xeni at June 16th, 2014 18:44 — #1
jardine at June 16th, 2014 18:53 — #2
Not sure about the French part, but so do I.
glitch at June 16th, 2014 19:34 — #3
This seems like a bizarre thing to eat, but then again I suffer from my cultural biases.
It doesn't seem like a "delicacy" either, but rather an everyday sort of food, judging by the article. I guess it's just whatever you're used to.
brenton_watson at June 16th, 2014 19:37 — #4
Many children like to ate dissolved animal bones and hide, coloured with garish chemicals.
smartr at June 16th, 2014 20:13 — #5
Is it bad that I'm contemplating the caveats of throwing a party centered around eating a large number of rabit heads and drinking cheap beer?
avocet at June 16th, 2014 21:19 — #6
How do you say "Prion Disease" in Mandarin?
anonkopimi at June 16th, 2014 23:30 — #7
In China, if it has four legs and is not a chair.
swims and is not a submarine, flies and is not a helicopter or an airplane...
The Chinese will eat it.
synonymous at June 17th, 2014 02:16 — #8
I remember that place! The heads aren't too bad - like everything else in Chengdu, they're loaded with soy and several kinds of chili.The tricky part is getting at all the goodness inside the skull - what worked best was poking my fingers into one hole to push it out the others.
Pretty sure that it's not affiliated with the Playboy corporation. If I'd told the butcher that the logo was associated with western porn, who knows how he'd have reacted? Maybe he'd have told me that's disgusting.
awjt at June 17th, 2014 02:22 — #9
Having been to China, where snacks are dried soft shell turtles in a brightly colored plastic package or deep fried scorpions on a stick, this doesn't surprise me. Nothing against the Chinese. They just have a different taste sensibility than Europeans. The Chinese eat every living thing they can lay hands on. Not in a barbarous way. Simply in a "this was once living, we shall eat it" kind of way.
marycosplay at June 17th, 2014 03:39 — #10
marycosplay at June 17th, 2014 03:40 — #11
so you mean they eat people?
marycosplay at June 17th, 2014 03:43 — #12
You should add few chinese like that, not all of them.
synonymous at June 17th, 2014 05:12 — #13
Yeah, it's really a North/South thing. Northerners often find the duck lips, rabbit heads, chicken feet and monkey brains as revolting as Westerners do. I suspect it's because Northern cuisine emerged among pastures where large animals could be raised, and people could afford to discard the "gross" cuts of meat.
awjt at June 17th, 2014 07:49 — #14
I was referring to the overall effect, not any one particular person. I am not implying every Chinese person is the same. Or that all parts of China are the same.
Compare to the United States. In the US, all we sell here in the meat section of big chain grocery stores is beef, chicken and pork. A little bit of lamb, turkey and a few other things, but not very much. The heads, feet and entrails of things are nowhere to be seen.
But in China, everything is fair game.
synonymous at June 17th, 2014 09:35 — #15
in China, everything is fair game
Intentional or not, that's an awesome pun. 做得好!
strangefriendbb at June 17th, 2014 12:56 — #16
So you never had chitlins, menudo, pig's feet or scrambled eggs with (cow) brains? (Or learned what they use to make hotdogs.)
awjt at June 17th, 2014 15:03 — #17
Oh, I have, because I like that stuff. But tell me if you can find it in your local Safeway, Kroger's, PriceChopper or HEB. Bon chance on that.
btw, I had some of the best food I've ever had in my entire life in China. And most of it from the street stalls for under $2. The lamb soup in the Muslim section if Xi'an... wow. Salivating now just thinking about it.
strangefriendbb at June 17th, 2014 17:01 — #18
They have menudo at my local HEB In Houston TX.
awjt at June 17th, 2014 18:51 — #19
Hey, honey, could you pick me up some duck heads and chicken feet? I'm hungry and extrema are what's for dinner!
crenquis at June 18th, 2014 21:34 — #20
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