Whenever I go to China or Taiwan, my Chinese friends love to bring me to eat food that is not commonly found in Singapore or other parts of the world. Because I had been treated to some really disgusting food, I usually have to ask them what food they have in mind. The following dishes were recommended. I have only tried one of them. I got sick just hearing the descriptions of how they cook the dishes.
I'm sure some people have heard of this dish. Several people sat round a table. An adorable monkey, specially bred for consumption (it's head is bigger than the normal ones) is shackled in the middle of a specially-made table. A hole is cut from the middle of the table, it exactly fits the monkey's neck. You see the monkey's head, it is tightly held down by a contraption.
A little hammer is used to break open the monkey's skull. Amidst the agonising cries of the still alive and kicking monkey, the diners gleefully scoop the fresh, bloody brain of the monkey with a spoon and bring it to their mouths.
I cannot imagine how anyone could eat this! Imagine how horribly that monkey died. And what if it's a human whose brain is being eaten while he's alive! Yucks.
Three 'zi' ( 三吱兒)
My father has once mentioned about his swallowing of newly born babies of a mouse. It was said to be an aphrodisiac.
Here in China, you can have this dish in a restaurant. The diner picks up a newly born mouse with his chopsticks, the baby mouse would make the first 'zi' sound. It is then dipped into a sauce and you hear the second 'zi'. When it is stuffed into the diner's mouth, the last 'zi' is heard. Hence the name of the dish. Their eyes are not even opened yet, and they have already ended up in the stomachs of others. Oh no. How does it feel to have the mini mice alive in your tummy? yerrrr...........
This dish requires a lot of courage from a diner. Eating this dish is cruel but the person who created this dish is even more cruel! It is so sad that some people can think of such ways to eat other living things.
........... to be continued............