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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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  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2090 W: 17 N: 4178] (17068)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-06-16
  • Categories: Food
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-11-13 13:27
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