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Beijing's Five Most Challenging Dishes: Chew on This, New York!

Mmmmm -- Salamander!
Mmmmm -- Salamander!
Lillian Chou

In response to Our 10 Most Challenging Dishes in NYC, Fork in the Road Beijing correspondent Lillian Chou has sent us a handful of things she's stumbled on recently in China's capital. I'm afraid New York City has a long way to go in catching up, though there is some overlap, as you will see.

Deep-fried bugs on a skewer: scorpion on the bottom, unidentified beetle on top.
Deep-fried bugs on a skewer: scorpion on the bottom, unidentified beetle on top.
Lillian Chou
Sheep eyeball seen in cross section so you can study the retina.
Sheep eyeball seen in cross section so you can study the retina.
Lillian Chou
Starfish
Starfish
Lillian Chou

Pet owners, we beg you not to proceed further!

 

Dog intestines with hot sauce.
Dog intestines with hot sauce.
Lillian Chou

More unmentionable edibles from Lillian Chou.


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