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Weirdest Things People Actually Eat in China

Every country has its own unique foods and recipes.  China is no different. In fact, due to its large population of roughly 1.4 billion people over a vast terrain, China is the perfect breeding ground for strange recipes and eating traditions. Having a Chinese boyfriend made me a little more prepared before I went to China, as some of the weird stuff is sitting down in my cupboard right now. But even that didn’t fully prepare me. If you’re going to China soon, you’re going to experience a lot of interesting things. You’re also going to get to see a lot of the things on the list below.

*The things I personally ate are highlighted in purple*

*Not all these things are popular everywhere in China.*

The List

1. Tofu

Mapo Tofu

I’m starting the list off easy with something that can easily be found at any Walmart, which is tofu. While tofu is in America, people usually don’t eat it unless they are vegetarian or vegan, and even then, it’s not something people are excited to eat. In China, it is a very different story. Tofu is almost a staple food in China. Mapo Tofu is a very famous Chinese dish made of tofu. My friend, Du Xin, and I have a joke where I call tofu: evil marshmallows, and he calls marshmallows: devil tofu.

2. Bones(骨头)

Chinese Beef Soup

I noticed that in China most of the time meat is still attached to the bone along with the fat and skin. I got a lot of stares when I asked for a knife to cut the bones and fat away. When I asked my boyfriend why people were staring, he told me that I was actually supposed to eat the bones, skin and fat.

*The broth of the soup tastes amazing is and is super good for you. My boyfriend makes it for me when I am sick.*

3. Cat Pea Noodles (螺狮粉)

Chinese Noodles

No, there is no cat pea in these noodles. But they certainly reek the odor of cat urine. There have been several times I walked into my boyfriend’s apartment and spent time searching the floor for where their cat relieved itself, only to realize my boyfriend or his roommate just finished cooking the cat pea noodles. I didn’t even come up with the name. My boyfriend and a couple of our other Chinese friends coined the name. They all love eating the noodles, but they all agree they smell exactly like cat pea.

4. Duck Eggs (鸭蛋)

Duck Eggs

When I saw a hard-boiled duck egg for the first time I was pretty curious and anxious to see what it would look like cracked open. I didn’t think they would be much different than a chicken egg, but they are. They are much larger, juicier,  and are yellow-greenish in color. Duck eggs are very popular in China.

5. Pigeon Eggs (鹌鹑蛋)

Hard Boiled Pigeon Eggs

Out of all of the things on this list, I think pigeon eggs are probably my favorite. I actually had no idea what they were while I was eating them because no one knew the translation for the word pigeon. All I knew is that I was eating mini eggs from some random bird.  They tasted exactly like a hardboiled chicken egg, except a lot smaller. My boyfriend’s grandparents cooked them in a curry sauce with beef, which was really delicious. A couple days later as we were walking down the road and saw a pigeon my boyfriend told me that was the type of eggs I was eating. I’m glad no one knew the translation because I probably wouldn’t have eaten them had I known.

6. Moldy Eggs(皮蛋)

Moldy Eggs

If you have smelled moldy eggs before, you will probably agree with me that it’s not something you can forget.  They have a very strong odor that scares most people (myself included) away. Some people prefer fresh eggs, however, others prefer moldy or preserved eggs.

7. Any type of Organ Meat (所有种类动物的内脏)

Organ Meat

Livers, lungs, hearts, intestines, stomachs, you name it, and if you’re in China, you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of tiny restaurants that have it. You can eat organs to your heart’s content. In fact, in a lot of restaurants, they didn’t even serve regular meat, but rather just organ meat. For instance, it’s almost impossible to find a chicken breast. But if you want a chicken stomach, you’ll find that almost anywhere.

