"If it moves - eat it!" Shanghai Local Custom Tip by MrPat

Shanghai Local Customs: 102 reviews and 149 photos


Immediately behind the fakes market on Hui Hui Lu there is a little food market where I took the picture. Before my trip to Shanghai I had not considered several of the animals for sale as food. In fact I made an elementary error when visiting the great uncle of a friend. As we walked througha small courtyard I noticed a plastic basin contained three turtles. I thought - "How charming. Some child's pets." Shortly afterwards I was treated to the sight of one of the turtles, along with a number of wriggling frogs, being brought through the house and into the kitchen. I have to say that I had several portions of the frogs legs!

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  • Written Aug 14, 2004
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