There were a couple of things about this list that shocked me, not least that I have tried half of the items: Number 4 (I like it), 5 (very common here in this city of Koreans), 8, 9 & 10 (the latter three smell bad but taste good). I am so totally disgusted by the first item on the list that I have changed my QQ status to "老 鼠三吱儿 Yuck!" so that my Chinese students know what not to serve me.
- Baby mice three-times squeaking (lǎoshǔ sān zhī er, 老 鼠三吱儿) — Prepare a plate of newborn mice and a plate of dipping sauce. Use a pair of chopsticks to clamp one live mouse and it squeaks for the first time. Dip the mouse in sauce, the mouse squeaks a second time. Put the mouse in the mouth and it squeaks a third time.
- Animal penis (dòng wù biān, 动物鞭)
- Cat meat (māo ròu, 猫肉)
- Baked silkworm chrysalis (kǎo cán yǒng, 烤蚕蛹)
- Dead chicken embryo egg (máo dàn, 毛蛋)
- Dog meat (gǒu ròu, 狗肉)
- Fertilized duck embryo or balut (wàng jī dàn, 旺鸡蛋). A street snack in Nanjing, especially popular among girls. Also popular in Philippines and typically eaten in the dark
- Stinky tofu (chòu dòu fǔ, 臭豆腐)
- Durian crisp (liú lián sū, 榴莲酥)
- Century eggs (pídàn, 皮蛋)
|Does it matter that they don't have a spine? This was taken by the fishmonger at 3:08 in the morning when the market was abuzz with activity, despite the frigid temperatures.|
|Yes, that is a chicken sticking out of its mouth.|