I ask these two Chinese friends, both young, wealthy, educated urban women, if they’ve ever eaten æ¯›è›‹ — literally “hair eggs”, actually fertilized chicken eggs (i.e. a chicken fetuses) that simmer for hours in woks on Qingdao sidewalks:
“Oh, gross! We wouldn’t dare! No way!”
What about starfish (æµ·æ˜Ÿ)? Do you eat starfish?
Earlier this week we were running around with some friends from Kunming and stumbled upon a starfish-eating opportunity that we couldn’t pass up. Click the first thumbnail to open the viewer. And read the captions; it’s like a little story…
For more Chinese food adventures, see:
- Dog food (the other kind)
- Donâ€™t eat dog? We sure missed that memoâ€¦
- Dead puppies (donâ€™t look, Grandma!) â€“ menu included
- Free frogs
- What itâ€™s like to eat BBQâ€™d silk worm larvae (èš•è›¹)
- Know your edible northern Chinese insects
- Curiosity + China = way more than I bargained for
- Cross-cultural food: the feelingâ€™s mutual
- Baijiu 101: â€œOne does not simplyâ€¦ drink baijiuâ€
- Chinese Breakfast: Tianjin style!