Qing Ping Market

We are home although most people wouldn’t even be aware of that since I’ve been unable to even pick up the phone, but more on that in a second.  I wanted to do my last Guangzhou post with the pictures we had taken from Qing Ping Market which is right across the bridge from Shaiman Island in Guangzhou.   Qing Ping Market is a real locals market and not the type of place where you find souvenirs to take home from your trip.  Qing Ping is filled with all types of spices and creatures that the Chinese consume and some of them are quite questionable.  For instance, we saw buckets and buckets of scorpions that are cooked and eaten and canisters of roaches as well.  We also saw millions of dried seahorses and starfish.  Our guide told us about the Chinese philosophy of eating that really came to light in this market.  “The only thing without legs we don’t eat is the table.  The only thing in the water we don’t eat is the boat and the only thing in the air we don’t eat is the airplane.”  Here are some pictures that show you just how true that is!

Mushrooms 
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Snakes

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Starfish
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Roaches
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Scorpions
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Some kind of really brightly colored fruit.
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Here is Surae eating at a Guangzou Thai restaurant, the Cow and Bridge.  We are there several times and it was yummy.  I wonder if they bought their ingredients from Qing Ping Market!

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2 Comments

  1. Chris said,

    November 14, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Uuuugh!!!…. SAVAGE.
    But, if you’re in a country with 1.3 billion people, I guess you might start eating pretty much anything. Completely froeign and crazy to me.

  2. Patricia said,

    November 18, 2007 at 3:03 am

    I would just like to clarify that the saying about eating anything is something the rest of China says about the area around Guangzhou. Not all of China eats bugs, etc. 🙂

    Patricia – mama to a 3 yr old Fenyi beauty


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