Serious Eats: Talk
So, I've recently found myself in China on a trip with my parents. Now, I'm pretty used to only being able to recognize 80% of what I'm eating, so I'm really enjoying the trip.
Now, I have mixed feels about street food in China (been to Beijing and Shanghai so far). Walking by the stands, it often smells really good, but my mother warns me not to eat there because it's dirty. My question to you, serious eaters, is whether or not you think street food in some places is dirty, and what your reactions are to it?
Do you eat it and assume nothing bad will happen? Or do you avoid it completely? Or do you have some criteria about what street food you eat? I'd love to hear your opinions!