Night Market entertainment in China
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This veritable marvel and phenomenon alone justifies trips to Kāifēng, especially at weekends. Join the scrums weaving between stalls busy with hollering Hui Muslim chefs cooking up kebabs and náng bread, red-faced popcorn sellers and vendors of shāo bing sesame-seed cakes, cured meats, foul-smelling chòu gānzi (臭干子; dry strips of doufu), sweet potatoes, crab kebabs, sugar-coated pears and Thai scented cakes. Pass on the yāxuě tāng (鸭血汤; duck blood soup) if you insist.
Among the flames jetting from ovens and steam rising in clouds prance the hearty vendors of xìngrén chá (杏仁茶; almond tea). A sugary sauce (the consistency of wallpaper paste) made…
This night market is a great place to immerse yourself in the full Chinese experience. Soak up the palpably animated atmosphere while you shop for cheap lingerie, floral shirt sets and a myriad of other items you never knew you wanted. The outdoor restaurants either side of the market serve excellent, quality seafood.