East Asia is famous worldwide for its street food, and in China, I’ve been to many lovely markets. The best one was in Beijing, but also Qingdao street food market boasted so many delicacies I couldn’t restrain from shamelessly tucking into all of them. OK, maybe not all, but definitely most of them…
Qingdao street food is a delicious and affordable way to try local flavors. If you find yourself in Qingdao, be sure to check out the street food market for a variety of tasty snacks and meals.
31 thoughts on “Delicacies at Qingdao street food market, China | Photo Story”
Che bei ricordi! Speriamo di tornare ancora a Qingdao e di vedere altre zone della bellissima Cina!
Sì, è tutta bella, la prossima volta tappa a Guilin!
Et elles étaient bonnes ces pommes de terre! Les autres mets aussi étaient délicieux! QINGDAO JE VEUX TE REVOIR…..
Moi aussi, je veux aller à Shanghai!
It all looks absolutely mouthwatering – apart from the worms and the scorpions of course! Well done for getting close to the scorpions!:) I love seafood so I think I would have great fun testing all of these treats.
Yeah you would have loved it, all the seafood tarts and the grilled ones were great, let’s say there’s something for everybody :)
What a beautiful tourist, I saw in a photo! Lol! :)
Do you know her??? ;)
So interesting to see the kinds of foods people eat and sell around the world. The potato looks delicious, and the seafood is beautifully displayed. The insects and worms gross me out, but I’m glad some people like them!
Potato and seafood were absolutely great, I managed to eat them even after I saw the roasted worms :) It’s really amazing how much food traditions change from country to country.
I wonder what the scorpions taste like :P
Aww sorry I can’t tell you! :P
I could never get my self to try any insects or anything like that when I was in Asia. I just couldn’t justify eating it when there are so many other delicious dishes around. I spoke to someone who tried the grasshoppers in Bangkok, he said they are really crispy and taste kind of like cashew nuts!
Oh that’s ok then, I’ll just keep eating cashew nuts instead :P
I TOTALLY appreciate the scorpion effort! I’m returning to Costa Rica this week, where I learned that they are truly my worst fear!
Thanks Abby, it was a great effort indeed :) Have a great trip to Costa Rica, looking forward to your posts!
Great photos. I’ve never been even been close to trying to eating things like scorpions or worms — probably will never have the courage to do it, either. I do like the looks of that potato! Nice to see your mom, too!
Thanks Cathy! Scorpions and worms didn’t really look appetizing to me, but someone might find them such :)
thanks for an interesting article and some great photos.
Thanks Linda, glad you liked it :)
Impresive, I wish my fiancé will take me to China and visit his parent and I can go visit some of these market. I love that picture your mom holding potato. pretty tall…I bet it’s really yummy,
Thanks Sarah, the potato was delicious, I would have eaten more if I hadn’t tucked into seafood so much :)
What fascinating images. Some of these look scary to me, not really edible but it’s always interesting to see local delicacies. Did you ever get sick from eating any of the street food?
I’ve eaten street food in China many times, anywhere I went in China and never got sick. I got sick in India once, a very bad food poisoning, although I hadn’t eaten street food but at a proper restaurant. I blamed the milk, as I took a soup that contained a bit and must have been not very fresh. Plus I’m little tolerant to milk, so I should have avoided. But in China never happened, nor in restaurants nor with street food.
Everything looks delicious. I like that they’ll even cook it for you!
Yes, you can just go and have lunch or dinner right there, very nice :)
Reminds me of Thailand, I’m afraid bugs don’t do it for me, I tend to imagine them still alive, crawling and wriggling around in god knows what. Potatoes for me please.
Yeah, when it comes to bugs, I pass too :P
I’ve been becoming quite fond of street meat lately. Still can’t manage to eat anything with eyeballs though. Looks like there is lots of choice here though… :)
Yeah, definitely lots of choice for any kind of taste ;)
Aww lovely, thanks for the link!