Undersecretary Jimeno and PH officials try exotic food in Beijing

Undersecretary Jimeno and PH officials try exotic food in Beijing

- Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Karen Jimeno is in China along with other Philippine cabinet members to accompany President Rodrigo Duterte in a four-day visit to enchance tie up with the world's second largest economy

- The government officials took a break from their national duties and tried Beijing's popular street snacks

- Among the exotic food they eat were scorpion kebabs that are sold in Wangfujing Snack Street

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Poisonous and lethal crawling arachnids is most likely the idea you would picture in your mind when you think of scorpions. But, not in Beijing, China. They are considered exotic street delicacies.

Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Karen Jimeno along with other Philippine government officials took a break from discussing matters concerning infrastructure and transportation in China and tried to have a few bites of the popular exotic food.

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Jimeno shared on her Instagram account videos of their unordinary culinary forays.

They tried several street snacks including the scorpion kebabs.

"Good, masarap (delicious)," is how the former CNN Phillippines anchor described the grilled scorpions.

Department of Transportation Secretary Art Tugade on the the hand, had a grimace face as he nibbled on them.

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The feisty lawyer also took time to try the giant scorpion.

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Jimeno, who became famous as the photogenic spokeswoman of then Philippine Supreme Court Justice Renato's defense panel, took oath before President Rodrigo Duterte as the new DPWH undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Priority Projects on October 11.

Duterte along with his cabinet members is currently in China for a four-day state visit to strengthen economic alliance and build up bilateral relations with the country's second largest importer.

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