Wednesday, July 18

Crunchy Bat Wings

We Filipinos always get flack for eating dog and boiled duck babies all fresh in their eggshells. I wonder why they're always on our case. It's not like the rest of the world eats food that's any less weird.

Case in point: China. I suppose that's anticlimactic. They have everything from pickled snake to fried chicken feet, anyway. Thanks for the noodles and dimsum China, but you've outdone yourselves with this latest insanity. And that's saying something, considering craziness level of your cuisine.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Live rats are being trucked from central China, suffering a plague of a reported 2 billion rodents displaced by a flooded lake, to the south to end up in restaurant dishes, Chinese media reported.

Rats had been doing a roaring trade thanks to strong supply over the last two weeks, the China News Service quoted vendors as saying.

"Recently there have been a lot of rats... Guangzhou people are rich and like to eat exotic things, so business is very good," it quoted a vendor as saying, referring to the capital of Guangdong province, where people are reputed to eat anything that moves.

Some vendors, who declined to reveal their names, had asked people from a village in Hunan province, near Dongting Lake, to sell them live rats, the Beijing News said on Monday.

Some Guangdong restaurants were promoting "rat banquets", charging 136 yuan (8.80 pounds) for one kg of rat meat, the newspaper said.
Even better:
"... Chinese media in Guangdong province reported on the sale of “heavenly dragon meat” in restaurants in the provincial capital of Guangzhou. The dragons are in fact rats, imported from Henan province, where they are running rampant."

Heavenly Dragon Meat. What genius. Reminds me of the pervasive Ma-Ling rumor, the one where someone said a human finger was found in the middle of all the canned meat. Or was it that Ma-Ling was made from aborted babies? Can't really remember anymore.

I take it we're preparing for the inevitable famine that's coming. You know, because we're overpopulated. GMA-7's been overdosing on the fried cockroach stories, the people who let leeches suck off their own blood and then eat them outright, broiled lizards and whatnot. This does not surprise me. Hungry people will eat anything that moves. And if you close your eyes long enough, it's all going to taste like chicken, anyway.


Anonymous said...

Yuck nik --- write something else will you! arrgh...i just lost my appetite!