8. Moldy Tofu (臭豆腐)

Moldy Tofu

If you don’t like regular tofu because it is bland and flavorless, boy do I got something for you. I kid you not, there is a jar of this Chinese moldy tofu sitting in my cupboard as you are reading this.  If moldy tofu sounds bad to you, you’re going to have to trust me that it smells even worse. Anytime we bring back Panda Express or some other type of Chinese food home, my boyfriend eats downstairs and I eat upstairs so that he can indulge himself with his moldy tofu. Not all Chinese eat this, as my boyfriend’s roommate (also a Chinese) agrees with me that its nasty.

9. Eels (鳝鱼)

Eels for Cooking

The most shocking experience I had in China occurred when I was in a Walmart and walked right into a tank full of live eels (which I thought were snakes at the time). It was equally shocking a couple weeks later when we were staying at my boyfriend’s grandparents” house, and they came home with a basket full of those eels. They got about thirty of them and kept them in a mini pool until they were ready to eat them. Then they would kill and cook a handful and leave the rest in the mini pool for another day. I never realized how similar eels and snakes are.

10. Thickened Blood (猪血,牛血,鸭血,鸡血,羊血)

Chinese Thickened Pork Blood

No, my friends, that is not a picture of a chocolate cake (that was my first guess when the waitress brought the dish to the table). Thank God that my boyfriend warned me of that before I dug into it. He then informed that the plate sitting in front of me was straight blood. The chefs turned it into a thick jelly type of substance. I had the choice of putting it in my soup or just eating it whole. To my boyfriend’s disappointment, I chose neither. But he enjoyed eating it, and that was the important thing for me.

11. Insects(虫子)

When I first started dating my boyfriend he thought he could impress me with his “manly” stories of all of the weird things he ate. He was a little surprised when he saw I wasn’t all that excited about the fact that he ate a tarantula on a stick. He told me that while he was visiting a certain city in southern China where eating insects is common, he and his friend had a competition. Even he admitted that the tarantula tasted very bad. On a different note, he said that centipedes are just like crunchy shrimp. I’m just going to take his word for that.

12. Duck Neck and Duck Tongue(鸭脖, 鸭舌)

Duck Tongue

“Like a kid in a candy shop”, is the wrong saying in China. It should be “like a kid in a duck meat shop”. There are duck meat shops all over China. If you go there, you’ll see it. It’s a yellow package with a smiling duck. I never saw my boyfriend more excited to eat something than when his grandparents welcomed him with a pouch of duck tongues. His face was priceless.

13. Fish Head (鱼头)

Fish Head

I’ll never forget the day I was sitting at the dinner table with my boyfriend and his Grandparents and his Grandfather asked me if I wanted to eat giant the fish head that was on the plate in the center of the table. My naive, small town, American mind thought he was joking with me, as I politely declined in my broken Chinese. Next thing I knew, he skillfully picked up the large fish head, stuck the whole thing in his mouth, and chomped down on it (bones, eyes, skin, and all).  My boyfriend later informed me that the fish head was his grandfather’s favorite part.

14. Birds with Their Heads on (鸭头,鸡头)

Chinese Chicken Dish

It doesn’t matter if you’re dining at a cheaper, more casual restaurant, or a fancy and more expensive restaurant, there will probably be a page dedicated to various kinds of fowl, all with their heads on. My boyfriend defended it as the proper way to decorate a bird. He didn’t even want me to put this on the list because he thought it was normal.

15. Sea Urchin

Sea Urchin Meat

Sea Urchin is a very expensive dish that someone ordered for me, which is the only reason  I tried it.  It was cold, wet, and had a unique texture. It was definitely not one of my favorite dishes.

16. Pig and Chicken Feet

Chicken Feet

Being from Polish descent, pigs feet is something I am a little familiar with. I don’t like them, but my grandma does. The house does smell pretty good when my boyfriend is cooking them. Chicken feet or claws are a little bit of a different story.

17. Whole Minnows 

Fish from Hubei, China

My boyfriend’s grandfather was so happy to present this dish to Andy and me. He caught and cooked all of these fish himself. He was so excited when he asked me to try it and I couldn’t not oblige. They were crispy almost like a fish potato chip. I ate the body and I gave the head to my boyfriend to finish.

