Friday, January 15, 2010

Fancy a bowl of Jiggly Pig Brain Soup? - PH

PhotoHunt theme : Jiggly


Pig Brain Soup 

I brought an overseas visitor to a hawker center to try our local food. He was fascinated with a stall selling pig organ soup. Being adventurous, he tried its stir-fried pig liver, braised intestines, tongue and pig blood salad. He was lucky there was the rare Pig Brain Soup that day. :p       

I remember when I was studying for important exams during my school days, my Mom would cook me Pig Brain Soup and forced me to eat it. The Chinese believe it promotes blood flow to enliven the brain; and to improve memory. Eating pig's brain can make one's brain better? 

How does this jiggly pig brain taste? It has an incredibly awful taste ..... like the taste of raw eggs, but tastes many times worse. Yucky. 

The bowl of Pig Brain Soup is not cheap hor.

As for the jiggly Pig Blood Cubes....... I dare not eat it as I was told by a Buddhist friend that anyone who 'takes (eat/ drink /kill) the blood' of another living thing will never be reincarnated.  *shivers*









First Commenter - Lina

52 comments:

  1. While there isn't any probability of me trying a pig';s brain, I love cow's brain.
    Masak tempoyak cow's brain. Oh gosh, I haven't eaten that dish in ages!

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  2. brain?? well,no doubt its delicious...though i think i pass.. :D

    happy new year to you and the whole family!!

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  3. I don't like to eat brain whether it makes me cleverer or not! but pigs are known to be stupid, aren't they? So how can eating their brains make us smart?

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  4. I won't touch the pig blood cubes too! Not that I believe in your buddhist friend's advice but I just feel so yucky eating them!

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  5. No, no, pig's brain soup is definitelhy not for me, unless I'm paid a million SGD to eat it! Hahaha!

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  6. As pigs count amongst the most intelligent animals I think for some people this soup would be very useful, lol ! Liver I have eaten already !

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  7. I can tell you with all honesty that never in my life will I eat some jiggly pig brain soup!!!

    Yuck is right!! omg~! ;)

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  8. Thank you for reminding us not to be blood thirsty

    Aloha, Friend!


    Comfort Spiral

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  9. My sister used to like pig's brain in congee but not plain...it's seasoned with special vinegar and all. I never really liked it though. I think because it's made in a special way that's why the taste was good (even others like it just me).

    happy weekend!

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  10. I used to eat those jiggly stuff when I was a child. Now, I am not a pork eater. Just dun like the taste and smell of the meat.

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  11. Actually, we always perceive pigs to be stupid.

    On the contrary, these animals are really highly intelligent animals.

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  12. Ooops, I never know about the pig blood cubes and what your Buddhist friend had said. I was fed Pig Blood cubes when I was younger, and they tasted quite nice....better than pig brain.

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  13. Different strokes for different folks: I love pig's blood (Yes, really!), kidneys and liver... but brains and intestines aren't for me... ;b

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  14. Adventurous friend indeed, I never come close to jiggly animal organs no matter what, yuck!

    Happy weekend!

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  15. I don't think I'd be adventurous enough to try that but good one for the theme. Happy weekend.

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  16. Ugh ECL, you have ruined my dinner. Sounds ghastly to me.

    Happy weekend to you.

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  17. I'm might consider trying this if I was SURE it would make me smarter!

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  18. Penang curry noodles are usually served with pig's blood and it’s quite a common delicacy here, but optional, of course.

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  19. the pig brain is not my cup of tea though.

    Happy weekend ECL!

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  20. I love pig kidneys!! :P
    But brain.... *gulpz*
    I think even if it's cheap or FREE I also won't dare to makan it :X

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  21. I always can't figure out why eat Pig Brain - Pig is smart meh?

    P.S I going back before CNY leh

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  22. I have tried that in omelet and pasta :) Tastes good so far :D

    Happy weekend!

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  23. Now that ois something I have never seen before! I think I will pass on the offer of a bowl! Happy weekend

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  24. Ohhhhhhhhhhh, no not me!!! Your friend was courageous trying all the different foods.

    My jiggly is far-fetched this week...use your imagination if you find time to stop by to view.

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  25. My goodness cannot eat that not for me either. Happy hunting...

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  26. That. is. DISGUSTING!! I'm glad you didn't like it. lol. If you said you loved it, I would start to wonder about you, my friend!

    But the photo is PERFECT for the theme this week!

    Have a good weekend/week!
    Mrs. Mecomber
    http://newyorktraveler.net

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  27. Arrgghhh.....pig brain? Pig blood? Arrrgggg.....ho thanks. haha :D

    I have eaten pig blood before but I have yet to try the brain. :p

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  28. My maternal grandmother once cooked pig brains for us to eat. Perhaps it was due to her cooking style, I don't find it that geli. LOL.

    As for the pig's blood, no thanks. Haha. But pig trotters, intestines (with pepper!!!), come come! :P

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  29. And did it make you smarter??? Sometimes I need s boost!

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  30. I just love your food traditions and habits, but then again; I'm your Viking friend from Norway :-)

    To me it sounds delicious and even if we prepare it a bit different, we eat pretty much the same. Blood pudding was one of my faves from my childhood.

    Btw: I am sooooo excited about your last comment and Diane says you can borrow me to keep you warm when you get to visit us - more details in a note to you ;-)

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  31. No thanks! Great take on the theme! This was a tough one but yours was just right.
    Drop by and check mine here.

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  32. yaaaiiks, pig brain.. it's like fear factor lol

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  33. pig blood is used for a Filipino delicacy which is dinuguan (chocolate pork stew as it is called in English). i don't know if i can eat pig brain. i was told it is not fit for hypertensive people.

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  34. blood cubes i had tried, it doesn't have much taste. doesn't stink n doesn't taste sweet or anything. taste sorta raw though. pig brain i have not tried! would love to have a sip or two. :)

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  35. Your visitor was quite brave to try all those delicacies. I could tell you that I've eat cow brain soup and it didn't help me at all. :P

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  36. urgh, brain!! that is disgusting!! the only organs i eat is the liver (but i am cutting that off now) and big intestines (but must be deep fried until crispy)..

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  37. No way José!
    Reminds me of Hannibal Lecter Urgh!
    Other No Nos with me are pigs trotters and ears!I remember seeing them displayed in some hawker center stalls.
    Thank Heavens I already have my Degree LOL!

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  38. Well, I have to thank you because I've been starving all morning and wanting to lose some weight, I did not want to snack on anything until I had lunch. After reading this, I don't think I can even eat lunch so thank you :D

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  39. I have never tried it and I don't think I ever will..! :-P

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  40. You know I don't often do PH but had to stop by for this post Wow! That pig has nothing left!LOL!

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  41. We are used in Provence south of france with lamb brain! Delicious!

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  42. I love pig liver. As for the brain, I think I'll pass. :)

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  43. OMG..pig's brain...i remember my mum cooking it in herbal soup when I was small. Never really like it even it is said to be nutritious.

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  44. never be reincarnated? if that's so, then why are the chinese (who are mostly buddhist) selling these? well, maybe it's their culture? i don't know..

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