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TWCC21 – Street Food in China: To Eat or Not to Eat?, Episode21

Welcome back to Two White Chicks in China with Hollie and Nora!

Episode 21’s question comes from Ding Baoqing who asks us ‘Could you guys talk about the street food in China? I’m wondering if you guys have checked them out?’


In This Episode We Talk About…

  • Shout outs and comments. Thanks!
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  • A man searching for his wife for two months in Shandong.
  • Our question from Baoqing.
  • What is street food?
  • Its reputation.
  • Chinese BBQ – food on a stick.
  • twirlychips

  • Candied hawthorns.
  • 7/11’s ‘street’ food.
  • The tomato fruit/vegetable dilemma.
  • Noodles in a rusty wok.
  • Pancakes and crepes.
  • Breakfast street food.
  • Chengdu street food.
  • Candy art.
  • China’s eating culture.
  • If you have any questions about street food leave us a question below or send us a voicemail message.
  • Bugs. Yum.
  • In hindsight, if only we’d bought…
  • Our Chinese word of the week is ‘snack’ – 小吃 (xiǎo chī)
  • If you have a question for us, please send us a voicemail or leave us a message below!
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    Episode Length 44:48

    Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next Thursday for our next topic and another question from one of our listeners!
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    – Hollie & Nora


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    • Totoro Peters

      I will try this week avocado with sugar XD …I cannot imagine it…and by the way, all my childhood I ate tomato as a fruit hahahahaha. Today, I can eat tomato as a fruit or as a vegetable…

      • Chamcen Liu

        The taste is great!

        • Hollie Sowden


          • Chamcen Liu

            yes, I like it, hahaha

            • Totoro Peters

              OK, HIIIIIIIII!!!!! I ate the avocado with sugar and…. I love it!!! ALso my friend tried it ans she also was happy with this new taste. 🙂 We can learn every day new things 🙂 Thanks!!

            • Chamcen Liu

              if you like Japanese food, you can also try avocado with soy sauce+wasabi 😀

            • Totoro Peters

              I will 🙂 THX

    • Totoro Peters

      I eat xiǎo chī here 🙂 if you want to take a look 🙂 afterward you can delete my post if you think I am promoting it (I am not!): I am sharing 🙂

      • Hollie Sowden

        Coo! We don’t mind you sharing. It’s interesting to see Chinese food with an El Salvadorian twist! 😀

    • AnotherLizWong

      Hey two white chicks, love listening to your podcast! As an AB(1/2)C (only half Chinese!) it really helps me understand part of my cultural heritage, but from a white girl perspective that I can relate to. I’d really like to visit China at some point, but am hesitant because I’m not sure what the tolerance actually is for gay folk. You mentioned gay men in your clubs podcast, so I have a few questions: Are there a lot of openly gay people in China or are they mostly closeted? Is the cultural climate different for men or women that are gay? Is it safe? Thanks!

      • Hollie Sowden

        That’s a great question and thanks so much for your support! We’re glad you’re enjoying listening to it. We’ll certainly be answering you question within the next few episodes! 😀 Thanks again!

    • Chinabob

      I’ve had the silk worm cocoons too. Thanks to my tricky wife not telling me what it was first! Because I certainly wouldn’t have tried it if I had known. I had several, a little pasty, not particularly horrible or tasty either. We were in her hometown JiaoHe, Jilin Province and it was the next day when we were walking through the market that I saw them in their raw form, AND THEY WERE MOVING!!!! Ack! Nearly lost my stomache right then and there… Yuk. Between that and another occasion I have learned to go get a clear answer from her FIRST about what it is before deciding 吃不吃 chī bù chī (eat no eat)

      • Hollie Sowden

        I had my head in my hands from the moment I read ‘silk worm cocoons’! urrrggggghhhh

    • garywzh

      guess you wanna say 糖葫芦