18. Pig Ears
Pig Ears from a Chinese Restaurant in NYC

My boyfriend ordered this big bowl of pig ears in a Chinese restaurant in New York City. It was the first restaurant in America he saw pig ears on the menu. My boyfriend loved them. I wasn’t too fond of the texture. But the dumplings right below the bowl of pig ears were some of the best dumplings I’ve ever had.

While most of these foods were super weird for me, I had to remember that a lot of food that I eat is weird for my boyfriend (venison, sauerkraut, pickles, buffalo sauce). It’s also important for everyone to remember that not all Chinese food is this weird, and I did eat a lot of great tasting, new things. I was happy that we got to go to China for my boyfriend’s sake, because as weird as these foods are, my boyfriend enjoys most of them, and you just can’t get most of them here in America. As you can see, I didn’t try a ton of the weird things. I always prided myself in not being a picky person, however, I definitely cannot do that anymore.

Have you ever heard of or eaten any of these things? Would you ever eat them? What is the weirdest thing you have eaten while traveling? Share in the comments below!

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  • Reply
    Kenya Rae
    October 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Wow! This was interesting. I didnt see anything on here that I would be interested in trying.

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      Hey Kenya, thanks for your comment! But hey, pigeon eggs are actually pretty good!

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    Mimi
    October 16, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Ok I have a pretty strong stomac but the moldy eggs made me gag! I’m always down to try different things as long as they don’t smell horrible (very VERY sensitive to scents) Such an interesting post to read 😀

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      Gabriella
      October 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Hi Mimi, I thought I had a strong stomach too. I can’t brag about that as much anymore. But hey, I’m glad you found this interesting! Thanks for commenting!

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    Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat.
    October 16, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Wow, this list definitely got grosser as it went lol. What’s with the moldy stuff?? How does it not make you sick?

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      Gabriella
      October 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Hi Jordan, thanks for your comment! I was trying to ease into the more bizarre things. I don’t really know how it doesn’t make them sick. The smell of the moldy tofu makes me sick. But my friend told me that somethings that smell really bad taste really good. He compared it to how Americans eat pickles. (I’m definitely sticking with pickles) lol.

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    Sarah Camille
    October 17, 2017 at 2:13 am

    I could not handle the thickened blood or moldy tofu!! Though, some of the other things like the pig ears and sea urchin I would at least try.

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 17, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Hi Sarah, thanks for commenting! Even with trying the pig ears and sea urchin, you’re pretty brave! 🙂

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    Sami
    October 17, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Oh my! How fascinating your trip must have been! I’d love to have the opportunity to visit China in my lifetime, even with some of the odd food choices. I’d have to be adventurous and try about half of what is on this list. The other half… well, I’d rather starve. I love that food choices from around the world are so varied, but they all come back to availability and preservation.

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 18, 2017 at 1:07 am

      Hi Sami,
      It was a wonderful trip! If you have a chance to go to China, definitely take it! They have amazing food options there too. (I just wrote about the oddest ones). But I will be writing more about the good ones. 🙂 But I’m glad to hear that you would try them!

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    Candice
    October 17, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Oh wow- what an adventure into the Chinese culture. I’m such a wimp, I’m afraid I would starve!!

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 17, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Candice, thanks for your comment! No worries, I am positive you wouldn’t starve. China has a ton of amazing food too!!

  • Reply
    amy
    October 18, 2017 at 2:40 am

    When the first item was tofu I thought the rest might be items I had heard of or regularly ate.. I was wrong, lots of surprises here 😂

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 19, 2017 at 5:32 am

      Hi Amy, I thought I would be able to handle some of the weird stuff too. No shame! thanks for your comment, i’m glad this post surprised you! 🙂

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    Annette Dattilo
    October 18, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! I don’t think I will be hungry for days now. Definitely would be a great place to lose weight because I wouldn’t be able to eat any of that.

