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In my last post, we weren’t sure what we’d be eating. But at Wangfujing Snack Street, we knew exactly what we were eating — scorpions and tarantulas — and yet, that didn’t stop us.

Unusual Foods at Wangfujing Snack Street

You have to come to Wangfujing Snack Street if you’re in Beijing. It’s a touristy, novelty kind of experience, but we need those, right?

There were all kinds of weird things to try:

Actually, my husband was the first brave soul to try one. He ordered them from the vendor and the vendor held up two wriggling scorpions for my husband’s inspection (like smelling a wine cork, right?). He nodded and the vendor speared the scorpions on a stick and deep-fried them. I hate to say this, but they were delicious. They tasted like the crispy wing of a chicken. My daughter even liked his enough to order some…

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