Thursday, March 11, 2010

WOULD YOU EAT ANYTHING IN THE NAME OF HEALTH?

Dog meat, anyone?

Mention the magic words "Good for health" to an elderly Chinese, and chances are he will eat it no matter how disgusting it may be. The 'it' here refers to exotic meat served as specialties in many restaurants in China, Taiwan, Korea and Thailand. Such meat is openly sold in wet markets in these countries.


Elderly Chinese believe that if any of your organs is deficient, eating the animal equivalent of that organ will help rejuvenate that organ in you. Sounds logical? So eating a tiger penis will give a man super virility, drinking a bowl of shark fin soup will take care of your arthritis, and enjoying a meal of monkey brains will enhance your memory. Turtle soup is great for longevity. And the list goes on.....

Hmm... I wonder what's available for breast enhancement?


And why stop at one cure? Go for the all-in-one marketing strategy. Drinking snake blood and eating the meat is not only considered an aphrodisiac, but also a remedy for fatigue, poor vision, lower back pain and acne.

CNN did a report on the move to ban eating dog and cat meat in China. Click here to view the video.

Well, one man's poison is another man's cure. To most folks, eating exotic food like these is revolting, but to many Chinese, it's lip-smacking yummy, and nutritious too.

As for me, I'll settle for veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds anytime, exotic or not. No meat on my platter, please. Thank you.

3 comments:

foodbin said...

I think they should ban exotic meat.

CheaHS@n said...

Oh dear *pengsan*...thanks and no thanks.

Bananazക said...

LIke the cartoon of the rhino's head..I'm not that adventurous. tQ