Dōnghuámén Night Market
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Dōnghuámén Night Market information
A sight in itself, the bustling night market near Wangfujing Dajie is a veritable food zoo: lamb, beef and chicken skewers, corn on the cob, smelly dòufu (tofu), cicadas, grasshoppers, kidneys, quail eggs, snake, squid, fruit, porridge, fried pancakes, strawberry kebabs, bananas, Inner Mongolian cheese, stuffed eggplants, chicken hearts, pita bread stuffed with meat, shrimps – and that’s just the start.
It’s not a very authentic Běijīng experience, but the vendors take great glee in persuading foreigners to try such delicacies as scorpion on a stick. Expect to pay ¥5 for a lamb skewer; more than you would pay for the same snack from a hútòng vendor. More exotic skewers cost up to ¥50. Noodles or savoury pancakes (jiānbing ) will set you back about ¥10. Prices are all marked and in English.