013-11-21 14:33
Una típica escena chinesa, con muchos colores rojos y una buena composición. Buen trabajo, saludos!
jcpix (8362) 2013-11-21 15:35
Hola Miss Maria,
Glad to be back, and now that I have the chance to get caught up I'm able to now see so many great photo's that I've missed...and well, this is one of them! :)
Hard not to enjoy local markets and street scenes, there's always so much activity, liveliness and interesting foods from foreign lands that I don't actually get to experience from behind a desk!?
The colors, characters and atmosphere is well portrayed here...so many fascinating little treats. I'm not much of a food daredevil, in fact, I'm quite "vanilla" on trying new items...but they sure are fun to observe and photograph though. Great line-up you've presented here...people, places and things...a winning combination. Hope all is well. Take good care amiga.
All my best wishes,
gervaso (9247) 2013-11-22 2:31
Después de estar lejos de TE un tiempo, estoy de vuelta! Maravillosa imagen de esta feria, llena de vida, colores y detalles! Lindo trabajo!
josepmarin (57069) 2013-11-22 13:12
bonita y sugerente perspectiva de los puestos de comida tradicional, en la que me alegra no reconocer insectos, serpientes o cosas parecidas, aunque seguramente los hay, por lo que dices en tu nota.
Buena gestión de la luz, y colores vivos, para una composición agradable, vital y profunda.
adores (32184) 2013-11-28 13:26
Estes mercados asiáticos são sempre fantásticos! Gosto desta diagonal. Parecem bem organizados, todos vestidos de igual, embora tenham uma grande variedade de comida. Bem captada!
Waylim (24346) 2013-12-10 18:41
This makes me hungry and my mouth is watering already. Excellent shot of the food market. I guess the best is to take your time and try a little bit of everything from one stall to the next. I've been to one similar in Chengdu. Except in Chengdu the food are very spicey.
Excellent, I love the details in the larg version.