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 19, 2017 at 5:34 am

      Hi Annette, thanks for your comment! I lost some weight in the first two weeks, but eventually, I learned where the good stuff was and gained it back 🙂 I’m sure you would love it if saw the good stuff 🙂

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    Lindsay Turner
    October 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Oh my gosh, I haven’t heard about most of the things on this list! Cat pea noodles?!?!?! I’d still give it a try.

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 19, 2017 at 6:11 am

      Hey Lindsay, glad to hear you would try it! You must be brave!

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    Jessica
    October 18, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Wow.. this is quite the list! I am a huge egg fan, but I’d be afraid to try some of these. Very interesting read.

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 19, 2017 at 6:16 am

      Hey Jessica, thanks for your comment! I’m glad that you liked it!

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    SJ
    October 18, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    The weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten while traveling is probably worms on pasta! And that was in China, too 🙂

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 19, 2017 at 6:17 am

      Hi Sj, oh my, that is weird haha. I don’t think I could have done that haha. I had a strict no bug policy for me and my boyfriend while we were there haha. Did it taste good?

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    Kayvona
    October 18, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Wow. Yea definitely not anything I’d be interested in trying but to each his own lol

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      Gabriella
      October 19, 2017 at 6:18 am

      Hey Kayvona, thanks for your comment. And that’s pretty much the conclusion I came to while traveling 🙂

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    Dominika
    October 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Gabriella wow oh. China is a beautiful country but the things that the put in their mouth to eat puts me in awe. Thank you for sharing this.

    http://dominikagoodness.blogspot.com.ng

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 19, 2017 at 6:19 am

      Hey Dominika, I agree China is very beautiful, and they have some amazing food too! But there definitely is some weird stuff. Thanks for your comment!

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    Larissa
    October 19, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Wow! There are really some interesting dishes in this post. My family is Haitian, and we actually eat some of these as part of our dishes as well, like chicken feet, fish head, bones, and organ meat. I think I would be okay with trying things that I didn’t know what they were beforehand, unless it was the moldy eggs or tofu. I’m actually heading to Japan next month and I was told to try the sea urchin, so we’ll see how that goes!

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 19, 2017 at 6:26 am

      Hi Larissa, thanks for your comment! That’s interesting, I know every country has unique dishes that seem a little odd to people from other countries. There’s definitely no shame in eating it! My boyfriend has eaten everything on the list and continues to eat more than half of it on a regular basis. Yet, he can’t understand why I like pickles. Sea Urchin is definitely interesting. It wasn’t my favorite, but maybe you’ll like it! I’ll be interested to hear about it if you do!

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    Christine
    October 19, 2017 at 3:04 am

    This post made me laugh! I work in Chinatown and this is dead on. I love the Chinese culture, but some of their food choices are just not what my American stomach can handle! I would also add turtle and seaweed snack packs to this list!

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 19, 2017 at 6:22 am

      Hi Christine, you can definitely find a lot of this stuff in the Chinatowns and Chinese markets. I agree, I absolutely love the culture, but some of the food is a little much! The poor turtles they were selling at Walmart!! And the seaweed, yes girl, those definitely go right along with the list! Thanks for your comment!

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    Adine @ Average To Awesome
    October 19, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Thanks for listing all these reasons not to go to China 😉 And how on earth are you supposed to eat bones? I know that they are great for flavour in a broth or something, but is it possible to actually eat them?

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 19, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      Hi Adine, by all means, please go to China! China is a beautiful and amazing country. Please don’t let this post make you think otherwise. Every country has some weird food. China has some AMAZING food too. I will be posting about that shortly 🙂 And also, the cook the bones in broth until they are soft enough to eat. Thanks for commenting.

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    Heather Kinnaird
    October 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    i guess i need to become more of an adventurous eater before vising china….moldy anything i cannot do, or bones + blood. no thank you

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      Gabriella
      October 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Hi Heather, this is just a list of the weirdest stuff I saw. They have some great things too. I’m 100% positive you would find something to eat! (But yeah, moldy anything is not getting in my mouth either.) Thanks for commenting!

