Nightlife in China, Qingdao-style:
Little groups like this are sprinkled throughout our neighbourhood in the after-dinner hours. I’m sure we weren’t the only one hanging our beer on the wall.
I’m pretty sure the Chinese actually says, “Make-out here.”
I ask these two Chinese friends, both young, wealthy, educated urban women, if they’ve ever eaten 毛蛋 — literally “hair eggs”, actually fertilized chicken eggs (i.e. a chicken fetuses) that simmer for hours in woks on Qingdao sidewalks:
“Oh, gross! We wouldn’t dare! No way!”
What about starfish (海星)? Do you eat starfish?
Earlier this week we were running around with some friends from Kunming and stumbled upon a starfish-eating opportunity that we couldn’t pass up. Click the first thumbnail to open the viewer. And read the captions; it’s like a little story…
[1/22] Hey laowai! Wanna eat a starfish?
[3/22] Uhrm… sure?
[4/22] Here goes nothin’…
[5/22] I don’t know…
[6/22] You gotta mash it down on the grill first…
[7/22] Well, here we go…!
[8/22] Here, everyone gets a starfish leg…
[9/22] Ok, but there’s just one problem…
[10/22] …how exactly do you eat it?
[11/22] Thankfully, Nainai is here to help.
[12/22] You gotta peel it open and suck out the insides.
[13/22] These insides.
[14/22] Like this…
[16/22] Dude. You serious?
[17/22] Let’s do it! 一、二、三！
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