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.