Authentic Chinese cuisine often seems bizarre to the Western World, and we often hear about odd and sometimes disturbing ingredients.
Beijing's latest restaurant is no exception; in fact they are willing to whip it all out and serve a menu exclusively composed of winkies. You know... boy parts.
Based on the ideals that you are what you eat, many Chinese men consume these naughty bits to increase their virility.
A bit of a review from the article:
The deer and the Mongolian goat were surprisingly similar: a little stringy, they had the appearance and feel of overcooked squid tentacles. The Xinjiang horse and the donkey, on the other hand, were quite different. Though both came sliced lengthwise, and looked like bacon, the horse was light and fatty, while the donkey had a firm colour and taste. The testicles were slightly crumbly, and tasted better with lashings of the sesame, soy and chilli dips thoughtfully provided.Surprisingly enough, although they mention a multitude of animals on the menu, not one of them is said to taste like chicken.
Um...ew. This is wrong on so many levels...I...I have no comment.
There was an authentic little Chinese joint in Pittsburgh that served (I believe) hog balls. Can't say as I ever had them, nor do I have much desire, but how bad can it be if it's coated in flour and deep fried?
Prairie oysters are considered a delicacy in Montana. I know this because Mr. Z has a client there, and when I heard which appetizer Mr. Z had the temerity to sample, I thought I was going to have to divorce him.
But, when you really think about it, since they peel the scrotum off before they're batter dipped and deep fried, it seems a little bit closer to being as acceptable as eating eggs. Just a little bit, though. It'd be more like eating eggs before ovulation, and I don't know how the hell an ovary could be peeled.
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