Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Delicacies or Indelicacies?

This is a specialty shop for eastern Chinese delicacies. Loose translation of the tags are: (from top/left) Hangzhou sauced duck, Nanjing flattened duck, Hangzhou sauced chicken, Shanghai wind-dried chicken, Tsingtao salted beef and Taiwan dried chicken. The green stuff at the bottom are rice dumplings with different fillings.

I have never had any of those and frankly, I hope they are not too much for you to look at. In the background top left, you'll also see some Chinese parma ham.

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Comments on "Delicacies or Indelicacies?"


Blogger Eric said ... (February 21, 2006 1:37 PM) : 

So I'll ask a politically incorrect question...

Considering how everybody is starting to worry about the avian flu here (they just found it in France), is there much worry over there?


Blogger Kais said ... (February 21, 2006 3:18 PM) : 

Yellow duck?
get the meat well done, after eat.


Blogger Lisi said ... (February 21, 2006 5:58 PM) : 

Eric, HK is in high alert, within one week of finding an infected bird here, the government has enacated a law to ban the keeping of backyard poultry. This has made a group of race pigeon keepers very upset here...


Blogger Karine said ... (February 21, 2006 6:43 PM) : 

Hi Lisi,
I think I'll go with the rice dumplings. As for the chicken, I'll pass thanks. Colorful pictures though ;)


Blogger bob said ... (February 21, 2006 7:49 PM) : 

hi lisi

Me too. I prefer to stick to that grow in the ground. INteresting shot


Blogger mea said ... (February 21, 2006 8:54 PM) : 

Wow...I'm usually pretty brave when it comes to food, but it has to be presented in read-to-eat form.

Isn't is weird how "delicacies" are usually the most disgusting?


Blogger Amande said ... (February 21, 2006 9:24 PM) : 

Interesting shot! I wonder how long do they keep the meat outside a fridge...


Blogger San Francisco Daily Photo said ... (February 22, 2006 11:39 AM) : 

Interesting photo! And a great Shakespearean title for it! ;-)



Blogger Cynthia! said ... (February 22, 2006 12:07 PM) : 

Nice food colour!! the yellow chicken creeps me out a little bit! But one hasn´t lived until one tried it all!!! :)


Blogger Andreea said ... (February 22, 2006 9:03 PM) : 

great picture - really interesting to discover local delicacies.


Blogger Pamela said ... (February 23, 2006 10:06 AM) : 

It is funny how culture teaches us to have different reactions. When I lived in England, I would have considered this a little gross. Now, after 14 years in Spain, it seems pretty normal.


Anonymous Michelle said ... (April 09, 2006 5:14 PM) : 

I have just discovered your blog today. Thank you for the photo, and I would just love to try all of the dried aviary products in the picture shamfully I don't know all of them. Just one little detail if I don't make mistake, the Tsingtao salted beef is actually salted beef tongue...

For foreigners whom do not know yet those products, these aviaries are actuelly marinade and treated, just like ham in Spain or saucisson in France. Regarding the dumplings on the bottom, are filled by sticky rice and differents meat or ham...

best regards,


Anonymous n.b. said ... (November 15, 2006 12:13 PM) : 

This is a great response to the "gross" challenge. It is a bit bizarre, but not too disgusting to even look at. It is probably all delicious, specially if you are used to it. From my travels I found that one man's peanut butter is another man's marmite (and never the twain shall meet!)


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