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10 strange dishes to try while traveling in China.

China has to have the widest variety of food in all the world; there´s a saying in China: We eat everything with legs except Chairs and Tables. And that’s probably not far from the truth.

I eat everything, but for obvious reason will I not post photos of dogs in the market.
Unfurtnetly so has I also had Shark Fin soup, but to my defense so was that a big mistake. I ordered a 6-course meal in a fancy restaurant on new years eve, and the shark fin soup was one of the courses.

I absolutely don’t support eating Shark Fin soup. It´s fu**ing disgusting and horrible what the humankind is doing there.

I did also try FUGU while I was in Japan.
Here´s just a short list of some of the strange and less appetizing things you can eat while you’re visiting China.

1. Chilly Rabbit Head.

Actually pretty normal in Chengdu, Sichuan Province..   4/10. Not much meat on the head and extremely greasy.

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Chilly Rabbit Head.

2. Some Kind of bugs

Dunhuang, Gansu Province. 4/10 crunchy.

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Some kind of bugs.

3. Pigeon?

Lanzhou, Gansu Province. 1/10. Not sure of the chef was joking with me or not, but it tasted disgusting.

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Pigeon?

4. Duck Stomach.

Shenzhen. Guangdong Province. 7/10. Not bad, Not bad at all.

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A Pile of Duck stomach.

5. Goat Head Soup.

Kashgar, Xinjiang Province. 2/10 Horrible.

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Head Soup.

6. Thousand Year Old Egg.

Beijing. 3/10 Strange salty jelly tasting.

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Thousand-year-old Egg.

7. Shark Fin soup.

Hong Kong, 0/10. Absolutely disgusting, we are the humans doing this.

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Shark fin soup.

8. Chicken Feet

1/10, Why just why. Chicken feet are available all over China in all types of food, deep fried, boiled, bbq and even as candy.

Sweet and Sour Chicken feet

Sweet and Sour Chicken feet

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Boiled chicken feet

Chicken feet candy, sold everywhere.

Chicken feet candy, sold everywhere.

Deep fried Chicken feet

Deep fried Chicken feet

9. Pig Brain.

Beijing, 1/10. Just Disgusting.

Fried Pig Brain

Fried Pig Brain.

10. Beijing Night Market.

One of the easier places to try some strange food is the Night Market, just north of Wangfujing Road in Beijing.
Here is there numerous street food stalls catering directly to tourists, both locals and foreigners with strange street food snack.

Strange food to eat in China

Scorpions on a stick

Bugs on a stick

Bugs on a stick

hearts and other goodies on sticks

hearts and other goodies on sticks

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More bugs and scorpions to sale.

11. Strange flavor Potato Chips.

Even the potato chips in China got a strange taste, what about some blubbery taste, lime taste, or what about some hot and sour fish taste chips?

what about some Italyan red meat.

what about some Italian red meat.

Blueberry Taste.

Blueberry Taste.

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Hot and Sour FISH TASTE.

Lime taste, not good

Lime taste, not good

Which of these dishes would you like to try if you visit China?

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China has to have the widest variety of food in all the world; there´s a saying in China: We eat everything with legs except Chairs and Tables. And that's probably not far from the truth.

China has to have the widest variety of food in all the world; there´s a saying in China: We eat everything with legs except Chairs and Tables. And that’s probably not far from the truth.

Sophia

Saturday 13th of June 2020

I don't mean to sound gross, but then I eat chicken feet and 100 year old eggs and I love them. To be precise, I've only ever eaten sweet and sour chicken feet, but I am hooked on them and 100 uear old eggs -- they're part of my daily meals. Although I have to agree with the pthers, especially the rabbit's head. Gross. Just gross.

Sophia

Saturday 13th of June 2020

Edit : I have to agree with the others

togolokmoldo

Saturday 6th of June 2020

Wrong people travels :( I would try all of them . - BTW karma is not a personal avenger . This wrong using of Asian culture to judge Asians needs to end . Both karma and vegetarian life style have started in Asia but no one used it for puritanical virtue signaling until western vegetarians started a food jihad . Same people judging Muslims for not eating bacon. Eat what you have in your plate ,everyone is fed up with your self-righteous entitled attitudes.

Cotero

Thursday 31st of December 2020

"Asían culture" ? Chinese culture. Azerbaijan, India, Pakistan. Turkey.....are all asIan. And none of them are related to Chinese food

Amanda Deng

Saturday 21st of March 2020

I grew up in China and moved to the US when I was 17. I haven't heard 70% of the stuff you listed but you made it seem like that is what we eat on a regular basis. Good for you getting the sensation vote!

Jay Bee

Saturday 28th of March 2020

And, as has been made apparent as of thr emergence of Covid-19 : bat's and pangolins. Utterly disgusting, weird rituals and beliefs. I won't even eat Chinese food in America these days.

Pete

Tuesday 10th of March 2020

It's very weird, primitive nation

Elizabeth Throppp

Tuesday 25th of February 2020

The ones to blame are the communist leaders who have kept the people in abject poverty for centuries. I despise their cruelty that has led to bad food, but, torturing animals is something everyone needs to be ashamed of doing.