Hangzhou 2015 - Hefang Street Food Court
At the Eastern of Hefang Street is a small food court squeezed into a narrow alley. Tiny stalls line both sides of the alley, and in the middle is a covered dining area squeezed between the walkways. As always there is a dizzying array of street food on offer, from the most common to the obscure. The atmosphere is really infectious - everyone seems to be enjoying whatever they are having.
One of the local specialties is spicy deep-fried crabs. You eat the whole thing - shells and all. It is very good - sweet juicy meat with the crunchy shells which do require strong teeth to work through.
Stewed duck heads seem to be very popular.
What about stewed whole rabbit heads?
One of the more normal offerings - chicken thighs cooked over preserved vegetables. It is slightly bitter and smokey - delicious!
Though it is a bit crowded, this is a great place to try lots of varieties of street food in one place.