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(South China Morning Post)   Ikea expands meatball recall to Hong Kong, apparently unaware that the Cantonese will eat anything with four legs that's not a table   (scmp.com) divider line 53
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2013-02-26 09:02:39 AM  
Chinese people, like the Honey Badger, don't care.
 
2013-02-26 09:56:45 AM  
Cantonese people eat chairs??
 
2013-02-26 09:57:21 AM  
Headline is spot-on.
 
2013-02-26 09:57:30 AM  

GoldDude: Cantonese people eat chairs??


Just tell them it's an aphrodisiac, and they'll eat it.
 
2013-02-26 09:58:02 AM  
Maybe they're our solution to overpopulation. Humans do taste like bacon, after all.
 
2013-02-26 10:00:25 AM  
They eat things that rats won't eat. They eat rats!
 
2013-02-26 10:02:28 AM  
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Wadsworth: And monkey's brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington D.C.
Mr. Green: Is that what we ate?
 
2013-02-26 10:02:40 AM  

Arkanaut: GoldDude: Cantonese people eat chairs??

Just tell them it's an aphrodisiac, and they'll eat it.


You wouldn't think they need aphrodisiacs. Look how many Gotdang many of them there are.
 
2013-02-26 10:03:04 AM  
Gee, thanks Romania.
 
2013-02-26 10:03:15 AM  
I'm so confused, when did IKEA start selling food?
 
2013-02-26 10:03:24 AM  

Arkanaut: GoldDude: Cantonese people eat chairs??

Just tell them it's an aphrodisiac, and they'll eat it.


You don't even need to do that. Also, legs are not a requirement.

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2013-02-26 10:03:26 AM  
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Sooooo, what are you having?
 
2013-02-26 10:09:26 AM  

indarwinsshadow: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x323]

Sooooo, what are you having?


I'm ... suddenly not that hungry anymore.

/I've had pupa before.  NEVER AGAIN.
 
2013-02-26 10:12:05 AM  
Yup. And they're twice as hungry for it if the animal is an endangered species.
 
2013-02-26 10:16:56 AM  

indarwinsshadow: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x323]

Sooooo, what are you having?

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No different from eating crawdads.
 
2013-02-26 10:18:10 AM  
Hey I resent that!

I will also eat three-legged animals.

I don't discriminate.

/also, that's wacist!
 
2013-02-26 10:22:32 AM  
Other than they are man's other best friend and smell like, well like horses and probably taste a bit like horses, what's the big deal with horsemeat?  Does it contain something bad?  I don't like the idea of eating it, but can't be any worse that pork can it?
 
2013-02-26 10:23:17 AM  
Belly to the ground back to the sky means it is good eating in hong kong.
 
2013-02-26 10:30:28 AM  

NeoBad: Other than they are man's other best friend and smell like, well like horses and probably taste a bit like horses, what's the big deal with horsemeat?  Does it contain something bad?  I don't like the idea of eating it, but can't be any worse that pork can it?


No, but a lot of people are squeamish and can't eat anything that they consider pets.

I had donkey dumplings while I was in China 2 years ago. Best meat I've ever tasted. I can't imagine that horse would be much different from horse.
 
2013-02-26 10:41:36 AM  

GoldDude: Cantonese people eat chairs??


Just watch out for the stool.
 
2013-02-26 10:46:59 AM  
Ooh good. An excuse to post my travel pics.

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Jackpot by the gun they fire off at 1pm to wake the poor drunks in their boats.

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Jackpot being carted around by Jackie Chan. Or it might have been PSY. I don't recall.

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Jackpot getting his photo near a statue with a swastika on its chest.

And yes. They'll eat anything, pretty much.
 
2013-02-26 11:02:16 AM  
Your mom included
 
2013-02-26 11:10:15 AM  
And the west campaign for the right to put cock, vage, assholes in their mouths.Get a grip, 'First World Tough Guy's.
 
2013-02-26 11:22:25 AM  
Done it two.

I think the current phase is, anything that grows.
 
2013-02-26 11:25:24 AM  

RexTalionis: NeoBad:

I had donkey dumplings while I was in China 2 years ago. Best meat I've ever tasted. I can't imagine that horse would be much different from horse.


Yes, but is the horse legitimate?
 
2013-02-26 11:30:41 AM  
So... what's wrong with tables?
 
