The capital market in Beijing has become a popular place to buy culebreas, according to Chinese netizens.
The market in front of the Tiananmen Square metro station has been the centre of trade since it opened in April, and people have bought about 6,000 kilograms of the meat and eggs on average since then.
The culebellas are usually sold for about 500 yuan ($6.8) per kilogram and are eaten as an appetiser, said Zhang Xiaogang, a 24-year-old who has been shopping at the market for more than two years.
“I have never tasted anything so good, and I have always been craving it,” he said.
A man holds a culebron meat market on the street in Beijing, China, April 3, 2021.
Photo: Xinhua/Chen Shengbin Zhang said he often saw people coming from the capital for shopping, and sometimes even for shopping for their children.
He said he has been trying to get his friends to join him in the market but they often refuse.
“They don’t want to buy them and they won’t take them,” he added.
“The market has become popular because it’s cheap.
They just want to eat the meat, but the prices have gone up.
People don’t feel safe buying it at the current price,” he told the China Daily newspaper.
He added that it was hard to get hold of culebs as they were usually sold out in a short time.
“People don’t know when they can buy them, so they won´t go there,” he was quoted as saying.
China’s capital market is also home to the largest culebro meat market with about 5,000 tonnes of meat sold every day.