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    Marcie
    October 19, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    That’s so cool that you get to visit China! It’s always fun to see what food is celebrated around the world!

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 20, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      Hi Marcie, thanks! China is definitely amazing country, and they have some great dishes, as well as some weird ones.

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    Sella
    October 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    those food looks a bit weird but, they are a good survivor as they eat almost everything, hihihi 😀

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      Gabriella
      October 20, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      Hi Sella, thanks for commenting. I guarantee 100% my boyfriend would survive a lot longer than me, should the apocalypse occur. But they also make some really great food too. The soup he makes when I am sick is out of this world!

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    Sharon
    October 19, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    I have to say that the moldy food sounds the weirdest to me. But blue cheese is moldy, too, and I love that. So maybe it’s not too bad?

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      Gabriella
      October 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      Hi Sharon, that’s a good point. I can’t say that I’ve ever eaten blue cheese, but I have smelled it. And that’s the difference for me. The tofu is put in a jar with some kind of liquid that covers it. It honestly smells like one of my animals went to the bathroom somewhere in my house (I have spent time searching for doggy accidents, only to realize the jar of moldy tofu spilled). The funny thing is my boyfriend agrees that’s how it smells but he loves how it tastes. If you are willing to try it, I say go for it! 🙂

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    Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor
    October 19, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Wow! I’m not sure I would be brave enough to eat most of these things. But I love that in different countries, like China, you can step outside of your box and try new things.

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Hi Ayanna. Thanks for your comment. It’s one of the best things about traveling! Also, they have some absolutely amazing food too.

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    Rachel Catherine
    October 19, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    This was so interesting! The blood would have totally creeped me out and I also would have declined. Some of the other things I would have tried.

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Hi Rachel, I’m with you 100%. Somethings I can do, somethings I can’t. Thanks for commenting.

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    Somto
    October 19, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I have had pig ears, chickens with their heads still on, chicken feet, and thickened blood (the Vietnamese kind.) Surprisngly enough, I thought they were all quite good. Sometimes food that sounds gross actually turns delicious.

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      Gabriella
      October 20, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Hi Somoto, it’s great that you have tried so many things. You’ve tried more than I have! The only thing I really liked from the list was the pigeon eggs. But most of my boyfriend really likes all of these things. What’s weird for me is normal for him, and vice versa. (He thinks sandwiches are the weirdest things ever) haha. I’m glad you ended up liking them! Thanks for commenting!

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    Leighann
    October 20, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Oh my goodness! Looks like I’m not adventurous enough for most of this! Definitely cool to see what others eat though!

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      Gabriella
      October 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Hi Leighann, thanks for commenting. I’m not adventurous for all of it either. But China does have a lot of other great dishes! I’m glad you found it interesting.

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    Natalia
    October 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Hi Gabriella, I loved my time in China, and the many trips after my first one. I agree, there are some pretty strange things on menu’s all across China. But like you, I am also of Polish descent, and we also have some strange things in Poland. However, after reading about the moldy tofu…no thanks. How does your boyfriend eat moldy tofu?

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Hi Natalia, I also loved my time in China. I’m really glad you enjoyed your time there too. It is so neat that you are from Polish descent too! I’m sure you can relate to what I was saying haha. As for the moldy tofu, I have never tried it. My boyfriend tried to make me, but I couldn’t do it. I refuse to be in the room when he opens the lid. I don’t know how he does it haha. Thanks for commenting!

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    Lori
    October 20, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I love seeing the world through the travelers eyes especially when it comes to food. This is extremely fascinating to me, but I would not try any one of them 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!!

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 20, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Hi Lori, thanks for commenting. I’m glad that you enjoyed the post!

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    Jen O'Neill
    October 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I love learning about other cultures. I’d definitely try some of these out!

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      Gabriella
      October 20, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Hi Jen, thanks for your comment! Me too, other cultures are amazing. Some of them aren’t too bad actually 🙂

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    Marie, Mamma's Cooking
    October 20, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I have always wanted to try urchin…the other things…maybe not 😉 Great post!