2013-02-26 11:38:03 AM  

NeoBad: Other than they are man's other best friend and smell like, well like horses and probably taste a bit like horses, what's the big deal with horsemeat?  Does it contain something bad?  I don't like the idea of eating it, but can't be any worse that pork can it?


it's that there's no verifiable sourcing on the horsemeat, so the meat could be from a doped-up roided-out racehorse tanked up on crap that could wind up being REALLY bad for someone to eat.

it's less a 'disgust' issue and more a 'health and safety' issue as far as the companies are concerned.  a few people being grossed out, they can easily handle with some mea culpa and whatnot.

a few people getting seriously ill, dying, or growing gigantic horsecocks? a lot more expensive to deal with.
 
2013-02-26 11:43:05 AM  

RexTalionis: Chinese people, like the Honey Badger, don't care.


I'm American and I don't care. Those horse-balls are delicious!
 
2013-02-26 11:47:02 AM  
Horse is expensive to raise and hasn't been bread to be giant tender meat sacks. It's also a beast of burden that's worth more as a work animal than food.

Also I'm sure the Cantonese will eat the 3rd leg of anything with 2 legs as well.
 
2013-02-26 12:09:52 PM  
My wife calls me Donkey Dumplings...
 
2013-02-26 12:11:19 PM  
Monkey brains?i959.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-26 12:14:41 PM  
Can someone explain to me why eating horse meat is bad but eating cow is OK? So because one animal is ugly it's no problemo but if one animal is pretty it causes an international scandal if it's eaten? I don't get that. Hell, if horse tasted better than cow, I couldn't care less. Pass the A1 Sauce!
 
2013-02-26 12:23:41 PM  
I wish I could say that's an unfair stereotype but after growing up in Hong Kong for 14 years, I've seen that it's all too true at least within the city limits.
 
2013-02-26 12:57:06 PM  

shotbyadam: Can someone explain to me why eating horse meat is bad but eating cow is OK? So because one animal is ugly it's no problemo but if one animal is pretty it causes an international scandal if it's eaten? I don't get that. Hell, if horse tasted better than cow, I couldn't care less. Pass the A1 Sauce!


It's mostly because people can't tell where it came from and if the horse was treated with phenylbutazone or any other drugs that could be harmful to humans prior to it being slaughtered.  I've eaten horse but it was clearly labelled as horse.  That's the issue, not so much that they're cute.
 
2013-02-26 01:11:51 PM  

Trail of Dead: My wife calls me Donkey Dumplings...


"Hóu jiozi"?

That's... actually kinda' cute.

/might have the accent wrong
 
2013-02-26 01:12:23 PM  

Jackpot777: Ooh good. An excuse to post my travel pics.

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Jackpot by the gun they fire off at 1pm to wake the poor drunks in their boats.

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Jackpot being carted around by Jackie Chan. Or it might have been PSY. I don't recall.

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Jackpot getting his photo near a statue with a swastika on its chest.

And yes. They'll eat anything, pretty much.


Can you shake those pecs like the Rock?
 
2013-02-26 01:17:36 PM  

RexTalionis: I can't imagine that horse would be much different from horse.


uh - excuse me, waiter? this horse tastes like horse
 
2013-02-26 01:38:05 PM  
During the few years I lived in China, I had the following:

Dog (to be fair - it was a North Korean cuisine place - had it in soup and as cutlets)
donkey (they make great donkey meat sandwiches in Beijing),
horse
jelly fish (BFD - you can get this in the States)
various insect larvae on skewer or in a stir fry salad,
insect in Chinese liquor (I forget what it was - like a Tequila worm)
raw crab guts (gelatious and very fishy)
pig brains (which look like little mini brains - sort of like eating pate - throw it in the hot pot).
snake

In SE Asia (Philippines):

goat intestinal bile soup (nasty)
goat tripe stew
Dinaguan (pigs blood stew)

I actually do not describe myself as an adventuresome eater.  I never tried balut and I passed on donkey penis (I told my coleague that I don't put cawk in my mouth).  But if you live in Asia and esp if you work there, sometimes you just go with the flow.

I actually think Hong Kongers are overrated on their supposed propensity to eat anything.  They've become too western and younger generation is much more finicky.  But their mainland Cantonese counterparts and a few other provinces will eat anything. That's true.
 
2013-02-26 01:39:02 PM  

The Envoy: shotbyadam: Can someone explain to me why eating horse meat is bad but eating cow is OK? So because one animal is ugly it's no problemo but if one animal is pretty it causes an international scandal if it's eaten? I don't get that. Hell, if horse tasted better than cow, I couldn't care less. Pass the A1 Sauce!

