Night food stalls near Wang Fu Jing Daijie, Beijing, China, May 2009.
There are 50+ of these lining one side of the street & hundreds of people crowd in to purchase &/or stare incredulously.
The smell of these is something that cannot be described – only experienced. Once smelt it is forever burned into your memory & nasal cavities. Some people stand in line without issue, others dry retch (or worse) as they try to hurry through the crowd. It’s best not to look at the pavement at what you might be treading in.