Oh, those wacky Chinese ...
I can't imagine eating it. *shudder*
I had birds nest soup once, or at least was told it was BNS. All I could taste was chicken....but then, in the end, doesn't everything taste like chicken. :)
i think i got a birds nest pizza the other day, he musnt have liked my tip last time
lol, wow. ;) Did your pizza work as an aphrodisiac then? hehe
have you ever seen bizarre foods with andrew zimmern on the travel channel? they did a show dedicated mostly to bird's nest soup awhile back. i've seen him eat much crazier things than that.
I have not yet watched that show. i get grossed out really easy.. lol
You know, I love my birds, but I have never really had the desire to make soup with their spit.
Do they use the whole nest? I watched a nature show once about the birds that make the nests used in the soup and I heard their droppings go into it too.
This is all the info that was in my book. Sorry darlin'.
If you've ever seen the show "Planet Earth" which is along the same lines as "Blue Planet," they show men actually harvesting the nests in the caves and how dangerous it is, not to mention how long it takes the birds to build those nests.
But, really...it's still just gross.
I remember watching The Frugal Gourmet make bird's nest soup. The "bird's nests" (crystallized spit) he used were actually quite pretty and for some reason even after he explained what they really were, I still wanted to try it.
Then again, I'll try just about any kind of food as long as it doesn't involve bugs.
I'm curious about the "frugal" part. It was portrayed to be a pretty expensive commodity in my little book.
It's all relative...what one person will eat...and another won't. We eat COWS! and chickens and such. I love sashimi but I would never go out, catch a fish and take a bite right out of his side :O
Commercial: What! No seat belts? YIKES!
It's definitely all relative. I'm a vegetarian so most of tha tsounds pretty icky to me, but most of my friends would be sick at the idea of eating tofu. lol. ;)
And I know, right?
Yum. Actually, I'd take that over some of the other, stranger Chinese traditional cuisine. Like fetal rats, for instance.
I'd like to try actual, real deal chinese food someday, though. Apparently what we've got here is just the American idea of what they eat over there. Its not authentic at all.
I just puked a little in my mouth.
2008-04-26 01:04 am (UTC)
i'd eat it, but not the expensive price it goes for.