It's mostly because people can't tell where it came from and if the horse was treated with phenylbutazone or any other drugs that could be harmful to humans prior to it being slaughtered.  I've eaten horse but it was clearly labelled as horse.  That's the issue, not so much that they're cute.


pretty much that. damn tasty to be honest. better than dog, which is a little greasy.
 
2013-02-26 01:42:42 PM  
I believe the whole saying is: anything with four legs that's not a table, anything in the water that's not a raft, and anything that flies that's not an airplane.
 
2013-02-26 01:45:04 PM  
I have a tendency to be a little squeamish about certain new kinds of foods, and all this horse talk has actually resulted in a "meh, I'd give it a try" manner of thinking in my mind. I've tried ostrich, bison, venison, rattlesnake, and alligator. They all made me a little anxious before that first bite.

Humane treatment of creatures is important, and it seems like horses could be a little more free-rangy in the vein of bison ranches. Once it's all said and done, I think this whole news cycle will actually result in more people being open-minded about eating horsemeat.

I'd be interested to know how it compares to beef with respect to resources/cost to raise through butchering.
 
2013-02-26 01:47:46 PM  
Im going to China for the first time in a couple of weeks with my Cantonese wife, who is from Guong Dong.   I am very Americanised in my tastes, what is safe and good tasting to Americans over there?

/serious
 
2013-02-26 02:06:09 PM  
1nsanilicious  Im going to China for the first time in a couple of weeks with my Cantonese wife, who is from Guong Dong.   I am very Americanised in my tastes, what is safe and good tasting to Americans over there?

/serious


If you dont want any of that crazy stuff, in mainland China, the noodles are heavenly - you can get that in GZ.  Muslim shops/restaurants have wonderful lamp skewers, lamb noodle soup and thick crust pizza style bread.  Northern China - it's the dumplings and roast duck.

HK, its the dim sum and fancier stuff. Oh and seafood - soft shell crabs, various fresh fish.

I would kill for any of that stuff here.
 
2013-02-26 02:21:47 PM  

shotbyadam: Can someone explain to me why eating horse meat is bad but eating cow is OK? So because one animal is ugly it's no problemo but if one animal is pretty it causes an international scandal if it's eaten? I don't get that. Hell, if horse tasted better than cow, I couldn't care less. Pass the A1 Sauce!


The problem is that it's not what it was sold as, and there is absolutely no assurance that the horses were safe to eat. How many horses do you think are grown as food? They're grown for racing and labour, and often given things you wouldn't want passed on into your own food. It doesn't matter that it's horse, though, really. It could be anything non-beef and there's still a huge problem. What if it was spiders? They're safe to eat, right?
 
2013-02-26 02:25:50 PM  
My in-laws keep miniature horses, as they aren't beasts of burden I see them as livestock. When I look at them I can't help but wonder what they taste like.

Why yes, I am 1/2 Cantonese.
 
2013-02-26 02:33:28 PM  
Just had IKEA meatballs for lunch. I feel an urge to dry hump something. Is that wrong?
 
2013-02-26 03:20:53 PM  
When I was last in Hong Kong, I found myself sitting at a restaurant in the middle of Temple Street, Kowloon, across from some old Chinese gentleman who just sat down and ignored me. As I awaited my claypot rice with chicken and Cantonese sausage, I looked across the street to see that I was a short distance from a snake restaurant, if the cobra on the sign was any indication. I'm glad I didn't accidentally sit down at the outdoor tables on the other side of the street...

/the rice was great
//chicken was a bit bony though...
 
2013-02-26 03:54:29 PM  

Paris1127: my claypot rice with chicken and Cantonese sausage


I hate to break it to you, you probably got some cobra in your meal anyway.
 
2013-02-26 04:57:42 PM  

theorellior: Paris1127: my claypot rice with chicken and Cantonese sausage

I hate to break it to you, you probably got some cobra in your meal anyway.


Well if there was any in there, I couldn't tell. The lap char was delicious and flavorful (it could be described as sweet and smoky), whether there was snake in it or not.
 
2013-02-26 06:24:23 PM  

theorellior: I believe the whole saying is: anything with four legs that's not a table, anything in the water that's not a raft, and anything that flies that's not an airplane.


If it walks with its back to heaven...
 
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