Saturday, September 1, 2012

It's Easy To Stick With Your Diet...


...when your food choices include scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, tarantulas, starfish, silkworm larva, crickets and more fun stuff.

This is a photo my sister took of a novelty snack bar at the Dalian Beer Festival (in Dalian, China). She liked the cricket legs, but said the larva feels like you're biting into an eyeball.

*thunk*

How do you say "I'm a vegetarian" in Chinese? Just wondering.

Happy Weekend!

Penelope

12 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG
ICk
Eeek
I'm with you.
I've always said if I ever go somewhere like that - it's tofu only for me.
;)
Thanks for sharing this picture.

JenM said...

Yikes. I saw something similar once in Bangkok. There were lots of yummy looking food stalls and then, right in the middle of it all, a stall selling various kinds of bugs. That was pretty much the end of my appetite for awhile.

I can't believe your sister actually tried them! Talk about brave.

Penelope said...

Hi Juju! I like tofu. That would work for me!

Penelope said...

Jen....I would require COPIOUS amounts of alcoholic beverages before attempting that. Like...maybe 72 cocktails first.

Julia Barrett said...

This is why I refuse to go to China. My cousin - who has to travel there frequently for business - knows enough Mandarin to say - "I'm a vegetarian." That's it.

Penelope said...

Hi Julia! Another good one to learn--"Do you have soy sauce for that tarantula head? Thank you so much."

Julia Barrett said...

Bwaaaaa-haaaaa!

anny cook said...

Oh, yuck.

Penelope said...

Julia...

;^)

Penelope said...

Anny--I hear you!

Tasha B. said...

I'd try the starfish, but the spiders? NO. I HAVE STANDARDS.

I also refuse to eat brain, monkey or otherwise. Thanks, Indiana Jones.

Penelope said...

Tasha... that NO BRAIN rule would be bad if we all turn into zombies during the zombie apocalypse. You'll starve.