Monday, August 28, 2006

If you are squeemish...look away

Sunday night we went for Hot Pot. It's basically like Fondu - there's a big pot in the middle of the table and one side is mild (like Egg Drop soup) and the other is screaming hot...spicy hot. They bring all kinds of meats/veggies that you can drop in to cook then eat.

Here is what passed my lips...
Goose intestine - very chewy - I swallowed it
Seaweed - very stringy and salty
Fish Balls - pretty good I might say
(If you're sick already turn back now)
Pig brain - it was very good the longer I left it in the broth- I ate it from the hot and spicy side to minimize the taste...but it was very squishy.
Sheep female part (v-j) - yes, I put this in my mouth and spit it out after chewing for awhile. I must say the Chinese are a strange people and want to use EVERY part of the poor animal!

Sorry to gross you out but it was part of the whole Shanghai experience!

Happy birthday mom - sorry I missed it but it might be worth it when I get home!

8 comments:

Lori said...

Heidi!! Gross!

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magaw said...

Sushi will be a "slam dunk" now. Be sure to add those recipes to your collection. It's all a matter of culture and what you grow up with, I guess. In a country of their population and poverty, nothing gets wasted.

Big Red said...

EWWWWWW! YICKY!

TheologyMom said...

I can't believe it...you are so much braver than I am....VJJ????

Katie said...

I just lost my dinner....

holly in the middle said...

Dude, I am so signing you up for Fear Factor right this minute. I can't believe you put that in your mouth. Do fish have balls? I have a really good joke but since M & D read this, I'll save it for when you return! Remind me not to give you a big smooch when you get back. I miss you though, I want you to come back home and bestow many wonderful gifts from the black market to me. Hooray for fake purses!

Anonymous said...

You so need to come over and have Taco's. Glad your trip was fun.

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