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MayDay 08-20-2008 11:03 PM

BBQ Street Vendor on Bicycle
 
This street vendor in Shanghai, China really impressed me with his ingenuity.

It was the middle of December, about 10 pm and it was freezing outside. Most folks were bundled up in down coats, boots and gloves... and there was this guy selling BBQ'd meat sticks from a mobile coal grill mounted on his BICYCLE.

http://www.dotphoto.com/SAN1/6F/2D/9...0FD8298258.jpg

Several types of meats were offered. Everything was cooked fresh. Cost was literally peanuts!
http://www.dotphoto.com/SAN1/88/19/B...93363AF010.jpg

Everything was self-contained. Pack up was fast too. When the police came to clear the square of all the street vendors (illegal) :icon_shock1:, he had everything locked down and was cycling off in LESS than a minute. :icon_cool

Needless to say, I was impressed. :eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap
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Eat Crow 08-20-2008 11:21 PM

That's pretty sweet!

CivilWarBBQ 08-21-2008 12:06 AM

Ingenious setup, something you'd never see in the states with the concern for toxicity of cooking with galvanized metals.

Nitrofly 08-21-2008 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by MayDay (Post 717152)
This street vendor in Shanghai, China really impressed me with his ingenuity.

It was the middle of December, about 10 pm and it was freezing outside. Most folks were bundled up in down coats, boots and gloves... and there was this guy selling BBQ'd meat sticks from a mobile coal grill mounted on his BICYCLE.

http://www.dotphoto.com/SAN1/6F/2D/9...0FD8298258.jpg

Several types of meats were offered. Everything was cooked fresh. Cost was literally peanuts!
http://www.dotphoto.com/SAN1/88/19/B...93363AF010.jpg

Everything was self-contained. Pack up was fast too. When the police came to clear the square of all the street vendors (illegal) :icon_shock1:, he had everything locked down and was cycling off in LESS than a minute. :icon_cool

Needless to say, I was impressed. :eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap
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In Boston you better bring bail money.. :icon_pissed
Great idea.. In Beijing .. :mrgreen:

Norcoredneck 08-21-2008 12:53 AM

BigMista had his set up since he was a kid.
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ttoBoomBox.jpg

Bigmista 08-21-2008 01:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 717178)
BigMista had his set up since he was a kid.
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ttoBoomBox.jpg

Damn! I'd be offended if that wasn't so damned funny!!

mbshop 08-21-2008 01:16 AM

we have made innovation illegal in the u.s.. better tow a porta potti with you if you sell street food around here. folks got mad when they tried to get rid of the taco trucks around here. stupid city thought folks would go to a restaurant for a quick bite. idiots.

noskos 08-21-2008 01:45 AM

I ate these little skewers a lot when visiting Beijing in the past, they put a great spice mix on it, spicey and heavy in cumin, did he use a simular seasoning??

BIGWILLY 08-21-2008 10:22 AM

"Everything was self-contained. Pack up was fast too. When the police came to clear the square of all the street vendors (illegal) :icon_shock1:, he had everything locked down and was cycling off in LESS than a minute."

Hit n' Run BBQ!

MayDay 08-21-2008 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by noskos (Post 717190)
I ate these little skewers a lot when visiting Beijing in the past, they put a great spice mix on it, spicey and heavy in cumin, did he use a simular seasoning??

Nope, sorry to say I didn't taste the goods. Wish I had, but I just had dinner and I was full up to the gills. Was only in Shanghai for a few days and never saw another like him again. Next time, I'd buy for sure, at least one each of the lamb, beef and pork. Darn, missed out on a great "Q" experience!~ :mad:

MayDay 08-21-2008 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by BIGWILLY (Post 717357)
"Everything was self-contained. Pack up was fast too. When the police came to clear the square of all the street vendors (illegal) :icon_shock1:, he had everything locked down and was cycling off in LESS than a minute."

Hit n' Run BBQ!

No kidding! There were all these street vendors in an open pedestrian-only square. Everyone had their wares on blankets. Apparently, street vending is illegal in Shanghai, so the police would come by every so often. One minute everyone was busy plying their wares, the next minute the whole square was one giant fluid motion of blankets being folded and goods packed up. There were no sirens, no yelling, chaos or pandemonium. Looked like everyone had done this countless times before. Anyways, the whole square was empty of vendors in about a minute. Not a trace of them, no garbage, nothing. Amazing! :cool:

MayDay 08-21-2008 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BIGWILLY (Post 717357)
"Everything was self-contained. Pack up was fast too. When the police came to clear the square of all the street vendors (illegal) :icon_shock1:, he had everything locked down and was cycling off in LESS than a minute."

Hit n' Run BBQ!

Hey, at least it wasn't road-kill. The meat looked clean and good, pre-skewered so there was no actual meat handling. There was more in his supplies box. Everything looked geared for mobile BBQ. The temperature outside was near freezing so I wasn't concerned about bad meat. Darn, now that I'm thinking of it, sure wish I had some of those skewers. So what if I was stuffed!

HB-BBQ 08-21-2008 04:23 PM

Thats a cool setup that guy had. I have always wondered if you could legally vend Q in the USA from a towable hotdog cart. They are always for sale and usually cheap. I think they only have one sink so I may have answered my own question there.

BIGWILLY 08-21-2008 05:53 PM

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Mobile BBQ

Norcoredneck 08-21-2008 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by BIGWILLY (Post 717669)
Mobile BBQ

Quite the rig.


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