Saturday, September 10, 2011

Snackin' in Beijing (Wangfujing Snack Street)

Yeah, so the real semester and classes began on Monday.



A visitor during speaking-class the other day
- I wanted to put it on a skewer, fry it and eat it

Hanging out with my BFF

Today I brought
Isak, a fellow Norwegian classmate and the most like-minded guy I know when it comes to try eating weird stuff, to the famous snack street in Wangfujing, together with Lotte (not that like-minded, but great moral support)

Today autumn decided to arrive
And suddenly it went from skimpy-shorts-and-tank-top weather
to rainy and cold
scarf-and-jacket-I-wish-I'd-brought-wool-socks-from-Norway weather

They were still squirming

Lotte getting everything
on tape

Here's a video, made by Lotte, of Isak and I snackin'.

(In Norwegian/Chinese with English subtitles)

My skewer of.. ehr, yeah, I'm not sure
It was small and birdy-like and I ate it all;
heads, bones and everything

Those bugs to the left were actually pretty tasty,
didn't get around to buy a skewer with centipede, though

Stinky tofu

Stinky tofu (chòu dòufu) was what I'd been most curious about trying. I'd heard about it before I came to China and seen some videos on youtube of people eating it.

Stinky tofu is fermented tofu, and its smell is, oh SO vile. It smells like.. it smells like.. oh, I can't even put it in print. It's the utmost disgusting smell I've ever experienced. I can hardly imagine that a rotting corps would smell any worse.

Here's our own little youtube video (in Norwegian) of our stinky tofu virginities being taken, shot by Lotte:

Isak didn't like it at all. But I actually thought it was alright. I don't even like tofu that much and think that for the most part it tastes like what I imagine paper mache would taste like. But as long as you didn't inhale as you ate it, it just tasted like fried tofu served with a salty sauce. If I actually liked tofu in general, I'd probably find it pretty delicious.

But I don't, so now I've had it, and I do not feel the need to eat it again.

These babies were not particulary appetising. They were hard to chew and the body was filled with some nasty, mildly bile-flavoured goo.


1 comment:

Benedicte said...

hjelp jeg hadde ikke turt å smake på noe. xD modig gjort!