7 Foods in China That Will Make You Puke in Your Mouth
Guts, feet and noses ... it's what's for dinner
For Americans traveling to China for the first time, the street food can be, well, a bit repulsive. For one thing, chicken feet are just about everywhere. You can even pick up a pack of chicken feet at the gas station, perfect for those who want a crunchy snack on the fly.
There's nothing quite like spicy frog stew to warm you up on a cold day in Shanghai. Oh yes, you will feel the wrath of those chilies by the day's end.
Why not wash down lunch with a shot of deer horn whisky? Drinking deer horn whisky, which is actually a rice wine, is said to increase your vitality in the bedroom. Not a fan of antlers? No problem. There's plenty of alcohol infused with scorpions and snakes to keep you going.
Organ meat. Slimy, shiny organ meat. No amount of lettuce and flowers is going to make kidneys look appealing.
The only way squid is palatable is when it's deep fried and covered with marinara sauce. Not psyched about this pair of star-crossed lovers that have been sitting out all day long.
In China, anything you can imagine will be placed on a stick....
Including an entire bird...eyes, beak, feet and all.
So Bon Appétit, or, better yet, chī hǎo hē hǎo!