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Pichai Yuan (Pichai Courtyard)

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Address: 16 He Bei Lu, Qingdao, China

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Weird and wonderful food stalls

Just a couple of small alleyways teeming with colourful street stalls selling weird and wonderful foodstuffs. The speciality seemed to be squid on a stick. It was covered in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
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Liverpool, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Just a couple of small alleyways teeming with colourful street stalls selling weird and wonderful foodstuffs. The speciality seemed to be squid on a stick. It was covered in a sweet spicy sauce and was delicious. We passed on the scorpions and insects though and opted for some delicious steamed buns instead. Well worth a visit!

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Zhuhai, China
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115 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Most food stalls offer the same stuff. I guess the most interesting one was the one with scorpions and kinds of larvae or what ever those things were. People tend to crowd around that stall you probably won't miss it. We had lunch in one of those inner court yard restaurant (Jiang Ning Hui Guan 江宁会馆)which was quite good. There... More 

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Qingdao, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Wonderful hideaway of delicious street snack foods and cool old buildings. Also located in the old German part of Qingdao so many other attractions not far away. Definitely worth an afternoon.

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London
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18 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

A must place to go to see the old QIngdao. Great snack food, and beer along the fantastic sidestreets. Make sure you check out the small sidestreets to check out the snack shops and bar, some are pretty unique. The food is fantastic, especially the fresh seafood. And it is a great atmosphere sitting outside enjoying the food with fresh... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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45 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

If you want to try some local snacks / specialties then this is a good place to do it. Some opera / shows also held at lunch and dinner time. Good place to just wander down the little alleys and have a nosey around. Good to end up for lunch here after a morning walking around the Badaguan area and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

Pichai Yuan (Pichai Courtyard) 劈柴院 is a treasure cove of old Chinese culture. It is located at Zhongshan Lu, Shinan District, Qingdao (青岛市市南区中山路), one km northeast of Qingdao Railroad Station, in old town. Here you can sample some of the more unusual foods, do a little shopping of very memorable souvenirs, enjoy tea served from a very long beaked water... More 

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