Wangfujing Snack Street 王府井 小吃街

Wangfujing Snack Street

scorpions on a stick

Small food stalls fill the narrow so-called “snack alley” that springs of the stopping street of Wangfujing. Here you find the usual snacks that Chinese just love, like BBQ sticks, pig stomach and candied fruit, but the main attraction are the exotic sticks. We are talking insects, worms and, even weirder, seahorses and starfish. The big black scorpions go down well, but the starfish is extremely bitter!

candied fruit

street food favorites











We suggest you try the stick-scorpions at least for bragging rights! It’ll be an experience to remember, and to take pictures of!

Useful Vocab:

xiēzi = scorpion

xiǎochī = snack

tánghúlu = sugar-coated fruit on a stick


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