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Five Strange Foods in China

Do you ever think Chinese will eat anything on the earth? Foreigners who travel to China are often shocked by weird things they have never eaten before. Here are five strange foods in China.

1) Monkey Brain

In some parts of China, people like to eat monkeys’ brain. It is said that it tastes like bean curd. Raw alive monkey brain is a special dish to prove their richness and bravery of very rich people. It is possible to order it only in Guangdong and in Hong Kong. The chef puts a live monkey beneath a table with its head poking up through a hole, the consumers then eat its brains while it screams. This dish is very expensive. The dish was banned in China.

2) Fried Scorpion

It is one of popular street food in China and said that fried scorpions are crunchy and salty and seem like eating popcorn. The scorpions stop being poisonous only after frying.

3) Fried Silkworms

Silkworms are fried in oil before eating and it is said to be full of protein. They are eaten as traditional snacks after silk has been extracted until the economy picked up about two decades ago.

4) Sheep penis

Chinese especially like eating animal’s internal organs. In Myanmar, we also eat and named it fighting ball.

5) Pre-mature chicken egg

It is a snack popular in Nanjing. It is failing hatching egg which is usually boiled and eaten with salt.


This is a small list of all the unfamiliar, unusual and weird food you can eat in China.

The options are endless and sometimes very surprising.

And you, what was the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

Leave me a comment below telling all about the taste.



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