Yes, you should be cringing, as you’ve now officially stumbled into that part of the Internet.
I felt the same cringe earlier this afternoon when our graphic designer Phil called me over to his desk to look at something called a ‘Penis Pancake’ that was circulating around his network of Facebook friends. I imagined he would be showing me the normal collage of gruesome pictures of one of his degenerate online friends, or some sort of reenactment of the Urban Dictionary definition for the same term.
Not sure if I was more relieved or disturbed to find out that the “Penis Pancake” he was referring me to was a literal interpretation — a product of a Taiwanese street vendor that consisted of a baked sausage, coated in hotcake batter and pressed in a special iron grill shaped like a penis:
Upon further investigation, I learned that this particularly edible penis wasn’t absolutely unheard of. In fact, our friends at RocketNews24 had already documented their experience of the sausage stuffed penis pancakes well over a year ago. They even cited that the treat only set them back “a mere $1.50.”
While chomping on penis in public may be frowned upon here in the States, whether human or in the form of a pancake-battered sausage,it’s only fair to remember that some parts of the world that worship penises.
I never thought I’d be one to suggest it, but next time you’re in Taipei, you might want to get your lips on one of these penises.