Night Market Beijing January 27th 2012 I didn't expect to spend my evening digesting a fried scorpion - but there's nothing like a bit of peer pressure.
The market was on Dong'anmen Dajie - a bit of a tourist trap, but great fun and the scorpions weren't actually that bad - though I personally think it's hard for anything to taste bad when it's deep fried and covered in salt. The only difficult part was munch ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
I have generally found that when you tell someone about your plans to move to China the following conversation will contain at least one concerned comment about the cuisine. “Real Chinese food isn’t the same as a Chinese takeaway y’know!” (Well, yes, I should hope not if my local in London is anything to go by.) So as a result of all this unfounded fear, I decided I would write a blog about all our foody adventures in Hangzhou, from the local street food to swanky restaurant meals, enjoy!... full info