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…
Enjoy this pictorial journey around the Qingdao street food market
This is one of the seafood stalls, you just need to choose what you want and they cook it for you straight away. Probably some (water) worm was included in the options, I guess it’s a matter of preferences.
Seafood is also available still on the water, you can either buy it and cook it at home or choose a different combination from the ones already prepared and ask them to cook it there.
Here is some seafood prepared in tarts, in their original shells and ready to be spit-roasted. I’m a fan of seafood, so I tucked into it and it was absolutely delicious.
One of the mussels-based delicacies I tried in Qingdao market.
My mom holding a spit-roasted potato. Not sure how they managed to cook it without breaking it, but it was crispy and delicious nevertheless.
Other delicacies available at the market, grasshoppers, and different types of worms. I didn’t try, but many people like them and are used in many countries in Southeast Asia, like Cambodia.
The same stall, I couldn’t tear myself apart such a peculiar sight. From another angle, in case you would like to better understand the species of the insects on sale.
I agree, the picture isn’t great, but it’s the closest I could get to a box full of scorpions without feeling shaky, so please, appreciate the effort. I didn’t try this dish either, but again, I heard some people like it.