When I write eXotic, please don’t confuse it with eRotic as both actually carry totally different meaning. As you know, my blog is suitable for all walks of life including those who are underage
Underage might know more than me? Let’s not try to go there. Exotic means strangely unusual while erotic, please use your dictionary if you are really “that” innocent.
Strangely unusual can be very relative to many. Western claimed chicken claw as exotic food but Chinese treat it as a treasure. Photos above are just for illustration purposes because hawker stalls is never a strangely unusual place to me but the products are.
Selling skewer meats or having plastic insects’ décor on stalls does not fit into exotic category. So what are the exotic foods that I am trying to share here then?
Skewered meatballs, sea urchin, pigeon, stinky beancurd, squid or odd shape crabs? These are really exotic in my eyes. Probably not all of it but stinky beancurd is definitely in the list and the odd shape crabs too.
Do not ask me if the food here is fresh? Frankly, I have no clue. It looks like all foods are spontaneously prepared but why bother? You are going to get stomachache for sure as well. Not because the food unhygienic but because your stomach is not tailored for it.
Those are just appetizers. The real crust of “really” exotic (no more relative) food journey is about to begin. I procrastinated if I really want to include all these photos of insects here as it might drive away all my readers especially I posted a lot about food before.
Catching fly with chopstick and eat it? Nothing special about that but over here, you get skewered scorpions, bugs, beetles, silkworms, centipede, crickets, grasshopper and many more. Ewww…
If you are thinking of having seafood, think again! All are not just an ordinary seafood but a lot of other weird stuffs. Starfish, sea snakes, serpent alike fish, mantis prawns, sea horse, some amphibians and many more..
If by any chance you see cockroaches or whatever moving things, don’t kill it.. eat it! Maybe you can sandwich them and put some seasoning/flavoring sauce to improve the taste of it. OR to save time, just eat it raw if you dare!
If that is not fear factor enough for you, try this, all internal organs starting from testicles, penis, kidneys, heart, stomach etc. I am not sure about you but it turned me straight off and felt like puking even when I just glanced at the photos.
I might be adventurous but not to that extend/desperate yet. I do not mind to spend more on food but not this kind of food.
But But.. I managed to catch a daring foreigner who tried to excruciate himself by trying out the deep fried scorpions. To him, it tastes like chicken in taste and peanuts in texture.
Still I am not up to that challenge YET and never will.
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