Popular But Weird Chinese Food

The orange bird’s nest holding the dish can also be eaten. (all photos; AvaMingImages)

What did you have for lunch today?

Sea-food which you may have never seen before and probably couldn’t name? Animal parts? How about a plate of delicious baked and crispy insects? Or, if you prefer you could always have recently be-headed turtle, shell taken off so veggies can be soaked into the meat before the shell is placed back on top and it’s delivered to your table with its chubby little legs sticking out, still intact.

Are you supposed to eat those too? I don’t know, but I’m thinking most likely.


Fish Hot Pot. Raw fish ready to be cooked by the diner in either a savoury or a spicy sauce

These are some of the foods on offer in my town on a regular basis. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the weird and wonderful (depending on your point of view) cornucopia of delicacies on offer here. Which is probably a good thing as I’ll never get bored, even if I can’t bring myself to eat half of what I’m offered. It beats an egg mayo sandwich from British high street baker, Greggs, any day of the week!


Dragon Fruit – white with black seeds. Very popular in East Asia.

Here are some examples of the food which causes westerners to take a deep breath and count to three before releasing inhibitions and diving in!



2 thoughts on “Popular But Weird Chinese Food

    1. Hi Peter, that’s a really good point about people finding different ways to be able to eat. I’ll check out that website a little later. (-:


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