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Roast insects and scorpions make delicate snacks in Beijing 24 Jul 2017

Posted on 24 Jul 2017
Roasted fried insects and scorpions and bugs as snack street food in China, Beijing. Photo: Maltceva Anastasiia/Shutterstock
Roasted fried insects and scorpions and bugs as snack street food in China, Beijing
Roasted fried insects and scorpions and bugs as snack street food in China, Beijing. Photo: Maltceva Anastasiia/Shutterstock

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Roasted and deep-fried insects and bugs are considered a delicacy in China along with many other dishes and snacks that are not available in western countries. Dog meat, sharks, offal from all animals and fish can be found stewed or fried on skewers alongside scorpions, sea urchins, silk worms and snakes. All these snack foods are available from street vendors in Beijing, most notably on Wangfujing Snack Street. Wander the streets of Beijing and try the local delicacies on Insight Guides' The Best of China Trip. 

This article was originally published on 20 November, 2015

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