New York forward Amar’e Stoudemire has explored and enjoyed most areas of Chinese culture during his recent trip to Chinese for a large multi-national shoe country famous for its swooshes.
Stoudemire has explored the Great Wall of China, ridden in a rickshaw and even at the Nike Festival of Sports.
Buton exploring all elements of China — namely Chinese street food.
Here’s how Stoudemire described it in a blog post at Amarestoudemire.com:
“Spent my last few days getting the local flavor of the people and culture of Beijing by visiting the Chinese Street Market. I was starving, but there was no way I was messing with these. They deep fry them here. I am going to have to pass!”
In particular, Stoudemire wanted nothing to do with the assortment of seahorses, silkworms and scorpions on a stick served up at various places in Beijing.
Something tells me that Stoudemire — like many tourists returning home after an overseas trip — couldn’t wait to savor a Big Mac and some fries as soon as he landed back home.