Beijing market: grilled starfish, goat lungs and red peppers, dog brain soup and more!

All eyes are on Beijing right now, for obvious reasons, and today I stumbled upon a blog post which caught my eye.   The Chinese are renowned for eating pretty much anything, and so it was interesting to be able to see pictures of a market offering everything from starfish grilled in shark oil to scorpion brochettes.   I’m fascinated with tasting different things – particularly items I’ve never previously tried – but I think with one or two of these I might have to politely decline.   For the full ensemble, with pictures, see Brain Goodbye.

Comments (1)

  1. Kay says:

    This made me laugh because it’s quite funny how people can find the food of other cultures revolting. But it might actually taste nice!

    I’ve eaten a few odd things on my travels – it gets easier after a few beers! Ants are nice when deep fied in chilli and garlic, but I’m not so keen on grasshopper. Mind you, I didn’t realise you were supposed to ‘peel’ them first! Yuk.

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