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A Chinese Night Market Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

One of my favorite things to do when traveling to new cities in China is finding the local night market (夜市 – yè shì). There’s always so much delicious food being cooked up, and it’s so cheap that you can try several different things. Join me on a short tour of a Chinese night market in a short video.

A Chinese Night Market

Lots of good food here!

Watch the video and learn some Chinese words for a few typical dishes. You’ll find the vocabulary list below to study:

这个夜市有很多好吃的 – zhè ge yè shì yǒu hěn duō hǎo chī de

This night market has lots of delicious food.

串 – chuàn


羊腿 – yáng tuǐ

leg of lamb

包子 – bāo zi

steamed stuffed buns

这些包子非常大! – zhè xiē bāo zi fēi cháng dà

These bao zi are very big!

肉夹馍 – ròu jiā mó

meat sandwich

老北京鸡肉卷 – lǎo běi jīng jī ròu juàn

Old Beijing chicken roll

烤豆腐 – kǎo dòu fu

grilled tofu

– dù


青口贝 – qīng kǒu bèi


菠萝饭 – bō luó fàn

pineapple rice

你想吃什么?- nǐ xiǎng chī shén me

What do you want to eat?

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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