May 15, 2008

Food of the (Olympic) Gods

Jade is feeling the Olympic spirit. He can't wait for the summer games to begin (the wrestling especially). In light of this spirit, he wants to make sure that those of you traveling to the Orient to see the games up close and in person are prepared for some of the cuisine.

I picked these photos out of a larger selection (some of the menu items aren't for our more delicate readers). Enjoy. The photos speak for themselv
es (literally).








17 comments:

amandacheryl said...

um...ew?


u ever wonder how some things become food...like "hey lets eat that thing with the spike on its butt! yea!"

Anonymous said...

I have an urge for an urchin.
John

Wendy said...

I hope to whatever-god-is-listening that I am never that hungry... *shudder*

Nebulous Grey said...

Whenever I see something like this, I always try to have a fair perspective on it. I'm sure I eat some horrifying concoction from their perspective. The sharks, urchins, even the snakes seem within reason. But the silk worms and the scorpions, I just cannot rectify. *shudder*

But I'm sure they're very tasty. ;)

Jade said...

Glad everyone seems to like this. My girlfriend is actually tempted to try some of these. I offered to let her cook up some of our pet roaches sometime. No go, unfortunately ;)

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meg said...

I was going to note how sea snakes are incredibly venomous, but this is a society that sees fugu as a delicacy, and I'm sure cutting the head off of a venomous snake is easier than cutting every little gonad and kidney out of tiny fish.

Annica said...

Hmm I'm reading this while my pizza is zizzling in the oven... Very happy to know it's just mozzerella and spinace!!!

Though I'm very curious about the rest of the photo's, the one's you decided we were to 'delicate' for :)

booge said...

I'm sure a lot of this is great for the penis!

Raging Wombat said...

Yes, booge, the Traditional Chinese Medicine aphrodisiac. Lovely.

Ai said...

Well, the "western world" is one of the few societies that don't chow down on bugs, honestly.

Easy meal right there. Plentiful, easy to catch...

Personally, I couldn't do it. I'd have some of those snakes though... Assuming they taste something like eel.

Yvonne Navarro said...

I've read that 80% of the world's plants are poisonous to humans, while 90% of the world's insects are edible. Tried crickets in a Japanese restaurant (not bad) and on the street in Thailand (icky). I also read that roaches taste nasty and scorpions are actually quite good (break off the stinger first). Yay for protein. Say, does anyone have an apple? :)

LisaL said...

I'm also very curious about the photos that weren't posted.
Was it cats and dogs or something?

Raging Wombat said...

The other photos involved dog and horse parts (as well as seahorses, a personal favorite of mine).

Sarumatix said...

Not to be picky but some of the labels don't seem to be right.

In the 2nd last photo the cicadas are some type of locust or cricket. In the last I don't see any scorpions, just some seahorses.

I just got back from Japan where I tried Whale, Raw squid and pig's feet. I thought that was adventuresome, this lot would definitely take a lot of courage to enjoy ;).

Sarumatix said...

And in the last there appears to be some sort of lizard.

Claudia said...

Oh no no no no no.

I hope I am never that hungry too...

At least, not enough to eat a dung beetle!

hydrolagus said...

The deep-fried sea stars are what give me the hardest time. There's really not much to eat in a sea star--no muscles, just calcium structures, nerves, and hydraulics. It must be mainly a texture thing.