Restaurant Dong Hua Men Da Jie Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi China 100006 Published on: 06-08-2016
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Why Donghuamen Night Market is special ?
Donghuamen night market only emerged in the early ‘80s, since when it has gathered more and more food stalls complete with screaming vendors and hungry crowds of both locals and foreign travelers. The food has to be seen to be believed. Almost anything you’d want (or in some cases, wouldn’t want) to try is on show, from innards and scorpions to silkworms and sea horses. Just daring yourself to try out the odder items is a lot of fun in itself.
One can find a row of unusual food stalls at Donghuamen Night Market. An array of Chinese food delicacies are on display with people bustling around to experience some new tastes. Items such as sheep's particular parts, offal soup, deep fried crickets, centipedes, silk worms, scorpions and lizards are available to eat on a stick. There are also the more widely recognised Western foods such as spring rolls, dumplings, crab cakes and candy fruit.
How to get to Donghuamen Night Market?
The location of Donghuamen Night Market is north of Donganmen Street, Dongcheng District. You can take these bus route to reach the place: 10, 20, 37, 41, 59, 103, 104, 120, 201, 203, 205, 803.
- Great place to wander
- Plenty of weird stuff
- Awesome cultural experience
- Fascinating, in a stomach-churning way
- An adventure to watch crazy creatures fried on a stick
- Noise level Loud
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian YES
Dong Hua Men Da Jie Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi China 100006
Tips for you
Coming from the USA, the food here was quite shocking--scorpions, eel, tarantulas, centipedes...the list goes on and on! But they also have delicious caramelized pineapple and other treats. I would definitely recommend stopping by, whether you try something exotic or not. The atmosphere is fun, it's exciting to see everything that's available, and, who knows, you might find a new favorite food! It's a nice, relaxing evening activity.
Tried spider, snake and grasshoppers, only the last one worth the price. However the place is very cool. Open only at night.