For some reason, I enjoy the hustle and bustle of the street market in China. The locals are looking for the freshest foods for their meals that day, so early in the morning they will go to the designated area for the vendors to set up their booths. Most of the people seem very nice, and many of them will allow me to photograph them. Would you like to know what I saw on my last visit?
Fried bread is a common dish in China, especially for breakfast, so it is popular at the morning markets. One nice lady allowed me to record her techniques for frying the bread. I have no idea how she does this without burning herself, but she seems to be quite accomplished at this! Watch for yourself and see if this is something you would do. Not many people will put their hand in a hot frying pan!
Here is another type of fried bread. It is noticeably larger than the ones I just showed you, and it would have a different flavor. Sometimes these fried breads are stuffed with a variety of fillings. What you are about to see in this video is the vendor slicing the fried bread. This fried bread was huge, and what you see represents only half of what was made in one “loaf.” I thought you might enjoy watching the bread being sliced!
Since I showed you the bread being sliced, I thought I would show you a picture of another device used for preparing/slicing food. I have seen many cleavers used in China, but I have never seen one shaped like this one, which was used for cutting meat.
Hopefully you have enjoyed our trip to the street market today! If you have the opportunity to visit one of these in China, I would like to highly recommend you take advantage of it. You never know what you might see!
Have you ever visited a Chinese street market?