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 20, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Hi Maria, if you try it, let me know how you like it! 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

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    Kate
    October 20, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I went to China in 2008 and 2009 and remember having some pretty unique food like the duck eggs! Looks like you have a had a great time 🙂

    • Reply
      Gabriella
      October 21, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      Hi Kate, China is amazing, isn’t it? I get so happy when other people tell me they have been there too. Thanks for commenting!

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    Tracy
    October 20, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    This was a really interesting read! I can’t believe that moldy eggs and tofu are a thing! I can’t even stomach blue cheese! I thought I was an adventurous eater after having octopus in Japan but maybe not so much! lol

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      Gabriella
      October 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Hi Tracy, octopus is a pretty brave thing to eat! I can’t believe they are a thing either. I’m pretty sure anything moldy will never be a thing for me lol. Anyway, I’m glad you found it interesting, thanks for commenting!

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    Kristin Stones
    October 21, 2017 at 2:07 am

    Girl you are wayyyy braver than I am!! Kudos to you for trying so many new things!

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      Gabriella
      October 21, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Hi Kristin, thanks haha! I mean you never know until you’re put on the spot xD

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    Emma
    October 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Hi,

    I really like your post! I lived in China for a while and tried most of these things – including the intestines, mouldy egg and the fish eye (the latter was done under a lot of pressure from my fellow diners!) and not keen on any of these. The dumplings were great though!

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      Gabriella
      October 21, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Hi Emma, thanks for commenting! You were pretty brave, you ate more than I did when I was there. And as you said, not super keen on the weird stuff I did try. But dumplings are amazing!! I’m so glad you can relate! 🙂

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    Kay
    October 21, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    So strange and cool! I’m glad people still find other cultures interesting, thanks for sharing!

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      Gabriella
      October 22, 2017 at 11:51 pm

      Hi Kay, thanks for commenting! I’m also glad people find other cultures interesting!

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    Chelsea @ Home Well Managed
    October 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Ew this was the worst! So many gross looking eggs! You are one brave person! I’ll bet that was quite an adventure.

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      Gabriella
      October 22, 2017 at 11:53 pm

      Hi Chelsea, haha, yeah and I don’t even like regular eggs to begin with. But it was a great adventure. Thanks for your comment!

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    Steph
    October 21, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Blah! I try not to eat anything moldy! I wouldn’t be brave enough to try this stuff! Super interesting post, I enjoy seeing and learning about other cultures.

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      Gabriella
      October 22, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      Hi Steph, I am right there with you! If it’s moldy, it’s not going in my mouth haha. I’m glad you found this post interesting!

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    Britney
    October 21, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I love this! Great list!! I plan to write about food in China at some point too. I’ve been twice now, and I too have spent a month in China. Definitely following!
    Maybe we can follow each other: http://www.thebskitchen.com

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      Gabriella
      October 22, 2017 at 11:57 pm

      Hi Britney! That’s so great, I always love talking with other people who have been to China. It’s such a great experience. I’ll definitely be following your website too! It looks great!

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    Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms
    October 21, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Oh I had a hard time even reading some of these! I have definitely been wanting to try tofu and the pigeon eggs sound interesting, but I couldn’t eat a lot of the rest of it!

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      Gabriella
      October 22, 2017 at 11:50 pm

      Hi Vicki, some of them make me cringe just thinking about them. Probably the same way my boyfriend cringes at the thought of pickles. It’s amazing that what tastes so good to some people is absolutely repulsive to others.

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    Bonnie Price
    October 22, 2017 at 12:21 am

    A few of these are Southern delicacies like pig ears and intestines but the rest ewweeee I’m sorry not the most mature comment but I love that you care enough about him to try new things. That speaks to your heart .

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      Gabriella
      October 22, 2017 at 11:28 pm

      Hi Bonnie, thanks for commenting! You’re right, every area has different delicacies. And I loved him enough to try a couple of the things…not all of them haha!

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