Daily Archives: February 17, 2011

Chinese Like to Play With their Food

The Chinese have some bizarre attitudes towards their food. We all know that nothing is off the menu and that many foods are believed to have magical powers. In SuperSense, I talked about the essentialism of eating various animal penises and the claims of rejuvenating potions made from fetuses. Here I thought I would share some videos and images of other Chinese practices which upset many Westerners. Take for example, the fish dish which is only half deep-fried so that it is still alive when eaten.

Or consider these goldfish that magically swim in formation (orig. in Japanese).  I expect that they have been fed a large dose of iron fillings.

But the last example, is not entirely the fault of the Chinese but rather a Belgian tattoo artist who has been inking up porkers in Beijing.

inky & Porky

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