We walked along the famous food market in Beijing where you can find everything from sea horses to snakes to eat. Members of our tour group tried the silk worms and scorpions. I tried an arm of a starfish. Mid-chew a beggar signaled that we were eating it wrong. You're only supposed to eat the inside. I spat out the chewed up starfish and we gave the uneaten portion of the starfish to the beggar.
Whether the beggar was right or he was just tricking us so he could eat it, we don't know.