Friday, February 05, 2010

Not Your Average Dishes - PH

PhotoHunt theme : Average

 The King of Smelly Tofu - Guangzhou, China

This tofu was fermented for months and it is extremely smelly when fried. I did not dare to try this, no guy would dare kiss me if I eat that. :P

How smelly is it? Think a well-used public toilet that has not been cleaned for weeks. yucks.


BBQ spider, beetles, silkworms and deep-fried scorpions - Beijing, China


Found among the traditional chicken, pork and lamb kebabs are these not so average snacks.These delicacies are sold in make-shift stalls in the famous Wang Fu Jing Night Market.

 Corpse Bread - Ratchaburi, Thailand 

This is real bread which is sculpted to look like a corpse. It is created by Thai baker Kittiwat Aun-A-Rom.

How does it taste? It is bread. It does require courage to bite into it. :D






First Commenter -

48 comments:

  1. oh dear,scary-looking bread! Btw, the 'sweet friend' award is for you.

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  2. I will take the BBQ spider over the corpse bread, what is up with that bread??? :(

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  3. I will never buy the bread and even if somebody gives it to me, I'll throw it out! :(

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  4. War....so geli. The tauhu looks er...burnt! :p

    Hey, I have blogged about the corpse bread before. You have tasted it before?

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  5. The corpse bread is really disgusting cuisine! What kind of people would have this idea of serving such food?! They need to check their heads la.

    I am curious about the smelly tofu though. I would like to try one day :)

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  6. Oh my gosh...such interesting discoveries. Am glad I dropped by your blog and discovered those. Everything in the post sounds ewee-interesting... it fits the photo hunt theme just right! :) The tofu makes me curious... sounds ewe-licious! :)

    Have a nice day, EastCoast girl! :)

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  7. I know why I am not an average eater...ha! good to visit you again, happy PH and have a great weekend, my friend :)

    My photo hunt

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  8. wenn,
    The corpse bread is scary looking but it is still yummy bread.

    Thanks for the Sweet Friend award. :)

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  9. Maurica,
    ??? You prefer the spider over the corpse bread!?

    The corpse bread still tastes like bread although it is scary looking. The BBQ spider is yucky! Imagine chewing on it and having yucky stuff exploding in your mouth. eeeewww...

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  10. Tekkaus,
    That smelly tofu is not burnt, that is the colour after fermenting it for months. Imagine the stench.
    *roll eyes*

    I specifically asked a Thai friend to get me the corpse bread when I was in Thailand. It is just bread.

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  11. Mei Teng,
    I heard the corpse bread is a crowd puller and there are orders from overseas too. The bread is a piece of art though.

    The usual smelly tofu is fragrant upon chewing. But this King of Tofu is horribly smelly and looks like s**t. :D

    Check it out when you are in Guangzhou.

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  12. Hi Tes,
    Thanks for stopping by.

    The smelly tofu is a delicacy in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Try it if you visit these countries. The smell is awful but the tofu tastes better as you take more bites of it. :)

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  13. Hello Mar!
    You are back from your holiday!
    I'm curious to know what you ate on your trip. :P

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  14. OK, the spiders and beetles are yucky, but that corpse bread is just creepy. Great take on the theme.

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  15. Hahahah yeah lor..... spider oso better looking than the gross bread... i cannot get the pic out of my head now!!

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  16. Enjoy ur weekend dear, stay away from corpse bread now LOL! ;)

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  17. the last image is pretty disturbing. it's not your average post I see.

    fantastic job on this theme.

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  18. The King of Tofu doesn't look edible leh. It is like chao tah liao.

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  19. That corpse bread is too disgusting to be eaten for me! ewwww

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  20. that corpse like bread gives me some creeps.

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  21. After all this, average food will look VERY appetising! ;D

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  22. I just love to learn about good, old food traditions from all over the world so to make it short:

    I would love to try it all!

    Speaking of fermented, you might remember the special Norwegian dish; Fermented trout?

    Btw: Don't you worry about the men; Kiss them first and then eat :lol:

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  23. You have my interest! traveled from a Philippine blog. I will visit again!

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  24. This is definitely not average cuisine, at least not in terms of what I'm used to, ha. Happy weekend.

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  25. Mariuca,
    I would love to see you eat the roasted spider. Maybe I should ta pao (takeaway)one for you to try when I come back from Beijing. :P

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  26. candi,
    All these dishes are not our daily average meal....it takes courage to put them in our mouths. :)

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  27. ewok1993,
    You should have a look at the bakery! It's like the inside of a crazy serial killer! :P

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  28. spicy mother,
    The King of Tofu is not chao tah... it's fermented too long become black. :P

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  29. the donG,
    The corpse bread looks creepy but it is just bread.

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  30. YTSL,
    Our average daily food is safe to eat and probably taste good, these food need courage to eat them.

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  31. Renny,
    I would love to try the fermented trout too. Sounds interesting.

    haha.... the next time I eat yucky food, I will give all the men present a kiss.

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  32. Those would surely be out of my dining menu... haha!

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  33. The bread looks gruesome. What a way of serving bread. The creepy insects wld be a nice try.

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  34. i remember visiting wang fu jing market in 2008. there were dozens of stalls selling these delicacies and saw some locals eating giant jumbo scropions, starfish, milipedes, grasshoppers,etc. it sure looks weird to me. Call it a buffet for the brave.

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  35. i'd rather starve myself than eat any of those. i'm not going to force myself to eat something which is horribly disgusting.

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  36. Normally I try the special kitchen of each country I visit, but I think if one day I go to Bejing I would go on strike ! I can't even support these insects in my garden and get hysterical, lol !
    The sculptured meat looks like modern art, so it is not surprising !

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  37. Wow the tofu sounds very much like an "acquired taste", THe corpse bread must generate somme strange looks! Hae a great weekend

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  38. AHHHHHHH! I am definately NOT hungry now.... I should keep some of that stuff in my house....that would fix my weight loss goal.... :) Have a great weekend!

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  39. Excellent photos.
    The last one, well I would have been a bit reluctant when eating it,
    though it's creative and funny.

    Mine is here:
    http://toraa.blogspot.com/2010/02/photo-hunt-average.html

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  40. Wow, that corpse bread is especially creepy looking...

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  41. Oh my goodness, that corpse bread made my heart jump when I first saw it!!

    BBQ spider?!?!

    :| my appetite is ruined. For the next month...

    Happy weekend. You always have excellent choices, even if they are a bit crazy! ;)

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  42. oh my... the corpse bread really looks quite terrifying - out from a horror show. excellent post... i thought insects were and all were gross to eat.. but the corpse bread really wins!

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  43. They look real I don't think I can eat eat :)

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